TTG, NDA GROUP, AG-SCI & WHAT GREG MUIR’S TEAM COULD DEVELOP NEXT FOR NZ FARMERS BEST INDUSTRY INTERESTS & ENDEAVORS
The agri-tech group finished 16th on the TIN100 survey of companies set up to improve technology and research. TTG splashed $73m for the acquisition.
What’s needed now is for a company like TTG, to develop the same thing with a banking software system invention, that can then track ‘white gold’ (aka dried dairy product with the water then extracted) around the world to see if NZ farmers are achieving the best brand leverage from dairy leaving the farm gate to distribution world wide. (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~
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…)
Kaipara harbour has the largest harbour coastline in the southern hemisphere and is said to be New Zealand’s biggest snapper nursery.
Streams and rivers feed into the Kaipara thus protections are being put in place to protect the resource from farming groups. New legislation in Northland involves 37 codes of recommends for protection of the resource.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.12.2012~
the word rape means “the wanton destruction or spoiling of a landscape and place.”
–defintion two, Oxford English dictionary. Or a “heist” of the earth’s goodness that’s just one way.
Artwork: Every Snow from the Earth Day With Soup art collection by New Zealand’s Mandy Barker as seen on Lightbox Time’s website.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.12.12~
Milking it – NZ’s stand out success story: Milk production soars 11.3%.
The power of water, sunlight, farmers labor and utlilizing natural resource and lands heavily.
Two questions: who owns the water? and: the how’s the environment looking in a good news, year end tale for farmers?
The new report notes: Average herd size was 393, due to the expansion of the dairy herd in the South Island. A decade ago, 271 cows was the average farmer’s herd. (more…)
The latest for farmers in Aotearoa New Zealand is: Govt hints at charges for water.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.11.12~
I AM DETERMINED – FOMA’S 25th ANNIVERSARY, TAUPO – TAKING $10b MAORI ASSETS TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF GROWTH
FOMA has been working to expand the Māori economy for 25 years. It’s members have a $10b asset base. Here’s a quote from the Chair: “It is essential the Maori business network actively participates in the fundamental development of New Zealand’s economy. Maori economic development and its contribution to the growth of this country must continue to be realised and I am determined to facilitate this growth through the provision of a robust networking capability within our membership.” –Tangata Whenua news.
Their anniversary was celebrated at Rauhoto Marae in Taupo today.
Young Hinerangi Goodman was there to showcase the hope Maori entrepreneurs have as corporate entities in the collective of community thinkers.
Some facts: Forestry and fishing are two industries that Maori could develop quite well into more innovative ways. Maori could also diversify capital from these too – into new arenas of business expansion.
Watch Traci Houpapa in the clip who makes it all sound so exciting. So beautiful with a refreshing spirit too. Inspiring stuff.
Press Release of The Hui follows: (more…)
Theo Spierings a gifted and clear thinker who writes well in a visionary capacity is pictured raising a toast. Theo is Fonterra’s Dutch CEO.–APN photo.
Memo to Fonterra: Given the current climate – it’s a given that many Maori and Pacific Island Kiwis who are New Zealand citizens won’t be able to buy into Fonterra’s trading scheme at the time of the float. (more…)
The Horiwood Top Ten are:
7. Sarah Shahi
Who Google likes 16.2.12 online ranking: Julian Savea blogging stylez - rugby football
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.9.12~
At the time of writing many Maori leaders are meeting with The Maori King as one, to discuss the issue of water rights in New Zealand.
The coverage begins with an open letter by a politician named John to another man named John, NZ’s PM. The letter goes:
Kia ora, John
I’m down at Turangawaewae for the water hui, and I just wanted to clear up a few things before I go in. You see John, there’s quite a bit of confusion about how Maori are being pushed to help you with your asset sales problem, but there doesn’t seem to be much of a push from your side to help Maori with any of our problems – like poverty, low wages, massive unemployment, poor housing, benefit cuts … you know the rest.
We know things are hard for your Government right now, what with trying to sell off power companies when you don’t own the water that drives them – but really John, that’s something your officials should have sorted out a long time ago.
The consultation hui earlier this year showed clearly that Maori don’t support asset sales, there was that huge march on Parliament against it, and there’s that petition on the street right now with 250,000 signatures and growing, opposing asset sales as well. (more…)
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~
Timing is often everything.
Water. Falls. Floats. Flows.
. . . Easy . . . tiger.
