Monthly Archives: October 2011

Honey deal not so sweet


Sometimes it takes somebody else to bring to light the reason you’re uncomfortable with something. In this case, Wellington’s Vantage Consulting Group director David Miller has unearthed the nub of the challenge underneath the proposed buy-out of manuka honey (and … Continue reading

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Key man in innovation role?


Well, whew, that’s the Rugby World Cup out of the way with a win, and National’s presumably looking to see if it achieves the same at the election. Though it will be talking the talk of how it still has … Continue reading

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A Wellington and Auckland commercialisation hand-holding proposal more than it seems


It’s flown a bit under the radar, and the two organisations will in theory have identified their preferred collaboration model by the end of the year. But, the announcement earlier this month that Industrial Research and UniServices (the University of … Continue reading

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Where there’s a wool there’s a way F212 presumes


Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the four new product ideas for use of coarse New Zealand wool that Fahrenheit 212 has come up with is that, as such, the core ideas aren’t new. F212 (see earlier blog here about … Continue reading

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Fahrenheit 212 turns up the heat for NZ wool


The guys who presented some new wool innovation ideas last week in Christchurch and Auckland are an interesting bunch, with an extremely interesting business model. (More, generally, about some of these wool ideas in another blog – all participants have … Continue reading

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Will science and innovation ‘Get Carter’?


It may be drawing too long a bow, but was David Carter hinting he might have the ministerial portfolio role following National’s (expected) election win? Speaking at a NZ Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science forum in Wellington last week, … Continue reading

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Ag and hort forum tries to get off the farm


The intention is right, the understanding is apparent and the realisation is clear that our primary industries need to be less commodity, more market. The question remains how. A forum organised by the NZ Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science … Continue reading

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Become an ‘authority’ to maximise the benefits of social media for your business – Sisson


Social media may seem to many like an over-hyped mess of ceaseless and senseless chatter. But understanding when and how its immediacy and intimacy can and should be part of an integrated marketing strategy will be key to many future … Continue reading

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