Your canine crusader hears that Fonterra’s current financial woes could see the dairy co-op dumping many of its key assets.
OPINION: It’s time for all hands to the pump because improvement in rural landscapes and municipal areas is worth chasing together.
Irrigators in the Manuherikia Valley, near Alexandra, hope they have managed to steer the Otago Regional Council away from setting an arbitrary allocation limit on the river that they believe would “devastate” the valley.
Dairy farmers are pleased that Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) results show improved water quality across the country.
Water vapour is responsible for at least 70% of the ‘greenhouse effect’, while methane and nitrous oxide — New Zealand’s supposedly ‘nasty’ emissions – are “virtually irrelevant” as contributors to any global warming effect.
Using the right plants and techniques will make the most of riparian planting and give you value for money by getting it right first time.
Submissions are now open on a variation to the plan to improve the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers.
Water supply is a vital component of a farm and making sure systems are working efficiently can save water, time and money.
The good work farmers are already doing to minimise the environmental impact of irrigation could stop if they had to pay water royalties, says Irrigation New Zealand chair Nicky Hyslop.
Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern says after National came into power it shelved the Environment Court judge David Sheppard’s national policy statement (NPS) initiated by the last Labour government.