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Intensive dairy farms in the Mackenzie country

Two companies, Southdown Holdings and Five Rivers, have put an application in to start a dairy operation that would see 18,000 dairy cows housed in pens known as free stalls. You can see the application here. What are these people thinking? And why are the Federated Farmers supporting them? Apparently there is a plus side to this […]

OECD says New Zealanders are the 3rd fattest nation

There is no disputing the fact that the general population is getting fatter. Now there’s a study to prove it, and New Zealand comes off badly. The OECD Health Data 2009 – comparing health statistics across OECD countries is behind locked doors, available only to journalists or people who subscribe to the OECD ‘service’. So, […]