Monthly Archives: September 2012

ATI Establishment Board role far bigger than most people realise


For something that has the extremely important job of kicking along (on an NZ Inc basis) the never simple endeavour of turning of an idea into income, the Advanced Technology Institute’s Establishment Board has so far operated very below the … Continue reading

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The Patents Bill and the Wai 262 Report: two solitudes in search of common ground


A guest blog by Doug Calhoun In an earlier post on the Patents Bill: I mentioned that the introduction of the Bill had been delayed for 14 years because of concerns about the Wai 262 claim. Nearly fifteen months after … Continue reading

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If we think beyond the actuality of how we produce….


(This post can also be seen at http://www.pastureharmonies.org) Science has served New Zealand agriculture extremely well. It should and needs to do so in the future. It is also that pragmatic rationale approach that has delivered and developed a wonderfully … Continue reading

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Pastoral method’s lack of a brand/name is the opposite of the ‘tragedy of the commons’


Our failure to neither name nor own the story to our pastoral method is a type of opposite ‘tragedy of the commons’. (See Wikipedia’s explanation here). The TotC was (and still is in some arenas, e.g. fishing) an overuse and … Continue reading

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Patents Bill Second Reading: A Software Storm in an Ideological Teacup


By guest blogger Doug Calhoun Thirty years after the Muldoon government first looked at patent law reform, a new patent law is on track to come into force by the end of 2013. This guest blogger has been involved in … Continue reading

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An angel lines up in books’ corner


Here are two aspects of books – an industry ripe for a social media makeover. Firstly, chances are, if you’ve had a good read lately, you’ve told someone else about it. Secondly, with the sometimes predicted death of printed books … Continue reading

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We’re the only protein production system that can say VISIT


(This blog post also appears at http://www.pastureharmonies.org) Forget the science, briefly, about our agriculture, even though that’s the wonderful legacy that has got us to where we are today. Forget the rational. Forget the food safety, the genetics of plants … Continue reading

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Relationship broking connects the dots between money and markets


There’s a certain ‘tell me more’ aspect to June Ranson’s description of her business as being a relationship broker. The managing director of Woburn International carries out many roles in what initially might be considered a licensed immigration advisory business. … Continue reading

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So, tell me why we shouldn’t be global custodians of responsible pastoralism?


(This is a copy of a new blog, pasture Harmonies, which can be found at http://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

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