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Guy Trafford reads the LCANZI legal challenge to the Climate Change Commission decisions (so you don't have to) and finds they may have an arguable case
6th Jul 21, 1:33pm
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Guy Trafford reads the LCANZI legal challenge to the Climate Change Commission decisions (so you don't have to) and finds they may have an arguable case
Property rights versus ecological values clash head-on within the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill
7th Apr 21, 4:22pm
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Property rights versus ecological values clash head-on within the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill
ACT's Brooke van Velden argues a better approach to solving climate and fresh water issues lies in working with the rural community with data and evidence rather than punishing it with prescriptive rules from Wellington
3rd Oct 20, 10:06am
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ACT's Brooke van Velden argues a better approach to solving climate and fresh water issues lies in working with the rural community with data and evidence rather than punishing it with prescriptive rules from Wellington
Chris Trotter suggests New Zealand may be set for a period of heightened political divisiveness
28th Sep 20, 7:28am
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Chris Trotter suggests New Zealand may be set for a period of heightened political divisiveness
Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr on economic forecasts in this Covid year, transaction data, the housing market's resilience, concerns over another extended lockdown & lower for longer interest rates
14th Aug 20, 10:00am
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Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr on economic forecasts in this Covid year, transaction data, the housing market's resilience, concerns over another extended lockdown & lower for longer interest rates
BNZ economists caution that the hit to the NZ economy from our worsening Big Dry could be as bad as the impact from coronavirus and they say a recession is a 'very real risk'
17th Feb 20, 1:11pm
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BNZ economists caution that the hit to the NZ economy from our worsening Big Dry could be as bad as the impact from coronavirus and they say a recession is a 'very real risk'
Keith Woodford says land-use change is no solution for most farms caught in the debt to asset pincer
11th Feb 20, 7:25am
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Keith Woodford says land-use change is no solution for most farms caught in the debt to asset pincer
Terry Baucher talks to John Lohrentz about his proposal to to use tax incentives/disincentives to encourage change and innovation, which for an agricultural economy like New Zealand represents a huge opportunity
3rd Feb 20, 5:00am
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Terry Baucher talks to John Lohrentz about his proposal to to use tax incentives/disincentives to encourage change and innovation, which for an agricultural economy like New Zealand represents a huge opportunity
Declining dairy asset values plus high debt place many dairy farms in a pincer, with increasing numbers going equity negative despite being cash flow positive
30th Jan 20, 10:31am
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Declining dairy asset values plus high debt place many dairy farms in a pincer, with increasing numbers going equity negative despite being cash flow positive
Federated Farmers is urging the banks to absorb as much as possible of the additional costs of the new bank capital requirements 'rather than dump it all on customers, and especially on under-pressure farmers'
5th Dec 19, 3:23pm
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Federated Farmers is urging the banks to absorb as much as possible of the additional costs of the new bank capital requirements 'rather than dump it all on customers, and especially on under-pressure farmers'
The Opportunities Party's Geoff Simmons on Aussie banks, changes in land uses, the NZ Productivity Commission's latest report, Unconditional Basic Income and urban design
29th Nov 19, 10:00am
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The Opportunities Party's Geoff Simmons on Aussie banks, changes in land uses, the NZ Productivity Commission's latest report, Unconditional Basic Income and urban design
Keith Woodford casts an eye over the latest Mycoplasma bovis report and finds no one is any closer to the specifics of identifying how the disease got to New Zealand
30th Oct 19, 4:23pm
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Keith Woodford casts an eye over the latest Mycoplasma bovis report and finds no one is any closer to the specifics of identifying how the disease got to New Zealand
If we want to assure our export markets and tourists that we are actually a clean sustainable country, we actually have to prove it, freshwater ecologist Russell Death writes for The Spinoff
10th Oct 19, 11:04am
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If we want to assure our export markets and tourists that we are actually a clean sustainable country, we actually have to prove it, freshwater ecologist Russell Death writes for The Spinoff
Guy Trafford suggests the Government should focus more on transport to reduce greenhouse gas emissions rather than agriculture and bring everybody to the table to feel some of the pain
18th Jul 19, 12:01pm
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Guy Trafford suggests the Government should focus more on transport to reduce greenhouse gas emissions rather than agriculture and bring everybody to the table to feel some of the pain
The National Party is proposing a new Primary Sector Visa for migrant labour, as well as an expansion of the existing seasonal work scheme and expansion of working holiday visas
13th Jun 19, 1:29pm
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The National Party is proposing a new Primary Sector Visa for migrant labour, as well as an expansion of the existing seasonal work scheme and expansion of working holiday visas
What people are saying about the Government's announced targets on reducing emissions to limit global warming
8th May 19, 12:09pm
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What people are saying about the Government's announced targets on reducing emissions to limit global warming
Government commits to treating biological emissions differently to other greenhouse gas emissions as it introduces zero carbon legislation to Parliament; Fails to secure full support from National
8th May 19, 10:36am
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Government commits to treating biological emissions differently to other greenhouse gas emissions as it introduces zero carbon legislation to Parliament; Fails to secure full support from National
Tax Working Group recommends government includes agriculture sector in a reformed Emissions Trading Scheme
21st Feb 19, 11:34am
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Tax Working Group recommends government includes agriculture sector in a reformed Emissions Trading Scheme
Guy Trafford and IrrigationNZ's Andrew Curtis argue irrigation and agreement on water policy will be crucial for food production in the future
11th Aug 18, 10:34am
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Guy Trafford and IrrigationNZ's Andrew Curtis argue irrigation and agreement on water policy will be crucial for food production in the future
Simon Bridges says he doesn't want to use Mycoplasma bovis as a ‘political football’, despite the issue for weeks being kicked around by both National and Labour
22nd May 18, 12:05pm
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Simon Bridges says he doesn't want to use Mycoplasma bovis as a ‘political football’, despite the issue for weeks being kicked around by both National and Labour
National to assist young farmers to buy Landcorp-owned farms; 'these farms are better off in the hands of hard working young farming families'
14th Sep 17, 11:17am
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National to assist young farmers to buy Landcorp-owned farms; 'these farms are better off in the hands of hard working young farming families'
Federated Farmers says farmers will protest in Jacinda Ardern's hometown of Morrinsville 5 days before the election over 'continued attacks on rural New Zealand'
12th Sep 17, 12:10pm
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Federated Farmers says farmers will protest in Jacinda Ardern's hometown of Morrinsville 5 days before the election over 'continued attacks on rural New Zealand'
Keith Woodford says that the challenges of finding alternatives to dairying are under-estimated by urban New Zealand
9th May 17, 9:48am
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Keith Woodford says that the challenges of finding alternatives to dairying are under-estimated by urban New Zealand
Treasury, MBIE warn Government that big influx of students and holiday-makers on work visas in low productivity jobs is reducing skill levels of migration programme; warns some employers taking easy, cheap option of migrants vs locals
29th Mar 16, 6:57pm
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Treasury, MBIE warn Government that big influx of students and holiday-makers on work visas in low productivity jobs is reducing skill levels of migration programme; warns some employers taking easy, cheap option of migrants vs locals
Fonterra CEO sees 5.5%/yr compound demand growth in global dairy markets by 2020; says European suppliers can't respond to that as limited by environment and herd size; Chairman says cash loan was unique to 2015/6; no plans to do it again
23rd Mar 16, 1:48pm
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Fonterra CEO sees 5.5%/yr compound demand growth in global dairy markets by 2020; says European suppliers can't respond to that as limited by environment and herd size; Chairman says cash loan was unique to 2015/6; no plans to do it again