More questions are being asked about the Government’s contentious $10 million loan to Westland.
It makes grim reading to see that agricultural deaths have numbered 124 over the last seven years – about four times higher than in construction or forestry.
Not many weeks pass when quad crashes don’t make the news here or in Australia; for example, the first weekend in March saw two fatalities and a serious injury in NSW.
While quad fatalities keep fuelling a media frenzy, it’s time to look at the broader picture and try to understand what makes our farms such dangerous places.
Quad crash injuries and deaths in Australia have prompted Worksafe Victoria to push the use of crush prevention devices, but there's a howl of protest.
Polaris continues to grow its brand in New Zealand, its first quarter result exceeding that of 2014 by at least 38%, the company reports.