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Island innovation

Tama Toki’s unusual upbringing on Great Barrier Island led him to found a company that creates products inspired by his grandmother’s traditional Māori medicine. Called Aotea, it makes wellness tonics, honey and skincare, with a social good aspect involved, as jobs are being created to help alleviate people out of poverty on the island.

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We all want to live longer - and there's plenty of companies working to help us do just that. Do you have a health innovation that you think deserves to be recognised at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards? Then enter it in the Innovation in Health & Science category, sponsored by Chorus.

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