Tagged: value-added food. processed food

Is the future for our sheep their milk? - Stick

Peter Kerr Jul 16, 2014

  Being the farm raised boy I am, I’m keen on the idea of clever new and profitable products from our ability to convert sunlight, soil and water into them. So, Blue River Dairy, the sheep milk products company which … Continue reading → … Read More

Non-success gets a deserved recognition - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 24, 2013

A thumbs up to Lightning Lab and Wellington’s Creative HQ for celebrating non-success. That, quite deliberately, is different from describing the five of the nine companies which went through LL’s 12 week accelerator programme as failures. Earlier in the year, … Continue reading → … Read More

We are the picture that a child draws of a farm - Stick

Peter Kerr Dec 18, 2012

A child draws a picture of a farm. The sun is shining, the water is clean, the animals are happy. A question could be, ‘What is the name of that picture?’ Our farms, done correctly, are that picture. There’s a … Continue reading → … Read More

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

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

‘White label’ opportunity for number one food app - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 14, 2012

While there’s a great deal of satisfaction in creating a mobile device app that people use, and come back to frequently, there’s a bigger game eyed for Fast, Fresh & Tasty. The Wellington-originated app provides updated recipes, with a strong … Continue reading → … Read More

Take that Jamie Oliver! – F,F & T the app-ening thing - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 07, 2012

There’s something intrinsically appealing about a company that plies its trade as digital media consultants pulling off a coup in the smart phone app area. Wellington Click Suite, an 18 year veteran in the interactive space, “uses our skills for … Continue reading → … Read More

Farming’s unfashionable, but there’s a simple fix to make it sexy - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 22, 2012

There are huge gains to be made in pastoral farming productivity if the average performers started doing what the top 25% do according to MAF in its Briefing to Incoming Ministers. That would increase exports by $3 billion a year, … Continue reading → … Read More

Gluckman tells Auckland to get cracking - Stick

Peter Kerr Jan 17, 2012

In giving a push/shove as Auckland as an innovation or knowledge city, chief science advisor Sir Peter Gluckman reckons the country could expect area like industrial design and digital and media research to have a high presence. In his ‘Auckland … 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

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