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We all own our agricultural story…..that’s the problem

Peter Kerr Nov 20, 2012

This post also runs at pasture Harmonies. The trouble is; we all own New Zealand’s agricultural story. That is, the huge collective effort that went into figuring out, developing and improving the soil, pasture and plant/animal interaction that is our … Continue reading → … Read More

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Personalised time/place knowledge goal of ThunderMaps

Peter Kerr Nov 16, 2012

Location-based intelligence is one of the up-and-coming applications of all things mobile. Wellington-based startup ThunderMaps reckons it has a solution to a problem – individuals and organisations having geo-knowledge that is valuable to others, but having no practical way of … Continue reading → … Read More

Come on ATI, tell us what you’re thinking – please!

Peter Kerr Nov 15, 2012

Those of us who care about creating more national wealth through better commercialisation, innovation and implementation by leveraging our science capability really want to see the Advanced Technology Institute succeed. The ATI will be, after all, an important stepping stone … Continue reading → … Read More

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Officiating our way to an ATI totally the wrong policy

Peter Kerr Nov 08, 2012

Now everyone wants to see the Advanced Technology Institute set up and thriving. This ranges from the ATI’s establishment board, to science minister Steven Joyce, to (about to be reformed) IRL, to the CRI and university scientists and commercialisers, to … Continue reading → … Read More

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Our agriculture’s much more than the sum of its parts

Peter Kerr Nov 06, 2012

This post also appears at www.pastureharmonies.org Too much, arguably all the time, we look at all the individual components of our farm production systems……and beat ourselves up about them. We could use less fertiliser, our use of water isn’t that … Continue reading → … Read More

Let’s accept now that the ATI will find it very difficult to kick off by February next year

Peter Kerr Oct 25, 2012

By the look of things, maybe we should accept, now, that the Advanced Technology Institute won’t be up and running by 1 Feb 2012. This was a two-month postponement from the original 1 November 2012 date – but the way … Continue reading → … Read More

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