Thursday, May 19, 2022

Opinion


Pro-farming Emission Reduction Plan pleases

Pro-farming Emission Reduction Plan pleases

ByAlan EmersonMay 19, 2022
I listened to the announcement of the Government’s Emission Reduction Plan (ERP), fully expecting it to be excessively prescriptive and anti-farming.  I was wrong on both counts. I was also expecting a major thrust about biking, walking and using public…

We must get the regulations right

ByJohn RocheMay 18, 2022
A recent Farmers Weekly article raised issues about the complexity of the regulatory process for approving methane inhibitors, delays and a suggestion that the process appears “to have grown more…

No lessons in shaming and bullying farmers

ByKathryn WrightMay 16, 2022
Somewhere, beneath the hyperbole, there had to be a human. Usually, in all disagreements and misunderstandings there are two factors at play – the issues and how the issues are…

A Californian thistle in my side

BySteve Wyn-HarrisMay 12, 2022
Steve Wyn-Harris has been struggling to keep Californian thistle in-check on his farm and hopes to have finally found the remedy. Photo: Wikimedia Commons “NATIONAL frontiers have been more of…


A dog’s journey: my road to recovery

A dog’s journey: my road to recovery

BySteve Wyn-HarrisMay 6, 2022
Ditch here. I know I usually only write one column at the end of the year, but I’ve had a…
Fonterra’s new capital structure gets closer

Fonterra’s new capital structure gets closer

ByKeith WoodfordMay 6, 2022
The Government has been wrestling for many months as to how to respond to Fonterra’s proposed new capital structure, which…
Meat industry philosophy changed for the better

Meat industry philosophy changed for the better

ByAllan BarberMay 6, 2022
Philosophy is not a word that most people would have associated with the meat industry even 10 years ago, but…
Businesses need credit access to grow

Businesses need credit access to grow

ByCameron BagrieApr 28, 2022
The issue is irking me more and more because of the huge reaction from mortgage brokers, borrowers and commentators as…
How much money is too much?

How much money is too much?

BySteve Wyn-HarrisApr 21, 2022
Inflation will see the prices of far inputs such as fertiliser, fuel and labour rise, biting into profits despite the…
Govt beating around emissions bush

Govt beating around emissions bush

ByAlan EmersonMar 23, 2022
Alan Emerson believes the Government should address emissions at source-level, because planting pine trees to absorb carbon has led to…
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