29 Aug 2014

“Date-a” or “Dart-a”? Whichever - there’s a lot of it about!


The next seismic shift in how computing and the internet will affect our lives is upon us - the "big data" revolution. With the advent of mobile communication, the internet and scientific technology there are now massive amounts of data being produced every second around the world. The very act of you clicking through to read this blog post has generated several pieces of data about you and how you behave.  So should we be worried, or is there real benefit in all this data?

22 Aug 2014

Rain, snow and more rain - Spring in Southland

This week on the blog we profile one of our Southland customers, Rex & Roslynne Kane and find out how Regen Effluent is helping them manage their dairy effluent during a very soggy Southland spring.

Rex & Roslynne Kane have been sharemilking and in farm ownership in Southland for the past 13 years. They have two properties near Winton; Browns with 480 cows and South Hillend with 450 cows.

15 Aug 2014

“Technology doesn’t change the world. People do.”


This week our CEO, Bridgit Hawkins, shares some of her experiences at the recent third New Zealand Primary Sector Bootcamp at Stanford University.   




8 Aug 2014

Tauhara Moana - farming beside a sulphur lake



This week on the blog we have a chat with one of our central North Island customers, Gary Nant, about the challenges of farming next to Lake Rotokawa, and how the ReGen Effluent service helps him more effectively manage his effluent on a daily basis.

1 Aug 2014

How wet is too wet?

I grew up on the Central Plateau where mud was a rare occurrence – maybe after a lot of rain in a gateway that was used a lot it would get muddy – but not out in the paddocks. I still remember as a seventh former (Year 13 for younger readers) going to an Open Day at Massey University in the winter and taking a short cut across the grass. Immediately sunk to my ankles in horrible clay squelchy mud! That was my first lesson that what a soil can handle is not only about how much rain there has been, but what the soil itself is like.