Off the Sheep’s Back?

The BBC looks at the changing iconic status and importance of the sheep to the New Zealand economy. Sheep numbers have fallen from 70 million to 40 million in the last two decades and farmers are under increasing pressures to diversify as drought and rising returns from forestry and the dairy industry have meant that sheep farming pastures are not so green. Still, it concludes, culturally and economically NZ will continue to count on sheep – zzzzz.


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Why is New Zealand so Progressive?

Why is New Zealand so Progressive?

She wasn’t the only mother checking in with their whānau that evening. But this woman was Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, and the one who had decided – on expert…