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Idealog—in the ideas business

Chorus warns of $300 million UFB blow out

Chorus, which is charged with building 75 percent of the government's $1.5 billion Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) network, says it expects its part in the network to cost $300 million more than initially expected when the company started ... More …



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Events

A boot camp for women entrepreneurs

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Non-profit Global Women is putting on a boot camp for female entrepreneurs in April and is calling for applicants from high-growth SMEs in the $1-5m range. More …


justONE, Colenso, and Barnes Catmur a cut above at NZDM Awards

Colenso, justONE and Barnes, Catmur & Friends stood out at the NZ Direct Marketing Awards (previously known as the RSVP and Nexus Awards) on Friday, with sports personality Clint Brown tasked with entertaining New Zealand’s marketing industry professionals and keeping ... More …


TPP: a gateway to GE?

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Beware of ‘geeks’ bearing gifts; the Trans Pacific Partnership could let GE in through the back door. More …




From medicine to winemaking - the Forrest Wines story

Drs John and Brigid Forrest are behind Forrest, a boutique wine label run largely from their home vineyards in Marlborough. Leaving behind careers in molecular biology and medicine, the couple returned to Marlborough in 1988 to establish their first vineyard ... More …


In defence of retail loyalty schemes

I don’t see loyalty programmes or the offering of loyalty cards going away any time soon. And I think both consumers and retailers would be worse off if they did. More …




From Lamborghini to husky: the best bus stop ever

Bus stops are generally not happy places. They're where ones goes to lose faith in all humanity, or at least in urban planners and local government. But here's a clever promotion by Qualcomm that both surprises and delights ... More …




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Furniture design

Cross-border collaboration creates macabre Skull Chair

Taking inspiration from the Victorian parlour game Exquisite Corpse, Nick Graham’s Skull Chair is a truly global effort. A New Zealander designed its legs, a Norwegian designed its seat, and an Israeli added a big skull on top. More …