Category Archives: 2016 HBRC Election

My Magic 8 Ball Predictions for 2017

The way I see it many farmers just struggle with the resources and knowledge needed to lift their environmental, and thereby their commercial game. It’s just a small number who are letting their team down and doing irreparable damage to the reputation of farming in general. It is these few who need to feel the heavy hand of regulation and enforcement. I have an honest belief that with the right support the rest will come on board. And as a community we need to willing offer our support regardless of if we are townies or not. Because unless we get the farmers on board then our environmental problems will never go away. Continue reading

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The dam can still be canned – Letter to Editor

The thing that surprises me most about Fenton Wilson’s letter (To late on dam objection 19/9/16) is that the Chairman of HBRC has little understanding of political risk. A new council could well have a different view on HBRC investing … Continue reading

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In response to Federated Farmers

If farmers are concerned about increased regulation then they need their industry bodies to get up to speed with societies expectations. We want to be able to swim in our rivers. We want to take our dogs for a walk without fear of them dying. We want safe, unchlorinated drinking water. I understand that lobby groups are supposed to represent their member’s best interests. But is aggressively promoting the status quo the best that they’ve got? I don’t think so. Continue reading

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