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Idealog—in the ideas business


Possible IPO for Martin Jetpack

Christchurch aero-engineering firm Martin Aircraft, maker of the Martin Jetpack, has appointed a new chief executive to launch its jetpack around the world later this year. More …


Kordia sells Orcon

Kordia has sold its residential and business ISP arm Orcon to a group of New Zealand investors headed by Warren Hurst, executive director of Vivid Networks. More …



InternetNZ awards over $120,000 in internet-related community funding

InternetNZ has announced the list of successful recipients of its community funding. The majority of the funding comes from the one-off Community Investment Funding round, which sees individuals and groups with internet-focused projects receiving financial assistance towards their work. More …



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And NZ’s best business ‘good eggs’ are…

New Zealand’s best business “good eggs” were announced last week at a function at the Department of Conservation in Wellington, where BNZ Bank, USave and Vodafone came out on top for the quality of their investment in communities. More …


Wheedle is back on the auction block

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Start "Wheedling" says a bright green button in an email sent to me over the weekend. Its owner and namesake uses the verb to mean buying and selling online, but in the last six months it's taken on a ... More …



Lightning Lab shows off its first green shoots

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Lightning Lab, a lean startup hub of selected neophyte companies located for three months on Wellington’s The Terrace, gave a ‘where we’re at, what we’ve learned’ quickfire talk recently. More …



Experiencing working (in) style

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A question I pondered recently - is service experience able to be designed, or does it already need to be in your DNA in order to happen? More …



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Award-winning book explores the role of copying in design

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Creativity and originality go together like peas in a pod. But Auckland designer Kate Cullinane's thesis, a book called Sample Copy: An Exploration of the Role of Copying in Design, takes the stance that imitation is a part of ... More …