Murray Donald has had almost of quarter century of meat
industry governance but says all the power lies with the
farmers. And to control the meat industry they just have to
use that power – and it won’t cost them a cent, he told
Until about 15 years ago people thought nothing of having a
night on the booze then hopping in their cars and driving
home. It took time but a culture change means such attitudes
are frowned on today. The lower road death toll reflects
A small yarding of prime stock was on offer at Charlton on
Wednesday, with prime lambs well sought-after and lifting
$3-$4 on last week, Greg Clearwater of PGG Wrightson
reported. Prime ewes again proved sluggish and rams were
Radio New Zealand’s Kevin Ikin this week hangs up his
microphone for the last time after 40 years with the state
broadcaster. He spoke to *Nigel Stirling* about his long
career covering the life and times of farming and the state
of the media.
University of Waikato economist Professor Graeme Doole will
provide training and advice to regional and central
government as they develop new policies to improve the water
quality of New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and streams.
With spring storm season fast approaching, North
Canterbury electricity lines company MainPower New Zealand
is warning tree owners about the dangers of trimming trees
that are too close or overhang power lines.
Recent rain has done little to help drought-hit north
Canterbury farmers. Support for the drought-affected east
coast of the South Island has been extended, with an
additional $100,000 made available to rural support trusts.