November-December 2012

Issue #42, November-December 2012

From the Innovators Awards to the Best Awards, we're celebrating the country's smartest and most creative minds. Plus we go into New Zealand's first accelerator, Lightning Lab, for the downlow on how it plans to turbocharge the tech scene; the skinny on cycle brand Solo's retro style; and plenty more to sink your teeth into.


You've got your lumberjack shirt and Almanzo Wilder beard. Now accessorise with a hip social campaign to make the world a happier place.

Idealog runs a well-calibrated ruler over this season's most compelling televised train wreck to reveal, once and for all, what makes The Ridges tick.

Inspired by the golden era of European pro-cycling, Solo founder Paul Mason has created a New Zealand-based cycle gear brand that's sparked a retro renaissance. Even Lance Armstrong agrees.

MinuteDock founders James Nisbet and Nik Wakelin are a couple of Wellington lads who jumped at an unseen market opportunity when they grew tired of copying and pasting timesheets into invoices at the end of the month.

Timely is one to watch, taking on GenBook, Schedulicity and BookFresh at their own game.

Canterbury Scientific’s 2011 surge in revenue earned the company a spot among the Technology Investment Network’s annual list of New Zealand’s ‘Top 10 Hot Emerging Companies’. A year on, it’s doubled in size, thanks in no small part to its cornerstone product, the HbA1c – a blood test used in the management of diabetes.