Turning the corner

OPINION: Fonterra seems to be turning a corner in Australia when it comes to stability of its milk supply base.

Hats off to Mark

OPINION: It's hard to tell if any MPs are genuinely representing farming and the rural sector these days.

Bridge too far

OPINION: The Howl of a Protest was generally a success, well received by the public and, surprisingly, given evenhanded coverage by most media.

Liquid or powder?

Fonterra, the biggest exporter of milk powder to Sri Lanka, may have a new battle on its hands.

Failed legal action

UK vegan and animal rights groups have failed in a bid to ban an advertising campaign promoting meat and dairy consumption as part of a balanced diet in Britain.

More pain

OPINION: The pain continues at listed Canterbury milk processor Synlait.

The cows are back

Twenty-one years ago, about 500 fibreglass cows decorated by artists, celebrities and schoolchildren were placed around New York City.

Taste trickery?

The world's fourth largest dairy company Danone is spending more money to spruce up its vegan dairy offerings in a bid to boost sales.

Takeover rumours

Listed New Zealand company the a2 Milk Company - once a darling of the stock exchange - is the subject of takeover rumours.

Side effects

A recent side effect of the misinformation easily spread on Facebook is a spike in reports of poisoning due to ingestion of ivermectin meant for livestock.

Battle for workers

OPINION: A battle for the dwindling pool of farm workers is brewing between NZ and our Aussie 'mates'.

Spud 'milk'?

OPINION: There's a new 'milk' in town - 'potato milk' - adding to the list of liquids trying to claims the moniker 'milk'.

OPINION: New Zealand, and in particular Fonterra, has come under scrutiny in Sri Lanka for taking home the lion's share of the country's spend on imported powdered milk.

OPINION: Climate activist Greta Thunberg's recent tweet about New Zealanders' greenhouse gas emissions has gone down like a lead balloon.

OPINION: This is the season of masks. But this mask isn’t for Covid—it helps reduce methane emissions.

OPINION: Almond milk, although positioned as an eco-friendly alternative to cow's milk, rightly gets a lot of flak for being bad for the environment.

OPINION: Fonterra's plan to trademark Maori words used for its Kapiti cheese range is cheesing off some in Maoridom.

OPINION: It seems Fonterra's revised preferred option for its new capital structure has fallen short of farmer expectations.

OPINION: Microbes fished from the stomachs of cows can gobble up certain kinds of plastic, including the polythylene terephthalate (PET) used in soda bottles, food packaging and synthetic fabrics.

OPINION: So, Fonterra believes New Zealand has reached peak milk.

OPINION: The 'ute tax has exposed the rank ignorance of some proponents of the wokeness, encapsulated in a recent RNZ interview with environmentalist and 'liberate the lane' cyclist Kirsty Wild.

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Turning the corner

OPINION: Fonterra seems to be turning a corner in Australia when it comes to stability of its milk supply base.

Hats off to Mark

OPINION: It's hard to tell if any MPs are genuinely representing farming and the rural sector these days.

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