Frank Mitloehner

OPINION: When Myles Allen, a professor of geosystem science at the University of Oxford, talks, I always suggest it’s worth a listen – particularly when he shares information that can help improve sustainability in the cattle sector.

Crazy

OPINION: Your canine crusader was truly impressed by the almost unanimous support given by politicians of all stripes in Parliament to the recent passing of legislation for the NZ/EU free trade deal.

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OPINION: As this old mutt suggested in the last issue, MPI looks a very good candidate for some serious public sector savings that the government is currently looking for.

Not so bad!

OPINION: Your old mate is still somewhat gobsmacked by sheer stupidity and lack of understanding by Beef+Lamb NZ’s board in asking for a pay rise at this year’s annual meeting.

Hauora Taiwhenua chair Dr Fiona Bolden discusses the upcoming National Rural Health Conference significance in addressing rural healthcare challenges.

As the National Rural Health Conference 2024 approaches, Fiona Bolden, chair of Hauora Taiwhenua, and Grant Davidson, chief executive of Hauora Taiwhenua, talk about the conference's significance in addressing rural healthcare challenges.

Why?

OPINION: A mate of yours truly wants to know why the beef schedule differential is now more than 45-50 cents a kilo between North and South Island producers – if you look at February 2024 steer prices.

Fat to cut

OPINION: Your canine crusader understands that MPI were recently in front of the Parliamentary Primary Sector Select Committee for an 8-hour marathon hearing.

Go woke!

OPINION: The Hound reckons the powers at Landcorp (or as they/them like to call themselves, Pāmu) are coming under the microscope with the new government in place.

Good bugger

Your old mate would like to pay special tribute to former Countrywide editor Terry Brosnahan who passed way earlier this month.

Tony Orman argues that natural climate cycles with warming and cooling and extreme weather events have always been. Photo Credit: Chorus.

OPINION: Leo Cooney's opinion article (December 5) “Carbon Credits a Discredit” rekindled for me questions about climate change, the ETS, and indeed the whole matter of climate change formerly known as global warming.

Dr Cath Cosgrave’s keynote address will provide practical strategies for enhancing rural health workforce stability and resilience.

One month out from the National Rural Health Conference 2024, we caught up with keynote speaker Dr Cath Cosgrave. She is an internationally awarded 'rural change-maker', strategic advisor, trainer, coach, presenter, and evaluator based in Australia. With this broad set of skills, we asked her how she would sum up…

OPINION: When the country elects a new government, we all know there will be policy changes as outlined on the hustings.

OPINION: Your canine crusader reckons moves by the new government to try and breathe new life into the country's ailing wool industry will have little real impact.

OPINION: This old mutt suggests the new government is going to have to move fast to rein in a number of district and regional councils around the country who seem hell-bent on trying to push through their own agendas.

OPINION: The Hound reckon the demise of Newshub (3 News to those of us a bit longer in the fang department) while sad is probably a reflection of how some media have lost touch with their audiences by going down a certain line and losing viewers, readers, and listeners.

OPINION: Your old mate can't believe how that infamous environmental vandal and professional stirrer Mike Smith is now being beatified in some circles as an eco-warrior.

OPINION: Kia ora and a warm welcome to everyone making a living off the land, contributing to our regional and national well-being. For regulars who make Field Days, a 'must attend', it's welcome back!

OPINION: Your canine crusader reckons no single lobby group has had a bigger turnaround in fortunes than Federated Farmers since the election of the new coalition Government.

OPINION: To ensure beef and sheep farmers get more than heart-warming platitudes out of the new Government, they'll need to hold their feet to the fire whenever they get the chance.

OPINION: This old mutt suggests the 'don't come Monday' (DCM) award (in other words, resign) must go to the heartless, mean-spirited minions at Hastings City Council for even proposing that the poor people whose houses were wrecked by Cyclone Gabrielle should help pay the council for the demolition of their…

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