He Waka Eke Noa
Pricing should not be left for ministers to set, says climate change minister.
How come the government finds it so easy to sacrifice farmers’ interests for urban votes, asks Alan Emerson.
‘Pricing emissions will not give us the outcome we want,’ BLNZ says.
Emissions pricing won’t start until two years from now, proposal says.
Rural folk should take this time to ask ourselves what we really want, 2023 Nuffield scholar Kerry Worsnop says.
Scientists and ag leaders hail ‘step in the right direction’
High-powered meeting at Fieldays rights drifting process.
Luxon repeats pledge to restart negotiations if he gets into government.
Agriculture minister looking for interim funding source as HWEN stalls
Insight into emissions talks shows reservations about aspects of He Waka Eke Noa.
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.
Urgent need to finalise pricing system for agricultural emissions.
Rushing legislation before the general election will create issues and undermine its credibility, says sector leaders
Farmers are feeling stressed by the sheer pace of change.
Advocacy role challenged, but no unified voice on solutions.
Remits at annual meeting speak of frustration over what farmers call a lack of consultation.
Former Feds leader, whose election to the BLNZ board ousted the chair, has often done things the hard way.
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.
Concern over government process a brake on bringing methane blockers to market.
Issue taken with how levy payers are consulted by industry body.
Forestry, for sheep and beef farms, is usually the most economic solution to offset GHG emissions in the short term
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.
Industry leaders split on effect of delaying farm emissions laws until after election.
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.
The report recommends a wider use of on farm sequestration than the government originally indicated.
Farmer director bemoans the uncertainty affecting the sector.
Farmers’ anger fuelled by inaccurate portrayal of government stance, says minister.
Partnership urges advisors to take ‘latest science’ into account.
Submissions on Wellington’s emissions proposals pull no punches.
The government is losing much of its already dwindling support in the rural sector, says Allan Barber.
East Otago farmers voice their disapproval over emissions changes.
The response from Feds, BLNZ and DairyNZ to the government’s emissions pricing proposals are well-thought-out and succinct.