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Idealog—in the ideas business

How to do business like The Mad Butcher

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While frantically climbing the ladder of success in the corporate world, it is easy to get swept up in the hype. One man who has not forgotten his duty as a Kiwi and gives tirelessly to the community, while still ... More …


Tall tales from the legends of New Zealand advertising

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The story of New Zealand's advertising history is more than just a collection of anecdotes about long lunches and bad behaviour – it pulls in politics, economics, deregulation and the loosening of social mores (to name a few). More …


Inside: Xero Australia

When Xero first opened its Australian headquarters in Melbourne three years ago, the company had seven staff servicing just under 5000 customers. The cloud accounting software company now has over 80 staff in Australia (56 in Melbourne alone), servicing over ... More …


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Review

Review: FujiFilm Finepix X100S

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The FujiFilm Finepix X100S looks as if it fell through a crack in spacetime leading to the 1960s. This is a camera designed to imitate the beautiful "space age" cameras of the era. But with a $1,800 price tag ... More …


Dot Kiwi flies as top-level domain

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New Zealand companies looking for a slice of that sweet, sweet Kiwiana can now show off their Zillund-ness with a .kiwi internet domain name. For instance idealog.kiwi instead of idealog.co.nz. The generic top-level domain (gTLD) has been ... More …






Wear a little bit different, says Liminal Apparel

Liminal Apparel is the Christchurch-based component of a co-operative business called Freeset, a foundation offering freedom and employment for women in India who have been trapped in bonded labour or human trafficking. They have been operating in New Zealand for ... More …


Telecom harnesses gaggle of geeks for modem design

The community of tech aficionados who participate on the Geekzone forums are some of the harshest critics of Telecom. It's interesting to see then the country's largest telco tap into this pool of switched on geeks to help ... More …


Jam packaging

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We're loving this delicious, simple packaging from London Studio for Family Jam Kitchen. More …


A quick word with … illustrator Sandra Dieckmann

UK-based illustrator Sandra Dieckmann's enigmatic, animal-themed drawings have led to her working with clients such as Random House Publishing, Atomic Skis and Utne Reader, and her illustrations have also appeared on tour posters and magazine covers. Dieckmann will be ... More …