Thursday, July 7, 2022

Opinion


Industry fought for a fair deal for farmers

Industry fought for a fair deal for farmers

ByGuest writerJul 1, 2022
I’ve recently returned from the United Kingdom and the European Union where Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has been working to achieve the best possible outcome for our farmers under the new UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA), and to…

Nurture community, as well as environment

ByGuest writerJun 29, 2022
For rural people, some of the most significant relationships we can have are with our neighbours and community services.  In a rural context, those neighbours and localities may be a…

Lettuce from the high country, anyone?

ByAlan EmersonJun 27, 2022
The hue and cry over He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN) has been considerable, which I suppose is to be expected. In many cases ignorance is bliss and the amount of…

The eyes of the chief

BySteve Wyn-HarrisJun 25, 2022
As a keen amateur star gazer, I’ve been a supporter over the years of the recognition of Matariki in some form so I was pleased when it was recognised as…


Methane issue is far from settled

Methane issue is far from settled

ByKeith WoodfordJun 23, 2022
In late May, the eleven rural-industry partners in He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN) reached internal compromises that were sufficient for…
A caper around the bay

A caper around the bay

BySteve Wyn-HarrisJun 21, 2022
Recently I attended a great Hawke’s Bay Farm Forestry field day at Te Awanga. It’s not somewhere most of you…
Biosecurity systems make gains

Biosecurity systems make gains

ByAlan EmersonJun 17, 2022
The news that there is a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Indonesia is disconcerting.  Although it provides no…
Forest protection is noble, let’s value it

Forest protection is noble, let’s value it

ByGuest writerJun 15, 2022
As a one-time employee of the Queen Elizabeth National Trust and also a forest covenantor, it was suggested to me…
Can agriculture meets its methane targets?

Can agriculture meets its methane targets?

ByKeith WoodfordJun 13, 2022
New Zealand agriculture is required to achieve a 10% reduction in its methane emissions by 2030. This is set down…
No more thorns in our side

No more thorns in our side

BySteve Wyn-HarrisJun 10, 2022
Some weeks ago, I wrote about Californian thistles and the plague of them appearing here in increasing numbers over the…
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