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Standing tall: Foot Science International reaches new heights

Walking on a dream

Standing tall: Foot Science International reaches new heights

Forty years ago, sports physician Dr Charlie Baycroft and professional skier David Boyd were two strangers who, by chance discovered something in common: they both wanted to invent a product that could end pain caused by common foot problems. And its major brand Formthotics continues its global rise.

Smile wide

Grin Natural, a 100 percent natural New Zealand made toothpaste brand, recently launched a nationwide campaign to help Kiwi kids in need. Idealog spoke with Grin Natural marketing manager Paul Stokes and general manager and co-founder Tara Tan about its eco-friendly toothbrushes and natural toothpaste, how the company came about, and the urgent need to improve the dental health of kids around the country. 

Kiwisave and chill

For those who keep a close eye on their Kiwisavings, it was grim start to the year with most Kiwisaver funds dipping troublingly into the red. Things have bounced back in recent months however and with a few new, innovative players entering the market, big players talking themselves up and new rules around providers having to disclose the actual amount paid on fees rather than just a percentage, the Kiwisaver market is suddenly looking a lot healthier and far more competitive. Juno and Pie Funds are the latest to try and shake things up with a new flat-fee option.