Rod Oram takes a closer look at Chris Castle's latest attempt to raise another $10 million to apply to dredge for phosphate on the Chatham Rise at a depth 350 metres deeper than ever mined before.
Nelson-based aquaculture firm New Zealand King Salmon Investments believes fish-farming in Cook Strait, using newly emerging submersible technology being developed in Norway, is the route to realising its ambitions for expansion. Pattrick Smellie from Business Desk reports.
A meth testing bombshell shook the real estate industry, a leaked MPI report uncovered under-reporting of almost 3,000 tonnes of Southern Blue Whiting fishing, Heather Simpson returned to the heart of the Government's reform plans, Donald Trump re-escalated his trade war with China and the Eurozone debt crisis returned with a vengeance overnight.
Compensation paid to oyster farmers is less than one-tenth paid to livestock farmers affected by Mycoplasma bovis. David Williams reports.
May 28 decision - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said yesterday the Government and industry leaders would have to make a decision within seven days on whether to try to keep eradicating mycoplasma bovis, or whether to accept it is here to stay and manage its effects. A final decision looks set to be made at next Monday's cabinet meeting, which is just four days before the June 1 'Gypsy Day' when sharemilkers move thousands of cows around the country.
Here are my pick of the links to news on the political economy from other news sites on Tuesday.
As an island nation, water looms large for New Zealand on the security front. Climate change, drug trafficking and countries competing for influence were among the concerns raised at a conference to discuss threats in our maritime environment, Sam Sachdeva reports.
Over-fishing is a growing problem in the Pacific, as nations try to stop their stocks from being depleted beyond repair. Sam Sachdeva visited Suva to learn about Fiji’s efforts to stop illegal fishing in its tracks and how New Zealand is lending a helping hand.
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.