Deferred work, staff pushed beyond capacity and desperate pleas for more staff – internal emails reveal the extent of pressure on the national veterinary laboratory brought on by Mycoplasma bovis. David Williams reports for Newsroom.
Plant & Food Research went home with two of the five KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards, which celebrate impact from science through successful research commercialisation within New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutes.
Last week, Houman Fathi, Chairman of the Iranian Agriculture Ministry’s Department for International Affairs, held a meeting with New Zealand's envoy Hamish MacMaster in Tehran, where they emphasized the importance of expanding bilateral relations, particularly in the agricultural sector. Fathi said Tehran was resolved to take major steps to expand ties with Wellington in all fields and increase its exports to the country.
A fledgling New Zealand agritech company run by a rising Kiwi entrepreneur who has worked for Rocket Lab has raised $8 million, from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Data Collective, which is likely to result in massive changes to the nation’s burgeoning dairy industry.