Thursday, February 22, 2024

No such thing as a free lunch, lamb campaign learns

Neal Wallace
Community barbecues around the country postponed to comply with food safety regulations.
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Five community barbeques planned around the country to mark National Lamb Day next week have been postponed a year.

AgProud co-founder Jon Pemberton said such was the pace at which the event was organised prior to Christmas, organisers hadn’t realised food safety regulations had changed and they did not have time to ensure they could be adhered to.

AgProud is one of the groups organising National Lamb Day for next Thursday, and Pemberton said barbecues at Parliament scheduled for Tuesday and at the Southern Field Days near Gore on Thursday are still being held.

It intends to host a series of community barbecues to mark National Lamb Day next year.

Pemberton is urging people to mark this year’s event by eating New Zealand-grown food – including lamb – and posting their celebrations online.

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