No business operates in isolation. We all need suppliers, staff, financiers and customers. We impact on our communities. What we do matters not just to us but to many others. In my many years in business in a range of capacities I have met no one who really met the caricature capitalist who wanted only freedom to do whatever they wanted and only wanted profit.Read More
Solving health issues can feel like such a Herculean task but there are interesting developments in funding and engagement. In this article we touch on the developed world’s desire for longevity, the eradication of disease in the developing world, and opportunities for business to engage.Read More
A couple years back, Christine Langdon had a problem: she was getting gifts that she just didn’t want or need. From corporate gifts like water bottles, keep-cups and USB drives to well meaning but ultimately unwanted personal gifts.Read More
In 2016 Cyber Toa a Wellington Head Quartered ICT Security consultancy partnered with Victoria University to co-design a new Bachelor of Cyber. Designed to strengthen New Zealand resilience against an escalating threat of cybercrime and cyber attacks. The Bachelor is the first known collaboration by commercial and tertiary partners in New Zealand.Read More
In the Technology sector the attraction and retention of [senior] talent is daunting if you are a [Cloud] Titan and more so if you are a Prometheus looking to capture fire. This is further a challenge when you are a global challenger / leader in your specialist field, but your customers are offshore and NZ marketing and brand awareness is therefore limited.
So, what are the statistics on engaging the Education sector and how does the company attract talent when it is not well known locally?Read More
CreativeHQ is the Wellington based business accelerator, incubator and innovation service provider that is all about activating potential.
Over the past 15 years CreativeHQ has attracted entrepreneurs, innovators and business people from across the innovation sector - startups, government departments and large corporations, following their mantra “entrepreneurs are everywhere”.Read More
Directionally and decisively we are entering a new era of care for the environment. Whether you agree with the process or otherwise the PM’s call on new oil exploration shows leadership above the minutiae.Read More
Al Brown has done more than become an ambassador for the Garden to Table programme, he’s a full advocate and has incorporated his entire brand to helping the programme expand.Read More
Today, companies are being increasingly required to cross the chasm and share their wider purpose in the full light of day. A key opportunity to do this is through better defining, articulating and implementing their community engagement story.Read More
In a truly Wellington themed show, The Atom Room has had many people involved throughout the inception. From the cast, director, set-makers and musicians, to virtual reality designers and supporting organisations, there is a strong feeling of collaboration from the wider Wellington art and technology communities.Read More
The Misprint Co. not only look close the loop on New Zealand’s paper waste stream by re-purposing waste paper into notebooks, they also support and engage with artists to create limited edition notebooks.Read More
Lyndee-Jane Rutherford, director of The Atom Room takes us through the collaboration behind the production, and what we can expect to see from the show.
The development of residencies and programmes that support artists are so important. They help artists work on projects, provide them with space to develop their work – but also provide the funders with value, through ways of public spaces and exhibits.Read More
The way customers and employees look at businesses has changed, and it’s more important than ever for businesses to secure their future by sharing not only what they stand for, but what they stand up for.Read More
The Thomas King Observatory sits on the hills of Wellington at the top of the Botanic Gardens, a place known as Pukehinau, alongside Space Place and MetService New Zealand. This is a place with so much cultural history, the otherwise unused space that is the Thomas King Observatory, is a fitting space for this emerging area of art.Read More
As an emerging sector with a massive opportunity for kiwi companies, financial technology (fintech) is on track to transform New Zealand’s economy. The Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator programme aims to create a foundation for fintech in New Zealand, by providing emerging fintech companies an opportunity to develop their ideas.Read More
Think of a pub crawl across Wellington, but rather than getting a drink at each destination, you get a taste of literature. With an aim to take literature to the streets, LitCrawl celebrates New Zealand and the world’s emerging and established voices over one weekend in the capital.Read More
Starting in a shed on Vasta’s Reikorangi farm on Wellington’s Kapiti Coast back in 2000, Tuatara Brewery was born. Carl’s purpose was to brew beers that he and his mates enjoyed drinking. 17 years on, with significant growth in the NZ craft industry and two NZ Champion Brewery wins (the only brewery to achieve the accolade twice), the Brewery promise to “create memorable and uniquely Aotearoa beer experiences”.Read More
Sponsorship can be traced back to the first Olympic Games, where wealthy citizens and local governments provided financial support to build awareness of their cities, and successful athletes were rewarded with prizes.
Early beginnings of sponsorship in New Zealand can be seen through exploring how art galleries were founded.Read More
There are a lot of options when it comes to giving, but sometimes you just don’t know how to give, who to give to, or what your options are.
Nikau Foundation, Wellington’s donor driven community foundation makes giving easy, but with a big impact.