Pollution and emissions up, species down: environment report

The intensification of the dairy industry is a major driver of NZ’s environmental decline.

NZ has so many cows. Why do we import millions of tonnes of dairy?

Re: journalist Baz Macdonald got sucked down the dairy rabbit hole trying to find the answer.

Dairy can’t manage its crap, but innovative farmers are trying to fix that

If I take a shit in a field, it's not a huge deal. But what if 20,000 people take a shit in a field?

Our dairy industry kills 2 million calves a year, but they don’t have to

These calves are killed within days or weeks of being born.

Calves, cows, and shit on the face: My week as a dairy farmer

I knew that if I really wanted to understand the dairy industry, I would need to get my hands dirty.

Why we made Milk and Money, our documentary series about dairy

Milk and Money is a six-part documentary series by Re: investigating New Zealand’s dairy industry.

NZ doubled our dairy cows in 30 years, but it took 600% more fertiliser | Milk and Money | Episode 3

“We don’t exactly know how many cows we could sustain, but it’s a hell of a lot less than we have."

The impact of dairy on our freshwater | Milk and Money | Episode 2

In Episode 2: Water, we explore the state of freshwater in New Zealand.

Why our dairy cows produce more emissions than our cars | Milk and Money | Episode 4

“The right thing to do is for all us dairy farmers to try to pull our weight."

How Aotearoa built its dairy empire on billions of dollars of debt | Milk and Money | Episode 1

Milk and Money, our series investigating the dairy industry is here.

Why we may not need cows to make milk | Milk and Money | Episode 6

Half of calves in New Zealand are killed within days or weeks of being born.

Nitrates in our drinking water could be causing premature births

Nitrates in our drinking water may be leading to babies being born prematurely or underweight.

Pregnant women drinking water with 10 milligrams of nitrates a litre are…

Can a thriving dairy industry and healthy waters coexist?

The quality of half of our waterways is diminishing, according to a recent study by Land, Air, Water Aotearoa. Contributing to this has been the growth…

The return of glass milk bottles?

In the mid-1990s, glass milk bottles were replaced with plastic. This milk delivery service is on a mission to bring glass back. Starting with Raglan, perhaps…