Friday, 05 October 2018 12:52

Coming to grips with an ETS

Following the conclusion of the Zero Carbon Bill consultation process, it has become clear that the local agriculture sector is likely to be included in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Published in General News
Thursday, 04 October 2018 12:36

Strong support for climate action — Shaw

Submissions made to the proposed Zero Carbon Bill support a path to a low emissions economy by 2050, says Climate Change Minister James Shaw.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 14:55

Huge cost of pasture pests

Grass grub and porina are causing $2.3 billion of damage to New Zealand pastures annually, according to an AgResearch study.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 10:55

Emissions target had better be right

The Government says it will be important to set the right 2050 target in its Zero Carbon Bill. 

Published in General News
Monday, 24 September 2018 09:44

A good plan for sheep, beef farmers

Environmental compliance is already a common business practice in dairying and horticulture, and now sheep and beef farmers must devise farm environmental plans (FEP) — a daunting prospect for some. 

Published in Management
Friday, 21 September 2018 12:55

Science the answer to debate

The previous government issued a call-to-action to New Zealand: double primary production export earnings while maintaining or improving water quality. 

Published in Opinion
Friday, 21 September 2018 10:55

Beware of all the forests from these trees

OPINION: Beware the snag in the incentivised pushing by central and local government to get hill country into trees.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 21 September 2018 09:55

Ag sector ready to tackle challenges

OPINION: Two important pieces of work released in the last couple of weeks bring into clear focus the challenge New Zealand faces in its greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 20 September 2018 12:55

Farmers urged to plant more trees

If farmers want to offset their emissions under the likely Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), then it is rational to plant forestry and get the carbon credits for that, says Farm Foresters Association president Neil Cullen.

Published in General News
Thursday, 20 September 2018 10:32

Debate heating up — Editorial

We've had lately an abundance of reports on how New Zealand should tackle its carbon emissions profile – especially regarding agriculture’s contribution.

Published in Opinion
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