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  • Fed Farmers Need to Flush in some new Thinking
    November 2017
    If the speech summary of Federated Farmers President Katie Milne is anything to go by, the farming lobby group needs a bit of radical thinking. Ms Milne effectively laid down…
    2 posts.
  • A Forest Flows
    November 2016
    I am a forester; in the old sense of the word. I want to reclaim the name, to give it again the sense of guardianship of a people and a…
  • Our Land is not an Industry
    July 2016
    "To heal is to make whole.  This applies as well to the 'industries' of landscapes: agriculture, forestry & mining.  Once they have been industrialised, those enterprises no longer recognise landscapes…
    One post
  • Are GMOs New Zealand’s Agricultural Future?
    February 2016
    The debate about the future of GMOs in Hawke's Bay (and NZ agriculture) is heating up.  A number of opinion pieces are reacting to the this government's attempts to take legislative…
  • Climate Change: from a Protest to a Movement
    December 2015
    We dread the horror documentaries on climate change. "This is what is happening. If we don’t do something about it, these are the consequences." It has the effect of stunning…
  • The Trans-Pacific ‘Partnership’ and Our Environment
    October 2015
      The very idea that the Trans-Pacific ‘Partnership’ (TPP) is good for the environment (Craig Foss MP Hawke’s Bay Today 26th October) is arrant nonsense.  More than that, it is wilful distortion.…
  • Some Water Myths
    July 2015
    The following was published in the Hawke's Bay Today 4th July 2015. I was surprised at the title of Dr Jacqueline Rowarth’s 30th June talk to an audience of the…
  • We do not need a Resource Development Act
    March 2015
    New Zealand has a comprehensive piece of legislation (Resource Management Act 1991) by which the use and development of ‘resources’ is managed.  The current government is attempting to reform this…

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