May 9, 2022
The recently released draft welfare code for pigs will not only have a negative effect on farmers and piglet welfare, it will also affect the staff who look after them and consumers who want to buy fresh NZ pork, Manawatū pig farmer Andrew Managh says.
May 3, 2022
Talk about how improved infrastructure can improve rural connectivity is all very well but what is needed are practical solutions, Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ) chief executive Craig Young says.
April 29, 2022
The Government has accepted the majority of recommendations made by the Three Waters Working Group on representation, governance and accountability, Infrastructure Minister Grant Robertson and Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta said.
April 20, 2022
Farmers need to drive catchment groups from the bottom up but it’s those groups’ relationships with their wider communities that will ensure partnerships are inter-generational in improving water quality, while at the same time maintain vibrant rural communities.
April 14, 2022
Financial skills workshops being run around the country by Rabobank aim to provide farmers with practical knowledge to help them better understand financial statements and banking requirements.
April 14, 2022
Livestock carriers are coming under increasing financial pressure and some in the industry say unless changes are made to help alleviate that, more transport companies will be forced to follow the example of Wairarapa-based Pinfolds, which recently announced it was shutting its doors after 102 years of business.
April 7, 2022
The focus on areas of the economy other than agriculture in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is because the potential to reduce worldwide emissions through agriculture is not as high as it is in other sectors, such as energy and transport, New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre director Dr Harry Clark says.