Meanwhile, at the same time as the political activists at Bitch & Complain were publicising their dodgy survey results, the fishing lobby was completely missing in action where it really counted.
Sadly it looks like 2019 is going to be no different from last year regarding the anti-farming stance taken by fishing lobby Fish & Game – rightly dubbed Bitch & Complain by your canine crusader.
The Hound, like most rational people in NZ’s primary and export sectors, was delighted to see the much maligned and denigrated trade agreement of the past few years – the CPTPP, formerly known as the TPP – come into force this month.
This old mutt was taken aback by a vitriolic opinion piece penned in a weakly (sic) rural publication late last year by a self-important commentator named Craig Wiggins.
OPINION: Fonterra shareholders are starting 2019 with high expectations.
By now most members should be well aware that the results from the recent Strategic Review have been delivered to New Zealand Winegrowers and are available to growers and wineries.
What do Nike, Starbucks, Haagen Dazs and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc have in common?
Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta outlines the Government’s moves to ensure safe drinking water and to reduce environmental damage from poorly treated wastewater.
Spare a thought for soil — arguably our most underappreciated natural resource.
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New Zealand, a country of 4.7 million, produces enough food for 50 million people. But with 9 billion mouths to feed by 2050, the world needs to produce more nutrition – 30% more.
OPINON: Fonterra doesn't have the capital to take Tip Top to its next phase, so selling it now may be beneficial for the co-op's farmers.
Maternal aggression may be behind many attacks on humans by cows, say two overseas animal experts.
A UK man has invented a vegan milk he hopes will be a best seller.
Greenpeace is pulling no punches in its ‘new’ campaign to ban synthetic nitrogen fertiliser and supposedly save New Zealand’s rivers.
The Government's $9.9 million loan to Westland Milk is raising eyebrows.
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Your canine crusader hears that Fonterra’s current financial woes could see the dairy co-op dumping many of its key assets.
This old mutt has been a long-time critic of the multi-national, tax-dodging, political activist group Greenpeace for its sustained and never-ending attacks on the New Zealand farming sector.
The Hound would love to be a fly on the wall at the next Fonterra board meeting, when re-elected director Leonie Guiney returns to the dairy co-op’s the top table.
Your old mate was always suspicious about the way the Provincial Growth Fund and the man in charge of it – Shane Jones – would administer it.
The meat industry is short of about 2000 workers, a gap needing filling by much more than just signing up foreign workers.
Without doubt, 2018 will be remembered as Fonterra’s annus horribilis.
Fonterra, take a bow.
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