More hot air

OPINION: If we have a confirmed government by the time you’re reading this, we should know who will be flying to Dubai on our behalf to this year’s climate change gabfest – COP28.

Stick to whales

OPINION: When Fonterra announced its Scope 3 emissions target this month, you might have thought that would please Greenpeace.

Heard of camels?

OPINION: Camel milk could be the next big thing in alternative, especially across the ditch.

Not so vegan

OPINION: New research has revealed that over a third of food products labelled as vegan in the UK contain animal ingredients, raising concerns about potential dangers for individuals with severe allergies.

Sudden departure

OPINION: The sudden departure of Fonterra’s chief financial officer Neil Beaumont, just nine months into the job, is raising questions among farmer shareholders.


OPINION: It's been reported that former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will work alongside leaders from Conservation International to advocate for climate action and better treatment of the environment.

Worried greenies

OPINION: The greenies are worried that National will reverse decisions made by the outgoing Labour Government around sustainability and climate change.

Kiwisaver to buy farms

OPINION: A change in government has given hope to a farming community wish: that young farmers be allowed to use their savings to buy their first farm.

Too hard to farm

OPINION: Another school farm facing the chopping block is that of Te Awamutu College in Waikato.

Farm closure

OPINION: At a time when some people are working to narrow the rural-urban divide, one Canterbury school is closing its farm.


OPINION: The French Government is buckling under the pressure of rising inflation.

Jim's back

OPINION: When it comes to emissions pricing and He Waka Eke Noa, dairy farmers are more forgiving than sheep and beef farmers.

OPINION: Health New Zealand says the source of the cryptosporidium outbreak in Queenstown was most likely human faecal contamination of the water supply.

OPINION: Champagne corks would have been popping around the Pacific and New Zealand last week when President Joe Biden, reading from a statement at a summit with Pacific Island leaders, said that he was working with US Congress on a US$40 billion infrastructure initiative for the region.

OPINION: Environment Minister David Parker, likely in the final weeks of the job, remains hell-bent on burning bridges with farmers.

OPINION: Could Canterbury milk processor Synlait be a prime candidate for a takeover bid?

OPINION: There's been a trend for while now of certain media deciding what opinions are ‘acceptable’ and what is ‘wrongthink’.

OPINION: Greenpeace protesters did their favourite party no favours during Parliament’s final Question Time before the election.

OPINION: Farmers have been slapped with another rise in levy.

OPINION: Waikato's newest milk processor, Olam has poached one of Fonterra’s biggest milk suppliers in the region.

OPINION: With the election looming, both Labour and National have proposed huge cuts from public sector spending.

OPINION: Is the Chinese dairy slump coming to an end? Yes, according to one of the China’s biggest dairy companies, Yili Industrial Group.

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