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Therapist in your pocket: How Thinkladder is using tech to tackle anxiety and depression

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Therapist in your pocket: How Thinkladder is using tech to tackle anxiety and depression

When Snells Beach locals Kate and Mark Gatt set out to create a cognitive behavioural therapy app, they soon realised it was no small venture to embark on. Two years later, the Gatts, many therapists and a developer have built an app that helps those struggling with mental issues combat negative thoughts. We talked with Mark Gatt about the journey the duo has been on, and where they hope to take Thinkladder next.

Absolutely plastered

While most of us use honey on our toast or in our drinks, manuka honey is gaining a reputation for its antibacterial and healing properties. Comvita already provides manuka honey products to the healthcare industry and also sells wound gel, but now it's moved further into the lucrative consumer market of grazed kids, wounded adventure seekers, sliced carrot peelers and burned potato boilers with the launch of its new Medihoney Adhesive Dressings.

Smart homo sapiens

Recipients of the 2017 Edmund Hillary Fellowship have been announced. To mark the enormous achievement - a three-year fellowship programme offered for up to 100 high-calibre international entrepreneurs, investors and startup teams and 20 Kiwis to incubate and support innovative businesses that have the potential for a global impact - we're profiling some of the fellows. Up next is Daniel Price, co-founder of sustainable hat company Offcuts and director of Pole to Paris.

Big plans

In one of the biggest capital raises for a social enterprise in New Zealand ever, Conscious Consumers has attracted $2 million of investment for their upcoming launch into the United Kingdom. but what might it mean for the health of the industry?