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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The Accidental Comedian
Apr28

The Accidental Comedian

  Rhys Darby: well-known soldier, sports fanatic and budding journalist – wait, what? You’d think for someone as naturally gifted in the comedy department as Rhys Darby, performing would have been something that he’d planned all along, but having a hit TV series, sought after stand-up acts and starring in many a movie was never in the pipelines. In fact, as a child his mother’s main concern was to keep him out of trouble. Rhys...

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Money Talks
Apr09

Money Talks

  Too often we see people burying themselves in debt, making bad financial decisions, living paycheque to paycheque and passing that on to future generations.  One woman is putting a stop to all that and is starting with children from as young as six years-old. Banqer chief executive Kendall Flutey was an accountant turned software developer when she was inspired to develop Banqer. At just 26 years of age Kendall has achieved...

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Beneath the Surface – What Makes World-Record Free Diver Tick
Mar23

Beneath the Surface – What Makes World-Record Free Diver Tick

  One hundred metres beneath the ocean surface would be a torturous place for many, but it’s where you’ll find William Trubridge in his element. It’s where he’s chosen to make his living.  “I have a relationship with the depths, they beckon me beyond my means, cold dark vacant pressure, forever night, endless dreams,” the world-record free diver scribed. Only a short time ago, any New Zealander representing their sport at a...

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Jorgen Ellis – The Kitset King
Feb16

Jorgen Ellis – The Kitset King

  There’s something in the water in New Zealand. Something that’s producing a fleet of young entrepreneurs willing and able to take on the world. Jorgen Ellis is such a specimen.  At the age of 18, Jorgen dropped out of university to found a company on a whim with $310 in his pocket. Jorgen’s now 21 and that company is now a million dollar empire. “The key to going from an idea to a company is sales; the day customers begin...

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