Landcorp is New Zealand’s biggest farming operation. It’s a farming company with more than 100 farms, owned by us – the people of New Zealand – and I was very pleased to read a piece by Landcorp CEO, Steven Carden talking about a significant shift in what and how we farm. He outlines the opportunities […]
I’ve had a pretty good start to summer this year. We’ve had plenty of rain, the rivers and wetlands have been nice and full. In between writing blogs, I have had plenty of opportunities to frolic among the raupo as any decent self-respecting Frog should. But recently my home playground and my place as New […]
The Land and Water Forum’s recent report suggests we need to see some tougher regulations around water pollution in New Zealand. But the scary speech of the week award goes to Chairman of South Port (Bluff) John Harrington. Speaking to South Port shareholders, he suggested doubling the dairy cow numbers in Southland.
Tomorrow the Greens will launch a new initiative telling Good Farm Stories from around the country. There’s plenty of good farmers pioneering new ideas to make farming more sustainable, and we’re keen to tell New Zealand about them. As the Greens’ agriculture spokesperson I’ve been visiting farms regularly this year and I’ve written up my […]