Thursday, 21 November 2019 11:55

Food bowl or toilet bowl?

New Zealand shouldn't become a 'toilet bowl' of trees for other countries' carbon dioxide commitments, explains John Jackson.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 11:23

Take us with you — Editorial

OPINION: According to a newly released Rabobank report, New Zealand farm businesses need to get ready for the full cost of environmental policies coming down the track as they make future investment decisions.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 11:12

EU waste

OPINION: This old mutt was interested to read a recent New York Times expose of the European Union’s agriculture subsidy programme.

Published in The Hound
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 11:55

A lesson in political science

The Zero Carbon Bill has just been passed into law, but not without significant misgivings from across the farming sector.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 10:55

RMA not good enough

New Zealand's natural environment is now much more degraded than when the Resource Management Act was developed in 1991.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 08:55

Government can’t see the wood for the trees

About 1000 people from around rural New Zealand marched on Parliament last week to protest the Government’s policies on planting trees.

Published in General News
Friday, 15 November 2019 07:55

Cultivating the right way

Cultivation of paddocks is common on farms at this time of year. It’s also a time when local storms may occur, adding substantial risk to an important farming practice.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:55

‘Follow FAO in methane battle’

An Auckland company believes reducing enteric methane through productivity gains is the way to tackle green house gas emissions.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:55

Freshwater plan a killer blow

A national limit on dissolved nitrogen would “essentially eliminate” intensive agriculture in the Selwyn Waihora catchment, says Environment Canterbury chief scientist Dr Tim Davie.

Published in General News
Monday, 11 November 2019 13:09

Tree protest this week

The protest group ‘50 Shades of Green’ is organising a march on Parliament this week to try and stop good farmland being covered in pine trees.

Published in General News
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