Hi-tech cold pasteurising is allowing food companies to deliver fresh products further afield. But it also requires capital, and a firm focus on premium markets.
Engineering firm Metalform is capitalising on niche export markets with everything from a world first fertiliser distribution system to a geese pooper scooper.
Real-time “big data” analytics and machines that learn are poised to transform business. New Zealand companies are in on the action.
OPINION: The regions are giving the City of Sails a run for its innovation money.
Callaghan Innovation boss Mary Quin talks about the agency’s first year of life.
Pay-as-you-go recruitment services for SMEs are a growing trend, as small firms look for ways to beat the big boys to the talent.
Kiwi oncologist Murray Brennan realised he could really only do his work offshore.
OPINION: Analysing social interactions is now a science.
OPINION: New Zealand universities should capitalise on research that shows it's cheaper for Australian students to study here.
A New Zealand collaboration achieving world-firsts in titanium technology has won at the KiwiNet awards.
A Napier business is turning icky cow byproducts into high value medicinal collagen.
Learn about one sustainable business and tell us who you think NZ's best is.
OPINION: Time-poor managers can learn to integrate leadership messages into conversations.
Finding the right partners has been key to significant Asian success for the Hamilton jet.
Kiwi innovators have some specific traits but there's a question mark over whether these characteristics are enough to get us where they have in the past.
An academic’s desire to make a safe trampoline for his children sparked a successful Kiwi enterprise.
Giving the humble hotdog a makeover is opening doors nationwide for a Canterbury food business.
OPINION: There are less metaphysical ways to allocate innovation funding.
Springfree Trampolines is one of the finalists for the KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.
Kiwi universities are getting better at spinning commercial success out of their academic work. But there's a way to go.
OPINION: The country needs scientists to step up and communicate in a crisis.
Improving the detection of prostate cancer was scientist Richard Forster’s last quest. Caldera Health continues in his memory.
The enormous Indonesian telecomms market abounds with opportunity for Kiwi firms.
Employers may be loving the 90-day rule, but it pays not to fire people too quickly.
A New Zealand research group is pitting 50,000 specially bred oysters against a virus that has devastated New Zealand's oyster farm industry.
Making Google work for you is a reality of modern business but few firms know their online presence can be abused.
Ice and snow have proved to be good business for UK-based Kiwi entrepreneur Alastair Kight.
Truly turning a business around requires more than a new name, logo and font.
A joint government and tech industry delegation is heading to Texas in search of IT talent.
Does New Zealand need a Yachting Centre for Excellence to fully capitalise on its America’s Cup know-how?
OPINION: New Zealand exporters are a casualty of an Australian retail war, with pressure from Coles and Woolworths being a massive concern.
Wellington Zoo has been recognized for practicing what it preaches on the environment, winning the Sustainable 60 Marketplace Award.
OPINION: When it comes to establishing a point of difference, companies should be wary of competing on price.
New Zealand Post's support for communities and environmental projects has won it the Sustainable 60 Community Award.
Documentary maker Simon Lamb has taken a top prize at the NZ Association of Scientists' 2013 awards.
Kiwi SMEs would love to see a trans-Tasman currency, but they’re unlikely to get their wish anytime soon.
Soar Printing's focus on sustainability produced a resilient business and won them this year's Sustainable 60 supreme award.
OPINION: Internet fashion retailers are putting pressure on more traditional designers, who may need to get back to their roots to survive.
Stormwater360 has made a successful business from an environmental issue, winning the Sustainable 60 overall small business prize for 2013.
OPINION: Knowledge, not nature, should drive our economy, writes Shaun Hendy.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has become a world leader in the steadily expanding market for sleep apnea treatments.
OPINION: Could digital natives turned provincial inhabitants revitalise the hinterland?
OPINION: Under-connectedness is a cause of Kiwi economic pallor, not business conditions.
OPINION: Moa beer's signing of Shane Warne as a celebrity partner is a smart way to enter the Aussie market.
A new tech collaboration is turning to crowd funding to get their latest camera creation into production.
A small pudding maker shows how NZ SMEs are leading the way developing high end value-add food products.
OPINION: Teleworking can provide significant benefits yet New Zealand companies have been slow to adopt the technique.
IT firms are developing creative solutions to the frustrating problem of finding enough skilled staff.
New titanium materials which can mimic human bones have been developed by the Callaghan Innovation.
The first-place getters of the 10th annual Spark entrepreneur competition have won $25,000 in seed capital.