Groundswell NZ has denied being anti-vax after refusing to be part a DairyNZ video encouraging farmers to get the Covid-19 jab. It is also denying connections with Brian Tamakis Destiny Church after one of Groundswells co-ordinators Scott Bright was photographed meeting with leaders of Destiny Church, who have been involved with anti-lockdown protests. The video features a number of farming leaders including Federated Farmers president Andrew Hoggard, Minister for Primary Industries Damien O’Connor, and DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle. Bryce McKenzie claims Groundswell is not anti-vax but it is a political and emotional issue that they say they dont want to be a part of. Groundswell’s Scott Bright told the group he was meeting the Tamakis and made it clear he was attending as an individual and not as a member of the organisation. Groundswell NZ’s silence on vaccination contrasts with Federated Farmers who are urging the rural community to get jabbed. Dairy Industry Group Chairperson Wayne Langford says they want everyone to get vaccinated to get the jab in order to open New Zealand up again.