shifting water + water cyphoning – the world’s water-based economy’s flows tracking:
If there’s one thing I noticed about the world in the last seven years has been that when it comes down to it, water currencies make the world go round. Especially, when it comes to peace on earth.
I lived in Los Angeles. It is a city consisting of 20m people (in LA and surrounding cities) where you had to purchase every drop of water to survive.
In NZ, our no.1 business story is probably farming + agriculture’s flows and how water from New Zealand is gathered together from all over the green NZ paddock to create milk powder.
The profits of the waters’ fruit in dairy, is highly sought after in Asian nations now. What do Asian nation’s want? A piece of NZ’s water supply, effectively, now turned to a protein format. So NZ’s water is still the currency being shifted (or cyphoned) from NZ’s landscape for people living afar off. (more…)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.1.13~
“CHINA’S” SOUTH CANTERBURY MILK DESIGNS… YILI ADS + ODG TAKE OVER BIDS… NZ WATER OUTPUTS ON THE LINE? DECEMBER 27th 2012
South Canterbury where Jenny Shipley is based, is a region of New Zealand that has announced that Chinese dairy firm Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group wants a slice of New Zealand’s water, minerals, protein yields. Specifically the Chinese company wants NZ’s dairy product. Yili has desires and designs for a $214m dairy plant, if it’s bid to take over Oceania Dairy Group (ODG) is approved in NZ by the ever dubious O.I.O office.
If Yili is approved to take over ODG than it seeks to access ODG’s land resource consents. Part of that design would be to build the plant over 38 hectares in South Canterbury. The news was posted after discussions with the O.I.O on the Shanghai Stock Exchange notice board on Dec. 18.
If given consent, June 2014 is when the plant aims to be operating at 60% capcity in NZ. Full capacity would see 47,000 tonnes of dairy product for export expected in the 2016/17 year.
What I think: Dairy is a resource that is water based initially. (more…)
An economy is a country’s piggy bank. It does well when more is put into it, than taken out of it.
A way this happens is when export products are increased from a country. That means products that involve packaging and freight going out of New Zealand (for example) that earn more for New Zealand, add to the economy.
If we are to expand NZ’s economy, then we need to get more creative. We must create sustainable product, that is packaged, shipped away and the revenues earned saved and reinvested into new export areas for New Zealand.
Thefore a “packaging mentality” in a healthy way, can be good. Smart engines (for cars) with rare earth components, would be a cool NZ idea to think of making and packaging and exporting. Eventually.
–NZ’s wealthiest man Graeme Hart (one of them) makes a lot of money from being invested in packaging. He’s a billionaire. There’s money in a packaging mentality for exporting of sustainable NZ products.
[Packaging Designs - Bored Panda]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.12.12~
DOING MORE EXPANSIVELY IN TIME FRAME’S EFFICIENTLY – DON BRAID LOVES USA TO CHINA FREIGHT’S PROFITABILITY 2013
Freight wins as nothing moves across town or in and out of New Zealand without freight–Don Braid and Graeme Hart‘s business positioning story.
A Don Braid story: No longer ”truckers from New Zealand,” Don Braid’s company Mainfreight has designs set on expanding into China.
At the China summit Don wants to double his company’s global footprint. He said his company is ”proud to be New Zealanders… I think that we can do this and continue to grow the business without needing to raise capital offshore and without needing to be listed offshore.”
Braid reckons the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade could do with a better understanding of how business outside of NZ works, especially the possibilities of business in China.
“Earnings from China to the US trade… in terms of what we do… helps us develop our business,” says Don. (more…)
WHILE THINKING OF STARTING HIS OWN EXPORT BUSINESS, LIAM DANN SHARES RISK INTELLIGENCE TIPS – AS A REALITY CHECK TO SAIL IN THE DEEP OF REAL BUSINESS DIRECTION’S FLOW, WHILE AVOIDING MARKET SHALLOWS
Recognising our inadequacies at assessing risk is the key theme of Risk Intelligence by Dylan Evans – writes Liam Dann.
Evans book on behavioural psychology is zip free of business jargon.
As a text on risk management, it is fascinating thinks Dann.
Risk assessment is at the heart of good investment decision-making; it is at the heart of all good decision-making. It is a fundamental skill for business success.
If there was a defining feature of what we’ve overcome in the last 7 years, we have to admit fear has been a key tool to say ‘don’t invest.’ Economies don’t grow though, start ups tend not to happen if we are not brave to create and do.
