Displaying items by tag: climate change

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
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 10:32

Nats stunned by methane target

National's climate change spokesman Todd Muller says the proposed target for methane reduction puts the New Zealand agricultural sector at “real risk”.

Published in General News
Friday, 17 May 2019 10:23

Tyres turning green

It's not only the rural sector coming under pressure to clean up its environmental footprint.

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 17 May 2019 09:13

What about the PCE’s report?

On emissions targets, dairy farmers are promoting the lower numbers put out last year by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton.

Published in Milking It
Friday, 17 May 2019 09:10

Goalposts shift

The farming sector has engaged in the national effort to draft a credible response to climate change so New Zealand is seen internationally to be doing its bit.

Published in Milking It