The “No8 wire” mentality was born from making something out of nothing. Farmers would need a gate, or equivalent, and rather than wait months for the gate to be shipped, wire was jury-rigged...
In 1881, the first frozen shipment of red meat left New Zealand for the United Kingdom.
I love reading business books and some years ago a book was published, Your Strategy Needs a Strategy, by Martin Reeves, Knut Haanaes and Janmejaya Sinha.
This lockdown is a drag, there is no dressing it up I’m afraid. But ‘‘it is what it is’’ and we do what we can to make the best of it.
I half watched the All Blacks on Saturday night. I was a bit like the half-filled stadium, interested but not particularly engaged. Earlier that day I had my fill of community sports, watching...
My first Otago Daily Times column was in January 2014 — time flies.
Climate change is a global problem, a problem shared and a problem far bigger than New Zealand politics.
I heard about a young Australian entrepreneur, Ben Pasternak, who moved to New York at the age of 16 to start a business — he’s now 21.
There are several high-profile companies aiming to produce human breast milk using cellular technology.
"The bigger your hammer, the more every problem looks like a nail" was a phrase used in a leadership article I read recently when I was pondering the complexities of what leaders have to balance in...
Amazon has hit the local papers this month with news that it has secured a deal with the New Zealand Government.
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.
Gregor Mendel built his career around the humble pea.
I always enjoy reading the KPMG agribusiness agenda, which is published annually.
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...