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My Daily Digest: January 15, 2021

Shearing sheep is a gruelling task but yesterday Gore shearer Megan Whitehead made short work of the solo women’s record.

My Daily Digest: January 14, 2021

Ripples in political waters

It’s been quite difficult to stay focused on work the past week or so with all the goings on in the United States.

My Daily Digest: January 13, 2021

Warm up for climate change 

It’s been 47 months since New Zealand experienced lower than average temperatures for a month.

My Daily Digest: January 12, 2021

Sector’s challenges far from over 

The halls of power in Wellington are pretty empty at the moment but those elected to office late last year have a lot to ponder over the summer.

A look through the briefing papers for incoming ministers uncover some real challenges ahead.

My Daily Digest: January 11, 2021

Carbon market set to grow

Market watchers are predicting the price of carbon will rise dramatically in New Zealand this year and will have a major impact on the economy.

My Daily Digest: January 8, 2021

Doubly cruel blow 

While pastoral farmers have mainly been enjoying good growing conditions these past few weeks, for fruitgrowers it has been a disaster.

Hail and rain has ruined crops at both ends of the South Island with hops growers also copping it.

My Daily Digest: January 7, 2021

Head in the clouds 

There’s probably not a day that goes by where a farmer somewhere wishes they could engineer the weather.

My Daily Digest: January 6, 2021

Dairy still on steady footing 

Last night’s GDT auction saw another lift in dairy commodity prices and will have given farmers a positive start to the year.

My Daily Digest: January 5, 2021

Stay vigilant

A new year has dawned but the hangover from 2020 is still very much here.

The United Kingdom is going back into lockdown and the new covid variant is wreaking havoc.

My Daily Digest: December 11, 2020

The small wins matter too

This daily digest started just as New Zealand went into lockdown.

We thought it was crucial readers had a regular update on what was open, what was not and what was happening in the world.