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Fancy food halls
Foodstuffs North Island is opening a brand-new distribution centre in Mangere, Auckland. The new project will see closure of the current Rotorua branch.
If you build it...
A bridge (or tunnel) between New Zealand's North and South Islands may or may not happen - but if it did, it would join these projects as modern engineering marvels. Plus, other bold projects that have been proposed or are currently in the works.
Back to basics
He waka eke noa
Aotearoa’s first business accelerator programme for Māori entrepreneurs has launched. Ma whero ma pango ka oti ai te mahi.
Idealog + BNZ
As those in the know already are well aware (or, at risk of sounding redundant, know), the famed Webstock is returning to Wellington from February 12-16. And as part of that, so too is BNZ’s Start-up Alley. And the finalists are perhaps the most impressive crop yet.
Idealog + James & Wells
The best sci-fi stories tend to focus on the battle between humanity and technology and the scenes they create in our imaginations are often close enough to the present to make you feel slightly uncomfortable about what the future might hold. For our Technology Issue, we asked some talented friends of the Idealog family to examine the role technology might play in our lives. We hope their stories get you thinking.View articles (4)
From drone technology to electric farm bikes and computer graphics, from space-age umbrellas to fitness trackers and the world's leading DJ software, New Zealand developers, entrepreneurs and companies are winning in areas where no one thought we could even compete. In this extract from No. 8 Recharged, the follow-up to the successful No. 8 Rewired, David Downs & Dr. Michelle Dickinson show how the creative thinking that New Zealand has become renowned for is being expanded and improved.View articles (5)
While there have been numerous positives to be born from the creation of the internet, it's also had dangerous effects on the human population. From the influence of algorithms run by companies that hold enormous power, to the increasing threat of cybercrime, to the mental health of tech entrepreneurs, to signs of digital addiction among the general populace, to the lack of diversity in tech – technology's not all just beer and skittles. We give the digital revolution a reality check.View articles (2)
Idealog chats with the movers, shakers, visionaries and future captains of industry about the year that was and the years that could be.View articles (15)
When Captain James Cook first laid eyes on the shores of Tauranga in the 1700s, he aptly named the town the ‘Bay of Plenty’ in reference to the many villages and bountiful produce he could see from on board the Endeavour. And there's still plenty on offer. In this series, Idealog showcases some of the forward-thinking people and businesses that are playing a part in helping craft the city’s future.View articles (9)
No longer is the modern canvas confined to being flat. Fostered by the advent of powerful projectors and more advanced methods of mapping, large-scale walls, sharp edged buildings and peculiarly-shaped objects have all become receptacles for today’s ambitious creatives. As photographers, designers and directors increasingly dabble in the world of video projection, Jihee Junn talks to three different artists to discover their take on the intersection between technology and visual art.View articles (4)
As part of Idealog's Technology Month, we've picked the brains of some of the movers and shakers in the industry to find out their favourite tech-related things and what other companies and individuals inspire their work. But for every action, there also is an equal and opposite reaction, so we've also quizzed them on their biggest fears surrounding tech.View articles (32)
Milk without the cow, meatless burgers that bleed, chicken and shrimp made from plant matter, and now foie gras without a force-fed goose in sight. A new food revolution enabled by science and biotech is brewing and, if it succeeds, animals will have little to do with the future of food. For some, that future looks rosy, but, as Dr. Rosie Bosworth writes, the implications for New Zealand’s agricultural sector could be less than palatable.View articles (6)
Idealog + Little Giant
Paper planes and trains and automobiles
Cardboard. A good medium for designers to work with? "Sexy?" Something with a bright future? Yes, yes, and yes - or so says Mat Bogust.
The future can be an anxiety-inducing prospect, particularly when it comes to figuring out what the world will look like in 50 years’ time. But an event coming up in Wellington called Optimistic Futures plans to explore just that, in an optimistic, no doomsday, apocalypses kind of way, in order to see how the government can help shape the future of New Zealand.
Idealog + Insight Creative
Getting staff aligned and focused on the collective vision and purpose requires a very special sort of internal marketing and communication strategy. It takes enormous leadership authenticity and commitment to be successful.
Food for thought
Board Dynamics and Better Boardroom CEO and founder Henri Eliot discusses the Managing Culture – a Good Practice Guide report and the impact of board oversight on company culture.
Idealog + Microsoft
There is a larger shift happening in business – and it’s about more than changing technology. It’s about people – how they work, where they work, and the culture that guides and motivates them. Technology is the how, not the why. Half of the global workforce will be mobile by 2020. The office is no longer restricted to a set of buildings – it’s at home, in a café, a city across the globe, or on a plane. With so many changing locations, your device becomes your office. Which is why Microsoft is bringing even greater mobility by making Surface Pro with LTE Advanced available to business customers
Walking the walk
Dunedin-based, woman-led games studio Runaway is on a mission to help the gaming industry level-up in terms of equality, with their #GirlsBehindTheGames campaign. And it's proving super-effective.
The unremarkable brain
Clean out that closet
Accenture Interactive’s Ben Morgan takes a look at how people in New Zealand are increasingly using their devices for everyday activities, and how organisations can keep up with the demand for content.
One dystopian invention – a radio that can eavesdrop on anyone, anywhere, anytime – and four strange tales. Here's the fourth and final part.
Food for thought