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Idealog—in the ideas business






Sustainable Built Futures Centre: Better living for all

Two ex-state houses have been relocated to a site in Ardmore as part of the University of Auckland’s new Sustainable Built Futures Centre, which will provide a testing ground for improving the energy-efficiency and liveability of New Zealand homes. More …


UK investment prompts Izon HQ shift

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Izon Science has completed a £1 million ($2 million) funding round in the UK and is moving its global headquarters from Christchurch to England's Oxford Science Park. And it's planning to extend its international reach even further, to ... More …






Cookie Time opens Harajuku store

Cookie Time has opened its first international cookie bar in Tokyo – the first step in an international strategy to roll out more in Japan and surrounding territories. More …


Pure Advantage turns attention to housing market

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Could Pure Advantage play a role in fixing our housing market? The group has put out a request for expressions of interest for an at-scale pilot project to deliver affordable residential housing using off-site manufacturing techniques. More …


New Zealand in line for $75m savings with ANZTEC

New Zealand has successfully signed a trade deal with Chinese Taipei despite the absence of formal diplomatic relations and with the full liberalisation of trade between countries, we can expect an annual duty saving of NZ$75.8 million based ... More …


SolarCity solar station arrives in Vanuatu

SolarCity NZ’s first containerised solar station arrives in Vanuatu this week, the first in a series designed to power fresh water production for 11,000 people on the islands. More …