OPINION: DairyNZ is pleased by progress to improve winter grazing regulations.
OPINION: Federated Farmers joins the many council-elected representatives and citizens up and down the country urging the Government to go back to the drawing board on reform of its three waters delivery.
OPINION: Recent episodes of Fair Go have highlighted the difficulties a number of rural people have in getting access to quality, reliable broadband and how tough this makes their lives.
OPINION: Rural NZ is again getting the rough end of the stick when it comes to services - this time in relation to Covid-19 vaccinations.
OPINION: Agriculture and Trade Minister Damien O'Connor tried to keep his latest overseas jaunt secret squirrel.
OPINION: This old mutt suggests that farmers' growing discontent with Beef+Lamb NZ's performance is going to reach fever peak after its latest stunt.
OPINION: Speaking of woke, Government-owned entities that love wasting public money and producing fluffy PR pieces, the Hound sees that Landcorp - known as Pāmu - has just released its 2021 annual report.
OPINION: Your old mate notes that MPI is now trying to buy favour with agricultural journalists for its 'Fit for a Better World' (FFBW) programme.
OPINION: Rural New Zealanders and those working in the primary sector play a vital role in our response to COVID-19 and it's important they take the opportunity to get vaccinated against the virus, says Agriculture and Rural Communities Minister Damien O'Connor
OPINION: A mate from Aussie sent me a great story that had been in the press, again, over the ditch recently.
OPINION: What is simple is always wrong. What is not is unusable.
OPINION: Grassroots farmer protest group Groundswell has announced another national protest on November 21.
OPINION: This old mutt notes that Geoff Reid, an 'environmental activist' - whose activism appears to be limited to surreptitiously creeping around farms in Southland taking photos on the dime of Greenpeace, recently published more of his creepy farm shots.
OPINION: Your canine crusader understands members of the 'strategic groups' invoked in the Government-backed 'Fit for a Better World' programme - grandiosely labelled as: "A roadmap to accelerate the transformation of the food and fibre sector over the next 10 years" are on a pretty good wicket for not doing…
OPINION: A mate of yours truly asks if the financial pickle that milk company Synlait currently finds itself in is a case of the people supposed to be in charge of the company taking their eyes off the ball.
OPINION: The Hound, like many in the agriculture sector, is worried about the growing increase of good farmland being lost to trees - especially carbon sinks - and the negative impact this is having on rural communities.
OPINION: Questions have to be asked about the Government's Covid strategy.
OPINION: There is an adage from the old labour union days which states: It is a poor job that cannot carry a supervisor.
OPINION: For more than a year now the primary sector has been crying out for changed around immigration settings to help ease numerous critical worker shortages right across the country's key export earning industries.
OPINION: Your canine crusader knows there is a great deal of unease - especially in rural NZ - about the Government's three waters reforms.
OPINION: The refusal of both Damien O'Connor and PM Jacinda Ardern to release some of the correspondence they received about Groundswell begs a question or two.
OPINION: An email from Fed Farmers' president Andrew Hoggard to Ag Minister Damien O'Connor saying some unkind things about the Groundswell movement - before its big countrywide protest in July - was recently released to a media outfit under an Official Information Act (OIA) request.
OPINION: A mate of the Hound's wants to know what's happened to meat company Silver Fern Farms and its latter day conversion to wokeism.
A mate of the Hound's thinks it was more than a bit dodgy when DairyNZ chair Jim van der Poel recently announced the director elections for the industry good body.