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Changes afoot

Idealog is of the view that with diversity of experience and thought comes greater creativity – but don't just take our word for it. Design consultant, inaugural head of Better by Design and former head of design at NZTE Judith Thompson and design consultant, lecturer and strategist Jade Tang-Taylor take a look at why diversity in design is important, and highlight some great initiatives making Aotearoa New Zealand more diverse and inclusive.

Manage your bloody waste

Businesses in our ‘clean green Aotearoa’ are becoming more responsible for the waste they emit as much as consumers are. From the new movement of the conscious individual came a need for our businesses to cater to that. Yet reducing waste and becoming more environmentally conscious is not an easy task for already solid businesses. Here, five industry experts give their insights and advice on how businesses can pivot towards a more sustainable outlook.

Waste not want not

You’ve heard the statistics on waste, there will be more plastic than fish in our ocean by 2050, meanwhile our world is running out of space for landfills, especially in Japan and Europe. Waste is everywhere, it’s bursting out of our cupboards and spilling onto the floor. It’s anathema to almost every industry, significant in our households, our food and beverage, agricultural, retail, and film communities. However, some people have responded, our government has phased out single use plastic bags in supermarkets, and businesses have begun to turn trash into beautiful, commercially viable, products. To keep the innovation happening, we shed light on a few local businesses who have relieved New Zealand’s festering waste crisis.

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Wellbeing Month

After an eventful week, the government finally debuted what The New York Times has called 'New Zealand's next liberal milestone': the 2019 Wellbeing Budget, the first of its kind where spending is guided by what best encourages the wellbeing of the country's citizens, rather than just economic prosperity. We reached out to a range of industry players and asked them what the most important issue the budget tackled was, as well as where there was room for improvement. Here's what The Icehouse's Andy Hamilton, The Ground Breaking Podcast's Eli Smit, Swaytech's Bob Pinchin, education futurist Claire Amos, The Workshop's Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw and more had to say.