Boring

This old mutt has been a long-time critic of the multi-national, tax-dodging, political activist group Greenpeace for its sustained and never-ending attacks on the New Zealand farming sector.

Fire sales?

Your canine crusader hears that Fonterra’s current financial woes could see the dairy co-op dumping many of its key assets.

 
Awkward

The Hound would love to be a fly on the wall at the next Fonterra board meeting, when re-elected director Leonie Guiney returns to the dairy co-op’s the top table.

Jobs for the boys?

Your old mate was always suspicious about the way the Provincial Growth Fund and the man in charge of it – Shane Jones – would administer it.

 
Grown a pair?

The Hound has been a long-and-strong critic of Fonterra’s shareholder council.

Deafening silence

Your old mate notes that Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor was — like most of his coalition government colleagues — quick to crow about his successes after a year on the treasury benches.

About face?

Your old mate reckons former Silver Fern Farms sales manager Grant Howie has done a poacher-turned-gamekeeper conversion since he left the meat company to do business on his own account.

Silver Fern Farms' US-based sales executive Matt Luxon believes there is a big future for NZ grass fed beef in the US.

Matt Luxton, Silver Fern Farms’ sales executive in the US, discusses the opportunities for New Zealand to exploit the growing consumer trend towards grass-fed red meat.

PM Jacinda Ardern and Damien O’Connor launching the Mycoplasma bovis recovery package at Julie and Bruce Stevenson’s Wairarapa farm after they were cleared of M. bovis and had restocked. – Photo Supplied

Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity, Damien O’Connor explains what's been done this year in government. 

It was once jokingly said that the next most-important job after the All Blacks coach is the head of the Ministry for Primary Industries.

The Hound reckons former agriculture minister and speaker of the House David Carter is heeding calls for him to get out of the political game.

The Hound would like to know why Greenpeace activists who break the law never get punished.

Your canine crusader is usually not a fan of politicians showing as hypocrites.

Your old mate is unsurprised at how much arrogance is taking over Government MPs – after only one year in power.

OPINION: Horticulture New Zealand believes it is time to take a strategic and measured look at where we grow our food and protect those regions so that we can feed our future generations with fresh, healthy food. 

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer, has extensive economic and environmental benefits for farmers, especially New Zealand’s grains industry. 

 

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The Hound

Fire sales?

Your canine crusader hears that Fonterra’s current financial woes could see the dairy co-op dumping many of its key assets.

Boring

This old mutt has been a long-time critic of the multi-national, tax-dodging, political activist group Greenpeace for its sustained and…

 
 

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