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Australia’s most responsible farmed seafood named at Sustainable Seafoods Awards 2023
The annual Sustainable Seafood Awards held by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council in partnership with the Marine Stewardship Council were held ... at Melbourne Zoo, showcasing the Aussie heroes of responsible seafood farming and sustainable fishing practices in Australia ... The winners were a fantastic mix of organisations and individuals who have made significant contributions to responsible aquaculture, from retailers to producers and even an inspiring young person in the industry.
Author interview – Nicola Harvey
Nicola Harvey is an experienced media executive, producer and writer working across digital, audio, print and live events. She’s also the author of 'Farm: the making of a climate activist' ... Speaking from her farm in New Zealand, Nicola talked to Australian Rural and Regional News contributor Serena Kirby about the writing process and the incredible amount of work that went into writing her book. She also offered some wise words to other first-time authors.
Koala conservation in Queensland – interview with Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Australia Rural & Regional News asks some questions about AWC's koala conservation projects and koala monitoring, and land and fire management of Andrew Howe, Australian Wildlife Conservancy Senior Field Ecologist and Peter Stanton, Australian Wildlife Conservancy Senior Ecologist.
Kids trouble: The government has to fix it, says Mayor
"There are enough organisations that are funded to make sure that kids are safe. Unfortunately there is a hole in the delivery, kids are falling through the cracks. We have so many service providers in Alice Springs. There is no level of accountability. There are service providers that are not getting audited to deliver what they are getting funded to do": Alice Springs Mayor, Matt Paterson.
Too many mozzies? Learn from Rentokil’s Mark Kendall
The data of pest control expert, Rentokil indicates that mosquito activity is up right across Australia, increasing 216 per cent in November, compared to October recordings ... Rentokil has a database on pest activity across Australia. ARR.News asked a few questions of Mark Kendall from Rentokil Initial.
Interview with founder of farm to plate marketplace, Half A Cow Online, James Gilbert
Find out about the inspiration, operation and plans for the online marketplace that helps farmers sell their meat directly to customers and customers find the meat they want from its founder, James Gilbert.
Q&A with OBE Organic MD, Dalene Wray
After the release of OBE Organic's Sustainability Report 2022 earlier this year, Australian Rural & Regional News found out a little more about what's involved in farming organic beef in the vast Channel Country and how it came to be Australia's oldest organic beef company from OBE Organic's Managing Director, Dalene Wray.
Founders of farmer network ONFARM – interview with Melinda and George King
After the announcement of the launch of the partnership between Escrow.com and the farmer to farmer transaction platform, ONFARM, Australian Rural & Regional News found out a bit more about this new e-commerce and social media venture from ONFARM's co-founders, Melinda and George King.
Racing Queensland CEO keen to grow industry in North West
Horse racing is the lifeblood of many North West communities and there remains pressure on our once-a-year clubs to stay afloat. Earlier this month, North West Weekly editor Matt Nicholls caught up with Racing Queensland CEO Brendan Parnell about racing’s future in the bush.
The brewer and the grower – craft beer industry and agriculture working hand in hand in the Barossa Valley
With the only beer, food and music festival in Australia coming up in Adelaide in July (see the 2021 revellers), it's a perfect time to learn about the craft beer industry in the Barossa ... David Henderson from Western Ridge Brewing and Tom Ryan from Barossa Valley Craft Malt shared some insights about this bright young local industry with Australian Rural & Regional News.
Levelling the playing field
Geoff Helisma. Election campaigns cost money, lots of money. The major parties, which more often than not form governments in their own right, have a distinct advantage when it comes to funding multi-million-dollar campaigns. But, over recent weeks it’s the ‘teal’ independent candidates who have emerged as a threat to the current government’s re-election. The Independent spoke with teal independent, Hanabeth Luke, who is contesting the Page electorate.
Australian producers are still worried about water – interview with Andrew Coppin, CEO, Farmbot
According to a recent survey by Farmbot of farmers across Australia, their two primary concerns are poor phone reception and a need to manually check water points ... ARR.News asks a few questions of Andrew Coppin, founder and CEO of Farmbot, provider of remote water monitoring solutions.
Australia could still become a leader in climate change mitigation – interview with Phil Mulvey, CEO, Carbon Count
Phil Mulvey, Carbon Count CEO, expands further on the need for strong policy frameworks, on regenerative farming practices, carbon sequestration, profitability and other issues arising from the whitepaper, “Change at our feet – Australian agriculture’s role and responsibility in mitigating climate change”.
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