About The Big Idea
Tim Wilson hosts a finale five-part series for TVNZ 7 with a big aspiration - to find big ideas that could transform New Zealand as we know it. Forget small, think big, with Tim and his panel of experts as they tackle ambitious concepts from the country's leading minds that could completely transform the country across the next few decades.
Each show takes a big idea from across a range of fields of study and brings in a panel of experts to open it up, examine it, critique it and work out whether it's a flight of fancy, an unattainable goal, a 'nice to have', or something solid New Zealand should start working towards now!
Episode one, entitled, Teach the World to Farm, considers looming world food shortages, and asks whether New Zealand's technologies and expertise put it in a unique position to teach the world to feed itself?
A different topic is debated each episode, with subjects ranging from the creation of a 100 per cent predator-free New Zealand to allowing mass migration to increase New Zealand's population to 15 million. From sourcing 100 per cent of energy needs from the sun by 2020, to redefining the narrative for the country and selling Aotearoa to the world.