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New Zealand Man 3D Prints the World’s Smallest Working Drill

New Zealand Man 3D Prints the World’s Smallest Working Drill

Kiwi maintenance engineer Lance Abernethy has 3D printed the world’s smallest working drill with his Ultimaker 2 3D printer. The functioning drill measures 17mm tall, 7.5mm wide, and 13mm long and holds a 0.5mm…

Building a Better Possum Trap

Building a Better Possum Trap

“In New Zealand, killing small mammals brings people together,” writes staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert in her long-form article in the December 22-29 issue of The New Yorker. Kolbert’s story, “The Big Kill,”…

New Zealand Ranked One of the Best Places to Run a Business

New Zealand Ranked One of the Best Places to Run a Business

New Zealand is among the highest-ranked economies in the World Bank’s latest “Doing Business” report, which scores 189 nations based on how hard it is to run a company there. New Zealand was ranked second…

New Zealand in Top 10 on Asian Creative Productivity Index

New Zealand in Top 10 on Asian Creative Productivity Index

A new Creative Productivity Index ranks New Zealand sixth out of 22 Asia Pacific countries which are most efficient at turning creative inputs into tangible innovation. The Creative Productivity Index was developed by…

Lots of Ingenuity, Not So Many Cows

Lots of Ingenuity, Not So Many Cows

Forbes correspondent Rebecca Fannin visited New Zealand in search of old fashion Kiwi ingenuity in the form of start-ups and small businesses hoping to take their ideas international. Despite having a young start-up scene and…

Innovation Drive

Innovation Drive

Wellington software developers Resn, a “company celebrated worldwide for its creative excellence”, is included in a Monocle feature about the capital city’s drive “to establish itself as a major…

Innovators named

Innovators named

Ryan Sanders of Christchurch-based Haka Tours, Rhythm and Vines’ Hamish Pinkham and Ben Knill of interactive online holiday planner Beek, have been named finalists in this year’s Pacific Asia Travel Association Young Tourism Entrepreneur…