Jim Mulhern, NMPF chief executive.

Jim Mulhern, chief executive of National Milk Producers Federation in the US, on the crucial trade agreements shaping the future of dairy.

Toxic loan?

More questions are being asked about the Government’s contentious $10 million loan to Westland.

 
Moo love on the net

Cows and bulls searching for ‘moo love’ now have a mobile app to help their breeders.

Sneaky green

Green Party MP Golriz Gharaman is pushing a Members Bill that would give prisoners the right to vote and ban overseas donations to political parties.

 
Capital pains

National's constant prodding in Parliament recently about capital gains tax (CGT) has caused the Prime Minister to drop her veil of kindness and reveal anger and petulance instead.

 
Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell.

Here are excerpts from Fonterra’s submission to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA) review, signed by chief executive Miles Hurrell.

Who’s right?

Did minister David Parker say it? Opposition’s Nathan Guy thinks so.

Pig of a claim

Fonterra finds itself at the centre of a row between two Sri Lankan cabinet ministers.

Magical thinking

While we're on the topic of a higher minimum wage, Horticulture NZ chief Mike Chapman is a clear thinker on this, cutting through the bulldust coming out of Wellington.

The Hound was disappointed but not surprised to see the multi-national, tax-dodging environmental group Greenpeace have another crack at NZers this month.

Your old mate reckons Fonterra is not the only dairy company in NZ now under pressure.

Meanwhile, this old mutt’s source also says the Fonterra directors’ meeting agenda had ‘Confidential’, plus each director’s name, emblazoned on every page.

A mate of the Hound reckons that Fonterra’ directors may finally be coming to grips with just how bad its Chinese investments have been for its farmer shareholders.

Another New Year has begun and at least on the weather front appears to have started well with lots of warm, dry weather. Long may that continue!

 

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