INDEPENDENT NEWS

DAIRYLIVE: Stream Streamed Live From the Farm

Published: Sun 14 May 2017 09:00 PM
DAIRYLIVE: Stream Streamed Live From the Farm
On Monday morning, Kiwis nationwide can spend some time on a working dairy farm courtesy of live camera streams featuring, amongst other things, paddocks, streams, vistas and of course, cows.
The video streams from four high-definition cameras will go live on DairyNZ’s website at 5am on Monday to coincide with the launch of a report on the work that dairy farmers have been doing to protect their waterways.
The Sustainable Dairying – Water Accord report is a three-year progress update on sector-wide efforts to protect water quality and the environment. It will be formally launched at an event at Te Papa in Wellington on Monday, 2pm.
The Dairy Live video streams will broadcast from a North Waikato dairy farm from dawn till dusk, says Alister Body, chair of DairyNZ’s Dairy Environment Leaders Group.
“These days most Kiwis don’t get the chance to actually see what a real, working dairy farm looks like.”
“So we thought we’d give people the opportunity to go ‘down on the farm’ using technology so that they can see things for themselves. It’s based on a concept of ‘Slow TV’, which has become really popular across the world”.
Mr Body said the dairy sector accepted it had to keep lifting its game to improve the quality of waterways.
“There’s absolutely no doubt we have an important job to do. That’s why we set up the Water Accord several years ago, to make sure everyone involved in dairy farming is working toward the goal every Kiwi, including farmers, want – clean and healthy waterways.”
The DairyLive static cameras will broadcast farming scenes, including pasture, a stream and mature riparian planting, and (hopefully) cows.
“That’s supposing they don’t get camera-shy,” said Mr Body. “In any event, taking some time out to watch the grass grow is a nice way to start the day, as any dairy farmer will tell you.”
Camera links will be live Monday 5am at www.dairynz.co.nz/wateraccord and sunrise will be just after 7am.
-ENDS-

Next in Business, Science, and Tech

Snail's pace: Aucklanders face frustrating commute over Harbour Bridge
By: RNZ
COVID-19 Sees Record 12.2 Percent Fall In New Zealand’s Economy
By: Statistics New Zealand
Scientists Release ‘Blueprint’ To Save Critical Ecosystems And Stabilize The Earth’s Climate
By: Joint Press Release
Independent Review Launched Into Assurances For Safe Transport Of Livestock By Sea
By: Ministry For Primary Industries
New Zealand PC Market Grows Nearly 40% Due To Work From Home Demand
By: IDC New Zealand Ltd
Public Transport Distancing Requirements Relaxed
By: Ministry of Health
New Zealand Hemp Industry Set To Generate $2 Billion Per Annum And Create 20,000 Jobs
By: New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Inc
One In 14 Employed People Report High Risk Of Losing Jobs
By: Statistics New Zealand
ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast Shows NZ Economy Doing Better Than Expected, But Challenges Remain
By: ASB
Live Export Ship Carrying 5,800 New Zealand Cows Goes Missing In East China Sea
By: SAFE
FMA Releases Report Into Active And Passive Fund Management
By: Financial Markets Authority
Engineers Assess Damage To Auckland Harbour Bridge After Truck Strike
By: NZ Transport Agency
Motorists Urged To Avoid Damaged Auckland Harbour Bridge
By: NZ Transport Agency
Harbour Bridge: Public Transport A Great Option And Plan Ahead
By: Auckland Transport
Second Harbour Crossing Needed Now, More Than Ever
By: New Zealand National Party
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media