Updates filtered by: Farmers
Northland Member of Parliament, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, says four out of five Northland dairy farmers work within environmental guidelines and critics are too harsh.
The ‘poo protest’ by North Otago farmer Robert Borst, has highlighted continual underinvestment by the government in the Overseer® nutrient tool, says New Zealand First.
The number of farmers committing suicide is a national disgrace, says New Zealand First.
As dry conditions are taking grip on many farms the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy needs to take the bull by the horns and declare regional and local adverse events, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First Primary Industries spokesperson, Richard Prosser, will seek a ‘please explain’ from Local Government Minister Paula Bennett over the Waikato Regional Council prosecuting an award winning farmer for removing weeds and pest plants
WorkSafe NZ is risking a perception of revenue generation following another fine imposed on a farming couple for not wearing helmets and carrying children as passengers on a quad bike, disproportionately higher than fines for other safety breache
New Zealand First says predictions by analysts that the Kiwi dollar will peak at around US87 cents is a forecast for severe pain for farming communities and exporters.
New Zealand First has welcomed the official declaration of a state of drought for Northland.