February 21, 2020 2:08 pm
There are big smiles on the factory floor at NZ Autotraps in Whakatane. A grant from the Provincial Growth Fund has enabled the fledgling company to move from a cramped storage unit in Hamilton to new premises in the Bay of Plenty town. …more
December 18, 2019 11:28 am
Andy Coster thought he’d retire early and enjoy more family time when he sold his market research company three years ago. But he soon hankered for another business challenge and decided to explore the potential of a patented air valve technology he’d been an early investor in.
Today he is CEO of Hammerforce with a hand-picked board of experienced directors, 17 staff based in Ponsonby, a nail gun on the market, a game-changing concrete gun on the way and ambitious plans to transform global industries. …more
October 14, 2019 11:53 am
The Hunua Ranges contain the largest tract of regenerating and mature native forest in the Auckland region. The view from a wooden platform on the summit of Mount Kohukohunui is stunning: over the Firth of Thames, the sanctuary islands of the Hauraki Gulf, across to the Manukau and down to the lakes of the Waikato. …more
August 12, 2019 3:26 pm
As I’ve travelled recently it’s struck me that conservation is coming home. For too long our success stories have played out on remote island settings, well out of the sight and involvement of the public. …more
June 13, 2019 2:27 pm
The countdown has begun. Miramar’s voyage to predator freedom begins in just weeks and traps are being laid out around the bays and valleys of 1000 ha peninsula.