Wednesday, 23 December 2015 15:55

West Coast farmers show the way

Bucking public perception of dirty dairying – fanned by environmental groups and mainstream media reporting – West Coast dairy farmers have played a big part in cleaning up the biggest waterway in the region.

Published in General News
Sunday, 13 December 2015 07:56

Hashtag slogans no way to fix climate change

The global climate change conference in Paris drew a record number of world leaders to the opening last week. Federated Farmers dairy industry group chair Andrew Hoggard looks at the debate.

Published in Opinion

The water quality target of the West Coast's Lake Brunner has been achieved five years ahead of schedule, says Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith.

Published in General News
Saturday, 05 December 2015 13:55

Non-compliance at all-time low for Southland

Once again, it has been a year of pleasing results from industry, incidents and the dairy sector, the annual compliance monitoring report compiled by Environment Southland has found.

Published in General News

"We already have low-emission climate-friendly farming practices – it's called organic farming," says Marion Thomson, co-chair of Soil & Health.

Published in General News
Thursday, 03 December 2015 10:37

Soil key to limiting global warming - expert

Soil's ability to store carbon and contain greenhouse gases could globally limit climate warming, says a University of Sydney expert.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 16:34

Farmers need to be heard on environmental plans

The environment is one of the biggest issues facing sheep and beef farmers, says the northern Beef + Lamb NZ farmer council chairman Andrew McKenzie.

Published in General News
Friday, 27 November 2015 10:30

Farmers push to improve river health

The efforts of farmers to improve the health of the Piako River in the Waikato region have been recognised.

Published in General News
Friday, 27 November 2015 10:22

Freshwater management recommendations out

The Land and Water Forum (LWF) today outlined new consensus recommendations needed to improve management of fresh water.

Published in General News
Friday, 20 November 2015 09:15

Northland plans staged freshwater policy

The Northland Regional Council plans to progressively implement a national policy on freshwater management over the next decade.

Published in General News

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