Displaying items by tag: climate change

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 11:30

Natural areas plan could affect farmers

 Local councils may soon be required to map significant natural areas in their plans, likely impacting farmers.

Published in General News
Thursday, 25 October 2018 07:55

More forestry not anti-farming – claim

The forestry community doesn’t have an agenda to go out and shoot all livestock and replace them with pine trees, says David Rhodes, chief executive of the NZ Forest Owners’ Association.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 07:55

Only small methane cuts needed expert claims

A reduction of only 0.3% annually in methane emissions is required to ensure this gas no longer contributes to climate temperature warming, says Dave Frame, professor of climate change, Victoria University.

Published in General News
Thursday, 18 October 2018 12:55

Bag of ‘tools’ to save environment

No ‘magic bullet’ exists for managing a farm environmental footprint, says Ngai Tahu Farming’s general manager of dairy, Shane Kelly.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:55

Good news coming for farmers on emissions

OPINION: I can now say with confidence that the conversation on agricultural emissions is in for a huge shake-up. 

Published in Opinion
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

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