The narrative that our farmers are ‘doing it tough’ plays into a number of wellworn
stereotypes: of hardworking farmers under siege from (a) desk-bound bureaucrats and
(b) regulations created by urban idealists who lack understanding of what life on ...
Thursday 14 November 2019 Independent review of prisoner mail management released
The independent review into the prisoner mail system has today been released, with
Corrections accepting all 13 recommendations and making a number of changes to strengthen ...
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that former Inspector Hurimoana
Dennis unlawfully detained an Auckland teenager in 2015, and improperly influenced
the outcome of a criminal investigation into his own son in 2014. Inspector Dennis ...
The Government has fixed an issue affecting how Immigration New Zealand has processed
visa applications for culturally arranged marriages, which will now see a consistent
process applied which ensures people with legitimate arranged marriages can visit ...
A mysterious foundation that loans money to New Zealand First is under scrutiny,
with a university law professor saying although it's lawful, it fails to provide
the transparency voters need in a democracy.
National MPs have joined hundreds of farmers who arrived at Parliament today to express
how disillusioned they are with this Government’s anti-farming policies, National’s
Agriculture spokesperson Todd Muller says.
Ahead of the 50 Shades of Green march on parliament today, Jon Pemberton – chairman
of the Ag Proud NZ Trust – urges members of the rural community to avoid confrontation
and focus on rebuilding the relationship with our urban friends. “Ag Proud NZ understands ...
Large and small scale and Māori foresters say the 50 Shades of Green march on parliament
on Thursday (eds 14 November) highlights deliberately created confusion about the
true nature and recent scope of forestry expansion.
Excessively stringent freshwater policies that won’t achieve significantly better
water quality outcomes will cost New Zealanders more than $80 billion over the next
thirty years, says DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle. “The water quality limits ...