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READ MORE. 010, 2 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1300 Virtual Reality Cycling Gets Competitive Virtual reality cycle videos let indoor cyclists race each other... 009, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1300 Amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000 Important Changes to the Employment Relations Act come in force on the 6th March 2015... 009, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1300 Dunedin's Gigatown Rollout Begins Is your business using the internet to its full potential? 009, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1300 Wellington Office Launched We are pleased to announce that our new Wellington office is now operational... 009, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1300 More from on the Trail ... of the Hospice Fundraiser Dunedin Hospice fundraiser bike ride raises $53,000 and counting.... 009, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1300 Furniture Hidden in a Book This quirky concept has value. Not only is this a space saving concept, but teamed with the novelty factor and lower cost to comparable furniture this is one to watch out for in your local design store. 008, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1300 School Review Received Positively An Impact Consulting lead sustainability review has gained positive feedback from the public and the Carisbrook School Board of Trustees, as well as gaining praise from the Ministry of Education for its depth and effective consultation process. 048, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 The Return of Polaroid - Case turns smart phone into Polaroid camera Prynt is a smartphone case that lets users turn any digital snap into a physical copy in under a minute. 047, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 Info Graphics Changing The World Of Data Data analysis was once the tedious job of manually entering and combing through months of data for trends... 041, 8 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 New golf company breaks all the rules with fold-away golf clubs Serial inventor Pat Brady has broken all the rules in creating golf kit with detachable handles. 029, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Crowdfunding NZ Crowd funding success raises over $100,000 in less than twenty days. 026, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Near invisible clip turns any wall space into a tidy bike rack Bike racks can be bulky or unattractive to have in your home or work place. A new rack system called CLUG changes that. 025, 18 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Recycled bottles become wall tiles A new product release from Brazilian company Rivesti converts discarded plastic bottles into modern wall tiles for kitchens and bathrooms. 024, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Student Loan Changes Important changes to student loans as of 1 April 2014. 024, 12 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 DIY Shoes Creative shoe design allows customers to make their own shoes. 023, 3 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Multi-purpose Field Transforms to Collect Solar Energy Transforming field features hard court, astro-turf and solar panels. 023, 3 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Language service connects students with native speaking seniors looking for conversation Speaking Exchange is a service enabling Brazilian students to practise their English through video chats with US seniors in retirement homes. 021, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 +1200 App helps travellers gain compensation for delayed flights AirHelp enables travellers (or would be travellers) to easily get refunds for delayed or cancelled flights. 019, 6 May 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Life size logo blocks let kids build their own furniture A fun Ikea type concept for kids which allows them to build and create their own furniture. 017, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Dunedin Economic Strategy Update Brief video update of the Dunedin Economic Development Strategy one year on from its initial establishment. 016, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Re-think of Wine Packaging Targets New Markets Fine wine goes casual with single-serve pouches... 016, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Scan a printed article’s headline, instantly get the digital version App links digital and physical media to enhance both... 015, 9 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Cycle Tourism a Growing Market Growth evident... 015, 8 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Does your business have adequate insurance and ACC cover? Have you reviewed your cover? Do you understand your ACC invoice or what your Insurance actually covers? The importance of having cover, and the right type of cover, is crucial in today’s business environment. Find out what ACC does and doesn't cover... 015, 8 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Clever Caps - Reusing Bottle Caps as Lego Blocks Rethinking your product life cycle can add significant value, while reducing environmental impact... 009, 27 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +1300 Nicky Samuels World Champ Nicky Samuels takes a world title in the Xterra World Championships, Hawaii. 003, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +1300 Acoustic bathtub lets users feel music German company Kaldewei has developed the SOUND WAVE bathtub system, which connects to music sources to act as a large speaker, soothing users with the vibrations. 003, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +1300 x2 Apps that turns smartphone owners into film crew members Film Crew enables professional filmmakers to crowdsource smartphone footage from at a concert. 051, 17 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +1300 7 Camping & Survival Hacks that could save your life... and maybe your start-up Some awesome ideas and a reminder that if your objective is to fill a short term need or bridge a gap, your solution might be closer than you think. 050, 10 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Smart Phone Connected Bike Lock Lets Riders Share Access With Friends This innovative bike lock feature multiple levels of security and has the added bonus of enabling owners to share access with friends. 049, 3 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Drinks turned ice cold in under 45 seconds New cooling system developed by UK company Enviro-Cool. 048, 26 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Family of smart creatures helps parents get pregnant and raise their kids BleepBleeps is a kit of friendly characters that can help parents raise their children from conception to teenagehood. 047, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Smart Phone Plug Creates Shortcut Button A plug that fits into your smartphone headphone jack and features a button which can be programmed to perform up to three shortcut actions... 046, 12 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Create Your Own Game Pixel Press is a new app currently under development which enables users to create their own 2D game (similar to Super Mario Brothers) from a sketch. 045, 5 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Kiwi Exposure in San Fran SAN FRANCISCO - Infographic showing our Kiwi presence in San Francisco as part of the recent Americas Cup Challenge. 044, 29 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1300 How Role-Playing Can Teach Entrepreneurship There are a number of innovative approaches to teaching entrepreneurship - although from a University perspective there are very few which go as far as putting student's marks in the hands of their peers. 043, 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1300 New platform reminds users to keep in touch with important contacts Relately is a service that helps users to remember to regularly contact their important acquaintances and tracks their contact via multiple channels - facebook, twitter, email... Ideal for relationship driven sales and marketing positions. 042, 15 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Amazing new App turns sketches into working Prototypes for New Apps Platform turns drawings into apps, no programming necessary... 041, 8 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Dunedin Start-up Weekend: Expanding Your Vision Success Dunedin Startup Weekend proves to be a success. 039, 25 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Smart spoon cancels out users’ hand tremors The Liftware spoon reduces the hand tremors that affect those with motor disabilities or diseases such as Parkinson’s. 038, 19 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Righting the ship - how to save your sport There are number of NZ sporting codes suffering from slow leaks, many of which are getting towards the point of crisis... 038, 18 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Celebrating small wins - changing our perspective Bring the Ranfurly Shield home for father's day can hardly be considered a small win. However... 037, 10 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Startup Weekend only a week away Could you be launching something like this... 037, 10 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Kiwi-made America's Cup app impresses Apple A Kiwi-made America's Cup Smartphone app has been described as "one of the best sports apps in the world" by Apple. 036, 3 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Throwable 360 Camera Squito is a throwable camera that can capture 360-degree footage while in the air, giving emergency responders visual coverage where the eye can’t reach. Read more... 035, 27 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Australian Bike and Lifestyle Expo Tourism NZ set to promote NZ cycling opportunities at Bike and Lifestyle expo in Sydney. 034, 20 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Ewan McDougall Film in Production Renowned Dunedin artist Ewan McDougall is to gain additional exposure with the creation of an art documentary about his life and works. 034, 20 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Stanford University NASCAR Challenge 2min video highlighting the value of observing while also doing... 034, 20 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +1200 City Street Lights Project Local Residents Messages "Messages that shine" is an initiative by Brazilian energy company, which utilises street lights to project local residents messages onto the pavement. 033, 13 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Feeling Creative... This application, voted creative app of the year at the 2012 apple design awards, might be just the thing for all you creative types out there... 032, 6 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Start-up Weekend Dunedin NO TALK, ALL ACTION. LAUNCH A STARTUP IN 54 HOURS. Thinking of starting a venture? Got a creative idea that needs some development? 031, 30 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Thinking of expanding into Australia? In sport we love to be rivals. In business there are opportunities but we need to be prepared... 031, 30 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Another Top 10 Placing for Nicky Samuels Few people work as hard as professional athletes... 030, 23 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Ring Unlocks Smartphones A Chinese company has developed a ring that unlocks the wear's smartphone only when they are holding it... 030, 23 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Technology Becoming More Influential Technology is now shaping more than just the analysis of sporting performance... 029, 16 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 NZ Winegrowers - Wine Vintage Indicators 2013 Infographic Some interesting NZ wine industry facts presented in as an infographic image... 028, 10 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Digital Printing Of Custom T-shirts In-store YrStore is a pop-up store that sells garments designed and printed by the customers themselves.... 028, 10 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Triathlon Leverages Social Media Get your message spray painted on the road for the world to see... 027, 3 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Social Rewards Increasing Value A move toward social rewards is increasing the value of traditional loyalty structures. 027, 2 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Austrian beer company labels bottles with free rides home In Austria a design firm have replaced bottle labels with free public transport tickets in an effort to stop drink driving... 026, 27 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Tour De France This week Tour De France kicks off... 026, 27 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Momentum Builds Momentum The first step is always the hardest... 026, 27 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Reminder IR3 Due 7th July We can help. If you are self employed, have rental property income or other income that isn't taxed.... 026, 25 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Goggle-mounted heart rate monitor with real time feedback At the top end technology can significantly aid in getting the best possible results. This is true in both business and sport... 025, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Revolutionary tech amplifies breaths to inflate airbed in seconds Who would have thought physics could make camping more fun? Revolutionary technology significantly improves air beds. 025, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Bank Security Requirements Tighten Changes in bank lending requirements mean more identification rquired... 025, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 DoorBot - smartphone video doorbell DoorBot is a system that aims to replace the doorbell with a camera that broadcasts direct to homeowners’ smartphones. 024, 12 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Sunnyvale Development Sunnyvale Sports Centre takes another step towards stage 3 development. 024, 12 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Wool & Prince - The 100 Day shirt Innovation from new shirt brand "Wool & Prince", seeks to take the life of a shirt to 100 days without washing... 023, 5 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Bespoke prosthetics boost amputees’ self esteem and style Niche market project focuses on meeting need for amputees. 021, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Management Skills - Being heard... not miss-heard Easy to read article with practical leadership communication tips and stories, mistakes to avoid and fixes to make... 020, 14 May 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Bicycle Innovation - Sandwichbikes Eco-friendly wooden frames bikes that can be assembled just like flatpack furniture. 019, 9 May 2013 00:00:00 +1200 2min of Steve Jobs' Best Advice This YouTube video of Steve Jobs is making the rounds again and for good reason. It’s less than two minutes long and it encapsulates one of the best bits of advice Steve Jobs ever offered on how to succeed. 016, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Christchurch Sporting Sector Still Recovering... The Christchurch Earthquakes of September 2010 and Feb 2011 may seem like a memory for much of NZ, but for Christchurch the tension remains. One area... 016, 16 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +1200 7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters Turning facts into a story and story into engagement... learn from the best. 013, 27 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +1300 ROI Calculation Essential Before Investing in Building Be it a commercial building or a community asset. Return on investment calculations are essential... you could end up with a tax liability. 012, 21 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Education App "iTunes U" Tops 1 Billion Downloads Is 'free' the new price of education, or are companies just getting smarter about how they scale their services and make money at the same time. 012, 20 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Bikes Roll Into Queenstown Queenstown prepares for influx of cyclists as the annual bike festival kicks off. 012, 19 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +1300 GODZone Success Pinewood was the perfect end to an amazing race. 011, 14 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Home Grown Hero - Backing our own... Century in debut outing... dream come true. 011, 14 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +1300 The art of asking... Don't make people pay. Let them. Well known for pushing boundaries, Alt-rock icon Amanda Palmer challenges the traditional approach with this thought provoking talk. 011, 14 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Current count = 17 Sports Cross-pollination of ideas and the benefits of shared knowledge. 009, 27 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Could your language affect your ability to save money? An interesting theory on saving habits from Keith Chen. Does how we speak affect how we think, and how we think affect how we act? 009, 27 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Student loan changes 2013 Some changes to NZ student loans... Studying or working - find out how they might affect you. 009, 27 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Google Digital Empire Takes Step Into Real World A new step for one of this centuries most successful brands... is there a lesson here for your own business? 008, 20 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Luxury perfume for babies! Luxury perfume for babies aims to enhance their natural smell... 007, 14 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Are you ready? 20,000 Potential Sports Participants / Customers are about to arrive in Dunedin. Are you ready? ... A few quick tips. 006, 7 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Innovation Investment $$$ Thinking of changing the world, plus helping the NZ economy, but need some cash to do it... 006, 6 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +1300 3 Reasons Xero Will Help Grow Your Business Take control of your business finances and get back to the stuff you enjoy doing. 005, 31 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Shock... 20th in World Dropped From High Performance Squad Overcoming Top Level Challenges. What do you do when you face one of your biggest challenges just when you are nearing the top?... 005, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Business Development - Unlocking Opportunity The importance of empathy for those you serve in unleashing the talent and potential of an organisation. Short, insightful and to the point. 005, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Design Thinking - A Skill of Great Leaders Keith Yamashita explains what great CEOs, leaders and designers have in common. 004, 22 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Dunedin Swimming Board Offers Opportunity Water sports are of huge value to the fabric of our community... 004, 22 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Gravity Light Free lighting for Africa... innovative solutions for renewable energy in areas that need it most. 002, 9 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Business in Dunedin 2012 Highlights - The expansion story A quick snapshot of some business success stories from the past year... 051, 20 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +1300 IRD Voluntary Disclosure Changes... The IRD are making changes to Voluntary Disclosure policies which could affect you, if for example... 051, 19 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +1300 How to make a Youtube video go viral! All you need to know on how to make your Youtube video go viral... most of it commonsense, some of it unexpected. 051, 19 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +1300 Sale of Kiwi Businesses to Homecoming Expats? We've heard it before, aging population + large number of small business owners looking to retire... 050, 11 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +1300 Business Rates Chartered Accountant Involvement Highly Successful NZ based business Mum2Mum talk about 50% annual growth 5 years in a row and the benefits of having a chartered accountant involved. 049, 6 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +1300