OZ ruling on GM welcomed by Feds

Federated Farmers welcome court ruling on genetic modified crop A  Western Australian Court of Appeal ruling on genetically modified (GM) crop liability has been welcomed by Federated Farmers as a landmark decision which clearly sets out fundamental responsibilities of good neighbours that apply equally well in New Zealand and around the farming world. In 2014, […]

Taking the long view

Taking the Long View Think global, act local: The Papamoa Library & Community Centre and the green-star rated offices of Sharp Tudhope Lawyers, both in Tauranga, are examples of buildings designed to minimise their impact on the environment during construction and in operation. ~~~ By Gord Stewart Doing it Right – Locally “Think globally, act […]

A dog’s breakfast

Barber’s Wire: Saudi sheep farming venture a dog’s breakfast Posted on June 19, 2015 It’s hard to imagine what on earth the government was thinking when it agreed to buy off a Saudi Arabian businessman Hmood al-Ali al-Khalaf to the tune of $11 million because it hoped he would stop objecting to a Gulf States […]

MPI risks loss of focus

Barber’s Wire: MPI risks loss of focus on food safety and biosecurity Posted on May 15, 2015 Most people would almost certainly see the primary role of Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) as the protection of New Zealand’s biosecurity, food safety and primary production. The creation of MPI was designed to meet a number of […]