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Idealog—in the ideas business

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Startups

Big cash for Dash Tickets

Dash Tickets has just secured a six-figure capital investment from the founders of Ministry of Sound Australia. More …


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Best Awards

A Best Awards chat with Studio Alexander’s Kate and Sam

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Next up in our interview series from the Best Awards, Kate and Sam from Studio Alexander discuss their Rotoroa Island Identity project, which picked up both a Silver and Gold Pin at this year’s awards. Winning aside, Kate also ... More …



Lucky Dog and Big Save take Fair Go Ad Award cakes

Common sense prevailed at this week's Fair Go Ad Awards, with DDB, Lotto and The Sweet Shop’s ‘Lucky Dog’ epic taking out Best Ad and ‘Kerrrazeee Lily Salter’ from Big Save Furniture fronting up to accept Worst Ad ... More …






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Innovation/Product Design

Springless trampoline design earns Kiwi top innovation award

These days you might take spring-free trampolines for granted, but just under a decade ago, a spring-free trampoline was quite the innovation. Now its creator, engineer Dr. Keith Alexander, has been rewarded for his efforts by receiving the inaugural University ... More …



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Heritage Buildings

Cash injection gives heritage building second chance

With news today that the Christchurch Cathedral may indeed be demolished, other buildings of historical significance are being given a new lease of life thanks to a healthy cash injection by Fletcher Building Limited. The company has announced it will ... More …



Cape Town named 2014 World Design Capital

Torino, Seoul and Helsinki have all earned it in the past, but now congratulations is being sent to the City of Cape Town, which has been named World Design Capital 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design ... More …



NZ Mint to make SpongeBob coins

New Zealand Mint is immortalising the world’s most famous sea sponge, SpongeBob SquarePants, on a square silver bullion coin, along with some of his friends. More …