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Idealog—in the ideas business

Is Blue River Dairy saving the sheep industry?

Sixty-something entrepreneur Keith Neylon's company is one to watch after 10 years investing in plant, genetics, farms and an entire system to produce sheep milk products, as Peter Kerr finds. More …





Rural businesses outdo growth forecast

Small and medium enterprises outside New Zealand cities beat revenue growth predictions for the year to February and are tipping a strong 12 months ahead. More …


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Agriculture

New Bayer lab a pinup for R&D investment

Bayer has opened a new laboratory at its Auckland Centre for Innovation and Development, focused on veterinary medicine formulations. The million dollar facility was officially opened today by science and innovation minister Steven Joyce. More …


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Fishing

Snapper cuts a bit too fishy

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My very earliest memories are of fishing with my grandfather, and literally since I can remember I’ve been able to go out fishing and catch a feed for my family and friends. But now all this is under very ... More …




We band of brothers

Leadership qualities can be innate – but can also be fostered in the right environment. For the future prosperity of New Zealand agriculture, a collaborative approach that identifies and develops a wide range of leaders will be vital. More …



What does collaboration look like?

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New Zealand’s primary industries can learn from the success of the Olympic Games in developing collaborative behaviours to deliver a more successful future for our vital agribusiness economic sector. More …


Evolving more crop per drop

Irrigation has always been vital to agriculture, but access to water, and ways to maximise its effectiveness, have changed over the years. Landcare Research soil scientist Dr Carolyn Hedley charts an irrigation evolution. More …


Our top 10 primary sector leaders

Over many decades a number of great New Zealanders have helped put the country’s primary industries on the global map. Today, the challenges are more complex and the competition greater, but the best leaders continue to be more than ... More …


TPP: a gateway to GE?

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Beware of ‘geeks’ bearing gifts; the Trans Pacific Partnership could let GE in through the back door. More …


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