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Will Bowman

The 2016 round of the New Zealand Innovation Awards is open for entries so if you've got an amazing product, service or venture—or you know someone with a great idea who needs to be shoulder-tapped—now's the time to tell your story. And to get you thinking about entering—and to do as we always do and celebrate innovation of all stripes—we'll be showing our jealousy and regularly showcasing the best and/or wackiest ideas we come across. Next up, some of the wonderful things that have been created to save us precious time and help us avoid menial tasks.

Push it real good

With the proliferation of urban living, the ongoing battle to meet soaring consumer demand, and environmentally-friendly options gathering momentum, it seems like a no-brainer for bicycle couriers to be a big part of the delivery industry’s offering. We spoke to Russell Silverwood from Wellington-based bike delivery service Nocar Cargo to get an insight into the benefits of bike-based delivery.

Wish we'd thought of that

The 2016 round of the New Zealand Innovation Awards is open for entries so if you've got an amazing product, service or venture—or you know someone with a great idea who needs to be shoulder-tapped—now's the time to tell your story. And to get you thinking about entering—and to do as we always do and celebrate innovation of all stripes—we'll be showing our jealousy and regularly showcasing the best and/or wackiest ideas we come across. First up, some of the more interesting methods devised to get you from A to B.

Reputation management

Kathmandu Takapuna came under fire last month when the company was discovered destroying stock and sending it to landfill. The conversation that was ignited on social media and Kathmandu's subsequent responses are a masterclass in how not to navigate the online battlefield that all retailers are now faced with.