OPINION: The country's farmers are feeling disregarded, discontented, disrespected and disgruntled.
Nearly 50 years ago, back in the early 70’s, a passenger plane went down shortly before midnight, crashing into the Florida everglades.
OPINION: There was a time when to be a public servant, or to be in the public service, was something honourable and noble.
OPINION: Your canine crusader reckons one of the few things you can guarantee in farming - a bit like rates and taxes - is that input prices will always go up!
OPINION: A mate of the Hound's reckons the PM needs to be a bit careful about who or what she claims is legitimate or not.
OPINION: The Hound hears the supposed new collegial working arrangement between Fed Farmers, Beef+Lamb NZ and DairyNZ is off to a rather rocky start.
OPINION: This old mutt's mate attended one of the recent Beef+Lamb NZ roadshows held in the lead up to its recent referendum.
OPINION: As farmers, we are skilled at managing what happens inside the farm gate; it is the externalities, the factors we cannot control, that can cause the greatest amount of stress.
OPINION: After attending the Beef + Lamb NZ roadshow in Timaru, I have a level of discomfort around parts of the presentation.
OPINION: In the May 18 Rural News (page 22) there was a joint opinion piece by Andrew Morrision, chair of Beef+Lamb NZ, Jim van der Poel, chair of DairyNZ and Andrew Hoggard, president Federated Farmers.
OPINION: Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor was fortunate enough to be out of the country when his 'Fit for a Better World Progress Update 2021' was released at Fieldays.
OPINION: Your old mate - as well as most of the country's ag scientists - were already highly sceptical about the quality and depth of a 'research paper' produced by Landcare Research a couple of months back on Regenerative Agriculture (RA).
OPINION: This old mutt reckons the recent announcement of the reasons that the School Strike 4 Climate Auckland group is disbanding is beyond incredible.
OPINION: Your canine crusader understands that the unrest and unease around the country about government-imposed, controversial mapping of Significant Natural Areas (SNAs) is all the fault of redneck, racist farmers in the South.
OPINION: The Hound was gobsmacked to learn that the NZ media's love affair with 'our' Jacinda took another great leap forward - or more correctly backwards - during the recent visit of Australian PM Scott Morrison.
OPINION: Farmers are being herded into a very dangerous crush.
Many years ago, when I was still single, I had a mate who worked with me for a short time.
OPINION: Trade Minister Damien O'Connor recently flew of to the UK and Eu in an effort to add some much needed momentum to the glacial pacde of free trade talks currently taking place between NZ and both Britain and Europe.
OPINION: A mate of this old mutt's almost choked on his dog tucker when he came across the musings of former NZ First MP and newly elected Otago Feds chair Mark Patterson.
OPINION: Your canine crusader hears that not all is rosy in the world of supposed rural sector congeniality.
OPINION: Your old mate reckons Fonterra and its dairy farmer shareholders may well be all cock-a-hoop about the prospects of a near $8 payout this year and one north of $8 next year.
OPINION: The Hound hears that government department MBIE is apparently working on a 'NZ Battery Project' to try and find a solution to dry years when we don't get enough hydropower.
With all the hype around the benefits of regenerative agriculture, a significant aspect appears to be missing – economics.
This old mutt suggests that if you ever wondered to understand just how crazy the nutjobs who make up animal activist group PETA are, then take a look at their latest call.