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Best Design Awards 2017: Child's play

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Best Design Awards 2017: Child's play

The kids are our future, and this year's Best Awards entries were a reflection of this. A common thread connecting entries across various categories was that their design was orientated at a young audience. Here are some of our favourites picks for New Zealand designed products and spaces that are aimed at the little ones.

Virtual reality realities

Staples VR's Aliesha Staples won the Xero Hi-Tech Young Achiever Award at the 2017 Hi-Tech Awards. To celebrate her win, we're republishing this story about a project her company has been involved with.

Born to be wild

A new website hopes to entice New Zealand’s youth away from the sea of tech in surrounding them and back into nature – as well as get them caring about the environment for years to come. Wild Eyes gives kids backyard missions via its website to complete, merging the real and online worlds in a way that appeals to digital natives.