Beef insight 2020 – Statistics NZ report

The number of beef cattle increased for the fourth year in a row in 2020, while the national dairy herd and sheep flock have both continued to fall in recent years, Stats NZ said today. Provisional figures from the 2020 agricultural production survey showed beef cattle numbers increased 2 percent, to 4 million in June 2020, returning to levels last seen a decade ago. “Beef prices have generally remained strong

Three years and thanks

Three years ago I started my own media consultancy, Tim Fulton Media after seeing a need for knowledgeable, professional but down-to earth media services. The business has evolved a lot over that time: I have been fortunate, for example, to work with Bateman Books on two upcoming publications and have enjoyed helping well-known rural businesses including Case IH and CRV Ambreed. Meawhile I continue to work with CBS building

Trump 2024

There has been little NZ media commentary about Donald Trump’s strategy in calling the 2020 election a fraud. It’s great to see some of that longer-term thinking in this NZ Herald article.

A rejection of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy

This central government intervention, by Labour and previously by National, is making a nonsense of collaborative; locally-based decision making under the Canterbury Water Management Strategy. The result -a terrible waste of 10 years of blood, sweat and tears

Albie Waters and the Ohoka Rugby Married Singles Shield

For the record: A 2013 account of Married Singles Shield by Div 2/3 Vet, Keith ‘Aussie’ Eleftheriou. Appearing in the late, lamented, ‘Ohoka Tribune’. (Edited for this readership) The media scrum gets out of hand… In a media conference of the highest order, Tim Fulton, Esq. DIC, woke everyone up and made a formal announcement of the Married’s Squad to take on the Singles in the grudge match of the

Straight off the Tussock: Wahine – a survivor’s story

Just after 6am on Wednesday April 10, 1968, passengers on the Union Steamship Company’s inter-island vessel, Wahine, were woken in Wellington Harbour when the ship hit Barrett’s Reef. Jack was a director of the Canterbury Frozen Meat Company – and one of many Wahine passengers heading to the capital that day on business trips. I had a meeting with the Meat Board and heard the weather forecast early on the

Lost at sea

Many of the people posting on this story, like on RNZ’s pages, have jumped to the defence of the animals . Not a mention, though, of the 43 human souls lost at sea. How is it that we become blind to this?