Bullies of a manopolied-order continue to bully in risky environments.
So risk assessment, Liam notes, helps as a set of tools that can guide you on through waters swirling on all sides from the sharks.
Evans’ definition of “risk intelligence” Liam says, is “the ability to estimate probabilities accurately”. He has developed a test on his website.
Risk Intelligence, is a text of popular science pieced together from examples across modern life including politics, gambling and business.
NZ is still naive. We are not as dutiful in developing a high level of risk assessment abilities than we could be. We tend to believe what one person says, not asking what people feel. We need a mix of IQ and EQ today when doing risk intelligence.
Why I like Liam’s recommend today of Dylan Evans book. It would make a good Christmas gift.
With nations outside of NZ being so desperate for what we have, the data we’re being fed shifts so quickly. Most of it (the negative data) is a hinderance to NZ even paying attention to those nations. It’s almost not worth it keeping up, even with the data, until the market settles down. (more…)
An ASB economist has said that New Zealand’s terms of trade, that represent New Zealand’s purchasing power with the rest of the world, had gradually declined over the past 18 months and were now 10 per cent below the June 2011 peak.
Dairy, which accounts for about a quarter of New Zealand’s exports, was the biggest contributor to the falling export prices and rising volumes, with volumes surging 32 per cent in the quarter, even as prices sank 13 per cent.
“Dairy export volumes are at record levels, after adjusting for seasonal effects,” prices manager Chris Pike said in a statement.
“Dairy values remain at high levels, even though export prices have fallen for five consecutive quarters.”
mood: imagine. see. be. do.
part iii – creative blue print planning - imagining our families first million dollar, generating p.a ideas.
As previously envisaged, a product line going to China would be ideal. What would it need to make it stand out? Or be supported more to make a good dent in the world’s no.1 economy by the year 2016 in the nation that has 1/6th of the world’s population too?
what we need to do and get done:
1. We need to create a culture around the product line.
2. A loyalty club will be created and rewarded of the product line.
3. We will create an App. (more…)
Creative Blue Print Planning – Our Families 1st Million Generating p.a Business Idea – Part II.
When I last wrote on this idea, it grew out of a brainstorming session with niece 2 at our family table over lunch at the folks’ place. On the first chat (that then became the first planning session notes) we made a fair start.
What else must we do to evolve our product line to it’s $20 million capacity earning potential in 10 years time?
1. We need to brainstorm all of our product ideas in more detail. Cross reference with market research too.
2. Collate the best concepts (ideas) into groupings, like a product line.
3. Decide on the leader (the key signifer, or the diamond centre piece of the line).
4. The remaining products, what will be their roll out after the first product (or product grouping) is launched. (more…)
Some Maori News:
Ngāti Manawa dispute CNI land deal: Eight tribes are trying to share ownership of Kaingaroa Forest and held a meeting today to discuss this issue further. This forest is part of the biggest claims settled under the Treaty of Waitangi and power was handed back to the tribes three years ago. But Ngāti Manawa has come out saying their lands are being used as compensation for another.
Protest against proposed Makaroro River dam: Māori in Hawkes Bay are protesting plans to dam Makaroro River, near Hastings. The Hawkes Bay Regional Council wants to store water from the river and use it to irrigate nearby orchards. But there’s concern about the environmental damage the dam may cause.
Auckland primary schools hold their kapa haka regionals: Across the country, regional primary school competitions are taking place. Today, Auckland held their regionals which included the current national champions, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi.
Superstorm USA News – A Maori Speaks on it: New Yorker Sarah Smith is currently in NZ but her husband is at home in New York. She says people in her home town are focused on the clean-up. The damages Sandy has caused is estimated at $18 billion in costs. (more…)
Business Motivaton: You are a fruitful tree by a river, whose branches are productive and run over the wall….
1. Created a new product line conceptually today with niece 2.
2. Discussed the target market.
3. It’s a health idea.
4. The target market is 95% foreign markets sales.
5. Funding for the idea is now needed. (more…)
Boats as vessels to export oil. Let’s do the math again with billionaire Graeme Hart‘s shipping politics observations (check out link).
Exporting oil is another way of “printing money” – it’s just super harsh on the environment. A ship full of oil in exchange for some pine trees’ paper, printed with ink, as foreign currency?
