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Idealog—in the ideas business

Air NZ’s Hobbit plane in all its glory

Air New Zealand lifted the lid on its Hobbit-themed plane over the weekend ahead of the movie's global premiere in Wellington this Wednesday, decked out with scenes and characters from the Peter Jackson film. More …



Ed Kjaer on the cars of the future

Expat Ed Kjaer returned to New Zealand this week for a showing at New Zealand's first electric vehicle symposia in Auckland and Wellington. As Southern California Edison’s director of plug-in vehicle readiness programme, he's learned a thing ... More …




Quake sensor harvests energy from tremors

A wireless vibration sensor being developed by a Victoria University student could provide a low-cost solution for engineers to monitor the damage of buildings affected by earthquakes – and, more impressively, harnesses the kinetic energy generated by the tremors in order ... More …




KFC calls up Redcactus on VIP book project

Auckland branding agency Redcactus picked up three gongs at the global Pentawards recently and it's celebrating another coup with the completion and publication of Col. Harland Sanders – The Autobiography of the Original Celebrity Chef for KFC. More …




App of the week: New Zealand Journeys

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One app, 480 pages, 1,500 photos, 17 road trips. New Zealand Journeys ($13.99) visually profiles 17 routes through the heartland of New Zealand, with journey illustrated with top-end photography. Integrated Google Maps with directions and links to third-party ... More …




Revealed: 2012’s House of the Year

A cliff-top home in Remuera and a renovation in Tauranga have taken out the supreme awards in the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers House of the Year Awards for 2012. More …