Fail!

PM Jacinda Ardern may have many talents, but an understanding of business is clearly not one of them.

 
The good life?

Your canine crusader admires those people in high positions who do not take their own self-importance too seriously and are willing to take the proverbial out of themselves.

Truth hurts

Your old mate notes that Fed Farmers Marlborough Philip Neal caused a bit of a stir recently when he claimed in a newsletter column that proposed new taxes being raised by the government would hurt farmers and benefit many who don’t deserve it.

 
Can he add?

The Hound notes that former Meat Industry Excellence (MIE) member Mark Patterson is now trying to use the same anti-Chinese sentiment the failed group used to oppose the takeover by Yili of Westland Milk.

The regional field days circuit is done for 2019. Now there's the National Fieldays in June.

OPINION: There were clear winners and losers in this year's regional field days circuit.

 
Andrew Morrison.

OPINION: The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s (PCE) recent comprehensive report: “Farms, Forests and Fossil Fuels” shows the clear way forward for New Zealand on climate change.

No grandstanding

The Hound, like everyone else in New Zealand, was shocked and stunned by the senseless shootings in Christchurch last month.

Harsh, but true

Well-known South Canterbury dairy farmer John Gregan questioned BLNZ chair, at last month’s annual meeting, Andrew Morrison about his organisation’s treatment of dairy farmers.

Follow the money

A mate of the Hound reckons the readers of the darling publication of left-wingers and liberals — The Guardian newspaper — should take its stories about farming and animal welfare with a large grain of salt.

Hero or hypocrite?

Your old mate was interested to see Trade Minister David Parker recently hailing the success of the revamped TPP trade deal.

In a follow-up to this old mutt’s piece two issues ago about Fonterra directors getting to grips with the co-op’s financial state and loudly sharing their dismay in the Koru club, another of the Hound’s spies has passed on more news in the ‘Fonterra director watch’ category.

There are many stories from ‘the impossible to believe, but believable’ files that your old mate is often told about.

 

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Fail!

PM Jacinda Ardern may have many talents, but an understanding of business is clearly not one of them.

The good life?

Your canine crusader admires those people in high positions who do not take their own self-importance too seriously and are…

 
 

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