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…)
It’s been a delayed and stubborn acknowledgment in part without just equitable cause from the nz government at times, yet “the Supreme Court has floated the prospect of restraining the government to selling no more than 25% of state-owned power companies while it sorts out Māori claims to water rights. Chief Justice Sian Elias made the comments on the first day of hearings on the New Zealand Māori Council’s challenge to the government’s partial assets sales policy. While comments in the course of a hearing can’t be claimed as evidence of the court’s eventual decision, such an outcome would be” an excellent step in the right direction of new zealand being sustainable in the long run as well as just in recognising iwi as business players who do benefit all of new zealand (more so than Maori already have) when recognised as such to do so regarding economic flows kaitiakitanga and the enivronment we all are linked to in new zealand. You know, you’ve got to share the paddock, the lakes and rivers too. It’s just how it goes.
–more at t.k news.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.2.13~
China is not only highly mobile telephony capable (and i.t literate too), its engineers are pretty clever also.
“A genuine strategic air power must possess a strong power projection capability. To have air capability on that level is highly reliant on large aircraft, namely a strategic air freighter and a strategic bomber,” said Wang Yanan, deputy editor in chief at Aerospace Knowledge magazine and a military analyst, in a China Daily report.
China successfully made and flew the Kunpen (the Y-20) jumbo air freighter. Other large air freighters already flying include the Russian-built Ilyushin Il-76, the U.S.-made Boeing C-17 Globemaster III and, largest of them all, the Ukrainian Antonov An-225. The four-engine Yun-20, or Transport-20, is a huge, multi-function airfreighter that can perform various long distance air transport tasks targeting cargo and passengers, the state-run Xinhua News Agency said.”
I.T literate China with super fast internet capability also announced: China’s mobile phone users reach 1.11 billion.
promised words for nz, jan 2013: eager. energised. welfare reform. law and order. education. rebuilds. step up momentum. build on good things. infrastructure investment. robust. primary exports. machinery investments. asia trade. asia investments. china market trebled. construction up. manufacturers. “investment, exports and savings.” investment crucial. start ups. expand business necessary. jobs creation. dynamic. be welcoming. be a magnet. reduce uncertainties. benefit others. develop the right skill sets. keep up with trends too. create opportunities. see opportunities. tell others when you see opportunities. use natural resources productively and sustainably. career pathways to be offered. learn a trade that will last a lifetime. irrigation, commercial-scale water storage. minerals. develop export markets. agricultural exports. science and innovation. r + d. new ideas. a focus on high-tech manufacturing. sustainable jobs.
added: more even wealth distribution.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.1.13~
waving goodbye to the cows: 43,517 dairy cows ($112m) left New Zealand year end November 2012. 38,232 cows ($100m) went to China, almost double the 25,000 cows ($63m) that were China bound, the year prior to November 2011. 15 billion litres of milk are produced each year from New Zealand farmers. Maori farmers make up 10% of the dairy supply industry. 95% of the total goes to export. (more…)
Once upon a time, a Dutchman named Adriaan Went added mineral water + stavia (sugar free sweetener). He titled it Ch’i. The brand has been in biz for donkeys years now. Today, Ch’i is sold in the Netherlands, Australia and Pacific Islands, and the company is currently having a go at the British market.
Why not try the US market? Talk to Whole Foods. Their competition, the niche franchise stores Trader Joes has NZ bevvies already on their shelves. Dutch people can be so amazing in New Zealand. They make the most of the resource. No permit problems either.
If you live outside of New Zealand you will know water is an art like good wine is: Michael Macha explains:
“Fine Waters introduces readers to the epicurean delights of water, sharing the ins and outs of the characteristics that provide various waters with their unique flavors, (more…)
CH.AIRY AUST.ABRIANS – “CHINA’S” DAIRY NEEDS + SOUTH CANTERBURY “FARM CO-OPS” PROCESSING PLANTS + AUSSIE BANK CLIENTS + SINGAPORES MARKET
a few buzz words for dairy types:
safe milk-sourced foods. Chinese companies [should] live up to the powerful New Zealand brand image. Chinese using the attributes of the New Zealand brand in China. false fronts impersonating “New Zealand” brand attributes. falsifying prophet levels with counterfeit ingredients. South Canterbury’s joint ventures with China. Land buys. Water share. Protein share acquisition. GFC designed solvencies and NZ hit companies. Don Brash. O.I.O. Appoint NZ directors. Taupo China joint land-ventures. Zong Qinghou. Kelly Zong. Australian focused Chinese company supply chain venture. New Zealand is the second largest offshore provider of dairy protein for China’s kids for the Chinese market with an 18% market share. Singapore has 37% market share. Australia has 15% market share.