[Photo: TIBIS blog].
~Posted by Horiwooodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia
[Music - Stan Walker's music video is a beauty as it shows acres of land, as a concept raising the idea of where agricultural crops could be growing - for our baby panda nations populations of the world].
New Zealand Citizens World News From Aotearoa New Zealand: In New Zealand, we are most concerned about USA’s drought problems, driving up food prices worldwide.
This means that people who live in concrete jungle cities, with no access to a backyard to grow a garden, are very disadvantaged by this news. Held ransom, by the US drought on this issue when shopping.
As too, are the famine stricken nations of the world, we need to be more mindful of.
New Zealand needs to get stuck into agriculture more. We also need a new distribution supply firm (separate to the now German-owned Turners & Growers) to create new supply distribution chains from NZ. Grains, wheat, maybe even maize are what NZ should get more into. Alongwith growing some good stodgey potatoes and kumara (yummy sweet potatoes) to boot. We need to stockpile these crops. The produce should belong to NZ citizens, (our youth should own them), to mediate Peace in the world’s future and reduce wars and blood shed too. It is our children’s futures we all serve, if we are humble enough to actually view it with eyes wide open, looking out to a brighter world where there are dark clouds on our horizons we need to bring light to in our humble yet pivotal New Zealand future, destined to be world-changing people.
Anway, for the latest on the news: Melissa Stokes 12 o’clock news report gives some of our news views in NZ. We’re are a little bit Vincent Ward today with a tragic: vigil watch in New Plymouth. A bit rattled in Hawke’s Bay too. A plume bubbly at Tongariro as well. Busy.
Andrew Allison gives a rough NZX report too. (We’re pretending that NZ is still worried about the Eurozone, when really the bank is in our backyard to grow. We need to be less lazy, do some real work and feed the world). If every politician was allowed out of ‘school’ to spend two days a week in their own provinces, encouraging their home electorate folks to begin this work, NZ would be 100% wealthier in a years time. Kind of, be a cheerleader (or a top coach) of the real people in each province, is what our politicians redeeming qualities are, ahead.
I have a Generation Joseph section on this blog, (created as a blueprint for youth of NZ’s strong future), that addresses that situation from NZ for the world. I like Melissa and Andrew’s reports today. Also of interest is the story of schizophrenia and medical science. In the GFC years or world re-engineering, people wearing ties at banks developed schizophrenic economies. The economies looked like: One for them and another for everyone else. The rise of this disease with suits (that is still prevalent) was best summed up in the American pop anthem, Poker Face many chart hits ago now. So I love that story too. A fav.
And: you can’t go past the world’s “oldest” flash mob dancers either today. Age is nothing but a number, so I admire the humor of our Kiwi grey-power set actors rocking out in this clip too. In their own special way, these outrageous silver hori headed people are creating world history too. Ye-ah!
Live life each day to the fullest is their very groovy message at our 100th medal milestone for NZ. Always have fun is the Auckland City’s Lifemark Homes team‘s inspiring crazy message. “Give it death” they reckon!!! I love them! JH Peace!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.8.12~
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~
Should NZ start planting maize in the South? Update: Half of U.S. counties now ‘disaster’ areas as drought spreads…
And in New Zealand news, we’re not thinking ‘grain, maize, agriculture water usage yet. We’re thinking, ‘who owns the water’ and The Waitangi Tribunal’s findings on that being hurried along. NZ’s Treasurer, Bill English appears with broadcaster Tini Molyneux above.
Stock Watch: Most African and Mid-East nations leaders buy their grain supplies a year or two in advance. It’s a really good time to invest in grains in the world if the US is going through drought.
Wisdom: If NZ is to prepare for the surge in food prices to feed the world and start stockpiling grains for export – it might help the famine crises that will develop in the next year or so. It will reduce wars and bloodshed too.
Anyway watch clip. Talk is cheap. So, to make a difference to the people of Somalia, click on picture below. Chur!
[Images: Jennifer Aniston, Smart Water campaign. World Vision Somalia stock photo. Otautahi Plains, Te Wai Pounamu - Te Ara. News source: Te Karere News]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.8.12~
The Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key says he owes it to the Waitangi Tribunal to consider its recommendation to hold off on the Government’s plan to partially sell state-owned assets until a claim over rights to water is resolved.
Broadcasting legend, Mr Peter Williams and Corin Dann serve the interview with the PM.
