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Idealog—in the ideas business

NZ tops global social progress index

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US-based not-for-profit the Social Progress Imperative has just released the first Social Progress Index, rating 132 countries based on their social and environmental performance, which New Zealand tops across a wide range of measures. More …


Kiwi teen’s short film premieres in the US

Arboraceous, a short film by 16-year old Kiwi Natasha Bishop, premiered this week at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC alongside films made by the BBC and Discovery Channel. More …


Royal Society: We’re in the Anthropocene

Environmental problems are beginning to threaten our social and economic wellbeing, according to a new paper from the Royal Society - another argument for a move to a green economy. More …






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 …


Countdown on to Crowd-Grown Feast

The seeds have been sown for what's being touted as the world's first "crowdgrown feast", held in collaboration with Urban Pantry and The Purposive Collective, but it's not too late to get involved. 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 …


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 …


Whitebook: Gorgeous products with a dash of good

Sally Brochocka and Emma Robertson started out as carefree university friends, a bond that would see them through countless travels and shopping trips. Then one day, they began to consider the provenance of their desires. Brochocka gave us the lowdown ... More …


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