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Friday, 18 September 2015 11:00


Your old mate had to giggle at a recent media proclamation from the Waikato Regional Council. The local government body boldly claimed it is “taking a fresh approach to helping farmers with effluent management”.

Published in The Hound
Friday, 18 September 2015 11:00

Good for you

Studies show that people who grow up on farms – especially dairy farms – have way fewer allergy and asthma problems than others.

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 11:00


Who would have thunk it? Winston Peters screeching on and on about the dangers of an imminent Asian invasion and takeover of N-Zed!

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 07:00

Food for thought

The Hound reckons the Greenies and tree huggers are not going to be too happy about recent reports that indicate organic produce is not necessarily better for the environment.

Published in The Hound
Saturday, 05 September 2015 12:53


The Hound reckons the Jafas from Auckland simply don’t help themselves with their rural cousins. Apparently, the latest fad emerging in the swankier Auckland suburbs is having a pet lamb and prancing it around in nappies.

Published in The Hound
Saturday, 05 September 2015 12:51

Bull crap

This old mutt almost choked on his dog biscuits at Winston Peters’ latest ridiculous claim to being a dairy farmer – when he had a crack at ‘National party stooge’ Mike Hosking, recently.

Published in The Hound
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 12:47

No thanks

The Hound reckons the old adage ‘would you buy a used car off this man?’ should be applied when dealing with spin doctors and the companies they are promoting.

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Friday, 21 August 2015 09:00

Green dilemma

This old mutt notes that scientists have now developed a genetically engineered rice crop that could emit much less methane than normal rice.

Published in The Hound
Friday, 21 August 2015 09:00

Hello pot!

The Hound reckons the Green Party’s former agriculture spokesman Steffan Browning is hypocritical in his recent attack on the appointment of the new boss of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Dr Alan Freeth.

Published in The Hound
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 09:00

Still doing ok

The Hound notes that many commentators and armchair critics are all down in the mouth about the prospects of agriculture and farming at present, especially because of tumbling dairy prices.

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