The Electric Revolutionaries
Oct12

The Electric Revolutionaries

  Jamie Bennett and Patrick Broadbent are proof that you don’t need a tuxedo to be successful. They are about as laidback as it gets, but laidback with just the right mix of tenacity and stubbornness- which Jamie says is the reason their business Snap Rentals is going from strength to strength. The two lad’s friendship blossomed the same way most good friendships do – by finding mutual ground. This mutual ground was discovered...

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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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