All Black captain Ritchie McCaw in a 4.31am 'story' ad. Photo: Screenshot/Fonterra.

Fonterra is being criticised for its expensive advertising campaign promoting the co-op, the dairy industry and its farmer shareholders.

Jacqueline Rowarth.

Amongst the more enjoyable things to see in this world is the enthusiasm and commitment shown by younger members of society to something they believe in.

 
Nasty lot

Your old mate reckons multinational, tax-dodging political activist lobby group Greenpeace is proving just how nasty it can get when people disagree with its worldview.

 
Not a puff

Winston Peters, has proven again to be all hat and no trousers.

Junket science?

Imagine your canine crusader’s surprise to find that a so-called expert and arch-critic of agriculture brought into NZ by organics activist Brendon Hoare is considered a bad joke by genuine scientists.

Horsing around

Your old mate hears the Poms are in trouble again over the quality of meat going into their burgers.

Good call

The Hound was delighted to see outgoing Feds dairy head and new national vice-president Andrew Hoggard have a crack at multinational, tax-dodging, political activist lobby Greenpeace.

Holy cow!

Your old mate has heard of the saying ‘pigs might fly’, but now reckons it should also refer to their bovine cousins actually lifting off.

Shallow pool

It seems your old mate was right on the money a while back when he smelt a rat between failed meat industry ginger group MIE and political backwater NZ First.

Fieldays is once again living up to its reputation as an amazing meeting place for those in the agri sector and those who are just curious to see what’s happening on the land.

For many, the National Agricultural Fieldays is about the hard sell, the order book, the new lead, the prospect of a deal of a lifetime. It’s about striking that special relationship between a willing buyer and a willing seller.

The nostalgia button is being pushed with releases of chocolate bar flavours from the past, milk in traditional glass bottles and constant references to food “as it was meant to be”.

The Hound hears that the jokes were on PM Bill English who was in fine form at the recent Ahuwhenua Trophy awards in Whangarei.

What is it with Massey University academics and their hatred of agriculture?

Your old mate reckons a fine example of ‘political correctness gone mad’ is seen in a decision by the Otago Regional Council (ORC) not to use the term ‘gypsy day’ again, after it was criticised as offensive.

 

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Nasty lot

Your old mate reckons multinational, tax-dodging political activist lobby group Greenpeace is proving just how nasty it can get when…

Not a puff

Winston Peters, has proven again to be all hat and no trousers.

 

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