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September 30, 2019
P.L.U.G. Submission on Proposed Biodiversity Statement

By Andy Loader, Chair P.L.U.G. ‘Biodiversity’ refers to all living things. This includes all plants and animals and the places in which they live. Aotearoa has rich and unique biodiversity,…

September 30, 2019
N.Z.I.E.R : Economic Misdirection at its Finest

By Andy Loader, Chair P.L.U.G. A report by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) has suggested that the government’s proposed clean-up of waterways will not harm New Zealand’s…

September 30, 2019
Feedback on the MfE Roadshow: Essential Freshwater Package

Feedback by Kelly Deihl: Environmental Management Solutions On Tuesday, we attended the MfE meeting in Pukekohe on the recently proposed Freshwater Policies. In a nutshell – it was more frustrating…

September 20, 2019
Primary sector exports reach record highs

Rural News, Monday 16 September 2019 New Zealand’s primary sector exports continue to surpass expectations with revenue reaching a record $46.4 billion, up 8.7% on the previous year. Minister of…

September 20, 2019
2050 deadline to improve freshwater in New Zealand

Stuff Media Release 5 Sept 2019A lobby group says some Southland farmers may abandon their land because of new water rules but the agriculture ministers says it’s a ridiculous statement…

November 9, 2016
New Zealand First: National Party Greenlights Farmergeddon 

Press Release By New Zealand First, 08 Nov 2016 New Zealand First is seriously concerned at the massive cost of National’s policies on the Waikato, following a report commissioned by…

November 9, 2016
Feds project highlights the costs of undertaking Healthy Rivers plan change

Stuff.co.nz; 8 November 2016 A new study has highlighted the costs involved for farmers to meet their obligations under the Healthy Rivers plan change. Federated Farmers have questioned the costs…

November 2, 2016
Southgate breaks deadlock, water quality top priority but farmers smarting

Stuff.co.nz,  15 September 2015 A decision on one of the biggest environmental management plans  Waikato’s agricultural industry is likely to see started with an interruption, followed by six hours of questions, a hefty debate and a major…

November 2, 2016
Waikato one of cleanest rivers in the world

Hamilton News, 6 October 2016 The Waikato River is one of the five cleanest rivers in the world, according to a leading Waikato University scientist.Jacqueline Rowarth, Professor of agribusiness at…