What we’re talking about is “the price of distribution” of NZ whenua, water, sun, minerals flows via agriculture. The reason given is China’s growing markets. Yet there’s nothing stopping a Chinese company distributing NZ’s water benefits (via protein sales) anywhere they want to in the world, thus undercutting in time, NZ’s supply chain.
So, how high is that cost really? [Photo - South Canterbury South Island].
–Fran Sullivan talks last year’s hot topic, this year’s fleece… when discussing “the face of protein” superimposed on NZ’s water supply chain propensity in the world – and who gets the bulk of those flows… and who doesn’t. Read her article here. Very informative. Thanks Fran.
[recap: Aussie banks. China investors. Singapore's market... and South Canterbury taking a chunk].
General summary: The top 1% in the world… are surrounding NZ’s water, land, farming flows in these deals and discussion. Is 99% of NZ happy? Included? Involved? Getting the best value? (more…)
WHENUA FARMLAND SALES ARE BOOMING IN NEW ZEALAND – MILK, MEAT, WOOL & AGRICULTURAL TAKINGS + MINERALS + WATER
Land grabs news: According to Reinz data: 101 more (or a rise of 36%) farms in New Zealand sold in December. Of 382 farm sales in the period of three months end to December, the median price per hectare was $23,070. It was a 12.8% price rise on same time last year.
What that means? Rich folks and conglomerates of rich folks, got themselves farms for Christmas.
Figures given: Overall, there were 1,454 farms sold in the year to December 2012. This is a jump of 21.9% up on 2011. In the lifestyle properties development market: Auckland was up 17%, Nelson 14% and Waikato 13%.
In other news: The dairy industry (milk supply chain) is also lifting again in the world. (more…)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.1.13~
Smoothies. Here’s a few ideas. Always use fresh fruit in season. If in winter, try frozen fruit. The more fibre… the more good a smoothie is.
Best smoothies where I live in New Zealand, are smoothies made from “breadfruit icecream.” Tonga could rock that gig. You can also try cherimoya icecream. That is take the flesh of cherimoya fruit. Blend it, then freeze (no dairy). It tastes like the natural fruit version of a creme caramel. Delicious. In winter make smoothies from it. Out of this world. (more…)
Yep it’s “shandy” weather in the South Pacific and Asia Pacific. Heat wave. The Food Network posts are always a good starting point, in the quest for sustainable summer bevvies at the beach. Mixology of ingredients is what they do well.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.1.13~
THE WHENUA’S NECTAR – STAR-SPANGLED PANDA PROTEIN BUY UPS – CHINA + USA COLLABORATE TO PROFIT OFF NZ LAND
Wall Street farming is the next wave of billionaire families. Their scope is vast. China and USA’s billionaires (and their shareholders) have designs for the South Island of New Zealand’s high quality water supplies and agricultural whenua (land). In a farming context, the arable lands are capable of high protein dairy yields.
This can turn water into gold in the form of protein. Asian nations need protein. And if you look at the USA’s heat record and how that has affected farmers of the USA’s crops in 2012, the USA needs increased protein too.
The story goes: Yashili was set up by brothers Zhang Lidian and Zhang Likun in 1998 and is ultimately controlled by the Zhang family. US private equity firm Carlyle Group bought a stake in the Chinese company in 2009 to ramp up its research and production, and raised HK$2.7 billion when it floated a minority share in Hong Kong the following year.
The shares gained 0.4 per cent to HK$2.38 in trading yesterday, and have almost doubled in the past 12 months.
Chairman Zhang Lidian is on the Chinese committee of the International Dairy Federation, and serves as a representative for the Guangdong province in the National People’s Congress, according to Yashili’s website. (more…)
McFARMS – BULK REAL ESTATE LAND OWNERSHIP, FRANCHISED FARM SYNDICATES, WATER USEAGE CONVERSION TO PROTEIN EXPORT SUPPLY 2013
franchised farm syndicates in New Zealand are the new craze of land-acquistors. By franchising bulk real estate land buys in the form of farm management systems allows investors to leverage water useage (or water conversion) to dairy product.
Think Starbucks, yet instead of a store the store is an entire farm.
How that looks? MyFarm (a farm management business) has $500 million of assets – comprising 44 dairy farms and 31,600 cows – under management. NZ’s state-owned Landcorp has 52 farms, covering 13,000ha. Dairy Holdings of the South Island has 58 units covering. 14,189ha. Combined the three run 112k cows.
So… McFarms is the look and vibe, where the real game is real estate, water useage (or water conversion) and protein supply. The main game though is real estate acquistors (of land mass) land management. Think syndicated buy ups of NZ whenua and resources then.
Reasearch: APN. Where are all the beef cows going to go in a similar run farming system, for rising export markets too?
