This old mutt was flabbergasted at the reaction by some mainstream (lamestream) media to the news that Todd Muller would…
Farmers are anxious about what the health and safety reform will bring and the new challenges that lie on the horizon.
You know something is up in the farming world when three different government agencies are all casting a critical eye over the sector.
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.
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.
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.
The ban on passengers on quads is inhibiting farmers getting good professional advice, says a Gisborne farmer, Mark Gemmell.
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.
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.