Is that a good trade for New Zealand?
Or should NZ just swap NZ’s oil for foreign land lots instead – of the same value? That could be more real.
What do you think in this age of over-printed fake currency circulating in the world?
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.10.12~
The Week in Review: The pic to tweet when the new Apple iPhone5 phones arrive, would have to be this one.
The USA + increased navy presence in NZ & SouthPac + deepening ties = more floating vessels from the USA in NZ waters in the future.
As NZ (like the US already is) seeks to trade more with China in the enusing years, gold boats is what Kiwis need to keep in mind then.
Think: Old School Sesame Street. Plain and simple.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.9.12~
In wine exports Markets Watch News: China’s wealthy are still developing taste for wine. Simple and sweet Hawkes Bay, New Zealand wines could be the ticket into an increased presence into China says a wine buff.–ReadMore@TheDrop.
I think instead of too much gooseberry flavors, add a hint of star anise. You have to meet China half-way initially. Guarantee wine will fly off the rack in China.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.9.12~
I ate avocados so much in California with corn chips and the most delicious salsa recipes ever, I swear I was an honorary martian of avoca-enhanced-health at one point.
Avocado’s nutritional benefits are green sunshine in a deep purple shell. Back here in the paradise Isles of New Zealand, Kiwi chefs latest offering is: The Art of Making Avocado Taste Like Tuna.–ScoopIt. Eugene Hamilton of Euro’s latest creationz kinda rock!
HealthTip: Apparently, the Guinness Book of World Records states an avocado is the most nutritionally complete fruit in the world. Avocado is all about good fats to help keep the heart healthy. Avocados are chocca with essential vitamins and minerals like iron, folate and vitamin C.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.9.12~
In cargo containers, two giant pandas from mainland China, Jia Jia 4, and Kai Kai 5, arrive at Changi International Airport in Singapore, Sept 6th 2012. The pandas are on a 10-year loan from China. River Safari in the Singapore Zoo is where Jia Jia and Kai Kai will be exhibited. Photo: Agencies. China Daily.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.9.12~
Weather reporters buzz words: “Canoodle”–Too funny.
[Image - what to do with fish exports, packaging, marketing, fish farming and freight ideas ahead--Images: blogger's own & Google Images].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.8.12~
Japanese runways and ports always need: water. dairy. fish. beef. lamb. smart drinks. beverages arriving. In summer’s high heat in Japan this year, beverages are becoming more important to the Japanese people.
In baseball news: Hajime Motegi hit a two-run, walk-off homer to power Japan to a thrilling victory over Chinese Taipei. Read more: Japan Walks Off In Stunning Fashion.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.8.12~
Take some hops, add some water, label with a Maori name. That formula equals a boom Kiwi industry.
As drought sweeps through many states in the USA, water and hops are two commondities fast becoming like gold. What happens when young Kiwis fuse them together? The economy grows.
Here’s a link to a story about that: Craft beers spur breweries boom.
Business Desk reports: “The number of New Zealand breweries almost doubled over the past four years, led by an increase in the number of small craft brewers, according to a Brewers Guild survey.
New Zealand breweries increased by 42 per cent to 68 in the four years through 2011, led by a 50 per cent rise in the number of small craft breweries, producing less than 40,000 litres per annum, to 30. Production of craft beer increased an average 3 per cent per annum over the past 3 years.
“The increased number of small brewers and the volume of the beer that they are producing suggest that the public are changing their drinking habits,” Ralph Bungard, guild president, said in a statement.
“There is an explosion of beer flavours and styles available to consumers, and that means more of the public are finding a beer that suits their taste and lifestyle.”"
Who owns the water? And: Go creative Kiwis! Ye-ah! :)
[Photo - Brew on Quay Bar].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.8.12~
Ti Tonics celebrates entrepreneurialship with Kiwi food exports. Poutama Trust of Wellington, has big plans to launch an international Māori exports initiative. Ti Tonics is a Māori-made product from one of 18 companies that will come under the Trust’s new brand, Indigenous New Zealand. Now you too can experience what we have here in New Zealand all around the world. Way groovy! Like titanium strength superfoods brightening up the healthier lives and futures of the people of Te Ao (the world). I can see Japan really going for these. American footballers too, who do the haka before each game could dig Ti Tonics new range, as well. Hawaii and Texas, definitely!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteraoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.7.12~