22-Aug-2017 9:08 AM
Just as the axe handle allowed the human race to prevail, New Zealand needs to put its mind to discovering the next combination of technologies that are going to keep our country at the forefront of ag and food technology. That is going to take capital, risk, and some out of the box thinking. There is much to do if we want to lead the race.
16-Aug-2017 9:27 AM
IrrigationNZ is further challenging Labour’s plan to tax water used for irrigation to fund the clean-up of rivers after an analysis of the latest Ministry for the Environment data on water quality showed rivers in areas with irrigation are more swimmable than elsewhere.
11-Aug-2017 1:13 PM
In the absence of a policy from the Labour Party, the organisation representing irrigating farmers is seeking answers from Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern on how a new water tax on irrigation might work.
31-May-2017 2:51 PM
Andrew Curtis, CEO of industry body Irrigation NZ, said : ‘Irrigation New Zealand, while disappointed at yet another delay to the Ruataniwha Water Scheme, supports the amendment and two new conditions precedent.
19-Sep-2016 11:48 AM
Wellington Mayoral candidate Jo Coughlan today confirmed her commitment to leading a revitalisation of the Civic Square precinct if elected mayor and having the Wellington Town Hall refurbished as a priority as part of this.
16-Sep-2016 11:52 AM
Wellington Mayoral candidate Jo Coughlan said today, “While there are three horses near the front, this is developing into a two horse race between Justin and myself. “There are a significant number of undecided voters but these polls indicate that currently Lester is polling first, Coughlan is second and Leggett is third. “Leggett voters should seriously consider giving me their first preference vote, unless they want Lester to be their Mayor.
15-Sep-2016 8:00 AM
Wellington Mayoral candidate Jo Coughlan said today: “As New Zealanders, we all need to play our part to address climate change, whether that is switching off lights to save power at home, or being as efficient as we can at our workplaces. The Council also has a role to play, and as the Capital City we need to be leading and progressing initiatives that make a difference.