Idealog #2: this is becoming a habit

Idealog #2 is in bookstores and supermarkets from Monday, February 20. This issue is jam-packed with stories of creative Kiwis, ranging from veteran adman Roy Meares (the subject of our cover profile) to the youngsters who offered up some great ideas for Let's Get Inventin', a TV show where their invention ideas are put to the test. The results are often inspired.

Cover of Idealog #2

We have stories about radio astronomy, modern dance, and a collaboration between poets and physicists. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks about ideas, innovation and the infuriating iPod. Columnists Hamish Coney, Paul Wilding, Martin Brown, Vincent Heeringa and Russell Brown weigh in on their areas of expertise. Outgoing Creative NZ head Peter Biggs fronts up to the Idealog Grill to explain why he's heading to Oz. We take a look at New Zealanders through the lenses of photographers including Marti Friedlander, Alistair Guthrie, Adam Custins and Aaron K.

There's plenty more (check out our Paint It Black, Deborah Hill Cone's examination of our national psyche. Kiwis can be a gloomy bunch—so how do we create an environment where free thinking, entrepreneurship and creativity flourish? Pick up Idealog #2 and find out.

Idealog has been covering the most interesting people, businesses and issues from the fields of innovation, design, technology and urban development for over 12 years. And we're asking for your support so we can keep telling those stories, inspire more entrepreneurs to start their own businesses and keep pushing New Zealand forward. Give over $5 a month and you will not only be supporting New Zealand innovation, but you’ll also receive a print subscription and a copy of the new book by David Downs and Dr. Michelle Dickinson, No. 8 Recharged (while stocks last).