The Story of Green Gold and How It Relates to Our Landscape

By Brian Megaw | April 9, 2021

As I sit here in my office writing this post, we are experiencing light and very welcome, warm rain outside. Our parched landscape needs this moisture. While this summer has not been as dry as some we have endured over the last few years; it was still more than dry enough. Over the last several [...]

Can the Problem also Contain a Solution?

By Brian Megaw | April 1, 2021

With the introduction of the much anticipated new freshwater regulations in New Zealand, there will be even further pressure on farmers to fence livestock, cattle in particular, out of rivers and streams. Much fencing and planting have already been done, but there is more to do. The legislation aims to clean up our waterways. These [...]

Diversity, Diversity, Diversity

By Brian Megaw | January 15, 2021

A couple of days ago, I was the shuttle driver. Nicola and an old friend Daryll were scoping out a different route for the next 8 day River Valley Ride. Nicola has changed the route each departure – this will be the fourth such departure – as she attempts to find just the right mix [...]

Could Greenpeace Step Up for the Future of Wool?

By Brian Megaw | December 11, 2020

In the early 1980s, I was a sheep shearer. Over those few years in my early twenties, I shore about 30,000 sheep annually. It was a good time to be a shearer. There were plenty of sheep to shear, and mostly those sheep, due to the government of the days' subsidy to farmers called the [...]

The Whole of It

By Brian Megaw | November 2, 2020

Over the last year or two, the term “Regenerative Agriculture” has been making some headlines, both in rural and general media. There has of course been the inevitable backlash from many in the establishment. As with any new idea in any field that gains support, other people who are either benefiting from the current system [...]

The Great Unravelling

By Brian | May 7, 2020

The Great Unravelling To be fair, I am not the first to use the term, “The Great Unravelling”. However, this is the best term to describe what I see happening both in New Zealand and around the world. Most people would not have thought that what we are presently witnessing would even be possible in [...]

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