Why Kiwi innovators never talk

OPINION: Dr Catherine Mohr, our first ever female Flying Kiwi, wants to know why Kiwis never talk about their ideas

Sunny outlook for MetService

There’s money to be made in them thar storms, just ask our MetService. Trouble is others can see the potential too.

The new generation of cloud

cloud computing


Early cloud-based services were all about storage. Today's cloud is all about changing business. Here's how.

Subsidies whether you like it or not

OPINION: R&D grants are the best way for government to support innovation.

Praise for a pirate

OPINION: Maverick publishing platforms may end up favouring the artist.

Inside the office: Strategy Design and Advertising


A look inside the offices of Strategy Design and Advertising in central Christchurch.

Yealands top sustainability winner


Yealands Estate Wines and DB Breweries are among the companies recognised in this year's Sustainable 60 awards.

The rise of democratic retail


OPINION: Customers now expect retailers to work harder to win them over.

Scientific innovation and certainty


OPINION: The confidence of the scientific world stems from a long road of self doubt.

Mapping out the job market


REVIEW: A new book looks at why some regions offer career opportunities and become innovation hubs while others falter.

Dirty Politics damages science

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OPINION: Scientists need to be free to publish research without Government interference.

The reinvention of Motat


Museum shrugs off its troubled past and reinvents itself as a centre for Kiwi innovation.

Firm creates golden fleece


A Wellington academic’s breakthrough combining silver and gold particles with wool is giving the beleaguered Kiwi wool sector a new gleam.

Gas detection firm averting tragedy

An Otago University venture developing new generation gas detectors is benefiting from the growing focus on workplace safety.

Inside MIT's new campus


A look inside Manukau Institute of Technology's colourful new facilities.

Billion-dollar hope for 'Death Star' molecules


Molecules with an uncanny resemblance to the Death Star could hold the key to a billion-dollar business.

Sustainable 60 finalists announced


Construction company Mr Box and Eco timber company Adobo Wood and are among the finalists in this year’s Sustainable 60 Awards.

CEOs Uncovered: Victoria Crone

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Xero's multi-sport-loving managing director is ready to steer the company towards a US listing.

Peeking behind the scenes


A look at what goes on behind the scenes at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Wound repair firm scales up


Biomedicine firm Mesynthes is preparing to take on the world again with a new tissue and wound repair product.

Does NZ need a Tech Commissioner?


OPINION: The country doesn’t need another technocrat. But what about a Tech Commissioner?

'Experiential' marketing on rise


An Auckland agency is taking advantage of increasing global demand for ‘‘experiential marketing."

Yearning to be free

David Slack

OPINION: Have Auckland Transport stumbled upon a truth universally acknowledged?

Conquering the C word


Kiwi oncologist Murray Brennan realised he could really only do his work offshore.

Why your friends are more popular

Shaun Hendy

OPINION: Analysing social interactions is now a science.

Exporting with cold pasteurisation


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.

Finding the right niche


Engineering firm Metalform is capitalising on niche export markets with everything from a world first fertiliser distribution system to a geese pooper scooper.

Big data is big business


Real-time “big data” analytics and machines that learn are poised to transform business. New Zealand companies are in on the action.

Pull your socks up, Auckland

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OPINION: The regions are giving the City of Sails a run for its innovation money.

Mary Quin: The Innovator

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Callaghan Innovation boss Mary Quin talks about the agency’s first year of life.

Kiwi universities should target Australian students


OPINION: New Zealand universities should capitalise on research that shows it's cheaper for Australian students to study here.

Pay-as-you-go recruiment rises


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.

Advanced titanium project wins award


A New Zealand collaboration achieving world-firsts in titanium technology has won at the KiwiNet awards.

Making bovine gold


A Napier business is turning icky cow byproducts into high value medicinal collagen.

Sustainable success for banana business


Learn about one sustainable business and tell us who you think NZ's best is.

Leadership in a minute

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OPINION: Time-poor managers can learn to integrate leadership messages into conversations.

Partnership success for HamiltonJet


Finding the right partners has been key to significant Asian success for the Hamilton jet.

The character of Kiwi innovation


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.

Trampoline firm gets jump on competition


An academic’s desire to make a safe trampoline for his children sparked a successful Kiwi enterprise.

Kiwis howling for healthier hotdogs


Giving the humble hotdog a makeover is opening doors nationwide for a Canterbury food business.

The dark art of science policy

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OPINION: There are less metaphysical ways to allocate innovation funding.

KiwiNet Award finalists announced


Springfree Trampolines is one of the finalists for the KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.

Rating university 'spinouts'

 Anthony and Philip Butler

Kiwi universities are getting better at spinning commercial success out of their academic work. But there's a way to go.

The science of communication


OPINION: The country needs scientists to step up and communicate in a crisis.

Tackling a killer

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Improving the detection of prostate cancer was scientist Richard Forster’s last quest. Caldera Health continues in his memory.

Indonesia Calling


The enormous Indonesian telecomms market abounds with opportunity for Kiwi firms.

Failing fast

Failing fast

Employers may be loving the 90-day rule, but it pays not to fire people too quickly.

Oysters put to the test

Nick King

A New Zealand research group is pitting 50,000 specially bred oysters against a virus that has devastated New Zealand's oyster farm industry.

The dark side of search

Dark side of search

Making Google work for you is a reality of modern business but few firms know their online presence can be abused.

True Grit

Alastair Knight

Ice and snow have proved to be good business for UK-based Kiwi entrepreneur Alastair Kight.

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