Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Policy


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McKee takes aim at firearms legislation

Neal WallaceJan 29, 2024
Survey highlights dissatisfaction with police and registry system.

‘Vague’ animal transport rules under fire

Neal WallaceJan 24, 2024
International study criticises NZ, among others, for insufficient regulation.

Local solutions for local challenges

Federated FarmersJan 18, 2024
Catchment communities need to own the issues they’re trying to address, a former Feds South Canty president says.

Work on water reform slows to a trickle

Farmers WeeklyJan 18, 2024
With existing plans due to be scrapped, councils await direction from government.


Guaranteed to drive you round the bend 

Guaranteed to drive you round the bend 

Alan EmersonJan 9, 2024
Alan Emerson fires up his imagination to find out how government agencies are going to counter coalition plans.
Freshwater review high on government list

Freshwater review high on government list

Richard RennieDec 15, 2023
Two-year process to replace policy ‘will include a robust and full consultation process’.
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Campaigner calls for review to keep human touch

Richard RennieDec 15, 2023
Prickett shares misgivings about signals being sent in water pronouncement.
Commissioner urges new government to ease off gas

Commissioner urges new government to ease off gas

Richard RennieDec 13, 2023
Calls to encourage change in energy use come as coalition works to repeal electric car subsidy.
ACT MP to head Parliament’s Primary Production committee

ACT MP to head Parliament’s Primary Production committee

Neal WallaceDec 13, 2023
Dairy farmer Mark Cameron appointed in second term.
Govt promises fresh thinking on water policy

Govt promises fresh thinking on water policy

Neal WallaceDec 1, 2023
New Minister of Agriculture promises changes to water policy by Christmas.
ETS stability a must for new minister, forestry says 

ETS stability a must for new minister, forestry says 

Richard RennieNov 30, 2023
Investors getting cold feet as sector is racked by uncertainty.
New govt hits reset on ag policies

New govt hits reset on ag policies

Neal WallaceNov 28, 2023
No fewer than 13 ag policies of previous government earmarked for reversal or review.
Wools of NZ hails turnaround on carpeting

Wools of NZ hails turnaround on carpeting

Farmers WeeklyNov 27, 2023
Government decision on wool in public sector buildings ‘a significant boost to wool growers and the industry’.
Telehealth service is a start, not a solution

Telehealth service is a start, not a solution

Craig PageNov 23, 2023
Political parties need to make good on election promises about better rural health care, writes Craig Page.
MPI won’t regulate regenerative ag, it says 

MPI won’t regulate regenerative ag, it says 

Gerhard UysNov 17, 2023
Approach focused on supporting research that farmers can use in building better farm systems.
BLNZ urges rethink on freshwater plans

BLNZ urges rethink on freshwater plans

Farmers WeeklyNov 17, 2023
Concerns about ‘rushed consultation approaches being taken by councils’.
Colin Hurst in front of a Federated Farmers sign.

Webinars shed light on farm plan requirements

Federated FarmersNov 13, 2023
Concerns remain about the cost, usefulness, and how they join up with with rules and requirements.
Shared views give hope for swift ag policy changes

Shared views give hope for swift ag policy changes

Neal WallaceNov 8, 2023
Three coalition hopefuls agree on most things when it comes to the primary sector.
‘Groundswell’s environmental record speaks for itself’

‘Groundswell’s environmental record speaks for itself’

Guest writerOct 18, 2023
Spokesperson says recent criticism ‘leaves readers misinformed’.
Plea to take water out of political realm

Plea to take water out of political realm

Annette ScottOct 18, 2023
Irrigation lobby group wants longer-term thinking and a ministry for water.
Keep regs real, arable farmers advise new govt

Keep regs real, arable farmers advise new govt

Annette ScottOct 18, 2023
They also want useful tools – including GM – to be put in growers’ hands.
Rule review is farmers’ priority for new govt

Rule review is farmers’ priority for new govt

Richard RennieOct 16, 2023
Rural New Zealand is looking to the incoming administration to deliver on its promises.
BLNZ’s shopping list for new govt

BLNZ’s shopping list for new govt

Annette ScottOct 16, 2023
‘We need the incoming government to enable farmers rather than restrict them’
Primary sector beefs up clout in Parliament

Primary sector beefs up clout in Parliament

Neal WallaceOct 16, 2023
Number of MPs with farming ties grows by 50%.
The only certainty is nothing will change

The only certainty is nothing will change

Alan EmersonOct 16, 2023
Alan Emerson looks beyond the result of the General Election.
Damned if you don’t: new regs tight on time and cost

Damned if you don’t: new regs tight on time and cost

Richard RennieOct 10, 2023
New risk classification of farm dams likely to prove expensive – if there is even capacity to get it done.
Let’s hear less from Greater Wellington

Let’s hear less from Greater Wellington

Alan EmersonOct 5, 2023
Alan Emerson is fed up with what he calls the ‘extreme whims’ of the regional council’s climate change approach.
Labour’s trade claims: gold standard or a lot of brass?

Labour’s trade claims: gold standard or a lot of brass?

Nigel StirlingOct 4, 2023
Was the government’s glittering trade run achieved more in spite of Labour than because of it, asks Nigel Stirling.
Election 2023: Farmer confidence and economic performance

Election 2023: Farmer confidence and economic performance

Neal WallaceOct 2, 2023
Farmers Weekly asks New Zealand’s six biggest parties to spell out their policies for the primary sector.
Environment Court hearings for PC1 get underway

Environment Court hearings for PC1 get underway

Gerald PiddockSep 29, 2023
Court to hear appeals against ‘decisions version’ of plan.
National promises spending cuts before Christmas

National promises spending cuts before Christmas

BusinessDeskSep 29, 2023
Party delivers updated fiscal plan in last major policy release before polls open.
Politicians agree on diagnosis, but not the cure

Politicians agree on diagnosis, but not the cure

Neal WallaceSep 29, 2023
Health debate takes place as alarming new stats released.
Southern freshwater bureaucracy gears up

Southern freshwater bureaucracy gears up

Neal WallaceSep 27, 2023
Scores sign on as certifiers and auditors of farm water plans.
Mayor welcomes NPS on natural hazards

Mayor welcomes NPS on natural hazards

Richard RennieSep 26, 2023
Local authorities, insurers welcome policy direction on planning for natural hazards.
Groundswell protest reaches Picton

Groundswell protest reaches Picton

Neal WallaceSep 26, 2023
Drive 4 Change hears stories of stressed farmers in nationwide trek to highlight rural plight.
waterway-creek

Regs cost a lot and achieve little, report says

Neal WallaceSep 25, 2023
More sleep lost to following the rules than to farming itself, one farmer says.
Debate defines rural voters’ choices

Debate defines rural voters’ choices

Neal WallaceSep 15, 2023
Spectrum of policies laid out for voters in Hamilton election debate.
2023 Rural Issues Debate: Watch it here

2023 Rural Issues Debate: Watch it here

Farmers WeeklySep 15, 2023
Watch politicians in Hamilton compete for the vote of their rural constituents.
National pledges to shake up consent rules

National pledges to shake up consent rules

Neal WallaceSep 14, 2023
Policy announcement welcomed by Irrigation NZ and Federated Farmers.
A planted wetland on a farm.

Regs impede creation of new wetlands: Fish & Game

Farmers WeeklySep 11, 2023
It has become harder to establish wetlands and easier to destroy them, says body.
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