Our favourite stories from 2022, updated
From a beer boss who gave up booze, to the woman taking on our supermarket duopoly, and the man who made an adults-only obstacle course. How's it all…
Dec 12, 2022
The company tackling our pest problem - one rat, possum and hedgehog (!) at a time
Homegrown smart traps are keeping backyards and bush pest free - including those cute spiky things snuffling around on lawns at night.
Dec 5, 2022
The people trying to fix fashion’s waste woes
Textile waste is under the microscope and change is coming. But those trying to raise awareness say it's happening too slowly.
Nov 28, 2022
Jolt's bold plan to electrify New Zealand's EV network: 'We don't stop for five years'
An Australian company has big plans to double the number of public charging stations available to New Zealand EV owners. Will it work?
Nov 21, 2022
Sole traders are struggling with everything
Working for yourself can be a dream. But with so many rising costs, it can quickly become a nightmare.
Nov 14, 2022
Is this New Zealand's best WFH set up?
Celeste Skachill took to the bush to redesign her own life. Now, she's helping others do the same.
Nov 7, 2022
‘We are frantic’: Ethical Christmas crackers are popping off
Emma Conyngham’s Christmas crackers are reusable, sustainable and, by her own admission, expensive. She can’t keep up with demand.
Oct 31, 2022
Are we on the brink of an egg shortage? An egg-splainer
Multiple forces are putting a crunch on egg supplies. We talk to an egg-spert (sorry).
Oct 24, 2022
Why Antipodes is going green (literally green)
Change is being forced on a local water company for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Oct 17, 2022
Meet the man who makes CEOs go bush
West Coaster Zak Shaw teaches leadership skills by taking American corporate bosses into the wilderness for a week.
Oct 10, 2022
The company that turned murky water samples into wine
Banging his head against a brick wall for 18 months was time well spent, says one business owner introducing his product to global markets.
Oct 3, 2022
Is it time to change your KiwiSaver?
It's worth finding out if your savings are being invested in the right way, says one local provider.
Sep 26, 2022
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