Kaikoura Firearm Chase and The Roar

Local police are collecting evidence after a firearm incident at around 5.15am last Saturday morning in Kaikoura. Police Sargent Barry Hansen said a man pulled a firearm on another man and “chased him round town” he didn’t have any information as to whether the two men were known to each other. Senior constable, Andy Grant, in…

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…

Vivisection and Animal Welfare Standards in New Zealand

Against a background of Swine Flu’s origin in intensive pig farming,  the New Zealand pork industry was again drawn into sharp relief  (see NZ Herald and TVNZ reports) when TVNZ’s ‘Sunday’ programme showed shocking footage of pigs kept in cramped stalls unable to turn round, the long term usage of sow stalls and distressed animals…