A cacophony of dogs barking concluded the speeches at Alexandra’s Pioneer Park on Friday as the country came to town in their thousands for Groundswell New Zealand’s Howl of a Protest. A similar number of tractors, utes, dogs, farmers, contractors, representatives of other rural service industries, and tradesmen showed up in Wanaka’s Pembroke Park.

The News attended the protests in both centres.  Check out our visual coverage of this event.