18 June 2019
At Agritech Unleashed, it was great to hear the positive commitment from the Hon Damien O’Connor towards New Zealand’s agritech sector. It was a commitment that I heard repeated several times during National Fieldays from others including Prime Minister Jacinda Arden and Minister David Parker. Their vocal commitment to the sector is welcome. The next … Continue reading "All roads lead to Parliament on 2 July. Agritech to take centre stage"
16 June 2019
Last Thursday, at Agritech Unleashed, I had the pleasure to introduce the New Zealand Agritech Story. It was great to be able to finally share it in public. This major initiative has been a joint venture between Agritech New Zealand and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE). Over the past six months, we have been … Continue reading "VIDEO: View the New Zealand Agritech Story Video (2.09 minutes)"
11 June 2019
TAURANGA; 11 JUNE 2019: New Zealand’s leading independent organisations promoting the adoption and development of agri-technology – Agritech New Zealand (https://agritechnz.org.nz) and the Precision Agriculture Association of New Zealand (https://precisionagriculture.org.nz/) are in discussions regarding a merger to form a single entity representing the entire agritech ecosystem in Aotearoa. Since 2012, the Precision Agriculture Association of … Continue reading "Joint Statement from Agritech New Zealand and PAANZ"
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14 March 2019
Melbourne – Almost 100 Kiwi agritech specialists, entrepreneurs, agribusiness leaders and support agencies have joined 1000 delegates at the international EvokeAg food & farm futures conference in Melbourne this week.
21 February 2019
13 February 2019
Kia ora, Welcome to the first Agritech New Zealand newsletter of 2019 and what an unbelievable start to the year it has been. I’ll try to summarise where we are at and where we are heading, because it’s going to be a blockbuster 12 months! The New Zealand Agritech Story At the end of last … Continue reading "Agritech February Newsletter – What’s In Store For 2019!"
New Zealand is going to take ownership of a new global agritech initiative, AgritechNZ chief executive Peter Wren-Hilton says.
30 January 2019
I have just returned from the US where I spent valuable time with a number of Agritech New Zealand’s key partners in Farm2050.
30 January 2019
17 January 2019
24 hours ago, the UK Parliament rejected Theresa May’s Brexit ‘deal’ with the European Union. A few hours later, I sat down with Laura Clarke, the British High CommissionertoNew Zealand and her team at the British Consulate in Auckland. The business of business goes on. Whatever the final outcome of the Brexit story, the need … Continue reading "Building a collaborative New Zealand agritech framework with the UK"