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 […]
The Green Party has campaigned for several years for mandatory palm oil labeling to give consumers choice. Most consumers do not want to support a palm oil industry that is destroying tropical rainforests and contributing to dangerous climate change emissions.
This week, some Waikato locals took me and intrepid photographer Amanda Rogers on a tour of some lakes and waterways in their region, and up to the massive dairy conversions in the upper catchment of the Waikato River. It was a powerful experience to start my Waikato tour at a local meeting of worried people […]
Here’s some good news on dairy farming and a doff of the cap to the SOE Landcorp and its farm managers. We recently asked Landcorp how it was doing with compliance on effluent consents. Their General Secretary informs us that they had one infringement notice in 2008 and two in 2007. Landcorp has 37 dairy farms, so its […]
I realised yesterday that I hadn’t yet highlighted the scandalous part of Russel’s investigations into water yet, so those of you who had not seen his speech or don’t follow rural media, such as the Farmers Weekly, may not be aware that a debate has been raging about the fact that Government’s fingerprints have been […]
This stunning photo that Greenpeace released today shows Tahorakuri Forest near Taupo being rapidly converted into industrial dairy farms. The organisation doing this damage is the government-owned company Landcorp: Greenpeace points out that up to 455,000 hectares of forestry land is at risk of being deforested and converted into industrial farms – the majority for […]