National Superannuation brought big changes to the way New Zealand provides pensions for the elderly.
OPINION: An 'empowering and collaborative, not dictatorial' approach to improving water quality.
OPINION: The drought just declared brings into focus the need for New Zealand to keep developing water storage
OPINION: Overseer is fine when used as intended, but regional councils' use as a regulatory instrument could be a step too far.
OPINION: There are too many accidents occurring on farms and farmers must do more to reduce them.
The idle 17-year-old has made a fateful mistake.
OPINION: MBIE labour inspectorate investigations have made it clear to farmers that there is zero tolerance for breaches of minimum employment standards.
OPINION: Even if you are the most responsible farmer in the country, you can never be sure what your neighbour is up to.
OPINION: Since my last column, some in the dairy farming community have been telling me, and everyone else, who I am.
OPINION: Crusading journalists prove that even the mighty can be forced to pay their share.
OPINION: The impact of the unexpectedly low milk price of $4.70/kg milk solids has hit like a tonne of bricks.
OPINION: Assumptions about drought do not always ring true.
OPINION: Spare a thought for farmers as you bask in the hot, dry weather.
OPINION: Farmers are a terrible lot. They keep Doing Things, and Doing Things is a risky business.
OPINION: Economic forecast heralds good and bad news.
OPINION: Stronger measures are needed to stop rustling.
OPINION: There are a few tell-tale signs leading me to the conclusion that dairy farmers are very close to the brink.
OPINION: Jason Krupp analyses why there is no need to hit the panic button over the future of dairy.
OPINION: For some reason, farming is perceived as a "rich" sport, ripe for the picking.
OPINION: Farmers have the best chance of success here if we work together, hence the setting up of an upper Waikato River users group.
OPINION: They say that the past helps to shape the future, so looking back at 2014 we might see some clues as to what this year has in store.
OPINION: Prospects for the dairy sector were looking a tad better yesterday.
OPINION: Who in their right mind would want to go dairy farming?
OPINION: Judges' heavy handed approach to farmers does more damage than good.
OPINION: Fonterra's advance monthly payments to its suppliers this spring went unusually close to breaching its end-of-year payout forecast.
OPINION: A "cock up" in the prosecution of South Waikato farmer Bas Nelis paints the Waikato Regional Council in a terrible light.
OPINION: Silver Fern Farms' deal with Goldman Sachs is marred by its weak position, but the co-op has got to do something.
Those of us working with farmers know that small farms can indeed be profitable.
OPINION: The conversation around agri-education has stepped up a gear.
There are few absolutes in modern marketing, but when you hear anyone starting to simplistically talk about above and below the line, It's time to walk away.