Farmers are anxious about what the health and safety reform will bring and the new challenges that lie on the horizon. 

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 15:26

The sun will rise

You know something is up in the farming world when three different government agencies are all casting a critical eye over the sector.

Published in Opinion
Saturday, 09 May 2015 09:32

New season, new hope, new challenges

The southerly blast in April was a reminder to much of the country that winter is not far away.  Let’s hope we get a bit more mild autumn weather before winter kicks in.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 08 May 2015 09:18

Pushback

The Hound understands that more than a few farmers are feeling uncomfortable about the new work health and safety regime onfarm being promoted by WorkSafe NZ.

Published in The Hound
Friday, 08 May 2015 00:00

It’s all about safety

In April two people died on farms in ‘workplace’ deaths – one was a boy aged 14. And in Waikato in April a toddler nearly drowned in dairy farm effluent. 

Published in General News
Thursday, 07 May 2015 00:00

Bureaucrats out of hand

The ban on passengers on quads is inhibiting farmers getting good professional advice, says a Gisborne farmer, Mark Gemmell.

Published in General News
Sunday, 03 May 2015 12:30

Don’t become one of the statistics

Between 2009 and 2014 there were 241 workplace fatalities in New Zealand.

Published in Machinery & Products
Monday, 27 April 2015 10:58

What does it mean for farming?

Worksafe NZ's prosecution of Work and Income New Zealand over last year’s Ashburton shootings holds worrying implications for New Zealand farmers, says the Federated Farmers board member responsible for health and safety, Katie Milne.

Published in General News
Saturday, 25 April 2015 10:23

Heat goes on quad bike safety

Farmers and farming organisations had better focus their energy on keeping safe on their farms, rather than getting into debates on whether children should be banned from riding as passengers on quads.

Published in General News
Friday, 24 April 2015 11:19

No more field days?

Beef + Lamb NZ and WorkSafe NZ are at odds over some aspects of quad safety.

Published in General News
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