$1m remains unpaid

OPINION: A group of New Zealand farmers who collectively sold $1 million worth of cattle to a live export company in March are still waiting to be paid.

Too close for comfort

OPINION: One vet believes the threat of foot-and-mouth entering New Zealand is much higher than what authorities tell the public.

Three Waters in trouble?

OPINION: Yet another sign has emerged that the Government's controversial Three Waters reform could be in trouble.

Doco maker wrong

OPINION: A documentary maker who wrongly claims in his film that cows in New Zealand live only one quarter of their 20 year natural lifespan is rightly facing a backlash from farmers.

Doug Edmeades asks why NZ farmers are about to be lumbered with a tax which he claims will not make a jot of difference to NZ GHG emissions.

OPINION: "We are all in this waka together” which, when translated, becomes “He Waka Eke Noa”.

NZ Meat Board chair Andrew Morrison.

OPINION: This year we're marking the centenary of the New Zealand Meat Board (NZMB) and this represents a good opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of the role of the board.

Worryingly, viral FMD fragments were also recently discovered on pork imported into Australia from China

OPINION: NZ's biosecurity officials and services are rightly on high alert, following a recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in previously FMD-free Indonesia.

Fruitful change?

OPINION: Your canine crusader notes that meat company Silver Fern Farms has undergone quite a refresh over the last few years.

All for show?

OPINION: The Hound notes that Fonterra is cashing in on the curent government's largesse with taxpayer money.

Riding shotgun!

OPINION: Your old mate reckons the farmer protests recently held in Holland makes the chaps at Groundswell look like saints.

What a sap!

OPINION: This old mutt reckons with inflation at 30-year highs and interest rates on an endless upward trajectory, Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr would be singularly focused on tackling these issues.

And they're off! After nearly three years 'Zooming' around the world while grounded in New Zealand, winemakers, viticulturists and marketers are taking flight.

OPINION: An estimated 40% of food produced globally each year is wasted - totalling 2.5 billion tonnes.

OPINION: New Zealand's best loved brand Whittakers has launched its first 'plant-based' chocolate but it hasn't left a sweet taste in everyone's mouth.

OPINION: The heat wave that hit Europe last week has forced a rethink among UK dairy farmers who normally graze their cows outdoors in summer.

OPINION: When three senior Government ministers issue a media release on a Sunday afternoon extending cost of living support, eyebrows are rightly raised.

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Fruitful change?

OPINION: Your canine crusader notes that meat company Silver Fern Farms has undergone quite a refresh over the last few…

All for show?

OPINION: The Hound notes that Fonterra is cashing in on the curent government's largesse with taxpayer money.

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