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Travel Without Borders

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By Bridget Gourlay Last year, on my way through Europe, I got up early in the morning in Budapest and hopped on a train. In the following nine hours, I travelled out of Hungary, through Austria and exited in Munich. Nobody asked to see my passport. Occasionally I had to present my papers and ticket to the inspector, but they only really cared if I was accidentally sitting in first class (Hungarian isn’t my forte — and Eastern European ‘first class’ carriages don’t look it). My bags weren’t checked and I didn’t have to fill out any forms about...

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Cultivating Innovation

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Cultivating Innovation

By Corazon Miller Right in the heart of the Waikato’s green pastures, sits the ultimate launch pad for New Zealand’s cutting edge agricultural innovation – The Mystery Creek Events Centre. For four days each June the centre becomes an exhibition, competition and social networking site all rolled into one exciting package. New Zealand’s National Agricultural Fieldays has, in its near half-a-century long history, become the “largest agribusiness exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere”. CEO of the New Zealand National Fieldays Society Jon Calder,...

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Growing Global Agriculture

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Growing Global Agriculture

It is by no means a Silicon Valley – but it is New Zealand’s own agri-tech version of it; a concentrated hub of agricultural innovation. Centrally placed among 17 hectares of Hamilton farmland this high-tech park, at first glance, looks like nothing more than a bunch of office buildings – but don’t be fooled as it is so much more. Simply ingenious Waikato Innovation Park, owned by Innovation Waikato Ltd, is the growth hub of New Zealand’s agricultural technological innovation. It is the home for a melting pot of science, technology, and...

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Breaking Boarders

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Breaking Boarders

Exporting; it’s the difference between a domestic market of four million and an almost unlimited global market of billions. To our little corner of the South Pacific, it means the difference between sinking and swimming in the financial waters of the global market. Quite simply, exporting is vital to New Zealand’s economy. With a population of less than 150,000, exporting offers Hawke’s Bay businesses the opportunity to tap into a global network well beyond its own geographical borders. While getting established as an exporter is not easy,...

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