MEATY MATTERS: Unforgettable tour of the country

I have just returned home after two weeks touring New Zealand, mostly the South Island, by train and coach and can honestly say it was the most stunningly beautiful trip I have ever made.

OPINION: Don’t give away provenance value

The past month has been one of reflection as I contemplate the ramifications for the wider industry of the potential sale of Westland Dairy Products to a corporate entity. 

THE BRAIDED TRAIL: Where to for Chiwi agrifood?

China must stay front of mind when considering agrifood developments.

The plan for Chinese Yili to buy Westland Co-operative Dairy has brought renewed discussion about the role of China in New Zealand agrifood industries. 

PULPIT: Forests only a temporary measure

The recent Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment report Farms, Forests and Fossil Fuels is a breath of fresh air, which looks holistically at and puts in historical context a number of our land use sustainability issues.

FROM THE RIDGE: Winning couple an example for city folk

Another week, another fielday. 

But rest assured I do work reasonably hard when on the farm.

Last week’s event was the field day on the supreme award winner’s property for the East Coast region of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards.