Former Fonterra Shareholders Council chair and Waipu farmer Simon Couper explores the international strategies of New Zealand dairy firms.
OPINION: After years of fighting over farming, freshwater and sustainability Federated Farmers and Fish & Game are trying to kiss and make up.
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.
OPINION: Some leaders in the New Zealand dairy industry will be keeping an anxious watch on the growing spat between China and Australia.
OPINION: Last week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared a “climate emergency” in Parliament.
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’.
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.
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”.
OPINION: Fonterra has quietly offloaded its 50% stake in Agrifeeds, a major importer of palm kernel expeller into New Zealand.
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.
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: More than three years on, Mycoplasma bovis continues to cast a shadow over some farms.
Former Fonterra Shareholders Council chair and Waipu farmer Simon Couper suggests they should be reviewing strategy, not the council.
OPINION: The dust from the 2020 general election has settled and Labour has been given the mandate to govern New Zealand for the next three years.
OPINION: The big review of the Fonterra Shareholders Council threw a light on some quite negative sentiments among shareholders about its ‘watchdog’.
OPINION: A classic case of biting off more than you can chew.
OPINION: The use of palm kernel expeller (PKE) on farms can continue, at least for now.
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.
Agritech has a vital role to play in the COVID-19 recovery, according to LIC chief executive Wayne McNee.
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.