In our new series covering the budding cannabis market, Idealog has reached out to companies who are poised to launch into what is predicted to be a billion-dollar market in New Zealand. Standing at the forefront is social enterprise Hikurangi Cannabis, but it won’t just be another marijuana plant: it plans to be a forestry of health, sustainability, local community and Kaupapa. We talk to Manu Caddie, managing director of Hikurangi Enterprises, (HEL) about his plans to enrich the community by restoring jobs and Maori values on New Zealand's East Coast.
The water bottle industry is one of the most flagrant users of plastic in the world, but aside from banning the industry altogether, the next step forward in combating this is difficult. However New Zealand made compostable and circular water bottle company, For The Better Good, may represent the next best alternative. Founder Jayden Klinac sat down to chat about his plant based alternative and how the company is turning waste into capital.
In this digitally-saturated world, design forms the architecture of our daily lives. But its importance goes beyond aesthetics – it changes the profitability of companies. Here, digital product agency Roam tells Findlay Buchanan why great design can pay dividends.
Air New Zealand is currently experiencing turbulence after its 'World's coolest safety video’ launched recently. However, despite the hiss and roar coming from some quarters, social media monitoring tool, Zavy, shows that it’s been a positive outing for Air New Zealand’s Antarctica campaign.
Smart speakers and digitised helpers have been cited as this year’s big fish in New Zealand - and warring virtual assistants from Amazon's Alexa to Google Assistant, Apple's Siri, Samsung Bixby and Microsoft Cortana are hot on the tech scene.
Holly Sutich and Bradley Hagan have won big at the inaugural AUT X Challenge awards after unveiling their new product, Beta Energy – a healthier alternative to energy drinks, which could still possibly give you wings.
In 2013, Ryan Kamins took a brown paper bag full of home-made cereal to a local health store. Just a few years later and Kamins and the co-founder of Riot Foods, Art Green, have turned the natural cereal into a booming business that's projected to sell $2 million worth of products this year.
The future of performance reviews is here: an evidence-based digital badge system, which nurtures employee skills in a non-discriminatory and usable way. Auckland based software company Propellerhead seeks to challenge normative structures with innovative and alternative business models, notably its new digital badge system which will be introduced in early 2018 – a feature which aims to make traditional annual reviews irrelevant and remove workplace biases such as those towards gender, race, and religion.
Eighteen years of iD Dunedin Fashion weeks, as well as a globally recognised bachelor’s degree in fashion - it appears there is more to Dunedin’s fashion scene than David Bain’s sweater collection. Students Lillian Cotter and Paige Jansen have made their mark there with a pop-up store that funded a research trip to Shanghai.