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Idealog—in the ideas business

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Apps

Ethical buying gets smartphone smarts

Conscious Consumers, the Kiwi organisation that accredits businesses for ethical and environmentally friendly practices like stocking fairtrade products and recycling waste, hopes its smartphone app will go global. More …


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Apps

Face swapping app serious fun

Auckland developer John Ballinger reckons the Face Swap-r app is the most fun of the 13 he has in the Mac and iOS stores. But it also has serious money making potential. More …



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Architecture

ASB North Wharf steals the show at Architecture Awards

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ASB's bank building on Auckland's waterfront has received New Zealand's highest architectural honour and 16 other projects, ranging from an airport terminal in Christchurch to an exhibition pavilion in Germany, a tiny bach and a busy student ... More …





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AUT app puts te reo at users’ fingertips

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AUT's National Maori Language Institute Te Ipukarea is drawing together a set of learning resources previously only available as textbooks and study guides in hard copy and online and releasing them as a tablet app series. More …



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Opinion

An audience with the Wolf of Wall St

Jordan Belfort was one of the most crooked and debauched businessmen in recent history, but claims to have reinvented himself as a motivational speaker specialising in sales techniques. Jenene Crossan has a word to the Wolf. More …


Friday Find: Taps under wraps

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Italian designer Giulio Gianturco's washbasin for Makro, concealed in a wooden box is the kind of thing that will give guests a pleasant surprise when the lid is opened. More …





Why leadership always beats authority

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Your change management efforts will fail if authority does little to inspire belief. That's part of the reason HBR writer Greg Steel makes the case for generating followers instead of accumulating power. More …