Who's paying?

OPINION: A mate of the Hound’s is very suspicious about the motives around professional political muck-raker and “third party campaign” strategist Simon Lusk’s plans to take a private prosecution to force the Alliance Group to pay back all the Covid wage subsidy it claimed earlier in the year.

Utu?

OPINION: Your canine crusader understands that the farmer’s favourite politician – Environment Minister David Parker – not content with implementing his impractical and unworkable winter grazing and low slope rules in the recent freshwater reforms, now has his grubby little mitts all over water issues in the Otago region.

He's back!

OPINION: This old mutt understands that former Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings has landed himself a new gig back in his native Netherlands.

 
Ground zero!

OPINION: Your old mate hears plenty of ill-informed comment from farming critics and other anti-farming types in this country about how farmers are always getting handouts or somehow bludging off the state.

 
Dr Jacqueline Rowarth.

OPINION: This is a call to action to all farmers who have worked on through Covid-19 difficulties, supporting the economy and contributing to recovery.

Bully boys?

OPINION: This old mutt hears that there is some discontent in the wool sector at the tactics being used by the meat industry to rejuvenate wool’s prospects.

Tacky!

OPINION: Your canine crusader, like many in the rural sector, was deeply distressed to hear the tragic news that a livestock ship carrying cattle from NZ to China had sunk off the coast of Japan after hitting a typhoon.

Not so bad

OPINION: Your old mate notes that Conservation Minister and Green MP Eugene Sage was waxing lyrically about the recent legal protection of 11,800 hectares of new conservation land in the Mackenzie Basin.

Be afraid!

OPINION: The Hound – like most in the rural sector would have – shuddered when the Green Party revealed it would like to hold the agriculture portfolio if it gets into government after the election.

Tertiary Education Commission chief executive, Tim Fowler, once worked on a dairy farm as a teenager ‘townie’ and appreciates how accommodating his boss was at that time.

OPINION: Your canine crusader was aghast to read that the prices of zucchini and cucumbers rose more than 30% in July – because imports from Australia continuing to be banned due to a plant virus.

OPINION: This old mutt had to have a giggle at the dig Feds recently made at the Green Party in the run up to this year’s election.

OPINION: Your old mate reckons if you ever needed proof of just how little influence Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has, just look at his inability to get a dispensation for much needed overseas machinery operators for agricultural contractors for this season.

OPINION: The Hound was not surprised, but disappointed, to see that some lefty-liberal judge has ruled in favour of multi-national, tax dodging, professional fundraising organisation Greenpeace being reinstated as a charity.

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He's back!

OPINION: This old mutt understands that former Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings has landed himself a new gig back in his…

Utu?

OPINION: Your canine crusader understands that the farmer’s favourite politician – Environment Minister David Parker – not content with implementing…

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