A mate of the Hound's thinks it was more than a bit dodgy when DairyNZ chair Jim van der Poel recently announced the director elections for the industry good body.
OPINION: Well-known professional protestor, John Minto has run off at the mouth without checking his facts.
Your canine crusader reckons this story could come straight out of the 'Only in America' file.
OPINION: There was a lot of gnashing of teeth, wailing and tears (including our PM) when celebrity teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has a crack at NZ's efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
OPINION: The Hound wonders when the powers-that-be will take a serious look at how their infatuation with pleasing the UN and implementing crazy policies to mitigate (not reduce) the country's carbon footprint is doing severe damage to our economy.
OPINION: Speaking of wasting taxpayer money, your canine crusader almost choked on his dog tucker when he read a recent report by the NZ Taxpayers Union on spending by the Health Research Council.
OPINION: Your old mate is always sceptical about claims made by government, especially when it comes to spending our money and the value of said spending.
OPINION: Your canine crusader is shedding a tear (only crocodile) for US-owned carpet manufacturer Godfrey Hirst, which is threatening legal action under the Fair Trading Act, against its NZ rival Cavalier for "demonising" synthetic carpets.
OPINION: A mate of the Hound's was unimpressed when he recently received his voting papers for the annual meeting of rural insurer FMG.
OPINION: Your old mate notes that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is trying to stonewall the good folk at this newspaper from coming up with the actual costs of its 'Fit for a better world' strategy.
OPINION: The Hound notes that billionaires Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are all trying to prove that they really do not have small appendages by flying to space.
OPINION: Your canine crusader reckons people should be very skeptical of video footage supplied to TV news by vested interests.
OPINION: This old mutt reckons the 'woke' epidemic - currently rife in left wing and government circles - is now starting to spread its ugly wings into the ag sector.
OPINION: The Hound reckons that meat company Silver Fern Farms is now drinking from the same Kool Aid trough as the anti-farming types at Greenpeace.
OPINION: Your old mate finds it rather ironic that the Government is going to open up the border to allow in 300 overseas educators to help fill the gap of teacher shortages in schools around NZ.
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: 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: 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.