No free ride!

OPINION: This old mutt is getting somewhat tired of multi-national, tax-dodging, fund-raising group Greenpeace always given front and centre mainstream media space to coment (i.e. bag) NZ agriculture.

How come?

OPINION: A mate of yours truly is questioning exactly why the Māori ag sector have been given special budget funding by the Government to ramp up their efforts to reduce agricultural emissions.

Farmer's Chaplain Colin Miller.

OPINION: Back in the early '90s, I felt privileged to be invited to visit the Republic of Nauru. With a total land area of 25 square kilometres and a population around 8,000 at the time, it was  - and still is - one of the remotest and smallest nations on…

The He Waka Eke Noa recommendations are the result of a Hobson's Choice from Government.

OPINION: One of the most recognised lines from the classic TV show Hill Street Blues was the send out by Sgt Stan Jablonski - "Let's do it to them, before they do it to us".

Why?

OPINION: A mate of your canine crusader's - and a Silver Fern Farms supplier and shareholder - is less than impressed that his meat company is holding a series of upcoming 'farmer forums', where woke, anti-farming commentator Rod Oram will be the MC.

Dirty water

OPINION: The Hound reckons the Government's unpopular and controversial Three Waters reforms is creating plenty of jobs - for bureaucrats and contractors - but not for the local communities who are having their water assets stolen 'co-governed' and controlled by four new mega water entities.

Junket!

OPINION: This old mutt reckons it doesn’t take long for farmer directors to get their noses well and truly in the trough when they get elected to levy organisation boards.

Bob'll sort it!

OPINION: Your old mate's editor was contacted by Ashburton-based farmer co-op Ruralco in relation to this old mutt's recent column about the difficulty in signing up to the organisation.

Jamie McFadden

OPINION: Having attended the webinars, meetings and reading the information, I am none the wiser as to why the world's most emissions efficient farmers are being taxed for emissions and by how much.

A recent report on rural water schemes – commissioned by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) – will do little to quell users’ concerns about the Government’s contentious 3 Waters reforms.

OPINION:  A recent report on rural water schemes – commissioned by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) – will do little to quell users’ concerns about the Government’s contentious 3 Waters reforms.

Pointless!

OPINION: The Hound note that part-time ag minister, part-time trade minister and full-time handbag carrier for Jacinda, Damien O'Connor, did a bit of virtue signalling during an APEC trade ministers' meeting held in Bangkok last month.

OPINION: As recently reported by your canine crusader, the Government appears to be full steam ahead with its theft reforms of the country's 3 Waters network.

OPINION: I'm sure we could have a very interesting discussion around what would it take to make you happy.

OPINION: Mitigation strategies killing off the microbes that construct methane from free hydrogen are ineffective, because that hydrogen must be disposed of.

OPINION: The ink was barely dry on the Government’s newly released emissions reductions plan before the whining began.

OPINION: Your old mate reckons recent ‘research’ carried out by consultants PWC – claiming that ‘actively managed carbon forestry’ creates 25% more local jobs than sheep and beef farming on low productivity land – is about as accurate as a bent rifle.

OPINION: Your canine crusader - like many in the sector probably would have - raised an eyebrow when he heard the news that UK Tory Party MP Neil Parish was recently forced to resign after he "accidentally" opened an X-rated video while looking at machinery online.

OPINION: This old mutt continues to be flabbergasted by the sheer audacity and mendacious behaviour of the current inhabitants of the Beehive.

OPINION: The Hound suggests if there was any doubt that our so-called farmer industry bodies are little more than a bunch of quislings who are fully in the Government's pocket, then a recent publicity stunt will have quelled that doubt.

OPINION: In the past several months, three separate articles have appeared purporting to explain the current situation in New Zealand cattle and sheep industries, regarding methane emission research.

OPINION: The passage of time has taught me that most people have been so bombarded with climate change stories and the ‘need to do something’, they believe it.

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No free ride!

OPINION: This old mutt is getting somewhat tired of multi-national, tax-dodging, fund-raising group Greenpeace always given front and centre mainstream…

How come?

OPINION: A mate of yours truly is questioning exactly why the Māori ag sector have been given special budget funding by…

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