Every week, Sarah dives deep into one of the key challenges facing farming food & fibre and the rural community that supports it.
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This week's Opinion Maker
Like chicken & egg, which one should come first? Shelter or food? NZ’s appetite for housing has us starving for food security. Is it time to be more intergenerational in our planning to the cross-roads we have found ourselves in?
Tuesday 11 May at 7pm, the Opinion Maker focuses on the Our Land Report 2021 with the statistics of land now unavailable for growing food because it’s covered by housing.
Dr. Alison Collins, Departmental Chief Science Advisor, Manatū Mō Te Taiao, Ministry for the Environment.
Dr. Vera Power, CE Fertiliser Association NZ
Philip Martelli, Resource Management Manager, Western Bay of Plenty District Council
Bharat Bhana, Vice-President Potatoes NZ & Pukekohe grower