Lianne’s  legacy
Nov05

Lianne’s legacy

Lianne’s legacy When Lianne Dalziel first entered the Civic Offices as Christchurch’s 46th Mayor in 2013, she initially intended to ‘fix things and leave’.  Having previously served 23 years in Parliament, and equipped with a Bachelor of Laws, there was no better suited candidate for the odyssey that lay ahead. Sitting in her office some eight years later, Lianne reflects on her three eventful and somewhat tumultuous terms, and...

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The Erin Brockovich  of dry cleaning
Aug30

The Erin Brockovich of dry cleaning

Max Hoffman’s mission to eradicate PERC in the dry cleaning industry Despite being banned in France and in multiple states across the US, perchlorethylene, known as ‘PERC’, is still used at most dry cleaners across New Zealand. In the European countries where PERC is still used, there are stringent regulations controlling its use. Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavian countries recognise its toxicity and have strict regulations...

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Morality & money
Jul02

Morality & money

How ethical investing is making New Zealanders richer. Investor-turned-entrepreneur Sam Stubbs, the managing director and co-founder of Simplicity KiwiSaver fund, is on a mission to give more agency to everyday New Zealanders.  Born and raised in West Auckland, the son of two school teachers was bought up with a clear understanding of right and wrong. His working-class upbringing, combined with an insatiable desire to give back, has...

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Navigating the climate crisis
Apr01

Navigating the climate crisis

Building climate action into the DNA of businesses Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with organisations, Climate Navigator is on a mission to combat climate change through bold and innovative business strategies. Although polished and put together, if you bumped into Sam Elder on the street you would have never suspected that she spent over a decade working as an engineer and project manager on space missions like that which NASA claims...

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Sounding the alarm
Feb19

Sounding the alarm

Voices of Hope co-founders Genevieve Mora and Jazz Thornton are bashing through mental health stigmas to advocate for change An epidemic with deep-seated roots rots New Zealand from within, not brought in from overseas like COVID-19, but one our society has grappled with across generations: suicide.  While the media and society are finally ready to talk about suicide, it fails to address one of the causes of suicidal ideation in the...

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