Fake and cheap

OPINION: First they demanded plant-based 'milk', now they want it priced cheaper than real milk.

Campbell Stewart

OPINION: As consultation by He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN) has rounded up, there are still a vast number of farmers who are nervous, confused, and angry about what the future for managing agricultural emissions in New Zealand might look like, and for good reason.

Cannon fodder?

OPINION: The recent high-profile Mycoplasma bovis announcement from the Government in Hamilton featured Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor.

The Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs) bill proposed by Government is causing alarm in the farming sector.

OPINION: The Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs) bill proposed by Government is causing alarm in the farming sector.

Load of bull!

OPINION: Greenpeace boss and former Green Party leader Russell Norman claims there are about ten million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand and that each one produces the same faecal load as about 14 people.

Milk move turns sour

Greek yoghurt maker Chobani is pulling out of its ultra-filtered milk business just three months after it's launch.

Face mask wins award

A face mask for cows that neutralises the climate-heating gas methane in their belches has won a UK design award from Prince Charles and designer Sir Jony Ive.

No prosecution?

OPINION: A North Canterbury cow sanctuary that was investigated following animal welfare concerns seems to have escaped prosecution.

Sugary drinks ban

OPINION: The Government is considering only allowing water, low-fat milk or plant-based milk in schools to reduce the sugar intake of young students.

OPINION: On cow numbers across the country, the majority of Kiwis don't agree that they need to drop.

OPINION: At a time when farmers should be celebrating higher red meat and dairy prices, they like other New Zealanders are feeling the pinch.

OPINION: Climate Change Minister James Shaw seems to be in two minds whether cow numbers should be reduced in New Zealand to cut emissions.

OPINION: While farmers clearly want a farm-level levy for emissions, they may be forced into a processor-based hybrid level.

OPINION: Next year will be the most important decision that we will have ever faced. You will need to think about what we have had, what we have now and what you want for the future.

OPINION: We are approaching the business end of the He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN) - Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership consultations.

OPINION: The fertile ground of the plant-milk business continues to sprout new options, such as pistachio, pea, and even potato milk.

OPINION: The Three Waters reform is turning into another headache for the Government.

OPINION: The recent storm and floods that hit Gisborne and surrounding areas is because New Zealand has too many cows?

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Fake and cheap

OPINION: First they demanded plant-based 'milk', now they want it priced cheaper than real milk.

Cannon fodder?

OPINION: The recent high-profile Mycoplasma bovis announcement from the Government in Hamilton featured Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Agriculture Minister…

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