OPINION: The Hound notes that the foreign-owned and controlled NZ forestry industry is starting to feel the pressure of the…
Current restrictions on genetic modification regulation in New Zealand could be reviewed if National were to form the next government.
A newly elected National government would offer special work visas for primary sector workers, instantly deport visitors breeching biosecurity laws and set up mobile health clinics for remote rural regions.
The Hound reckons former agriculture minister and speaker of the House David Carter is heeding calls for him to get out of the political game.
National is leaving behind last week’s rough and tumble of beltway politics – and the aftermath of the Jami-Lee Ross scandal – to take the pulse of rural New Zealand.
National Party leader Simon Bridges says the biggest challenges farmers face are the environment and their right to farm.
Environment minister David Parker says he strongly favours enforcing nitrogen leaching limits in some catchments.
This weekend’s announcement the Government plans to cap dairy herds is ill thought-out political grandstanding, National Party leader Simon Bridges says.