Green Light For GE Pines At Rotorua

New Zealand’s carefully cultivated Clean, Green, 100% Pure image has taken another hit with the announcement that genetically engineered pine trees at to be planted at Rotorua. Consent has been given to plant thousands of the trees over the next 25 years, despite the risk of contaminating the district with GE pine pollen. The plantings…

Quotes Of The Day

What people are saying about this blog “I might go on there and add my complaints about the very low wages and the fact they cut the tails off dairy cows.” “I totally agree with alot of the things said on the site. Most Kiwis know of the huge problems, but just don’t like being…

New Zealand Lakes – Not 100% Pure

Nearly a third of them are unhealthy, according to a NIWA report and pastoral land use has got a lot to do with it. The quality of healthy lakes is declining because of nutrients coming off of livestock farming, New Zealand’s fresh waters are paying a heavy price for industrial dairying and intensive agriculture –…

Calls To Ban Abortions In NZ’s Dairy Industry

The New Zealand Green party has added its voice to others calling for a ban on the controversial use of an abortion drug by New Zealand dairy farmers, fearing that it has the potential to damage the country’s green reputation as other countries turn to more responsible and sustainable  farming methods. Dairy farmers in New…

NZ Immigrants Forced To Live in Third World Conditions

Lincoln Tan, the immigration affairs reporter for the NZ Herald has written about the desperate financial plight of immigrants in New Zealand who have been reduced to living in vehicles. Some can’t even afford campsite fees. And it’s set to become  harder with with a raise in GST to 15% (even on food) and tax…

Greenpeace Not "Anti – Farming", PKE Feed Is

A report in today’s New Zealand Herald newspaper seems to undermine Don Nicolson’s (NZ Federated Farmers President) assertion that Greenpeace’s blockade of the ship carrying a cargo of Palm Kernel Extract destined for New Zealand animal feed was because Greenpeace is “anti-farming“ “….Protests continued outside Ports of Tauranga gates, with some New Zealand farmers weighing…