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Keith Woodford

Low North-East Asian birth rates are leading to population declines that create market development challenges for New Zealand, as it seeks alternative to China
7th May 20, 9:57am
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Low North-East Asian birth rates are leading to population declines that create market development challenges for New Zealand, as it seeks alternative to China
Keith Woodford explains how New Zealand exporters went to China because that was where the markets were. In many cases, it was the Chinese who came to us seeking our products
2nd May 20, 9:00am
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Keith Woodford explains how New Zealand exporters went to China because that was where the markets were. In many cases, it was the Chinese who came to us seeking our products
The forthcoming decision as to when we should move to COVID Level 3 is high risk, with expectations high, but not enough information for confident decision making
18th Apr 20, 7:10pm
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The forthcoming decision as to when we should move to COVID Level 3 is high risk, with expectations high, but not enough information for confident decision making
There are big risks to the COVID-19 campaign if we move to LEVEL 3 too quickly without greatly improved contact-tracing. There is no way back if we get this wrong
13th Apr 20, 10:31am
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There are big risks to the COVID-19 campaign if we move to LEVEL 3 too quickly without greatly improved contact-tracing. There is no way back if we get this wrong
New Zealand’s Mycoplasma bovis eradication campaign has now been running for almost three years, with no decline in the number of farms newly detected as being infected. Can the disease be stamped out?
9th Apr 20, 12:28pm
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New Zealand’s Mycoplasma bovis eradication campaign has now been running for almost three years, with no decline in the number of farms newly detected as being infected. Can the disease be stamped out?
There is a need for COVID-19 serology testing to complement the current PCR testing with swabs. The current deficiency threatens good decision-making around the lockdown
4th Apr 20, 10:06am
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There is a need for COVID-19 serology testing to complement the current PCR testing with swabs. The current deficiency threatens good decision-making around the lockdown
Success against COVID-19 depends on driving down the transmission rate such that on average, each infected person infects less than one other person. Lots of testing, social distancing and avoiding super-spreading events lie at the heart of it
30th Mar 20, 10:33am
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Success against COVID-19 depends on driving down the transmission rate such that on average, each infected person infects less than one other person. Lots of testing, social distancing and avoiding super-spreading events lie at the heart of it
Despite any attempts to diversify away from China, exports to China will be increasingly important in coming months as much of the world descends into turmoil, says Keith Woodford
28th Mar 20, 10:05am
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Despite any attempts to diversify away from China, exports to China will be increasingly important in coming months as much of the world descends into turmoil, says Keith Woodford
Monday’s announcement about moving to Level 4 changes the COVID-19 landscape. We are now back on track, says Keith Woodford
23rd Mar 20, 5:00pm
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Monday’s announcement about moving to Level 4 changes the COVID-19 landscape. We are now back on track, says Keith Woodford
NZ’s COVID-19 policy has got into a tangle with the crisis deepening by the hour. We must move away from discredited herd immunity and move to full Level 4 now
23rd Mar 20, 8:09am
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NZ’s COVID-19 policy has got into a tangle with the crisis deepening by the hour. We must move away from discredited herd immunity and move to full Level 4 now
The notion that New Zealand is running ahead of the curve no longer stands up to scrutiny. The policy is essentially reactive rather than proactive
21st Mar 20, 10:09pm
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The notion that New Zealand is running ahead of the curve no longer stands up to scrutiny. The policy is essentially reactive rather than proactive
Lack of 'whole of household' self-isolation is the fatal mistake the Government is still making. They are pussy-footing around, says Keith Woodford
19th Mar 20, 4:57pm
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Lack of 'whole of household' self-isolation is the fatal mistake the Government is still making. They are pussy-footing around, says Keith Woodford
Tougher regulations in New Zealand for the COVID-19 coronavirus are urgent. We are now on the brink
18th Mar 20, 7:59pm
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Tougher regulations in New Zealand for the COVID-19 coronavirus are urgent. We are now on the brink
Keith Woodford says COVID-19 decisions that looked brave less than three days ago, now look hesitant. More is going to be needed
17th Mar 20, 11:28am
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Keith Woodford says COVID-19 decisions that looked brave less than three days ago, now look hesitant. More is going to be needed
Keith Woodford analysis: The decision to go hard and early, requiring everyone entering New Zealand to self-isolate gives New Zealand a chance to stay on top of the COVID-19 coronavirus
15th Mar 20, 9:09am
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Keith Woodford analysis: The decision to go hard and early, requiring everyone entering New Zealand to self-isolate gives New Zealand a chance to stay on top of the COVID-19 coronavirus
Keith Woodford says New Zealand has to act quickly with more travel restrictions if it is to hold back the COVID-19 pandemic
9th Mar 20, 9:46am
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Keith Woodford says New Zealand has to act quickly with more travel restrictions if it is to hold back the COVID-19 pandemic
Finance Minister Grant Robertson urges banks to keep lending to even their more 'challenging' dairy farming customers, noting banks are best-placed to support businesses' cash flow
3rd Mar 20, 2:36pm
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson urges banks to keep lending to even their more 'challenging' dairy farming customers, noting banks are best-placed to support businesses' cash flow
Keith Woodford says the implications of coronavirus COVID-19 have become much starker for New Zealand as the virus goes global
2nd Mar 20, 11:54am
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Keith Woodford says the implications of coronavirus COVID-19 have become much starker for New Zealand as the virus goes global
Keith Woodford says COVID-19 is a black swan event that is likely to have larger effects across the New Zealand and global economy than currently recognised, but with New Zealand agri-food likely to be buffered
15th Feb 20, 2:05pm
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Keith Woodford says COVID-19 is a black swan event that is likely to have larger effects across the New Zealand and global economy than currently recognised, but with New Zealand agri-food likely to be buffered
Keith Woodford says land-use change is no solution for most farms caught in the debt to asset pincer
11th Feb 20, 7:25am
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Keith Woodford says land-use change is no solution for most farms caught in the debt to asset pincer
Declining dairy asset values plus high debt place many dairy farms in a pincer, with increasing numbers going equity negative despite being cash flow positive
30th Jan 20, 10:31am
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Declining dairy asset values plus high debt place many dairy farms in a pincer, with increasing numbers going equity negative despite being cash flow positive
Keith Woodford explains how the artificial-food debate has lost sight of the fundamental biological and physical sciences, at which stage it becomes science fiction led by shock-jock commmunicators
13th Jan 20, 9:59am
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Keith Woodford explains how the artificial-food debate has lost sight of the fundamental biological and physical sciences, at which stage it becomes science fiction led by shock-jock commmunicators
For ten years, banks incentivised staff to 'help farmers grow their business'. That led to over-lending in the dairy sector, and the recent bank pullback means farm prices are in decline and potential sellers face ugly options
6th Jan 20, 10:11am
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For ten years, banks incentivised staff to 'help farmers grow their business'. That led to over-lending in the dairy sector, and the recent bank pullback means farm prices are in decline and potential sellers face ugly options
Fonterra’s purchase of minority assets at Chilean Prolesur is a divorce that had to occur, but it is just the first step in resolving Fonterra’s Chilean situation
21st Dec 19, 9:15am
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Fonterra’s purchase of minority assets at Chilean Prolesur is a divorce that had to occur, but it is just the first step in resolving Fonterra’s Chilean situation
Keith Woodford explains how our forestry policy is not fit for purpose and will lead to perverse outcomes without much better targeting of permanent forests on the back-country
9th Dec 19, 10:41am
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Keith Woodford explains how our forestry policy is not fit for purpose and will lead to perverse outcomes without much better targeting of permanent forests on the back-country