It’s a wonderful world, this world of wool…

NZ Wool Story by Hilda Brodie-Smith (1960s) “The next time you pop in to buy a jumper or cardigan, spare a thought for all the hundreds of people involved so that you, the consumer, can be kept warm throughout the cold winter months. And spare a thought, also, for these sheep who make it all […]

The state of rural computing in NZ

Last week I spent two days at New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays, “Australasia’s definitive agri-business exhibition,” so that I could speak with farmers, businesses and government about the current state of rural computing. Rural Broadband & Wireless As pervasive computing becomes the default computing paradigm for urban environments, the future of rural computing is still […]

Beloved merino

Posted on Jun 8, 2011 in Animals & Plants & Stuff

Shrek, the merino wether made world-famous in 2004 for avoiding muster and shearing for six years at Central Otago’s Bendigo Station, has died. “He was really quite a renegade and that came through later on as the years went on. He had an unbelievable personality. He loved children and he was really good with the […]