Fonterra's historic loss, a change of leadership and a review of dairy industry law have opened up a strategic vacuum that could see its brands carved off and sold to reduce farm debt. Bernard Hickey looks at the pros and cons for Newsroom.
The New Zealand Initiative has released a report slamming the Government's spending as inefficient and wasteful, but there’s more to the numbers than meets the eye, Thomas Coughlan reports for Newsroom..
Phil Twyford went against the advice of Treasury to increase off-balance sheet borrowing, which could eventually cost the taxpayer $36 million each year in extra interest costs, Thomas Coughlan reports for Newsroom.
Technology alone will not solve the world’s problems. But combining technological advancements with circular economy thinking could be our best shot at creating a sustainable industrialised future, argue Andy Kenworthy and James Griffin on Newsroom.
New Zealand milk production may grow to a record of nearly 23 billion litres in the 2018/19 season, bolstered by a favourable milk price and adequate feed reserves, and assuming normal weather conditions, according to Rabobank’s dairy analyst Emma Higgins