2 episodes

Backbone: The businesses that built rural New Zealand. Our legendary primary sector is the country's main wealth generator, dominates our exports and technology development, and directly or indirectly employs around one in five Kiwis. Join Andy Whitson as he talks to the businesses who have built rural New Zealand.

Backbone Agripreneur

    • Business

Backbone: The businesses that built rural New Zealand. Our legendary primary sector is the country's main wealth generator, dominates our exports and technology development, and directly or indirectly employs around one in five Kiwis. Join Andy Whitson as he talks to the businesses who have built rural New Zealand.

    Farmers Mutual Group | Episode 2

    Farmers Mutual Group | Episode 2

    At the turn of the 20th century, a group pioneering Kiwi farmers frustrated with paying exorbitant insurance premiums on their land, decided to take things into their own hands. This is the story of FMG.
    Tune in as we talk with FMG's Pete Frizzel to discuss the co-operative's rich history, the disaster that nearly derailed them, and what's in store for the FMG's future.

    • 29 min
    Ballance Agri-Nutrients | Episode 1

    Ballance Agri-Nutrients | Episode 1

    In 2005 Ballance Agri-Nutrients completed its goal, purchasing the final shares needed to make the co-operative once again 100% New Zealand farmer owned. Join Andy Whitson as he talks to Ballance director Duncan Coull about the journey from the early co-operative days through to the company we know today.

    • 18 min

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