NZ Agritech Sector

Agritech New Zealand & NZTE join forces to help craft the NZ agritech story

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"
NZ Agritech Sector

Can we please build some New Zealand agritech platforms?

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?"
Agritech New Zealand

National Fieldays 2018 is over. What next then for NZ agritech?

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?"
Media Releases

Challenges and urgent solutions needed for NZ agritech

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"