Displaying items by tag: climate change

OPINION: It can only get harder to farm during the next 10 to 20 years — but pasture-based mitigation techniques can help.

Published in Opinion

Primary sector leaders have come together to make an unprecedented commitment to reducing and mitigating agricultural emissions.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 07:40

Pasture key tool in fighting emissions

It can only get harder to farm during the next 10 to 20 years. 

Published in Opinion

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

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