Friday, 14 June 2019 13:55

Reversing the trend of degradation

Environment Minister David Parker recently told a Forest & Bird meeting about the Productive and Sustainable Land Use package unveiled in the Budget. Here are excerpts from his speech.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 11:55

Have your say on the Zero Carbon Bill

Farmers are being urged to have their say — via the internet — on the Government’s proposed Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 09:55

Real money in budget for farmers

Real money and real commitment in the government’s Budget will help farmers make necessary changes to their farming systems, says the Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Monday, 10 June 2019 12:55

Deer farmers set example

Central Hawke's Bay farmers Evan and Linda Potter have won the premier Elworthy Award in the deer industry’s 2019 environmental awards.

Published in Management
Friday, 07 June 2019 09:51

A recipe for disaster — Editorial

OPINION: That old saying about not being able to see the wood for the trees could well describe the government’s infatuation with forestry at the expense of farming.

Published in Opinion

The Waimakariri zone committee’s draft zone implementation programme addendum (ZIPA) is unachievable for many farmers in its current form, says a newly formed farmers group.

Published in Agribusiness
Friday, 31 May 2019 11:11

New council rules tough on farmers

New environmental management rules for the Canterbury Regional Council’s Waimakariri Zone will be tough for farmers, says the chairman of the Waimakariri zone committee, Dave Ashby.

Published in Agribusiness

Farmers are questioning why the Government’s first ‘Wellbeing budget’ has left a critical gap in its commitment to conservation.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 14:55

Treedom in Taranaki

Dairy industry critics – in fact every Kiwi – should look at the dairy farm run by Damian and Jane Roper on a small rural road near Patea, Taranaki.

Published in General News
Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:20

Killing the golden cow? — Editorial

OPINION: The proposed livestock methane target reduction looks like a case of the Government killing the golden goose – or more correctly the cow, sheep and deer – of the NZ economy. 

Published in Opinion

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