intensive farming

29 Nov 18, 10:36am
Guy Trafford reviews the latest claims on Canterbury water quality by Fish & Game and finds misrepresented sources, misquoted facts, and no transparency around samples selected. Fish & Game respond
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19 Aug 18, 9:28pm
Guy Trafford highlights the increasing urgency required to address and action adaptive responses to local population increases and global climate change
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21 Apr 18, 9:57am
Out of date report on the state of our soils raises important issues says Guy Trafford, even if it is seriously deficient in a range of practical matters
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14 Apr 17, 1:20pm
Peter Gluckman calls for national conversations on fresh water policy that are beyond traditional political rhetoric. The issues are complex, the stakeholders multiple, requiring innovative science and ground-breaking solutions
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16 Feb 17, 8:52am
William Rolleston sees the advent of argument dressed up as science but which abandons the principles of evidence, balance and context in order to persuade
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30 Jan 17, 12:55pm
Keith Woodford says truth is the first casualty in water debates
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16 Jan 17, 11:51am
Keith Woodford says messy water laws impede efficient use of our key resource. It is a resource that has the potential to make us "an extremely wealthy society"
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22 Oct 16, 10:17am
Geoff Simmons investigates the claim that farm land prices could be cut by $40 bln as environmental limits bite
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30 Aug 16, 8:39pm
Nick Smith sets out the Government's "comprehensive plan for improving New Zealand’s management of freshwater"
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27 Aug 16, 4:50pm
William Rolleston challenges the many claims that point the finger of blame for the Havelock North water contamination and system failure; calls for science-based evidence gathering
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20 Jul 15, 12:04pm
Motu's Suzi Kerr reviews the regulatory mechanism that helped Lake Taupō benefit from a faster improvement in nitrogen leaching rates
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11 Jun 15, 8:29pm
Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf warns about making false choices between environmental sustainability, development, prosperity and responsible management
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2 Jun 15, 12:26pm
Central Plains Water pushes on to Stage 2 with IAF funding after Stage 1 almost complete. Drive to add 10,000 more hectares
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17 Apr 15, 1:48pm
Federated Farmer president lays out how his vision for farming issues will play out in the future, both globally and locally
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26 Jan 15, 11:25am
We need to dam the alpine rivers to supply reliable water for agriculture and industry says Irrigation NZ. Farmer collectives look to expand successful schemes
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20 Dec 14, 9:42am
Geoff Simmons asks what plummeting milk prices mean for our fresh water. With farmers under financial stress does that means the environment is in second place?
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11 Dec 14, 2:48pm
First review of the Sustainable Dairying Water Accord provides fodder for both sides of the rural water quality debate
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21 Oct 14, 8:28pm
Council says some dairy farmers determined not to accept stewardship responsibilities to farm in ways that are compliant with Otago’s most basic and most important waterway protection rules
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12 Sep 14, 12:26pm
William Rolleston sees farming seems under attack from most political parties in this election, with claims aimed at a gullible urban audience but disconnected from the facts on the land
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7 Sep 14, 3:09pm
National’s Freshwater Fund may spur on-farm wetlands says Federated Farmers
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