Taking it easy

Cows in Germany are being given three-month maternity leave to take care of their offspring.

 
A cow of an idea

GDP per capita in Zimbabwe (in constant dollars) is about where it was in 1960, and markedly lower than it was in the mid 1970s.

 
 
The immediacy of social media ensured that many dairy farmers shared in real time the horror of watching yet another PR disaster unfold on TV One’s Sunday programme last week.

The immediacy of social media ensured that many dairy farmers shared in real time the horror of watching yet another PR disaster unfold on TV One’s Sunday programme last week.

Backwater?

Your canine crusader often hears claims that South Island’s West Coast is a backwater and behind the times.

Jerks

Your old mate has no time for the multinational, tax dodging, political activist group Greenpeace, which spends most of its time and funds in this country telling half-truths and inaccuracies and smearing the farming sector.

Can't count

It must be election year, because the Hound notes wiley old Winston is cranking up his usual anti-Chinese crap.

Better bagged

Consider the billions of plastic jugs, paper cartons, and glass bottles needed for milk. Now consider a vessel far more compact and environmentally sound -- a plastic milk bag.

Moo-rooned no more

An Auckland cow moo-rooned on a ‘desert’ island has been ferried back to greener pastures.

Debbie the swimming cow

A pregnant cow survived a mammoth swim through floodwater between Lismore and Ballina on the north coast of New South Wales.

A fouled vessel carrying PKE, ordered by MPI to leave Tauranga on March 6, has been allowed to return after divers cleaned it outside New Zealand waters.

A recent NZ Herald article indicated that collaboration over Waikato Regional Council’s Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora Plan Change 1 has cost ratepayers in the Waikato $14.8 million, to date.

Your canine crusader notes that the NZ Rural GP Network has just held its annual conference with a long list of speakers.

Have you heard the one about the celebrity cook, private school and Oxford educated scion of the landed gentry and the poverty worker?

Your old mate knows politics is a brutal game. However, pollies do occasionally put the nastiness aside, as when retiring members give their valedictory speeches.

 

The Hound

Backwater?

Your canine crusader often hears claims that South Island’s West Coast is a backwater and behind the times.

Jerks

Your old mate has no time for the multinational, tax dodging, political activist group Greenpeace, which spends most of its…

 

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