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.1.13~
If I convey shades of liquidity it is because I am mostly derived of wai. From snow to lather, all nuances of delicacy, even saliva wet wet wet. All precipitations of sleet-glit light shone through beads of sheer water. An athletic glacier reared into reverse, collapsing, becoming as God's spittle on dry dust in the adamantly-divine shaping potter's hands. (more…)
BEYOND THE $39B CEILING OF THE MAORI ECONOMY, INCLUSIVE STRATEGIES OF WEALTH CREATION FOR MAORI IN BUSINESS WILL INCREASE MAORI ECONOMIES EXPORT EARNINGS OUTLOOK
“Maori culture and our way of doing business are now seen as enhancing NZ Inc rather than a risk to be managed… I would say, without boasting, that most significant advances that have occurred by Maori have been led by Maori… In 2012 Maori-owned tourism, fisheries, agriculture, forestry and other industries were estimated to be worth up to $39 billion… (more…)
corporate website of the day: water bank.*
what they do: wb “is the formost marketplace for trading, buying and selling of water assets including water rights, springs, water, bottled water, water utilities.
product: buying and selling water rights. property and water rights for sale. (more…)
An economist in an insurance company writes his views on why NZ’s economic outlook is going to be da bom in 2013:
NZ has an abundance of wai (water). Being so far away from the world, also is an advantage. We have the internet now too, if we want to open the shop window via E-Commerce on NZ’s NZX, or via the Aussie banks, or via the OIO selling resource too.
what tower investments believes: Ongoing low interest rates globally, and the desire of Governments to print money and spend their way to growth, creates a favourable environment for sharemarkets globally. For bond markets it’s a harder call.
We think we are at the beginning of a long period of prosperity for New Zealand, unparalleled since the 1950s and 60s. NZ’s terms of trade is at a record high, the dollar set high, meaning more people have more confidence in NZ’s economy who are wealthy with money waiting to invest in the world.
similar to Australia with the minerals mining boom rising economic tide economists have designs for NZ’s resources to achieve the same of NZ.
some things to watch could be:
water currency news: the NZ government plans to list three energy power companies NZ citizens own, onto the NZX. Chris Hipkins says it isn’t wise to a) list them at all and b) list three in the same year. Treasury advises: if they did list, they should list six months apart. Markets are quite unstable in other parts of the world – so there will be investors. It’s just what do most New Zealanders get out of the sale? As of now, all own the assets. And where does this leave Iwi? (more…)
“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…)
He is a top businessman who is a water equaity capital trader. In other words, he successfully turns water (a water-based product) into banking capital for investment. He moves water’s benefits well.
He melded 10,500 NZ dairy farmers to think one way. Out of NZ. The exporting of NZ’s capital earned from water, turned white, to then become cash or gold. The gold can be invested or transferred in other parts of the world. His name is Sir Henry van der Heyden. He introduced a Dutchman, Theo Spierings as the new CEO of NZ dairy giant Fonterra. Theo writes and thinks clearly.
“Hey, it’s politics,” Sir Henry says of what he achieves in business acting as a face of change in NZ.
Like dairy. He now wants to meld the agricultural sector of the meat industry to be like a Fonterra. Same same is what NZX types think should happen with beef, another way of turning water into gold that is transferrable offshore for investment. “It is a job for a young man,” says Henry of the agricultural wrangle, to progress change. (more…)
TURNING AGRICULURAL PRODUCT INTO FISH AT MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS – SALMON FARMING MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS 2013
Radio NZ reports:
“New Zealand King Salmon has been given approval to build four more salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds.
The Environmental Protection Authority approved four new farms to get the greenlight.
Farms at Papatua, Ngamahau, Richmond and Waitata in New Zealand’s South Island can proceed as decided in a draft decision granting consents.
Adverse effects in respect of water quality, marine life quality and landscape will happen, and will require extra kaitiakiatanga (good management). (more…)
Breaking News: Mad Butcher to list on NZX.
Another NZ water-based industry goes to market in a year.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.12.12~
Te Karere News repots: The Māori Council has been given leave to appeal to the Supreme Court over water rights. The council wanted a judicial review of the government’s decision to sell off state assets before establishing the extent of Māori water rights. The Supreme Court has approved the council’s right to appeal whether the high court was correct in dismissing the review. (more…)
Te Karere News provides some Maori humor:
The first story is how superficial we all can be: “Ngāti Toa gains banks’ interest after settlement. Ngāti Toa is discovering just how popular they are now they have money in the bank. The tribe is due to receive a $75 million treaty settlement and has found bank managers are already lining up at the door, and even attending iwi meetings. Taku Parai of the Ngāti Toa Rūnanga says the banks are asking how they can assist them where before they wouldn’t have come near them.
–If all banks except Kiwi Bank are Australian banks, what one should the Iwi go with and when will Maori start a Maori-owned investment bank for all New Zealanders and new business partners to NZ too? Anyway… (more…)