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Oh no…..Gang of Monkeys Steals COVID Blood Samples in India

2020-06-15T21:30:14+00:00June 15th, 2020|Creative, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

As if 2020 couldn't get any worse. It sounds like the opening of a bad apocalyptic zombie movie. A gang of monkeys in India stole a batch of blood samples taken from patients who tested positive for COVID-19, according to Reuters.  We shouldn’t have to tell you why this is bad news. The monkeys raided [...]

NZ scientists excited by the promise of hemp crops

2020-07-09T20:37:16+00:00June 15th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Science|

Braden Fastier/Stuff NZ scientists excited by the promise of hemp crops By Glenda Lewis We soon got used to cooking and eating exotic proteins and grains like chickpeas, couscous and quinoa.  Now, attention has turned to hemp in the search for other productive, environmentally friendly food crops. Hemp has had a slightly shady image, which [...]

Nikola Tesla – The Ascendance of Absolute, Unrivalled Brilliance

2020-07-09T20:36:28+00:00June 15th, 2020|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Science|

Nikola Tesla testing his Tesla Coils. Source pic via Wikimedia Commons Nikola Tesla - The Ascendance of Absolute, Unrivalled Brilliance By Sean Kernan Every generation brings a few one-in-a-billion geniuses.  Nikola Tesla was one of them. He was a full order of magnitude above the line at which genius is defined.  As a child, he [...]

Winter is Coming

2020-06-15T21:30:40+00:00June 15th, 2020|Business, Education, Innovation, Investment|

How small businesses can survive the coming economic downturn By Gary Rohloff founder of Laybuy OPINION: The move to alert level 1 will have seen retailers and small business owners across the country breathe a collective sigh of relief. The further easing of restrictions, and loosening of social distance guidelines, means many will have been [...]

The Māori Trustee, to fund a $10m Top-Up package providing additional financial support for Māori SMEs

2020-06-15T21:30:52+00:00June 15th, 2020|Business, Innovation, Investment|

The Māori Trustee (Te Tumu Paeroa) has established a Top-Up Māori Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, making an additional $10m available for Māori SMEs to meet core operating costs. The Top-Up Loan Scheme will provide further assistance for Māori SMEs impacted by the COVID-19 economic shock to support their immediate cash flow needs and meet [...]

Kiwi Holiday Club

2020-06-15T21:31:03+00:00June 15th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Innovation, Lifestyle, Tourism|

With the country closed to international tourists and the call for Kiwis to get out and about to experience the beauty of Aotearoa and its people, the old adage of don’t leave home until you’ve seen the county is ringing out loud and clear. The Kiwi Holiday Club is a brand new venture with big [...]