12 Jun 2020

National MP's son to pay $4k over ill-treatment of dairy cows

From Checkpoint, 5:43 pm on 12 June 2020

The son of a National Party MP has been ordered to pay more than $4000 after being convicted for the ill-treatment of dairy cows on a farm he ran near Eketehuna.

Sharemilker Tony Kuriger admitted in January this year he caused a herd of dairy cows prolonged and severe pain.

He was supported in the Palmerston North District Court today by his family, including his mother National Party MP Barbara Kuriger.

Checkpoint reporter Logan Church and cameraman Dom Thomas are in Palmerston North and filed this report.