Meeting your match

How do you break the stereotype of the younger generation that’s been labelled lazy, self-entitled and reckless with money (hello, $15 smashed avocado on toast) and help them do some social good? You create an app akin to the world’s most popular dating platform, Tinder, that connects volunteers with charities and social causes. Collaborate co-founder Holly Norton explains her app, how it’s smashing Millennial stereotypes and how people actually do want to do volunteer work, it’s just the process that’s hard.

There's an app for that...

It can be hard to track down the right person for odd jobs around the home – sometimes it’s a matter of crowdsourcing through friends, while other times it involves painfully trawling through Google search and comparing prices. But a New Zealand made app called Tradee has launched today that promises to get rid of all these pain points and connect homeowners with tradespeople in their area, and it has two young entrepreneurs at the helm. Co-founder and CEO Alexandre Vaz gives us the lowdown.

Wish we'd thought of that

Tourism is now New Zealand's largest industry. Are you doing something utterly awesome that you think deserves to be recognised at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards? Then enter it in the Innovation in Tourism and Entertainment category, sponsored by none other than us here at Idealog.