Friends?

OPINION: After years of fighting over farming, freshwater and sustainability Federated Farmers and Fish & Game are trying to kiss and make up.

Water donation?

OPINION: Fears of a summer without a daily swim have been doused in Tangiteroria, near Whangarei, after Fonterra Kauri filled the community pool as a donation.

Dine with a long spoon

OPINION: Some leaders in the New Zealand dairy industry will be keeping an anxious watch on the growing spat between China and Australia.

 
What emergency?

OPINION: Last week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared a “climate emergency” in Parliament.  

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a climate emergency last week.

OPINION: Last week Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern committed the Government and public sector to going carbon-neutral by 2025, as she declared a ‘climate emergency’.

 
Simon Couper

Former Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman and Waipu farmer Simon Couper looks at the strategies of Fonterra's competitors to see how the co-op can strengthen its own strategies.

Nice speech, but...

OPINION: Publisher Stuff and lobby group Federated Farmers both like to preach about their respective high-minded virtues – Stuff, about “funding journalism”, Feds about “supporting our farming communities”.

Quiet offload

OPINION: Fonterra has quietly offloaded its 50% stake in Agrifeeds, a major importer of palm kernel expeller into New Zealand.

Greenpeace seeing red

OPINION: Still with Greenpeace, the organisation’s push for a price on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions is gaining momentum since the swearing in of the new Labour Government.

Avoiding listeria

OPINION: The company that makes dairy products under “The Collective” brand, and which copped a nearly $500,000 fine for failing to report positive listeria results, is turning to plant-based products as it makes a comeback.

OPINION: The big review of the Fonterra Shareholders Council threw a light on some quite negative sentiments among shareholders about its ‘watchdog’.

OPINION: Some of the biggest companies in the world have claimed millions of dollars in Covid-19 wage subsidies for their New Zealand operations, with some going on to pay huge dividends to investors.

OPINION: The result of the election result was not a surprise, but the extent of National’s demise probably was to many blue MP’s who lost their seats.

Former Fonterra Shareholders Council (SHC) chair and Waipu farmer Simon Couper puts his views on why the recent review of the council’s functions was a futile exercise.

OPINION: From my observations of general media reporting it seems that in today’s world no one wants to take responsibility for their actions.

OPINION: A North Yorkshire teacher has become at least the second member of the public to be trampled to death by cows in the UK this year.

OPINION: Painting eyes on the backsides of cows could save their lives, according to new research by Australian scientists.

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OPINION: After years of fighting over farming, freshwater and sustainability Federated Farmers and Fish & Game are trying to kiss…

Water donation?

OPINION: Fears of a summer without a daily swim have been doused in Tangiteroria, near Whangarei, after Fonterra Kauri filled…

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