Fruitful change?

OPINION: Your canine crusader notes that meat company Silver Fern Farms has undergone quite a refresh over the last few years.

Doug Edmeades asks why NZ farmers are about to be lumbered with a tax which he claims will not make a jot of difference to NZ GHG emissions.

OPINION: "We are all in this waka together” which, when translated, becomes “He Waka Eke Noa”.

All for show?

OPINION: The Hound notes that Fonterra is cashing in on the curent government's largesse with taxpayer money.

NZ Meat Board chair Andrew Morrison.

OPINION: This year we're marking the centenary of the New Zealand Meat Board (NZMB) and this represents a good opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of the role of the board.

Worryingly, viral FMD fragments were also recently discovered on pork imported into Australia from China

OPINION: NZ's biosecurity officials and services are rightly on high alert, following a recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in previously FMD-free Indonesia.

Riding shotgun!

OPINION: Your old mate reckons the farmer protests recently held in Holland makes the chaps at Groundswell look like saints.

What a sap!

OPINION: This old mutt reckons with inflation at 30-year highs and interest rates on an endless upward trajectory, Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr would be singularly focused on tackling these issues.

Up a creek?

OPINION: Your canine crusader wonders if the Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership, under the guise of He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN), is now up a creek without a paddle?

Carbon sink?

OPINION: It has been a bad couple of weeks publicity-wise for the Ross family, not great news for the supposed marketing experts.

Money talks!

OPINION: The Hound notes that marketing/promotion couple and Lake Hawea Station owners Geoff and Justine Ross came in for a fair bit of criticism about their 'woke' farming practices after recently featuring on Country Calendar.

OPINION: Your old mate wonders how both Beef+Lamb NZ and DairyNZ are feeling about their 'wonderful relationship' with the Government following the announcement of a FTA deal with the EU.

OPINION: A mate of the Hound's has pointed out a key fact missing from the letter to the editor, in the last issue (June 21), heavily criticising yours truly for having a crack at the latest Beef+Lamb NZ overseas junket - or 'fact finding mission' to the EU and UK.

The Emissions Trading Scheme can appear complex. Oliver Hendrickson explains how the scheme can benefit both landowners and New Zealand.

OPINION: This old mutt is never surprised by the stupidity of local councils and their bylaws.

OPINION: Just as the entire country’s health system moved into a new structure last week, a fresh Rural Health Network was also launched.

OPINION: The Hound's reckons something has seriously gone wrong with the 'luck of the Irish' with news that Trevor Mallard is retiring from Parliament and will become New Zealand's Ambassador in Ireland.

OPINION: Your canine crusader reckons genuine muck-ups made by bureaucrats can often be right on the money.

OPINION: This old mutt is getting somewhat tired of multi-national, tax-dodging, fund-raising group Greenpeace always given front and centre mainstream media space to coment (i.e. bag) NZ agriculture.

OPINION: A mate of yours truly is questioning exactly why the Māori ag sector have been given special budget funding by the Government to ramp up their efforts to reduce agricultural emissions.

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Fruitful change?

OPINION: Your canine crusader notes that meat company Silver Fern Farms has undergone quite a refresh over the last few…

All for show?

OPINION: The Hound notes that Fonterra is cashing in on the curent government's largesse with taxpayer money.

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