MP Hekia Parata also speaks for the PM’s government in Te Reo Rangatira (The Language of Chiefs) on the issue as well.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.7.12~
Best reporting today was: Miriama Kamo‘s insightful interview into water and how Maori New Zealand citizens are defined by its lifegiving flows.
Quote: Water in our veins:
"We own the water, in our concept of ownership, my flesh tells me, my blood tells me, my skin tells me - it doesnt have to talk, I know we own that water" says Te Arawa iwi.
Profound. Deep. Calming. True.
I like the name for the South Island: The Waters of Greenstone. Te Wai Pounamu – that awareness has always been inextricably linked about water to Maori reality and kinship towards land, water, sea. Fancy naming the largest land mass before you hit ice, after water. I would have been impressed by the mountain ranges alone and their majestic beauty, however… water we always are. Water we be.
[Photo: Te Rangiaheke (Yvonne) Bidois - Ben Fraser]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.7.12~
TOP BUSINESS STORY – NEW ZEALAND’S LIQUID ECONOMIES & REAL ESTATE – GOVERNANCE, CULTURE & THE ENVIRONMENT
Out of the hundreds of business related stories on this Hollywood entertainment news-fusion website, the top business story being read today is: LIQUID ENERGY ASSETS, DAIRY ASSETS, REAL ESTATE EXPORT SALES ECONOMIES – FONTERRA FARMERS, MINING & NEW ZEALAND.
It combines some of the best things we know as “the Kiwi life”. It also defines the current government’s focus as real estate acquirers and sellers to foreign buyers in their time in office. So coporate governance is the story fused with how the environment (natural and cultural) can withstand the pressures of the world wanting New Zealand’s most valuable resources. In truth though, New Zealand’s citizens are the best things of New Zealand we have. When they smile… we see our culture on display in the faces of Aotearoa. Hard to beat. Read the story.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific.n 15.7.12~
Tonkin & Taylor are doing way too much, with their Geotechnical Playground virtual world on their website.
Zoom in for a look. Nice website pictures. Clever.
The “nic” part, cracks me up!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.7.12~
Politician Tariana Turia has asked Maori to think about water.
FRESH WATER SENTINALS OF AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND – GRAHAM FENWICK ON NEWLY DISCOVERED SPECIES ROLE IN WATER QUALITY
New Zealand is home to some of the deepest fresh water caves in the world.
The greatest currency on earth is love (respect for people and the earth, always resides in love). After that, probably water’s ability to hold life, in the years ahead.
On that note: Three new star species have been found today, that hold clues in maintaining water quality assessments, in the world.
Melissa Stokes intros scientist Graham Fenwick with the exciting story of conservation scientist new discoveries of the NZ whanau.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.6.12~
I have just seen an interview on television, where the country’s current PM of New Zealand, appears to have failed to learn any knowledge of who Maori people are, regarding water rights and land and resources in New Zealand, Maori People, The Treaty of Waitangi and equality between Maori and The Crown.
I am shocked. Jewish culture is very clear on honoring treaties in their own history of survival as a people. I do believe our PM is from that culture. So, I fail to see on any level his stance on water rights today and Maori’s relationship to it. His views are a bit rich and also absurd. More on water and our illustrious PM learning more about Maori and what Supreme Court Judges can do… coming up soon.
[Perhaps concering Iwi, let's just put it down to, our PM has just got out of the wrong side of the bed every day for the last five years, opting only to see his own reflection in the mirror that entire time?! Or even his entire life. I lived in Christchurch once, so I don't understand that either]. Don’t get it. As a Maori, watching those words dripping outta his mug, while he has the nerve to front to cam talking that way… It’s a dark ahistorical greedy comedy, at best. Lloyds of London and Wall Street couldn’t have written the dark comedy better to fuel their markets for their own citizens in a territory afar off. Unless of course, there’s some major redemptive twists in this kooky Parnell tale.
Maybe he just doesn’t want to be PM anymore? What a strange response! I know nice people who have played dark roles before in good screenplays of redemption. I hope this is one of those numbers he’s rolling down the river with… like a white kind of Tina Turner, here whose escaping evil traps created by and for ‘foreigners’, selling NZ out with Iwi first on the block - on this issue. At the moment he is an actor whose bought into a banking tale, where his banking thugs have definitely cast him as Ike in a sick screenplay. It’s temporarily perplexing.
Pray for him!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.6.12~