Public submissions are being accepted for Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill.

Published in General News
Monday, 17 June 2019 14:55

Feeding the fart tax debate

Farmers are working hard to help the environment, but the ‘quoted experts’ need to work hard too, explains Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services. 

Published in Management
Friday, 14 June 2019 13:55

Reversing the trend of degradation

Environment Minister David Parker recently told a Forest & Bird meeting about the Productive and Sustainable Land Use package unveiled in the Budget. Here are excerpts from his speech.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 11:55

Have your say on the Zero Carbon Bill

Farmers are being urged to have their say — via the internet — on the Government’s proposed Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 09:55

Real money in budget for farmers

Real money and real commitment in the government’s Budget will help farmers make necessary changes to their farming systems, says the Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Friday, 07 June 2019 09:51

A recipe for disaster — Editorial

OPINION: That old saying about not being able to see the wood for the trees could well describe the government’s infatuation with forestry at the expense of farming.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 08:57

Call for no more trees

A new lobby group is calling for an immediate halt to the government’s plans to plant a billon trees, saying it will damage the environment and harm New Zealand’s rural economy.

Published in General News
Friday, 31 May 2019 10:40

Why we must act on climate change

Climate Change Minister James Shaw presented the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill in Parliament last week. Here are excerpts from his speech.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:20

Killing the golden cow? — Editorial

OPINION: The proposed livestock methane target reduction looks like a case of the Government killing the golden goose – or more correctly the cow, sheep and deer – of the NZ economy. 

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 08:37

Climate change may impact kiwifruit

Climate change may force the kiwifruit industry to look for new places to grow its vines – especially the green hayward variety.

Published in General News
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