Friday, 10 April 2015 14:32

Who are they?

Your old mate has been around a few years and has seen and heard a few recommendations for reforms of the meat sector.

Published in The Hound
Friday, 10 April 2015 14:30


Many readers of this fine organ have written to us over the years to say what a useless waste of space the Hound is.

Published in The Hound
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 12:56

Silly pricks

Your old mate shook his head in disbelief on hearing an Ashburton farmer was fined $10,000 for removing matagouri bushes without council permission. 

Published in The Hound
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:21

The Hound vs. Whaleoil

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.

Published in General News
Monday, 10 March 2014 16:18

Loud and proud?

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.

Published in The Hound
Monday, 10 March 2014 16:18

Get off the stage

THEY SAY never give a sucker an even break or a politician a chance to speak or you will pay dearly.

Published in The Hound
Monday, 10 March 2014 16:17

What next?

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.

Published in The Hound
Monday, 10 March 2014 16:17

Say what?

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.

Published in The Hound
Friday, 28 February 2014 16:14

High octane

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.

Published in The Hound
Friday, 28 February 2014 16:13

How good?

THE HOUND reckons Fed’s chief Conor English – who has announced he will step down from his role in July

Published in The Hound

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