A mate of the Hound's thinks it was more than a bit dodgy when DairyNZ chair Jim van der Poel recently announced the director elections for the industry good body.
OPINION: In his recent open letter, David Lloyd asked for our help in clarifying the impact of methane in global warming (Will you help, Andrew?, Rural News, 24th August 2021).
OPINION: Reading comments from yesteryear can at times be rather amusing.
OPINION: "The carbon market is based on the lack of delivery of an invisible substance to no one."
OPINION: As the country endures yet another lockdown in the battle against Covid, a nasty undercurrent appears to be rearing its head.
OPINION: Well-known professional protestor, John Minto has run off at the mouth without checking his facts.
Your canine crusader reckons this story could come straight out of the 'Only in America' file.
OPINION: As I write, our nation has returned to level 4 lockdown and it has given me time to reflect on all we have accomplished in the year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit this country hard.
Te Kauwhata farmer David Lloyd has penned the following open letter to Beef+Lamb NZ chair Andrew Morrison asking for his help...
OPINION: There is one word that greenies love to use - 'holistic.'
OPINION: The infallibility of Overseer – the tool farmers have been required to use to measure nutrient loss – has come crashing down following a report by a special science advisory panel.
OPINION: There was a lot of gnashing of teeth, wailing and tears (including our PM) when celebrity teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has a crack at NZ's efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
OPINION: The Hound wonders when the powers-that-be will take a serious look at how their infatuation with pleasing the UN and implementing crazy policies to mitigate (not reduce) the country's carbon footprint is doing severe damage to our economy.
OPINION: Speaking of wasting taxpayer money, your canine crusader almost choked on his dog tucker when he read a recent report by the NZ Taxpayers Union on spending by the Health Research Council.
OPINION: Your old mate is always sceptical about claims made by government, especially when it comes to spending our money and the value of said spending.
OPINION: Like many of you readers, I played a lot of sport in my younger years.
OPINION: There has been a lot of talk about agricultural emissions lately, but very little honest conversation.
OPINION: More and more farmers around the country are doing the right things in regard to environmental management.
OPINION: Your canine crusader is shedding a tear (only crocodile) for US-owned carpet manufacturer Godfrey Hirst, which is threatening legal action under the Fair Trading Act, against its NZ rival Cavalier for "demonising" synthetic carpets.
OPINION: A mate of the Hound's was unimpressed when he recently received his voting papers for the annual meeting of rural insurer FMG.
OPINION: Your old mate notes that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is trying to stonewall the good folk at this newspaper from coming up with the actual costs of its 'Fit for a better world' strategy.
OPINION: The Hound notes that billionaires Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are all trying to prove that they really do not have small appendages by flying to space.
OPINION: Soil carbon is important.
OPINION: They're about to start teaching New Zealand history in schools.