The biggest New Zealand Winegrower event of the year has wrapped up.
New Zealand is liable internationally for agricultural emissions, but the Government (taxpayers as a whole) pays for them, despite agriculture contributing nearly half the country's greenhouse gases.
Being a dairy farmer and an environmentalist, I have been perplexed by the banter and politicking over the regional council's One Plan implementation.
As part of their Living Water partnership, Fonterra and DOC are supporting an international partnership to secure a safe flight path for NZ's bird of the year.
The French ambassador to New Zealand, Florence Jeanblanc-Risler, opened the first session of the Auckland climate change conference stating, "the world is on track for a robust agreement at COP21 in Paris".
It's almost too good to be true. A report on the state of the New Zealand environment that is honest, factual and not littered with references to the damage farmers alone are doing to land and water.
Dairy farmers focused on doing their bit to improve water quality in New Zealand have made measurable progress in their environmental performance, says DairyNZ.
When you have a hard problem and no solutions you tend to ignore it: that's what New Zealand has been doing about greenhouse gas emissions, says Anders Crofoot, Federated Farmers spokesman on climate change.
Environment Ministry (MfE) chief executive Vicky Robertson has praised farmers for their efforts to improve the environment.
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