Tagged: Sustainability

We’re the only protein production system that can say VISIT - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 11, 2012

(This blog post also appears at www.pastureharmonies.org) Forget the science, briefly, about our agriculture, even though that’s the wonderful legacy that has got us to where we are today. Forget the rational. Forget the food safety, the genetics of plants … Continue reading → … Read More

So, tell me why we shouldn’t be global custodians of responsible pastoralism? - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 04, 2012

(This is a copy of a new blog, pasture Harmonies, which can be found at www.pastureharmonies.org) The purpose of this blog discussion is to debate whether New Zealand Inc should become global custodians of responsible pastoralism. It is test the … Continue reading → … Read More

Gunning for better play; Makerspace takes aim at crowdfunding - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 28, 2012

The Wellington Makerspace [TWMS] wants to build a better gun, well that’s not strictly true. The community actually play a lot of what are commonly known as first person shooters [FPS], such as Medal of Honor, Battlefield, Team Fortress and … Continue reading → … Read More

Dear ATI Establishment Board, - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 16, 2012

Welcome to the gig. You have an interesting (to say the least) and challenging brief to frame up the Advanced Technology Institute (your terms of reference will be most enlightening). I do worry though when I hear rumours of outside … Continue reading → … Read More

“So Makerspace, can you create this?” – workshop eases into existence - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 09, 2012

A couple of months into its life, and The Wellington’s MakerSpace is finding its feet, getting into gear as a physical product incubator for people testing their ideas. Co-founder Lee Bennett says as businesses around the place learn of its … Continue reading → … Read More

If we build it, will they come…..MakerSpace takes a punt - Stick

Peter Kerr Jun 26, 2012

If we build it, will they come…….is one of many thoughts swirling in the active minds of Wellington MakerSpace founders, Nick Taylor and Lee Bennett. The two, whose backgrounds sweep across coding, making (for Peter Jackson), creating and being socially/societally … Continue reading → … Read More

Indonesian President promotes “sustainable growth with equity” - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 19, 2012

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono gave an impressive speech at the Centre for International Forestry Research last week. How his words translate into the political life of his country I don’t know, but it is hard to fault them as an analysis of the world’s current challenges and a pointer to the direction in which [...] … Read More

A Pathway to Sustainable Energy - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 11, 2012

“Will we look into the eyes of our children and confess that we had the opportunity, but lacked the courage? That we had the technology, but lacked the vision?” These words preface the report Energy [R]evolution 2012: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook published this month by Greenpeace, the European Renewable Energy Council and the Global [...] … Read More

Product development….no place for the faint hearted - Stick

Peter Kerr May 31, 2012

Some interesting thoughts on product development at a gathering-cum-lecture at Victoria University’s School of Design. Now there’s almost entire libraries devoted into taking an idea through the design and product development process – so compressing theory and practice into just … Continue reading → … Read More