05 March 2019
Today, Jacqui and I are attending the first of three one-day workshops, organised in conjunction with New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE), to help craft New Zealand’s agritech story. The photograph above was taken at the Waikato Innovation Park in Hamilton. Tomorrow, we head to the Factory in Palmerston North & on Thursday we visit … Continue reading "Agritech New Zealand & NZTE join forces to help craft the NZ agritech story"
Farm2050, the global collective of leading agritech venture funds and corporate agribusinesses, selected New Zealand as its first country partner...
23 October 2018
A couple of weeks ago, John Harvey, Managing Director of AgriFutures Australia, spent a week in New Zealand.
21 August 2018
In less than a fortnight, more than 30 New Zealand agritech leaders will make history in Silicon Valley
08 August 2018
As the global demand for more food grows, we are well placed to provide the knowledge, the products and the services to help make that happen
05 August 2018
24 July 2018
Over the past few weeks, I have been speaking to many players in New Zealand’s emerging agritech sector. As Executive Director of Agritech New Zealand, it’s an important part of my job description. At the same time, I’ve also been speaking to a large number of New Zealand’s primary sector end users – farmers, orchardists … Continue reading "Can we please build some New Zealand agritech platforms?"
17 June 2018
Last week saw National Fieldays annual 4-day event take place at Mystery Creek in the Waikato. The largest agriculture show in the southern hemisphere, it’s expected that at least 120,000 visitors will have attended the site. We have uploaded images from this year’s Fieldays to our Facebook page. In years gone by, I would now … Continue reading "National Fieldays 2018 is over. What next then for NZ agritech?"
20 May 2018
New Zealand’s agri sector is facing challenges that require urgent solutions, the inaugural executive director of the new Agritech New Zealand organisation Peter Wren-Hilton says. AgritechNZ, as a major part of the NZTech alliance, will launch during Techweek this week. Wren-Hilton is founder of Wharf42 in Tauranga. He runs major agritech conferences in New Zealand … Continue reading "Challenges and urgent solutions needed for NZ agritech"
17 May 2018
New Zealand can do better in the world of agritech because it has such great potential for its agriculture industry and monetising big tech investment offshore, a San Diego-based Kiwi from Wellington says. Arama Kukutai is a partner in American investment company Finistere which has built and backed companies worth more than $US5 billion. He … Continue reading "NZ can do better in the world of agritech"