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In The News — Water fools?

Tessa Evans posted in on April 19th, 2017.

After a week of floods and heavy rainfall, fresh water is still in the headlines. Radio New Zealand is diving into the muddy waters in a series called ‘Water Fools?’, teasing apart how farming affects our waterways and how the views of the public, farmers and the government often differ. The unmonitored ‘spray and pray’ […]

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The Press: New farms destroying native NZ

Peter Griffin posted in on May 5th, 2010.

David Williams writes in The Press about research by Landcare suggesting that intensive farming is having an extremely negative effect on New Zealand’s native plants. Their 2009 annual report said that rates of biodiversity loss in New Zealand  had led to the highest rate of native plant life loss since European colonisation, with Canterbury’s plant […]

Business Day: Big-scale rivals put heat on NZ farmers

Peter Griffin posted in on April 19th, 2010.

Jon Morgan writes in Business Day that New Zealand’s agriculture industry has only a few years before large-scale intensive farming elsewhere in the world is able to outcompete our offering. Heavy investment is science, technology and infrastructure will be necessary to avoid this happening, as will improved water resource management. An excerpt: (read in full […]

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