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New report by Creative New Zealand and NZ On Air shows making a living in the creative industries is tough

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New report by Creative New Zealand and NZ On Air shows making a living in the creative industries is tough

To better understand career sustainability in the arts and creative industries, Creative New Zealand and NZ On Air asked research agency Colmar Brunton to survey a range of creative professionals at the end of 2018. The results were released this week and show the challenges creatives are facing at commercialising their passions. Here, we break down the key learnings of the report.

Very clever Kiwis

The finalists for the sixth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards have been announced – featuring such innovations as infinitely rechargeable batteries and nitrate sensors being developed by a University of Canterbury chemistry expert. Once again, it’s proof that New Zealand punches far above its weight when it comes to research making the world a better place.