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Daily Digest: June 26, 2020

Farewell Katie Milne

New Federated Farmers president Andrew Hoggard is right: Katie Milne has left large gumboots to fill.

Daily Digest: June 25, 2020

Invermay defender at helm

Five years ago as Dunedin City Council’s chief executive Dr Sue Bidrose was outspoken about plans to gut the AgResearch Invermay campus.

Daily Digest: June 24, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade calls them non-tariff barriers. A plain speaker might better describe them as subsidies.

Daily Digest: June 23,2020

Sometimes good things take time. About 18 months ago Fonterra announced it would recognise its best farmers in the form of a plaque or award. 

Daily Digest: June 22, 2020

The promise of sheep milk is gradually being realised, albeit at a slower rate than some of its boosters breathlessly predicted several years ago.

Daily Digest: June 19, 2020

Rural people often feel they are invisible to urban decision-makers. To try to address this issue the Government set up the Health and Disability System Review chaired by Helen (H1) Clark’s fixer Heather Simpson (H2).

Daily Digest: June 18, 2020

The new generation of farm workers differs from their taciturn elders – at least that’s the finding of Nuffield scholar and Clarence Valley high-country farmer Hamish Murray who has been studying the problem of attracting and retaining good staff.

Daily Digest: June 16, 2020

“New Zealand’s new climate law must be implemented in tandem with new trade and agriculture policies that diversify the economy away from its addiction to dairy exports. This will require a dramatic reduction of the country’s dairy herd.”

Daily Digest: June 15, 2020

In the past few weeks attention has focused on drought-stricken Hawke’s Bay and a mayoral fund of $1m has been created to transport feed to hard-pressed farmers.