OPINION: Soil carbon is important.
OPINION: They're about to start teaching New Zealand history in schools.
OPINION: Despite clogging up traffic in towns and cities throughout NZ, the recent Groundswell NZ protest gained huge support from onlookers and the public.
OPINION: Your canine crusader reckons people should be very skeptical of video footage supplied to TV news by vested interests.
OPINION: This old mutt reckons the 'woke' epidemic - currently rife in left wing and government circles - is now starting to spread its ugly wings into the ag sector.
OPINION: The Hound reckons that meat company Silver Fern Farms is now drinking from the same Kool Aid trough as the anti-farming types at Greenpeace.
OPINION: Your old mate finds it rather ironic that the Government is going to open up the border to allow in 300 overseas educators to help fill the gap of teacher shortages in schools around NZ.
OPINION: The country's farmers are feeling disregarded, discontented, disrespected and disgruntled.
Nearly 50 years ago, back in the early 70’s, a passenger plane went down shortly before midnight, crashing into the Florida everglades.
OPINION: There was a time when to be a public servant, or to be in the public service, was something honourable and noble.
OPINION: Your canine crusader reckons one of the few things you can guarantee in farming - a bit like rates and taxes - is that input prices will always go up!
OPINION: A mate of the Hound's reckons the PM needs to be a bit careful about who or what she claims is legitimate or not.
OPINION: The Hound hears the supposed new collegial working arrangement between Fed Farmers, Beef+Lamb NZ and DairyNZ is off to a rather rocky start.
OPINION: This old mutt's mate attended one of the recent Beef+Lamb NZ roadshows held in the lead up to its recent referendum.
OPINION: As farmers, we are skilled at managing what happens inside the farm gate; it is the externalities, the factors we cannot control, that can cause the greatest amount of stress.
OPINION: After attending the Beef + Lamb NZ roadshow in Timaru, I have a level of discomfort around parts of the presentation.
OPINION: In the May 18 Rural News (page 22) there was a joint opinion piece by Andrew Morrision, chair of Beef+Lamb NZ, Jim van der Poel, chair of DairyNZ and Andrew Hoggard, president Federated Farmers.
OPINION: Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor was fortunate enough to be out of the country when his 'Fit for a Better World Progress Update 2021' was released at Fieldays.
OPINION: Your old mate - as well as most of the country's ag scientists - were already highly sceptical about the quality and depth of a 'research paper' produced by Landcare Research a couple of months back on Regenerative Agriculture (RA).
OPINION: This old mutt reckons the recent announcement of the reasons that the School Strike 4 Climate Auckland group is disbanding is beyond incredible.
OPINION: Your canine crusader understands that the unrest and unease around the country about government-imposed, controversial mapping of Significant Natural Areas (SNAs) is all the fault of redneck, racist farmers in the South.
OPINION: The Hound was gobsmacked to learn that the NZ media's love affair with 'our' Jacinda took another great leap forward - or more correctly backwards - during the recent visit of Australian PM Scott Morrison.
OPINION: Farmers are being herded into a very dangerous crush.
Many years ago, when I was still single, I had a mate who worked with me for a short time.