Innovation, Best Practice and Sustainability in New Zealand’s Primary Sector
Episode 1 2023 Promo
A $20m salad house is helping a Gisborne-based company to protect its market position, secure jobs and cushion the impact of climate change.
New greenhouses will make this family owned company more sustainable.
Communities banding together to protect the highly endangered native New Zealand whio – the blue duck.
Technology developed by a Marlborough oyster farmer.
Wilderness tours through an alpine property, the highest privately-owned land in the country.
A boutique gourmet mushroom growing business, selling fresh and pickled mushrooms.
Episode 10 2022 Promo
Understanding the ways in which sedimentation is affecting the coastal environment.
The world’s first algae-based pain medication.
NZ’s largest and most successful private research organisation is celebrating 100 years of research endeavour.
Episode 9 2022 Promo
Marlborough District Council and a community-based group is spearheading the battle against Chilean Needle Grass.
Waging war on the self-seeding wilding pines in the Marlborough region.
A thriving boutique business on 66-hectares of difficult land, with a herd of Red Devon cattle.
Episode 8 2022 Promo
Updates on research projects exploring ways of improving yield without sacrificing the quality of wine.
A study into the performance of sediment control practices utilised in forest harvesting and earthworks.
A study comparing pasture-raised beef with grain-finished beef and with plant protein.
Episode 7 2022 Promo
Development of a model investigating future global food system scenarios from a nutrition perspective.
A whole-system, ecological approach to food production, resulting in a lighter environmental footprint.
Forestry company OneFortyOne is adding value to the timber production chain by innovating in the domestic market.
Episode 6 2022 Promo
Some initiatives aimed at reducing harm on the farm.
An example of rural groups working to improve their local communities.
A Kaikoura crayfishing family who also have a hill country farm and now a ‘field of dreams’ polo ground.
Episode 5 2022 Promo
A trellis system which protects cherries and makes fruit more accessible for harvest.
A super-premium, 100 percent family estate-grown wine brand.
A $16.7 million partnership between Beef + Lamb New Zealand and MPI’s Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures Fund.
Episode 4 2022 promo
A Wairarapa crop being trialled as an alternative to peas.
Recovery of paua fisheries after the 2016 earthquake.
A company using sustainable practice to manufacture a variety of packaged foods.
Episode 3 2022 promo
A company using wool for disposable hygiene products.
Horizons Regional Council’s sediment control initiative.
A couple making a variety of products on their lavender farm.
Episode 2 2022 promo