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Kickstarting a San Fran Bay school science rap promotion

Peter Kerr Mar 28, 2013

You obviously can’t keep a science rapper down. Tom McFadden, a Californian and Stanford biology lecturer among other things, completed a Masters in Science Communication at Otago University last year. Under a Fullbright Scholarship and the moniker ‘Rhymebsome’ he toured … Continue reading → … Read More

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If Callaghan Innovation is the answer – remind me again what was the question?

Peter Kerr Dec 14, 2012

Well, surely I’m not the only one surprised that what was to be the establishment of an Advanced Technology Institute – or a supercharged IRL – somewhat on the model of Taiwan’s ITRI, is instead going to end up as … Continue reading → … Read More

Food & beverage stars for NZ to hitch its wagon to – report

Peter Kerr Dec 13, 2012

There’s not that many reports you can sit down and study and go – uumm, interesting. But Auckland-based Coriolis has done it (again), and their ‘Investors guide to emerging growth opportunities in NZ food and beverage exports’ is, and I … Continue reading → … Read More

Some worrying disquiet around Callaghan Innovation

Peter Kerr Dec 06, 2012

From what I gather, it is not only me who has a degree of disquiet about the lengthy and somewhat secretive gestation taking place around Callaghan Innovation (the new moniker for the Advanced Technology Institute). Because part of the unease … Continue reading → … Read More

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What would responsible pastoralism mean? (A strategic ‘glue’)

Peter Kerr Nov 27, 2012

My contention is, by branding our method (pasture Harmonies) and taking that through on products to the consumer, NZ Inc would become the global custodians for responsible pastoralism. What would that mean? In one word, ‘glue’. I argue that as … Continue reading → … Read More

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Callaghan Innovation – time for a concrete and practical illustration of its intent

Peter Kerr Nov 22, 2012

OK, now that we have the naming of the Advanced Technology Institute out of the way, and its genesis to Callaghan Innovation has been carried out, it’s time to move on from the warm fuzzies. The thinking behind the new … Continue reading → … Read More