Wednesday, May 22, 2024

He Waka Eke Noa


Agri takes aim at methane measurement

Agri takes aim at methane measurement

Neal WallaceSep 14, 2023
New study raises questions about how GHG emissions are measured.

Shaw veers off government track on emissions

Neal WallaceAug 31, 2023
Pricing should not be left for ministers to set, says climate change minister.

HWEN shows we have a major image problem

Alan EmersonAug 29, 2023
How come the government finds it so easy to sacrifice farmers’ interests for urban votes, asks Alan Emerson.

Timing of HWEN policy call ‘frustrating’

Neal WallaceAug 21, 2023
‘Pricing emissions will not give us the outcome we want,’ BLNZ says.


Damien O'Connor Beehive

Govt delays, softens regs on emissions

Neal WallaceAug 18, 2023
Emissions pricing won’t start until two years from now, proposal says.
A useful pause in the headlong HWEN rush

A useful pause in the headlong HWEN rush

Guest writerJun 19, 2023
Rural folk should take this time to ask ourselves what we really want, 2023 Nuffield scholar Kerry Worsnop says.
Warm welcome for National GE, ag policies

Warm welcome for National GE, ag policies

Neal WallaceJun 19, 2023
Scientists and ag leaders hail ‘step in the right direction’
Govt, Feds say He Waka Eke Noa is still afloat

Govt, Feds say He Waka Eke Noa is still afloat

Farmers WeeklyJun 15, 2023
High-powered meeting at Fieldays rights drifting process.
Red tape holding up emissions tools

Red tape holding up emissions tools

Neal WallaceJun 8, 2023
Delays risk eroding gains in consensus on HWEN.
National hardens stance on HWEN

National hardens stance on HWEN

Neal WallaceJun 7, 2023
Luxon repeats pledge to restart negotiations if he gets into government.
Sector slaps down fert tax proposal

Sector slaps down fert tax proposal

Neal WallaceJun 1, 2023
Agriculture minister looking for interim funding source as HWEN stalls
How the Climate Change Commission fought farm-level sequestration

How the Climate Change Commission fought farm-level sequestration

Neal WallaceMay 26, 2023
Insight into emissions talks shows reservations about aspects of He Waka Eke Noa.
Farm tree planting a critical response for offsetting

Farm tree planting a critical response for offsetting

Richard RennieMay 25, 2023
If a tree is planted on a farm and no one is there to fence it, does it still sequester carbon? We unpack additionality, plantings and sequestration plans and help answer questions arising from these scenarios.
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Clock running out on HWEN, O’Connor says

Neal WallaceMay 23, 2023
Urgent need to finalise pricing system for agricultural emissions.
Sector urges Govt to phase in HWEN costs

Sector urges Govt to phase in HWEN costs

Farmers WeeklyMay 5, 2023
Rushing legislation before the general election will create issues and undermine its credibility, says sector leaders
Ute filled with hay bales decorated with placards during a farming protest

Groundswell renews attack on agri regulations

Neal WallaceApr 17, 2023
Lobby group wants to see HWEN on PM’s policy bonfire.
Kiwis Backing Farmers wants to push ‘pause’ on policy

Kiwis Backing Farmers wants to push ‘pause’ on policy

Allan BarberApr 13, 2023
Farmers are feeling stressed by the sheer pace of change.
Phil-Weir

Levy payers deliver mixed messages to BLNZ board

Neal WallaceMar 31, 2023
Advocacy role challenged, but no unified voice on solutions.
Farmers express loss of trust at BLNZ meeting

Farmers express loss of trust at BLNZ meeting

Neal WallaceMar 30, 2023
Remits at annual meeting speak of frustration over what farmers call a lack of consultation.
Geoffrey Young farmer

Geoffrey Young and the restless taking on BLNZ 

Neal WallaceMar 30, 2023
Former Feds leader, whose election to the BLNZ board ousted the chair, has often done things the hard way.
Farmer to propose a vote of no confidence in BLNZ’s board

Farmer to propose a vote of no confidence in BLNZ’s board

Gerald PiddockMar 29, 2023
The Gore farmer says BLNZ had a clear mandate to grow the sheep and beef industries and provide sustainable returns now and for future generations.
A cow with two blue ear tags eating grass.

