Wednesday, 13 November 2019 14:13

No threat to farming from forestry

OPINION: There’s some agitation out there at the moment about farming being under threat from forestry. Much of what’s circulating is based on misinformation so it’s time to lay out the facts.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 08:45

Hot air?

With the Government wanting to implement huge costs on the livestock farming sector by making New Zealand the only country to include farming in an ETS, this old mutt thought it might actually get serious about funding mitigation research.

Published in The Hound
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 09:55

Freshwater submissions flood in

The Government will take the next few months to go over 12,000 submissions and work on the proposed Essential Freshwater package.

Published in General News
Thursday, 31 October 2019 10:55

Seaweed could bust methane emissions

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is predicting huge international demand for a native seaweed if research proves its worth as a potential methane buster for agriculture.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 08:54

Payout issues always complex – O’Connor

Compensation issues are “always complex,” says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 09:44

High alert for stink bugs

Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor is warning travelling Kiwis to be vigilant as the high-season for the crop-eating brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is under way.

Published in General News
Friday, 11 October 2019 14:58

O’Connor off to trade talks

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, heads to Thailand today to attend the final Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial meeting, as negotiations enter their final stages.

Published in General News
Friday, 11 October 2019 10:38

Angry pills?

A mate of the Hound attended the huge meeting in Timaru, last month, on the Government’s proposed freshwater reforms. Hundreds of anxious farmers turned up to hear officials – as well as Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and Environment Minister David Parker – discuss the topic.

Published in The Hound
Friday, 11 October 2019 10:31

Don’t blame the messenger! — Editorial

OPINION: It appears the only people surprised by plummeting levels of rural confidence are the Government and Ag Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 10:59

$31k Californian junket for PSC members

Taxpayers forked out at least $31,000 sending Primary Sector Council (PSC) members to an agribusiness bootcamp at Stanford University in California, USA, in July.

Published in General News
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