What Auckland needs now
Auckland has a range of challenges and needs that are distinct from the rest of New Zealand. Here, we ask seven Beca experts and Auckland market leaders “What does Auckland need now to be successful in future?“
Pāmu: a different type of farming
One of the country’s biggest farmers, Pāmu, revamped its on-farm health and safety practices after a series of deaths. It’s now leading the way in an industry that sorely needs improvement. Bernard Hickey reports.
‘Saviour of the kumara’ dies, aged 85
A Chinese refugee market gardener who, along with her husband, “saved the kumara” in the 1960s, has died aged 85.
Outdoing Americans at their own game
From Invercargill to Chicago, NZer Daniel Thomas is outdoing North Americans at their own game through his Christchurch-grown communications agency Time Zone One.
Turbines to harvest power from wind tunnels
A mini wind turbine that can cope with gusts from any direction is being pitched at windy Wellington.
NZ start-up set to disrupt $40b industry
A Wellington-based start-up is poised to disrupt a $40 billion antibodies industry.
What we do in the shadows
Regulators want banks and insurers to emphasise fairness and customer service. Deloitte suggests ways they can improve culture from the inside out and from the top down.
Handley receives payout after CTO job bungle
IT entrepreneur confirms he accepted offer to become NZ’s first CTO - only to have Government rip up the contract.
Gluckman: Emissions-reducing innovation
New Zealand needs to consider its moratorium on genetic modification techniques to access the most promising innovations that would reduce agricultural emissions, says Peter Gluckman in his final report as the Prime Minister’s chief science advisor.