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SaveBoard has the backing of a major logistics company and is selling into a market short on in-demand building supplies. But even its CEO says the low-carbon building materials startup can’t save the industry. For the last 10 weeks, every two-and-a-half minutes a factory in the Hamilton suburb of Te Rapa has been churning out building materials made from the sorts of plastic waste that our food, drinks, packages and mail come in.
Fonterra’s R&D teams are working to develop dairy products that deliver health benefits around improved cognition, sight and even mood. We hear from Judith Swales, CEO of Fonterra Asia Pacific, to learn more.
Tāmaki Regeneration Company, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited and In The Flow State founder Tyrone Tangara-Makiri opened an innovation hub last week in Ukutoia-Glen Innes with big plans. The hub will assist local rangatahi Māori and Pasifika entrepreneurs as they start their businesses. The hub, named "Reserve", took three years to develop and was borne out of a need to connect with other local prospective entrepreneurs.
Five finalists have been announced for this year's round of Innovate Whanganui. The Dragon's Den-style competition puts local entrepreneurs in front of a panel of judges to compete for a $5000 cash prize. it is a collaboration between economic development agency Whanganui & Partners and Palmerston North business collective The Factory. Strategic lead for business at Whanganui and Partners, Tim Easton, said there were more than 30 entries this year.
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