It was “incredibly confronting” for Taupo farmers to be told in about 2000 that their farms were polluting the lake and they would probably have to go, says Mike Barton, of Glen Emmreth Farm at Lake Taupo.

Published in General News

Want to earn or save a dollar while also reducing your impact on the environment? DairyNZ’s sustainability team shares 10 steps that will cost you little or nothing.

Published in General News
Monday, 04 December 2017 11:22

Livestock play vital environmental role

Food and environmental activists are on record as suggesting New Zealand should be ruminant-free to create a cleaner greener country.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 02 October 2017 13:55

Less replacements, less emissions

Lower replacement rates and higher body weight/lower stocking rates are the two most effective of five available ways of cutting dairy greenhouse gas emissions, a scientist has told a workshop for rural professionals.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 08 September 2017 09:55

Livestock play vital environmental role

Food and environmental activists are on record as suggesting New Zealand should be ruminant-free to create a cleaner greener country.

Published in Opinion
Saturday, 03 June 2017 08:55

Pledge to make rural waterways swimmable

The Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord is a rock solid commitment by dairy farmers that they are taking action to make rural waterways swimmable.

Published in General News

Demand for Plasback’s on-farm recycling service is growing so fast in Canterbury that the regional collector, McCarthy Contracting Ltd, now has a truck devoted to the task full-time.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 12:55

Report misses critical point – Guy

An OECD report missed a critical point in claiming NZ is reaching its environmental limits and criticising the government’s primary export targets.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 14:35

Calls for Container Deposit Legislation

There have long been calls for regulations to control the disposal and reuse of glass by introducing Container Deposit Legislation (CDL).

Published in General News
Friday, 24 February 2017 10:55

NZ/US teamwork on nitrogen breakthrough

New Zealand and American scientists have discovered a previously unknown way of chemically converting reactive nitrogen, common in soil and water, into a safe form rather than a harmful greenhouse gas.

Published in Agribusiness

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