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11 February 2021

 
 
New Zealand Merino Company launches world-first regenerative wool platform

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New Zealand Merino Company launches world-first regenerative wool platform

The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) and global Merino wool apparel and footwear brands Allbirds, icebreaker and Smartwool have joined forces to launch the world's first regenerative wool platform. Working with 167 sheep growers across the country, the brands have committed to sourcing their New Zealand Merino through the ZQ RX ¬†platform in the aim[…]

 
Access to finance biggest pain-point for SME growth

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Access to finance biggest pain-point for SME growth

Research commissioned by small business lending specialist Prospa has revealed that the majority (57 percent) of SME owners in New Zealand say it is getting harder to access funding from the banks and traditional lenders. Of those that have tried to access funding, more than 55 percent of small business owners have missed out on[…]

 
 
 
 
Lend an ear: The success story of AudioBooks NZ

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Lend an ear: The success story of AudioBooks NZ

Founded by Theo Gibson, AudioBooks NZ is a unique Kiwi innovation story that since launching in 2018 has seen great success. Partnering with American aggregator Findaway, the company offers personalised audiobook services to over fourty international networks, reaching 170 countries. Working with Wheelers, Scholastic, Oratia Media, New Holland Publishers, Potton & Burton, Allen & Unwin,[…]

 
Growing concern around the lack of tertiary technology students

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Growing concern around the lack of tertiary technology students

Technology is New Zealand's fastest growing and second biggest export sector, however a new national survey has revealed that only a small number of Kiwi students continue from secondary to tertiary technology education. The Digital Skills survey reveals that not enough people are choosing lucrative digital tech careers and there is often a mismatch between[…]

   
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Campari and Creature Post celebrate first bottle redesign in a decade
 

Campari and Creature Post celebrate first bottle redesign in a decade

 
 
 
 
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