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Accelerating Our Economic Potential

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 9:59 am | Primary Land Users Group

The Government plans to increase primary sector export earnings by $44 billion over the next decade with a goal of getting 10,000 more New Zealanders working in the sector over the next four years. Prime Minister Ardern said the sector, which has ... More >>

Legalising Marijuana- Environmental Negatives?

Monday, 6 July 2020, 8:39 am | Primary Land Users Group

There are many groups within NZ including the Green Party that are calling for the legalisation of marijuana for personal/medicinal use and my question for them is: - How can they reconcile that stand with the negative environmental effects from ... More >>

Watercare And The Waikato River

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:09 am | Primary Land Users Group

The Waikato River Authority are reported as wanting New Zealanders living in Auckland to pay for more water from the Waikato River and have suggested up to 10 cents a litre, or $20 million a day. Watercare currently charges Aucklanders 0.001594 cents ... More >>

Who Can Waste $80,000,000 And Not Have To Answer For That Wastage?

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 5:53 pm | Primary Land Users Group

The answer is the Waikato Regional Council and the Waikato Regional ratepayers. Together they have spent approximately four years working on the development of Plan Change 1 and going through all of the processes up to the stage of receiving the ... More >>

Coronavirus Recovery & Politics

Monday, 20 April 2020, 7:42 am | Primary Land Users Group

We don’t value people correctly or in fact adequately. I was recently listening to an interview on television and it made me think that we are rapidly becoming a society that values wealth, intelligence and goods over the common personal values. ... More >>

Economic Recovery From Covid 19 Through Development Of Infrastructure

Friday, 17 April 2020, 9:21 am | Primary Land Users Group

Currently New Zealand is in the early stages of an economic crisis due to the advent of the Coronavirus and its effects through the level 4 Emergency lockdown provisions and others. The current coalition government is proposing taking direct action to ... More >>

Farming And Coronavirus

Friday, 20 March 2020, 8:41 am | Primary Land Users Group

Currently New Zealand is looking down the barrel of a massive health crisis and equally as bad economic crisis due to the advent of the Coronavirus. New Zealand farming has over the last couple of years under the current government has been berated, ... More >>

Paris Agreement on Climate Change - Threats to Food Security

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 9:26 am | Primary Land Users Group

One of the important parameters of the agreement’s aims was to ensure there was no threat to food production from the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change. More >>

Economic Misdirection At it’s Finest

Friday, 11 October 2019, 2:07 pm | Primary Land Users Group

A report by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) has suggested that the government's proposed clean-up of waterways will not harm New Zealand's overall economy. More >>

Bureaucratic Madness

Friday, 11 October 2019, 2:06 pm | Primary Land Users Group

What is this article all about you may ask and the headline would suggest that you should ask that question. So let’s look at some facts behind this headline. More >>

Open letter to Government

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 2:05 pm | Primary Land Users Group

“Kill Koi Carp Which Are Muddying Our Waterways, Not the Farming Community” More >>

Proposed review of Whangamarino river weir Resource Consent

Monday, 18 March 2019, 2:05 pm | Primary Land Users Group

Review of resource consent 890227 issued to Minister of Conservation and Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game Council More >>

The Environment & Alternative energy Sources

Saturday, 2 February 2019, 11:46 am | Primary Land Users Group

Whilst I agree that we need to look after the environment, is anyone thinking were we will get all of our energy requirements, ongoing, into the future? More >>

Politicians and PC 1

Monday, 7 January 2019, 11:10 am | Primary Land Users Group

Politicians are people who create problems and then deny responsibility. A classic example is the Waikato Regional Council’s (WRC) Proposed Plan Change 1 (PC 1). More >>

Planting a Billion Trees

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:45 am | Primary Land Users Group

The Government has set a goal to plant one billion trees over 10 years (between 2018 and 2027). More >>

Healthy Rivers

Monday, 20 August 2018, 9:37 am | Primary Land Users Group

In November 2017 a statement was released by Vaughan Payne CEO of the Waikato Regional Council, which was headed: More >>

Give Agriculture a Fair Go

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 9:26 am | Primary Land Users Group

Currently there many groups out there, large and small, that seem to believe that farming is the root of all evil in relation to the environment. They make statements about intensive agriculture and pastoral farming being emitters of methane, farming ... More >>

Waikato and Waipa River Catchments Koi Carp Issues

Saturday, 7 April 2018, 11:01 am | Primary Land Users Group

The Healthy Rivers: Plan for Change/Wai Ora: He Rautaki Whakapaipai project Vision and Strategy required the development of a plan for the rivers to be swimmable and safe for food collection. More >>

WRC Fencing Proposal Breeds Resentment in the Hills

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:02 am | Primary Land Users Group

Drystock farmers have the most water on their land of any farming sector and are therefore key, in any final policy to improve water quality across Waikato. Under the proposed fencing rules contained in the Waikato Regional Council’s Plan Change ... More >>

Wetlands & Water Quality

Friday, 16 February 2018, 4:29 pm | Primary Land Users Group

Wetlands & Water Quality In the recent times there have been many articles written and published about water quality and wetlands and in one of the most recent articles Forest & Bird freshwater advocate Annabeth Cohen said not enough is being done ... More >>