Many people know overuse of fertiliser harms the environment, but that shouldn’t make ‘fertiliser’ a dirty word.
Jane Lorimer, president of NZ Beekeeping explains why she opposes the proposed commodity levy on honey.
Farmers are out of patience with local and regional councils treating them as cash cows.
A survey of ExportNZ members shows exporters are feeling anything but well about what the Government intends to deliver in 2019.
The Hound was disappointed but not surprised to see the multi-national, tax-dodging environmental group Greenpeace have another crack at NZers this month.
Your old mate reckons Fonterra is not the only dairy company in NZ now under pressure.
Meanwhile, this old mutt’s source also says the Fonterra directors’ meeting agenda had ‘Confidential’, plus each director’s name, emblazoned on every page.
A mate of the Hound reckons that Fonterra’ directors may finally be coming to grips with just how bad its Chinese investments have been for its farmer shareholders.
OPINION: New Zealand food and fibre is different from those in other countries, yet not all consumers know this or are willing to pay a premium for it.
OPINION: Recent proposals by the Government to make it easier for regions to get workers look like a step — if not a leap — in the right direction.
OPINION: They say when you point a finger at someone in condemnation you have three fingers pointing back at yourself.
While your old mate is on the topic of Landcorp – or Pamu as it likes to call itself these days – he reckons farmers and others are getting a little tired of the poor performing state farmer’s virtue signalling, but lack of real action where it counts.
Your canine crusader was amused to hear that the spin doctors at Twitch & Tweet – more commonly known as Forest & Bird – were unhappy with the way one of its activists was described in a story run in Rural News in December last year on the way the…
On the topic of hypocrites, your old mate cannot believe the gall of former Green Party leader and current head of environmental activist group Greenpeace NZ ‘Red Rusty’ Russel Norman.
The Hound was astounded to learn that the supposed climate change advocates at the Ministry for the Environment spent $45,000 a month jetting – often first class – its staffers around the globe during the past year or so.
OPINION: It's time all honeys are given the same respect that we are trying to give to manuka.
OPINION: The agricultural sector plays a critical role in New Zealand's economic health and the lives of everyday Kiwis.
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.
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.
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.
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.