The New Zealand Merino Company and wool brands Allbirds, Icebreaker, and Smartwool have announced they are working collectively with 167 sheep growers to create the world’s first regenerative wool platform.
Walk into any New Zealand supermarket and life feels pretty normal. The shelves are filled with staples of bread and toilet paper and there is the usual melee of highly packed and processed...
Every December we hold our AbacusBio annual golf tournament, ‘‘Abigba’’, a highly contested event where colourful costumes are encouraged and non-golfers are plentiful.
Changing paradigms became an overused phrase about a decade ago to the point where I couldn’t hear it without rolling my eyes.
The European Union aims to be carbon neutral by 2050 and should it achieve this, it would be the first continent to achieve carbon neutrality.
People often ask me how I fit in writing these columns — my answer is that you always find the time for doing something that is important to you or that you enjoy.
Parenting can be a lonely place. I remember when my children were irascible toddlers, people would say to me "Oh it goes so fast, enjoy every moment" and I remember looking at them thinking "Well...
My grandchildren, if and when I get them, will learn about the Covid-19 pandemic in social studies at school.
Food supply is in the spotlight and rightly so. Food is a "physiological need" — level one of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs — above level two, safety and security. The behaviour of supermarket...
The pace of Covid-19 spread and the enormity of associated country-by-country restrictions means by the time this column goes to print whatever I write will be out of date.
I am sitting in Mumbai airport reflecting on what I have learned as part of a New Zealand trade delegation to India.
Big-food companies dominate our supermarket shopping trollies and have significant sway over where their items are positioned, making it incredibly hard for small or local companies to make traction.
Recently, I was called out for frightening ‘‘mum and dad farmers’’ when I wrote about the threat of cellular agriculture and alternate proteins to agricultural products.
One of my sons has just finished school and I am astounded how often he is asked what he wants to do when he leaves.
It seems to be that the larger an organisation, the greater the time spent on internal matters, or what could otherwise be described as ''politics''.
One of the great perks of travel is cancelled flights and additional time in airports! I could while away the next few hours browsing overpriced cosmetics, but no, I have decided to use my time...
New Zealand farmers do not play on a level playing field with their international food producing competitors. This has been the case since the 1980s, when farm subsidies were removed and our...