Tuesday, 14 November 2023 14:25

Junket?

Written by  Milking It

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.

Conservation International says Ardern has become its sixth Arnhold Distinguished Fellow and would serve a two-year term to advocate internationally, especially on issues affecting the Pacific and Antarctica. The group said the role was considered part-time and came with a stipend.

This is the same Ardern who in her two terms as PM failed to get agriculture on board with her climate agenda.

Ardern's government joined other nations in 2020 in symbolically declaring a 'climate emergency'. Though the declaration came without any new statutory powers or money, she said at the time that it acknowledged the burden the next generation faces.

More like this

Cows meta to Zuckerberg

OPINION: Mark Zuckerberg's multimillion- dollar housing project on Hawaii is attracting a lot of interest.

Heifer numbers down

OPINION: US milk production is facing a new challenge- a sharp decline in the number of dairy heifers available to replace older cows exiting the dairy herd.

Rural health boost

OPINION: A third medical school is a step closer to fruition and that’s good news for the rural sector.

ODH out

OPINION: The future of Organic Dairy Hub, a small organic co-operative started by Waikato farmers, remains unclear, following well publicised financial difficulties.

Featured

Lower Aus exports, good news for NZ

Australia's dairy import and export mix is "slowly trading places" with export volumes falling sharply in recent years while imports have spiked, according to Rabobank.

Taylor-made for recovery

A year ago, Cyclone Gabrielle wreaked havoc at family-owned Taylors orchard and packhouse in Hawke's Bay.

Covid's urban/rural divide

According to a new study from the University of Otago, there was a visible rural/urban divide in Covid-19 vaccination rates.

Long-term plan needed

Well before Cyclone Gabrielle struck, Richard Burke was advocating for a long-term sustainable infrastructure plan for the Tairawhiti region.

National

DCANZ rejects Canadian proposals

New Zealand dairy processors are rejecting new Canadian proposals for the administration of its dairy tariff rate quotas (TRQs) under…

Machinery & Products

Twin-axle slurry tankers on debut

French manufacturer Pichon, imported and retailed in New Zealand by Norwood, has introduced two new twin-axle ‘Slurry Vacuum’ SV slurry…

Make that large please!

KUHN Farm Machinery has introduced a new flagship FC 13460 RA trailed mower conditioner, in the shape of the FC…

» Latest Print Issues Online

Milking It

Cows meta to Zuckerberg

OPINION: Mark Zuckerberg's multimillion- dollar housing project on Hawaii is attracting a lot of interest.

» Connect with Dairy News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter