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The links shown on this page cover a variety of areas of interest including general business topics, economic agencies, agriculture, and sources of computer software. The Downloads page also contains links to specific software products.

NZ Business and Economic Agencies

NZIER The NZ Institute of Economic Research is an independent economic research and forecasting organisation covering the NZ economy.
Reserve Bank A source of historical interest and exchange rate data plus current economic commentary.
Statistics NZ The source of most economic and statistical data in New Zealand.
The Treasury Comment on current government policy.


Dairy NZ
The industry good body serving dairy farmers in New Zealand.
Fonterra The dominant processor and exporter of dairy products in New Zealand.
Beef & Lamb NZ
The industry good body serving sheepmeat and beef producers in New Zealand.
MPI The Ministry for Primary Industries is the government agency dealing with land use and rural issues.

Overseas Economic Agencies

Bank of England The UK central bank.
Federal Reserve The United States central bank.
OECD The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
RBA The Reserve Bank of Australia.

International Agricultural Agencies

ABARES The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
FAO The Food and Agriculture Organisation.
MLA Meat and Livestock Australia.
USDA The United States Department of Agriculture.

Multi-value Databases

Caché Caché was not originally a multi-value database, but had multi-value extensions added to it. This allows the same data to be accessed a number of different ways. It is reported to be both fast and flexible.
D3 The current incarnation of the original Pick Systems. Home of the D3, mvBASE, and mvEnterprise multi-value database systems.
jBase Unlike other multi-value implementations, jBase does not maintain its own environment within the host operating system. Instead, it acts as an extension of the operating sytem.
Open Insight The only true Windows implementation of the multi-value database system.
OpenQM A lightweight multi-value implementation. OpenQM is available in both commercial and open source versions. (Note, however, that the open source version is now several years behind the commercial version).
Reality One of the original multi-value database systems updated for the 2000s.
UniData UniVerse and UniData are both owned by Rocket Software and are collectively named U2.
UniVerse UniVerse and UniData are both owned by Rocket Software and are collectively named U2.
UniVision Yet another multi-value implementation.

Multi-value Information

LinkedIn Pick Users Groups A public LinkedIn group covering the Pick databases.
LinkedIn U2 Users Groups A public LinkedIn group covering the UniVerse and UniData databases.
MV Databases Google Group A Google group where users and developers can ask questions, get answers, and generally discuss aspects of the database model.
MV Databases Google Group A Google group aimed at users of OpenQM.
Nebula R&D Tony Gravagno's web site. Contains many useful blog articles on multi-value issues.
PickWiki A wiki covering the multi-value databases in general.
Rocket Software User Group A wiki and forum covering the Rocket multi-value databases.

Multi-value Software

Anji for OpenQM A web-based development environment for OpenQM. This is alpha software, and is released under the GPL licence.
mvDeveloper Personal Edition A development tool for UniVerse, UniData, and OpenQM. The Personal Edition is free.

Free Software A collection of templates and resources for creating web sites.
Gizmo's Freeware Reviews
A great site that reviews free software in a wide range of categories.
Snap Files A wide variety of free software is featured here.
SofoTex Downloads Another freeware site.