A freshwater scientist who worked on proposed amendments to
the Government's National Policy Statement for Freshwater
Management has hit back at criticisms of the proposed
Pasture cover has been key to reducing the rabbit population
on Earnscleugh Station, research scientist Barrie Wills says.
The success of Otago's rivers in the inaugural New Zealand
River Awards is testament to the farmers who work the land in
Otago's catchments, Federated Farmers says.
Marlborough entrepreneur and winemaker Peter Yealands has won
the prestigious Lincoln University Foundation South Island
Farmer of the Year Award for 2013.
New Zealand dairy farmers have lost a key competitive edge in
the international market, a leading financial researcher
The 0.5ha-sized Southern Field Days Event Centre being
constructed at the Waimumu site is expected to be completed
by Christmas, project co-ordinator and SFD committee member
Stan MacGibbon says.
Whitebaiting is quintessential Southland and part of the
culture, like deer hunting, Environment Southland's science
technical adviser Dr Andy Hicks says.
The future of the red meat sector lies in the hands of
farmers, a meeting in Omakau was told last week.
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