Clearer path sought for methane inhibitor approval

Richard RennieMar 20, 2023
Concern over government process a brake on bringing methane blockers to market.
BLNZ advocacy under spotlight ahead of AGM

BLNZ advocacy under spotlight ahead of AGM

Neal WallaceMar 15, 2023
Issue taken with how levy payers are consulted by industry body.
Using forestry to offset carbon emissions

Using forestry to offset carbon emissions

Guest writerFeb 27, 2023
Forestry, for sheep and beef farms, is usually the most economic solution to offset GHG emissions in the short term
Counting the cost of rebuilding rural NZ after Cyclone Gabrielle  

Counting the cost of rebuilding rural NZ after Cyclone Gabrielle  

Richard RennieFeb 23, 2023
Cyclone is likely to open the door to the looming conversation about vulnerability to climate change and an affordable response to it, providing communities with infrastructure fit for purpose.
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HWEN fallout raises stakes in BLNZ poll

Neal WallaceFeb 16, 2023
Director elections seen as referendum on board’s GHG record.
andrew-morrison-in-yards

HWEN legislation ‘unlikely before poll’

Neal WallaceJan 16, 2023
Industry leaders split on effect of delaying farm emissions laws until after election.
beef-cows-in-paddock

Time to be reasonable and fair in victory

Allan BarberJan 13, 2023
As the HWEN process nears completion, the last thing farmers need is to be accused of getting away without accepting their obligation on climate change mitigation.
HWEN changes offer some new year cheer for pastoral sector

HWEN changes offer some new year cheer for pastoral sector

Richard RennieDec 21, 2022
The report recommends a wider use of on farm sequestration than the government originally indicated.
How to move forward on methane levies

How to move forward on methane levies

Keith WoodfordDec 2, 2022
Keith Woodford sketches out how such a scheme might work.
Fairness for farmers is key, says DairyNZ

Fairness for farmers is key, says DairyNZ

Annette ScottDec 1, 2022
Farmer director bemoans the uncertainty affecting the sector.
jacinda-ardern-speaking

Govt widens sequestration recognition in ETS

Neal WallaceNov 30, 2022
Victory for primary sector in HWEN battle.
DCANZ disputes govt emissions modelling

DCANZ disputes govt emissions modelling

Neal WallaceNov 28, 2022
Dairy calls out officials on selection of research findings.
O’Connor blames farmer anger on misinformation 

O’Connor blames farmer anger on misinformation 

Neal WallaceNov 25, 2022
Farmers’ anger fuelled by inaccurate portrayal of government stance, says minister.
HWEN wants govt review of methane targets

HWEN wants govt review of methane targets

Neal WallaceNov 25, 2022
Partnership urges advisors to take ‘latest science’ into account.
‘Unacceptable’: Primary sector slams govt emissions thinking

‘Unacceptable’: Primary sector slams govt emissions thinking

Neal WallaceNov 24, 2022
Submissions on Wellington’s emissions proposals pull no punches.
United front needed on emissions pricing

United front needed on emissions pricing

Allan BarberNov 23, 2022
The government is losing much of its already dwindling support in the rural sector, says Allan Barber.
East Otago farmers rally in protest

East Otago farmers rally in protest

Neal WallaceNov 22, 2022
East Otago farmers voice their disapproval over emissions changes.
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Pulling together over emissions proposals

Alan EmersonNov 22, 2022
The response from Feds, BLNZ and DairyNZ to the government’s emissions pricing proposals are well-thought-out and succinct.
Revealed: How Treasury pushed for ETS

Revealed: How Treasury pushed for ETS

Neal WallaceNov 21, 2022
Documents reveal behind-the-scenes battle over agri emissions.
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