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Idealog—in the ideas business


Vector Arena launches nerdy new expo

Games, gadgets, and future tech - what’s not to love? A new, two-day expo focused around “digital entertainment” — that’s “video games” for the layperson — will be held by Auckland’s Vector Arena over the weekend of 28-29 September. More …

Social Media

Jucy #campervanadventures takes prices down a notch

The great Kiwi campervan adventure is a right of passage as old as time itself. New Zealand-based camper rental Jucy is giving New Zealanders (and our Australian and American cousins) the chance to haggle down the price by tweeting. More …


Online Fashion Museum goes live

New Zealand now has its own virtual fashion museum, in what aims to be the “go to” portal for a comprehensive record of the country’s fashion history. More …

Is it time to join the 3D printing bandwagon?


“If you are not using 3D printing for rapid prototyping in manufacturing now, you are making a mistake,” says Gideon Levy, a world expert on additive manufacturing who visited the University of Auckland last week. More …


App review: Toodledo

Long gone are the days when writing a ‘to do’ list involved a piece of paper, a pen, and not much else. Toodledo is just one of many iOS apps that allows you to not just create a task, but ... More …

Q+A with street artist Askew One

Elliot O’Donnell (aka Askew One) is a Kiwi street artist who’s transitioning between “just tags on a wall” to legitimate art. And with paintings of Ralph Hotere in Kingsland, work on Queens Wharf and his impressive creations in ... More …

The Wrap: 31 July

So long and thanks for all the fish, Facebook has head in the game, controlling the bots, and Google Glass plays ball ... More …


Creators of NZ Geographic launching Pro Photographer magazine

While others are looking apprehensively towards the world of print publishing, the company behind New Zealand Geographic magazine is taking the opportunity to expand its stable. From 5 August, Kohwai Media will publish a bi-monthly photography magazine called Pro Photographer ... More …

Stories of innovation: Cat’s eye

Percy Shaw's invention of the cat's eye developed out a need to drive safely to the pub in a neighbouring village on dark, foggy nights. Here's the story of how the eccentric came up with the idea. More …

Gender equality: shame we’re still talking about it


Mind Warriors’, the company behind JOLT Challenge, hosted a recent event where the triumphs and challenges of four women in leadership were put under the microscope. The panel discussion was attended by nearly 200 professionals and explored the role that ... More …