1. Open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

    The following is an open letter sent to the Prime Minister earlier this week from the Chief Executives of DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association.


  2. DairyNZ: Government must extend Freshwater consultation

    DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle is calling on the Government to move swiftly to extend the six-week timeframe of the Essential Freshwater consultation.


  3. Farming for a lower footprint - what should we focus on?

    This article summarises a collection of DairyNZ co-funded studies on reducing dairying's environmental footprint.


  4. DairyNZ welcomes protection of productive land

    DairyNZ supports the government’s recent release of a National Policy Statement on Highly Productive Soils.


  5. Dairy committed to playing its part in lowering emissions

    DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle has reconfirmed the dairy sector’s commitment to play its part to reduce its biological emissions, and supports the intent of the direction of the Zero Carbon Bill.


  6. Farmers on the front foot

    DairyNZ’s Farm Gauge consistently identifies three areas of opportunity for dairy farmers: finance, environment and people management.


  7. Kiwis called to 'pledge and win'

    Photos of New Zealanders caring for their waterways will flood social media this month, as DairyNZ launches a competition to mark World Water Day.


  8. Channelling the right tools for flood management and runoff

    New research on 'two-stage channel' drains could be used to improve flood mitigation, water quality and ecosystem outcomes.


  9. Water movement gets everyone involved

    DairyNZ has launched an exciting new movement to get everyone to play a role in improving NZ’s waterways, explains chief executive Tim Mackle.


  10. Plantain project a tool for targets

    DairyNZ has launched a potentially game-changing research project to test the benefits of plantain in local pastures.


  11. Planting projects connect children with farmers

    The DairyNZ levy-funded project enabled students to help look after waterways in their areas while learning about local farmers’ environmental initiatives.


  12. Dairy already on water quality journey

    DairyNZ supports the Government’s plans to amend the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management and introduce a new National Environmental Standard says DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle.


  13. ZCB consultation: Only one viable option for new reduction target

    Only one of the proposed options for a new emissions reduction target in the Zero Carbon Bill consultation paper is both achievable and responsible, says DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle.


  14. Let's make forestry farmer friendly

    The dairy sector welcomes a move by the Government to look closely at how industry groups can help meet the Government’s One Billion Trees programme.


  15. Farmers taking the initiative

    Many farmers are involved in environmentally-focused groups and also work to educate the wider community about environmental sustainability on farms and elsewhere.


  16. Long term ag emission reductions requires mitigation technologies

    Agriculture will rely on continued support from both industry and Government for emerging mitigation technologies if it is to meet long term emissions reduction necessary for New Zealand to transition to a low emissions economy, says DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle.


  17. Joint project to ensure farmers rewarded for water quality work

    DairyNZ water quality specialist Aslan Wright-Stow explains how a collaborative nationwide project aims to identify water quality improvements on farm.


  18. Water quality: setting limits

    In recent surveys, people identified water quality as the most significant environmental issue New Zealand faces right now.


  19. Silver lining in storm's devastation

    The intense storm system that hit Bay of Plenty back in 2004 was the catalyst to prompt Opotiki sharemilkers Jared and Sue Watson to seriously reconsider their farm system, the environment they operated in and their own farming expectations.


  20. Healthy soil the base of farming business

    Much of the work farmers have underway to improve water quality has the co-benefit of improving soil quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, says DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle.


  21. Emissions decrease a positive, but more work needed

    DairyNZ Chief Executive Tim Mackle says tackling dairy’s greenhouse gas emissions is a priority for the dairy sector.


  22. Healthy Rivers questions answered at farmer meetings

    Farmers in Waikato can find out how the proposed Healthy Rivers variation will affect their businesses at a series of events run by industry organisation DairyNZ.


  23. Seepage wetlands work wonders

    A recent review commissioned by DairyNZ may surprise you at just how effective wetlands can be at preventing contaminants from reaching waterways. DairyNZ water quality scientist Aslan Wright-Stow explains.


  24. Labour of love for the environment

    Protecting and nurturing the environment for our future generations is a key commitment in the refreshed strategy, Dairy Tomorrow.


  25. Canterbury dairy farmers stepping up to protect waterways

    Canterbury dairy farmers are putting money where their mouth is and playing their part in helping to improve water quality, says Canterbury dairy leader, Tom Mason.


  26. Manawatu farmers step ahead with EnviroWalk app

    A test run of DairyNZ’s new EnviroWalk app has delivered immediate benefits for Hopkins Farming Group in Manawatu.


  27. Milking sustainably: more than compliance

    Farmers around the country share their experiences of developing a Sustainable Milk Plan (SMP) with DairyNZ.


  28. More can be done to protect New Zealand's waterways

    Protecting New Zealand’s waterways are a priority and dairy is one of many sectors that needs to play a role.


  29. How a Matamata farmer ensures his staff give a damn

    How do you get your staff on board with environmentally sustainable practices? Find out what one farmer is doing to motivate his team.


  30. 10 steps to reduce your impact

    Want to save a dollar while also reducing your impact on the environment? Here are 10 steps that will cost you little or nothing.


  31. Dairy committed to lowering environmental impact

    Commenting on today’s OECD Environmental Performance Review announcement, DairyNZ’s chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the dairy sector is committed to lowering its environmental impact, while protecting the valuable contribution dairying makes to the economy.


  32. Dairy farmers 'at the table' on Healthy Rivers

    Dairy farmers are keenly tuned in on the first stages of the Healthy Rivers Wai Ora Plan Change process, says DairyNZ’s Adrian Brocksopp.


  33. Trees on Farms

    With good planning and design, trees create a pleasant, diverse and interesting place in which to live and work.


  34. Erosion

    Taking action to reduce erosion will prevent sediment and nutrients from entering waterways and protect valuable topsoil.


  35. Farmers have stepped up to protect environment

    Despite tough seasons, dairy farmers have stepped up and made significant progress on meeting their environmental commitments to New Zealanders, according to a new progress report on the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord.


  36. Plan now - plant later

    In 2013, the industry committed to the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord which requires dairy farmers to have a riparian management plan by 2020 and all waterways* will have stock excluded by 2017.


  37. Farmers get a voice with the rule makers

    Farmers, the regional council and the Southland rural community owe much to Balfour farmer Aaron Wilson’s efforts to work more closely together to ensure dairying remains a sustainable, vibrant industry in the region.


  38. Dairy farmers spend over $1 billion on the environment

    Federated Farmers and DairyNZ have conducted a survey on New Zealand dairy farmers’ environmental investments, revealing an estimated spend of over $1billion over the past five years.


  39. Northland Research

    DairyNZ works with Northland dairy farmers on a range of projects to ensure regionally-relevant information is available and farmers have access to forums to discuss issues unique to Northland.