Tagged: development

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

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 - Stick

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

The Greening of National: just add Gold - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Nov 27, 2012

Perhaps your Grandmother, like mine upon seeing my striped shirt, advised that “blue and green shouldn’t be seen, without a colour in between”. Fashion though, like the economy and its politics, is never constant – they are always reinventing themselves. Those clashing stripes have ‘gone out’ again but I think blue-green is set to become fashionable in the economies and … Read More

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

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

Personalised time/place knowledge goal of ThunderMaps - Stick

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! - Stick

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

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

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

If we imagine beyond the actuality of how we produce…. - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 16, 2012

This post also appears at www.pastureharmonies.org Science has served New Zealand agriculture extremely well. It should and needs to do so in the future. It is also that pragmatic rationale approach that has delivered and developed a wonderfully integrated on-farm … Continue reading → … Read More

Getting to a BLISful state a long and winding road - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 11, 2012

Dunedin-based BLIS’s oral cavity probiotic products have “spent a long time on the runway”, as it chief executive Dr Barry Richardson described the other day. (Briefly wearing a journalist hat, I interviewed Richardson for BusinessDesk). There’s a certain irony in … Continue reading → … Read More