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Ryan Higgs

Ryan has a science and farming background and has held various innovation roles in the dairy sector. Ryan’s interest is in developing a practical tool that makes rural health and safety management easy.
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Recent Posts

OnSide secures funding to fight biosecurity battle

We are delighted to announce funding from Callaghan Innovation and AgMARDT to accelerate development of our biosecurity intelligence technology. The OnSide team will use it to fast-track the...

Case study: Being conscious of who is on farm

Reece + Natasha Cox - OnSide users - Bay of Plenty


The creators of a rural visitor management system say the intelligence it collects has the potential to contain the spread of major biosecurity threats. 

OnSide Product Updates

New reporting feature There has been a lot happening on the development front since our June product update.

Announcing everyday Kiwis doing world changing things in innovation!

Robotics Plus, Diaryflo, Linewize, Fuel50, Caldera Health, CricHQ and Sidekicker are all finalists in various categories of the awards. The winners will be announced at an awards evening at Sky City...

App saves health and safety paper work

Onside has launched an online health and safety app for farmers to make compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 easier.

New Zealand tightens H&S laws

All around the world governments are turning their attention to OH&S – Occupational health and safety – and in many cases making serious breaches a criminal, rather than a civil liability. New...

Safety just got easier

The app allows farmers to develop their own Health and Safety Plan.

Farming tech to help with new safety rules

Radio New Zealand

Hazard-warning app designed by Kiwi farmer

A Canterbury farmer has developed a new phone app to keep farm workers safe in one of our most dangerous working environments, using GPS technology to alert workers to any dangers around them.

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