Rod Oram details the latest in agricultural industry innovation unveiled at a conference in Wellington and looks at whether New Zealand is being too complacent and not investing enough in new technology and systems to fend off the coming disruptions of cellular and urban agriculture.
In today's email we looked at the Prime Minister's comments on big land sales before the Overseas Investment Office, the challenges facing the implementation of the new digital curriculum in schools, and the latest in politics and the economy.
In today's email we detail the latest developments as we move toward a new Government.
New Zealand's chief scientist says synthetic foods pose a real threat to agricultural exporters, but better regulation of genetic modification could create an equally large opportunity, Lynn Grieveson reports.
Rod Oram takes a look in this week's column at the future of farming. He argues it's time for farmers to stop squandering their natural capital and avoid an environmental bankruptcy, in the same way farmers dug themselves out of financial bankruptcy in the late 1980s.
In today's email we ask what might our Government look like, post-election; take the pulse of Whanganui and Te Tai Hauauru; and learn why a leading academic thinks we need an official inquiry into China's growing influence into our affairs.
In today's email we look at the latest poll result in this "drag race" election campaign.
With just over two weeks to go until the election, the chance of a new Government is stronger than ever. Shane Cowlishaw and Sam Sachdeva report.
The Greens say we need to wean ourselves off nitrogen to save our waterways, and propose a levy on farmers to make it happen – but can it work here when it has failed elsewhere? Lynn Grieveson reports.
The creator of an inexpensive floating water monitor suspects the Government is unwilling to fund a device that would show how bad our water is. Lynn Grieveson reports.