Te Radar interviews Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Te Radar, in conversation with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, on the opportunities and challenges within the primary sector including how to get our young people excited about a future in farming.
We talk through some of the key struggles being faced by the sector at present: workforce shortages, tackling change and ask 'what does the future of farming in NZ look like to you'?
The Innovation Awards
The Fieldays Innovation Awards is the premier launch pad for backyard inventors and start-up companies through to established manufacturers and distributors to connect with the primary industries.
The Fieldays Innovation Awards are a mainstay of Fieldays, attracting entries from all corners of the primary sector and the world!
Covering four categories: Young Innovator, Prototype, Early Stage and Growth and Scale - entries are on display in the Fieldays Innovation Hub which represents a great opportunity to connect with potential customers, industry experts and investors.
On Thursday night 17 June the award-winners were announced onsite at an awards ceremony in the Pavillion, on offer were two $10,000 cash prizes as well as prize packages from Fieldays Innovations sponsors Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Gait International.
Previous Innovation Awards winners have gone on to experience extraordinary success, like Waikato-based Hivesite, who won the 2020 Prototype Award for their in-beehive, chemical-free, automatic, thermal treatment for Varroa mite. Since their win, Hivesite have evolved their prototype design, and commissioned a trial of their heat treatment system.
Ursula Haywood from Antahi Innovations Ltd, who won the 2020 Launch NZ Award for their Trusti Pasteur and Bag Starter Pack says “Winning the award helped propel our system to the market both domestically and internationally, which was particularly helpful this year with the limits on international tradeshows and the standard transmission of information. It is exciting to see our new colostrum management system adopted so quickly by our progressive farmers here and abroad.”
Regional News- behind the headlines
In New Zealand, mainstream media overwhelmingly operates out of Auckland and Wellington - which begs the question - are our urban dwellers getting all the coverage? What about regional NZ - who is telling our stories? And how well are they telling them? Joining Fieldays TV to delve into the state of regional journalism is Aaron Buist from Beacon Media, Murray Kirkness, editor of the New Zealand Herald and head of news at NZME and long-time newsman (and former editorial director of the Newspaper Publishers’ Association) Rick Neville.
2021 KPMG Agribusiness Agenda partnered by Fieldays
We delve deeper into the themes of this year’s KPMG Agribusiness Agenda with author and presenter Ian Proudfoot.
Understanding Agritech Trends in Asia
Asia is crucial to the New Zealand agriculture scene with the majority of our exports bound for the region. However, across the region agritech continues to adapt and change. Do New Zealanders understand these trends and what do we need to know to stay ahead of the curve? Join the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono as we discuss this and more. We will be joined by two leading agritech entrepreneurs, Raymond and Bicky, from Hong Kong and Vietnam respectively, both at the forefront of innovation.
We ask them what they see influencing agritech in the region and we ask them about their businesses – cricket protein and urban farming - to explore how they succeed in this fast-moving and exciting region.
Fieldays presents the NIWA weather report
We talk in-depth with NIWA forecaster Nava Fedaeff about this year’s wild weather, including the recent flooding in Canterbury. We also find out what mother nature has in store for farmers this winter.
When peak performance matters what do you feed?
Join NZFMA Executive Director Michael Brooks, Nutrinza Managing Director Warren Morritt and Takanini Feeds General Manager Claire Burndred to learn about the benefits of supplementary feed and why is it important to feed FeedSafeNZ for peak performance.
Good George - Passionate about brewing
Good George Master Brewer Brian Watson will host a panel discussion with some of NZ’s leading brewery & cider making industry suppliers talking about what they grow/supply and what makes it so great, through the lens of a manufacturer that uses these ingredients to create their own final product. Topics covered will include growing conditions and what that means in the glass, the growth in craft beer and cider industry over the past 10 years and what that’s meant for these key suppliers to the industry, and global demand for NZ grown and made products.
Has the worm turned for interest rates?
Mike Chapman interviews James Shaw
Mike Chapman interviews James Shaw following the release of the Climate Commission’s carbon-reducing roadmap.
A chat with a Huntaway trainer and a University researcher, trying to find out more about this iconic working dog breed that has become an integral part of mustering teams on most NZ sheep farms.