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Idealog—in the ideas business

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Animation

Guitar-wielding Apache travels the festival route

You might remember a while back we featured this rather sweet and very clever video about a guitar-wielding Apache. Created using animation, motion graphics and a touch of live action, the video was directed by 2D animator Ned Wenlock of ... More …





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Digital

Google+ gets brand-friendly at last

After the week from hell – the redesigned Google Reader, Gmail's makeover and a hastily pulled Gmail app for iOS, Google could sure use a winner. More …





Win! Christmas cookies!

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Mmm, cookies. It doesn't get much more Kiwi than Cookie Time, and for the first time rural New Zealanders will be able to buy theirs online this year. More …


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Startups

uSnap.us – one winning wedding app

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Local startup uSnap.us, which provides a mobile and web application for guest-sourcing wedding photos, has been crowned winner at Startup Weekend Wellington. More …


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Carbon

Urgent Courier soaks up Clean Air Achievement Award

Urgent Couriers has been performing some impressive feats when it comes to sustainability. For one, it’s become the first major transport company to receive carbon neutral certification under Landcare Research’s carboNZero programme. Not bad for a company with ... More …


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Architecture

Wellington Architecture Awards winners announced

This year's entry numbers for the Wellington Architecture Awards may have been down, but the architecture which was "reassuringly high". All up 16 projects were bestowed with an award, among them the 1950s-designed Lower Hutt Civic Precinct and the ... More …


The recovering plunderer

A bit of Monday morning inspiration for you by way of the late Ray Anderson, a self professed “recovering plunderer”. In this 2009 presentation, Anderson discusses how Paul Hawken’s book, The Ecology of Commerce, provided the sustainability wake up ... More …


An all-in-one marine and solar power generator

You can create energy through wave technology, likewise through solar, but how about a device that harnesses both in one? Phil Pauley’s conceptual Marine Solar Cells do just that, giving “unprecedented ability to establish photovoltaic power generation off shore”. More …


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Events

Sustainable City Showcase, coming up

This coming Wednesday (November 9) Aucklanders have the chance to see for themselves the Kiwi businesses, government, community and non-profits that are out blazing the trail towards a sustainable future. It’s all part of the Sustainable Business Network’s ... More …