Former agriculture minister and speaker of the house, David Carter, who is retiring from politics at this year’s election, has had a long running feud with another long-serving (soon to be former, post the election?) MP, Winston Peters.
This old mutt wonders why multi-national, tax-dodging, fundraising organisation Greenpeace always gets a free pass from the police.
Your old mate understands that there is quite a bit of nervousness around sheep farming circles that another levy will again be imposed on the country’s long-suffering woolgrowers.
OPINION: What is it with the current Government and its infatuation with setting up committees and producing endless reports?
Your canine crusader suggests that any farmers or rural folk contemplating voting for the Greens at the upcoming election should have a close look at exactly who is endorsing the party and its policies.
John Jackson on the ugly side of forestry.
More investment in agriculture is required to achieve further growth post-COVID, according to Dr Jacqueline Rowarth.
The Government needs to put environmental goals on the back burner whilst managing debt from COVID-19, according to Dr Doug Edmeades.
Your canine crusader has been a long-time critic of NZ governments – of all stripes – who, for the past 20-30 years, have ranked the agricultural portfolio so low down the Cabinet placings.
Farmers’ Chaplain, Colin Miller on what to look out for when voting this year.
Your old mutt was not surprised to see the NZ Dairy Industry Awards hastily remove the title of this year’s competition winner Nick Bertram, following his politically incorrect tweets being made public.
Your old mate reckons the lefty types have had a bad couple of weeks.
OPINION: Long-time wool industry observers have greeted the latest report aimed at resurrecting the ailing fortunes of the country’s struggling strong wool sector with a healthy dose of cynicism.
Garrick Batten on why there aren't more goats on pastoral farms.
OPINION: Your old mate nearly choked on his dog biscuit when he read that the Hawkes Bay Regional Council is going to investigate more freshwater storage sites in the region.
OPINION: A mate of the Hound’s recently contacted this old mutt to report his deep concerns that AgResearch’s fancy new $45 million building at Lincoln did not back our wool sector.
OPINION: Your canine crusader understands that dairy farming company, Sidogg Investments Limited, which was recently fined $281,250 in the Ashburton District Court – after a worker was crushed in an on-farm accident by a trailer – has a strong link to dairy sector royalty.
OPINION: Your old mate wonders why there has not been a whole lot of gnashing of teeth and wailing from the xenophobes – more commonly known as failing political party NZ First – about a Canadian pension fund buying a major stake in New Zealand’s biggest corporate dairy farmer, Dairy…
Deputy chair of Ravensdown, Stuart Wright on why farmers should throw their hat in the ring and join board rooms.
OPINION: For as long as MMP has existed, we in the provinces have played along to our detriment.
OPINION: Despite all the hype and political theatre surrounding last week’s release of the Primary Sector Council’s report, the document seems more like a horoscope than a clear guide to anywhere.
OPINION: It's time for agriculture to rank higher in Cabinet.
Farmer's Chaplain, Colin Miller on the importance of friends in difficult times.
National’s agriculture spokesman, David Bennett on how the sector is key to New Zealand’s economic rebuild.