One of two ministerial announcements posted on The Beehive website over the past two days was denounced by the SAFE animal rights group in a statement headed Mud farming continues in the South Island.
Federated farmers headed their press statement Pragmatism finally prevails on winter grazing.
The tone struck in the headline on the Government’s press statement was much more in harmony with the feds’ statement than the SAFE one. It read Proposed intensive winter grazing regulations updates are more practical for farmers.
It was posted on The Beehive website along with news about the end of NZ Defence Force evacuation flights from Kabul.
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Defence Minister Peeni Henare said the last flight by a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) C-130 Hercules evacuating people from Afghanistan’s capital Kabul landed back in the United Arab Emirates last night, prior to reports of explosions at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
Proposed changes to intensive winter grazing regulations are being consulted on that will make them practical for farmers to comply with while ensuring improved environmental outcomes, Environment Minister David Parker and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. Continue reading “Pugging and pragmatism – Feds welcome winter grazing proposals but SAFE blasts continuance of “mud farming””