Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor.

The Government will commit $710 million over the next four years to accelerate efforts to lower agricultural emissions, expand the contribution of forestry to reduce carbon, and produce alternative ‘green’ fuels.

(left to right) NZPork policy adviser Frances Clement and NZPork chief executive Brent Kleiss present the petition to National MP Barbara Kuriger

More than 3,000 Kiwis have signed a petition calling for imported pork to be required to meet the same animal welfare standards as New Zealand pork.

Nicola Grigg accuses both MPI and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor of deliberately ignoring submitters opposing the ban.

National's animal welfare spokesperson Nicola Grigg claims the Government completely ignored compelling evidence from cattle breeders, vets and export industry experts in its push to ban live animal shipments.

The 2022 Ahuwhenua Trophy competition to find the top Māori sheep and beef farm is back on track, after having been posponed earlier in the year due to Covid-19.

The proposed Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill has appalled those serving the health needs of rural New Zealand.

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Say what?

OPINION: This old mutt almost choked while chewing his bone when he happened upon the latest politically-correct advice that’s been…

Why bother?

OPINION: A mate of the Hound’s recently applied for membership with Ashburton-based farm supply co-operative Ruralco.

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter