Tagged: development

Ahoy me hearties; an offshore way around America’s green card requirements? - Stick

Peter Kerr Dec 15, 2011

Partly because they were cheeky enough to ask, and partly because it is such a wild idea, here’s a plug for would-be entrepreneurial pirates. Along similar lines to Radio Hauraki, way back in the 1960s beating the then broadcasting laws … Continue reading → … Read More

Stalking horse comments on innovative Auckland — Gluckman - Stick

Peter Kerr Dec 13, 2011

There’s a certain amount of stalking horse-ishness to Sir Peter Gluckman’s recent ‘Auckland conversation’ (formerly known as Mayoral Conversations; speakers of repute). As the chief science advisor, Gluckman’s past kite-flying thoughts on research and other matters have generally preceded government … Continue reading → … Read More

Prime Minister as prime innovator — get going on #13 - Stick

Peter Kerr Dec 01, 2011

We probably shouldn’t be surprised that amongst all the next to ‘do’s’ from the incoming National-led government, the one with the greatest potential to be a game changer, has been ignored by most of the media. Issues of teapots are … Continue reading → … Read More

Bright Ideas Challenge feels like it’s already permanent - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 10, 2011

Perhaps the best thing coming out of what is only the second Bright Ideas Challenge just completed by Grow Wellington is the sense of permanence it already has. It feels like it is going to hang around. The publicity (and … Continue reading → … Read More

At last, a kick along for high tech and niche manufacturing - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 08, 2011

For a large number of New Zealanders, and (also unfortunately) the media, the announcement of a high-tech transformation of the science sector will be a “so what” experience. For those looking for science and innovation led means to improve the … Continue reading → … Read More

Plastics CoE remolds itself into a Polymer Alliance - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 01, 2011

Fittingly, the plastics industry seems to be on the verge of remolding itself and its centre of excellence. This time, for an activity that is known as an ‘enabling industry’, hopefully the model and structure is got right. As a … Continue reading → … Read More

Internet games follow the numbers and money - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 29, 2011

CerebralFix, as some might say contradictorily, makes digital games -for smart phones, other peoples’ websites, Facebook, its own website. Its CEO Ben Delleca, speaking at the Rutherford Innovation Showcase’s Digital Content Forum in Wellington on Friday 23 Sept., says the … Continue reading → … Read More

Agriculture’s ‘failure’ the place to view its next 20 years of success — conference - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 22, 2011

One of the great ironies of the New Zealand economy is that in spite of Knowledge Waves and transformations and biotechnology and any other number of next big things, the powerhouse and backbone has continued to be agriculture and horticulture. … Continue reading → … Read More