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Pāhautea podcast

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The ‘Pāhautea : Ideas that Grow’ podcast is bought to you by Rural Leaders. Our mission is to grow world class leaders through the Nuffield NZ Farming Scholarship and Kellogg Rural Leadership programme.

The Pāhautea Podcast series draws on the insights from innovative rural leaders, to help plant ideas that grow, so our regions can flourish.

All guests are arranged by Rural Leaders. Pāhautea : Ideas That Grow is presented in association with our supporting partner Farmer’s Weekly.

And in case you are wondering, Pāhautea is a maori word, meaning ‘flourishing.’

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December 2020

Tune in to our first podcast episode with Mat Hocken, 2017 Nuffield Scholar who shares with us his experiences on his Nuffield journey.

Mat explains how he chose his Nuffield research topic ‘Innovation in Agriculture,’ which led to the creation of the Rural Innovation Lab. Mat created the Rural Innovation Lab with partner James Stewart when he returned from his Nuffield Scholarship. The idea behind the initiative was to create a trusted place where innovators can design, deliver and work with farmers and growers throughout the innovation process. 

"The Nuffield Scholarship is one of the pinnacles in terms of a leadership experience."

Mat Hocken, 2017 Nuffield Scholar
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October 2020

Farming energy: opportunities to help NZ reach net zero carbon 2050

Cameron Henderson (2019 Nuffield Scholar) used his Nuffield Scholarship to explore links between agriculture and energy and how technology can work to harness farmed energy sources including waste matter to supply national energy needs.
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October 2020

Future Farm Workplaces

Hamish Murray – 2019 Nuffield NZ Scholar looked into the topic of engaging and motivating the next generation of staff on farm. What do our future farm work places have to become to be relevant and attractive to a new generation of employees and how can an older generation adapt/change?
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October 2020
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Can we farm without glyphosate?

For more than 40 years glyphosate has been an invaluable chemical weapon in farmers’ arsenal as a low-residue, safe and simple weed control enabling greater flexibility and less soil disturbance.

Canterbury arable farmer Hamish Marr devoted his Nuffield Scholarship to examining how glyphosate fell from grace in the public eye and what farmers can to do to preserve it as an invaluable crop treatment.

October 2020

Growing the toolbox to foster society’s trust through strategic solutions for all

In his presentation Ben talks about his research ‘Rural leadership: taming the wicked problems’ which is set out to explore how agriculture could get ahead of social and political issues facing the industry, to lead the conversation, rather than react, while at the same time retain social capital.

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August 2020

Andy is a Research & Business Development Manager for Whakatu Corporation based in Nelson and a 2018 Nuffield Scholar.

He is passionate about the opportunity Aotearoa has to reposition our export offerings and he shares the findings from his Nuffield research.

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October 2020

Farming in a pressure cooker

Farming has always been an occupation involving plenty of pressure; managing the weather, competing with other nations to trade products globally, dealing with fluctuating and unpredictable prices.

What’s different today is the added aspects of social judgement and fast change occurring in international food. Nuffield Scholar Corrigan Sowman investigated how this pressure is affecting farmer decision making globally and what it means for change in the New Zealand primary sector.

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August 2020

Enabling better environmental outcomes in agriculture

As a Resource Management Planner working primarily in the primary sector Kate has seen the continual changes in farming around increased regulation along with the need to make changes to manage the effects of farming activities.

The focus of Kate’s Nuffield research was to understand if there are some better approaches being undertaken elsewhere around the world that can be applied in New Zealand to understand how we can enable better environmental outcomes.

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August 2020

Exporting Aotearoa: A new business model for nutrition and health

Simon Cook, 2018 Nuffield NZ Scholar presents his research topic: Biosecurity: The importance of the farm gate.

Simon is a third generation Kiwifruit Orchardist, based in Te Puke who developed an interest in biosecurity following the PSA incursion that impacted the Kiwifruit industry in 2010.

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August 2020

Farm planning for sustainable future

Turi is a Senior Farm Environmental Consultant at Ravensdown in Canterbury and has a background in Agricultural Science and Extension and Natural Resource Management.

Turi’s Nuffield research topic focuses on the optimisation of farm systems for sustainable outcomes in agriculture.

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August 2020

Energy use in New Zealand’s primary food production chains and a transition to lower emissions

Solis Norton, 2018 Nuffield NZ Scholar presents his Nuffield Research topic: Zero Carbon & the Primary Sector. Solis trained at Massey University and is working in New Zealand’s Deer Industry. He brings a mix of academic and industry experience to leading New Zealand agriculture towards generally sustainable farming systems from an energy and emission perspective.

About the podcast

The ‘Pāhautea : Ideas that Grow’ podcast is bought to you by Rural Leaders. Our mission is to grow world class leaders through the Nuffield NZ Farming Scholarship and Kellogg Rural Leadership programme.

The Pāhautea Podcast series draws on the insights from innovative rural leaders, to help plant ideas that grow, so our regions can flourish.

All guests are arranged by Rural Leaders. Pāhautea : Ideas That Grow is presented in association with our supporting partner Farmer’s Weekly.

And in case you are wondering, Pāhautea is a maori word, meaning ‘flourishing.’

Our programmes work in partnership with some of New Zealand’s leading agribusiness organisations – click here for more.​