Ethics beyond the limits - The All Good Organics Story

Not often do you come across a company where the underlying business practice is to simply be good. Most people can overlook the term, placing the adjective or noun on companies who don’t encompass what it truly means. Throughout the entire company that is. 

The lack of transparency in supply chains is what fuels ignorance in society. People don't try to question if their product’s journey to their shopping bag was by any means ethical. How can you blame them when a) they are not aware of the production methods, and b) everyone is just trying to be economical in day to day purchase decisions.

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The Friendly Wolves of New Zealand Investment - The Sharesies story

When you hear of investing the majority of us just envisage Leonardo DiCaprio screaming his way around an office with a bunch of raucous ex-jocks swearing at potential clients down phones and raking in millions per day. In reality, investment is a much more calm and controlled reality but its still a foreign world to almost everyone in New Zealand who hasn’t been brought up with an extensive financial background.

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Pic's Peanut Butter - Our top pick

As a poor and impoverished student, my bi-weekly supermarket shops consist of on-special yoghurt and bulk boxes of Weetbix. However, everyone on a budget has that one thing we allow ourselves to 'splash out' on. For a lot of us, it's those avocado on toast brunches that are preventing us from buying our first house, but for the rest of us, it's a good old jar of Pic's Peanut Butter. Sugar-free, great tasting, doesn't stick to the roof of your mouth and as easy to spread on your morning toast as a hot knife through butter - it's not hard to see why Pic's has such a loyal following of peanut butter lovers.  

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Eyes on the road, and on the future - the REYEDR story

I am a self-confessed, pitiful moped owner. In my one and a half years of owning a speedy red scooter,  the extent of its journeying has been to university each day (one left turn and 3km of straight road away from home) or to my nearest supermarket (one straight road and one right turn away from home). My incredibly mundane adventures stem from one issue - my appalling sense of direction.

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Clean with a conscience - The ecostore story

As someone who has never been particularly conscientious about the environment - a self-confessed shameful New Zealander, I received a politely rude awakening in the form of my die-hard greeny, slightly hippy, social warrior flatmate. All of a sudden, I couldn't get away with sneaking empty cans into the general rubbish bin, buying sunlight dishwashing liquid or using micro-beads to exfoliate.

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Moulding the next generation of financial geniuses - The Banqer story

I have mixed memories of school, but one that clearly stands out is I really had no option to learn any financial literacy or skills unless I purposefully chose it as an elective in my senior high school years. And being an energetic, restless teenage boy I instinctively chose P.E over any money based subjects and was restricted to very little financial education. Thankfully, my parents aren't clueless with their funds and taught me a lot but that's not true for a vast majority of children in this country, and this is where Banqer comes into the question.

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The energy company helping you to save money: The Flick Electric Co Story

The month was beginning, and with it the NZ Comedy Festival! Finally some world class, live entertainment every night of the week to choose from. What caught my eye initially wasn't the lineup of New Zealand’s greatest comedians, but the sponsor… Flick Electric. Who and what was that? An electricity company? The major sponsor of a comedy festival? Now that's a bit different.

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Lock your phone, unlock free data – meet Postr, the Wellington start-up revolutionising advertising

Businesses these day spend ridiculous amounts of money on advertising to audiences who just aren't interested and will more often than not, press skip, press the |X| button, report spam, unsubscribe or just keep scrolling. In reality, spam emails and unwanted pop ups are more likely to convince people to not buy a product than they are to pique interest in a product or service - purely from sheer annoyance. 

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Popularity pays - The Social Club story

Like many girls that have come before me, I went through a phase in my pre-pubescent years of watching YouTubers of the likes of Zoella, sitting around in their rooms, making videos reviews of the truckloads of free makeup they had been sent and all the clothing they had recently purchased, and being paid to do so. Imagine being given free things every day or being paid to try on some foundation and tell people "how "pigmented it is", or that it has "amazing coverage".

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Making waves in Hollywood – The Parrot Analytics story

Life has progressed a lot since the days when the only source of media entertainment was from television screens or movie theatres. The internet has changed everything. For TV producers, in light of the development of platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, and every other online streaming site, legal or illegal, how do you find out how popular your show is, and who your audience is?

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