Best Awards

The kids are our future, and this year's Best Awards entries were a reflection of this. A common thread connecting entries across various categories was that their design was orientated at a young audience. Here are some of our favourites picks for New Zealand designed products and spaces that are aimed at the little ones.

Virtual reality realities

Staples VR's Aliesha Staples won the Xero Hi-Tech Young Achiever Award at the 2017 Hi-Tech Awards. To celebrate her win, we're republishing this story about a project her company has been involved with.

Tech entrepreneur Vaughan Rowsell (the guy with the memorable moustache) will this weekend launch his latest venture – a series of high-tech workshops for kids, particularly from low-income families. It’s a project inspired by his mother, a wheelchair-bound single parent on a benefit who, in the 1980s, mortgaged her house to buy her children the latest computer gadgetry.