The Martz Effect
Sep14

The Martz Effect

  Like the gift that keeps on giving, a single piece of advice that Martz Witty’s father imparted on him has steered Martz through a succession of businesses, a divorce and two retirement attempts, to the head of an empire he built from scratch.  To top it off, he’s done it all while refuting the notion that there’s no place for fun in the realm of the professional elite. The piece of advice in question? That it’s the journey,...

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Ecoware
Aug23

Ecoware

  In 2011, New Zealanders sent more than two million tonnes of waste to landfill as stated on the Ministry for the Environment’s website. And that number is increasing. It says “The amount of packaging consumed by each New Zealander is growing. Reasons for this include design and marketing, safety/food standards, demographics and lifestyle.” An island of plastic waste, expanding 2.5 million sqkm, has been discovered in the South...

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The App-Venture
Jul21

The App-Venture

  What happens when a self-taught businessman meets a self-taught computer programmer? The blokes behind prosperous start-up Wherewolf may be jacks of all trades but they are masters of one: automating business processes. In a coupling comparable to that of America’s Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, programmer Wulf Solter and businessman Ben Calder are a dynamic Kiwi duo – responsible for delivering to the global adventure...

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Walking Tall
Jul10

Walking Tall

  From kicking goals for the All Whites to designing footwear that Time Magazine called “the world’s most comfortable shoe”, Tim Brown is a man of many talents.  Wellingtonian Tim Brown burst onto the international sporting scene as a young, rambunctious midfielder for the NZ U-20 and U-23 teams, before debuting for the All Whites against the Solomon Islands in 2004. He went on to become vice-captain of the Wellington Phoenix and...

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The Intrepid Introvert
Jun16

The Intrepid Introvert

Stepping outside of society’s norms can be discouraging for many. Intrepid Introvert, Hannah Martin, was no exception to this feeling. After spending four long years studying to become an accountant you could imagine the reaction, from her family and peers, when she decided to give up that dream and travel the world for a living. Overcoming the immense feeling of guilt that she wasn’t living up to the expectations society had placed...

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ANTEATER – Bex De Prospo and Peter Randrup’s Startup
May23

ANTEATER – Bex De Prospo and Peter Randrup’s Startup

  If you were asked to name a classic Kiwi meal – what would come to mind? Would it be meat and three veg? A steaming hot Sunday roast? Or would it be the Friday night steak and chips with a side of tap beer – you can’t get more Kiwi than that. Eating meat has become part of the Kiwi culture and most people would rather die from over consumption than dream of giving it up; unfortunately, the rate at which we are eating meat...

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