It seems that the Government are happy to have very open borders, bringing in 70,000 people annually because it keeps growth in the economy.That is probably true, but there are some serious distortions appearing.I also appreciate that these figures include Kiwis returning ho...
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It occurs to me that there is a lot happening in the world as people go away from globalisation and back to identifying with their own continent and ethnicity.Is it the Brexit and Trumpet? Everywhere in New Zealand there seems to be this Kiwi disconnect between reality and...
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Remember when....

March 5, 2017
We milked a house cow out in the paddock sitting on an old wooden stool using a stainless steel bucket jammed between our knees. And when walk-through cowsheds had that special smell and we cleaned up the yard by scooping the muck up with a square mouth shovel into a "konak...
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The world has changed forever. Globalisation is now threatening the people and they are voting against bureaucracy, control and the money in their country going into the hands of a few. Mr Trump's election has shone the spotlight right on an over controlled society. We are ...
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What goes up will come down!

November 29, 2016
I well remember Professor Philpot at Lincoln University lecturing us on this very point ... "what goes up will come down" – and down, it will. Just ask any dairy farmer who saw his payout crash to half after an $8 payout. For New Zealand the simplest economic formula appl...
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Social Isolation and Farmers

November 29, 2016
Social isolation is not exclusive to farmers – let me make that point clear. Apparently there are two ends of the scale for socialization. At one end of the scale you have high maintenance people (like me apparently) who need feed-back from people to make them function pro...
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Given that I am semi-retired, still as busy as ever, and given that I see and hear a lot about life I thought I should traverse some of the key issues around passive income. It is tough enough giving up our farms and orchards to the next generation or selling to a new purch...
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Hero to Zero

November 29, 2016
There has been a lot written about our aging farmers and the issues they face over succession and "moving on", but the stark reality for most is that it is absolutely frightening. What I am talking about here is the transition from being important and fully engaged in your b...
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Keep It Simple

November 29, 2016
We see people with such complicated lives and complicated businesses and you wonder how they cope. In fact, many don't. They often get completely overrun with everything which can lead to ill health, heart attack and so on. A great friend of mind had a small farm in the Sou...
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This is a Bank Led Recession

November 8, 2016
The banking led recession started in the United States and flowed through into rest of the world. The banks got out of control, lent too much money and created a sub-prime mortgage market in the United States and other Western countries. Easy Credit and 100% finance on hou...
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