The Hound notes that one of the country’s poorest financially performing state-owned enterprises – the Government farming entity Landcorp (or…
Your old mate has been around a few years and has seen and heard a few recommendations for reforms of the meat sector.
Many readers of this fine organ have written to us over the years to say what a useless waste of space the Hound is.
Your old mate shook his head in disbelief on hearing an Ashburton farmer was fined $10,000 for removing matagouri bushes without council permission.
Rural News columnist and satirist The Hound has drawn flak from the notorious blogger Cameron Slater, better known as Whaleoil, and his faithful followers after writing an opinion piece questioning the blogger's trenchant attacks on the Ruataniwha dam proposal.
THE HOUND sees that Labour’s primary industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor is now claiming that contaminated meat is leaving New Zealand processing plants, based on allegations in a Auckland’s magazine Metro.
THEY SAY never give a sucker an even break or a politician a chance to speak or you will pay dearly.
THE HOUND hears that smokers at this year’s Golden Shears were under the watchful eye of smoking police during the four days of competition.
HOW TIMES have changed. Your old mate nearly made a puddle on a conference floor recently when he saw the dairy industry was introducing SMPs – ‘supplementary minimum prices’ to those of us who have been around a few years; a throwback to the Muldoon years.
THIS OLD mutt reckons the muppets who proposed the ill-fated ‘fart tax’ a few years ago may have had health and safety issues in mind, rather than just saving the planet.