Jonathan Cotton

Nov 24, 2020

Believe the hype: What the hell is Hyperfibre?

Internet that's up to 40 times faster than average. And doesn't require digging up the street.

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Trees That Count
Nov 11, 2020

How giving native trees helps tackle climate change – and Christmas waste

More than 500,000 native trees have been planted through the Trees That Count programme, funded by New Zealanders and the local business community.

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Oct 29, 2020

Debt to the future: The cost of recovery

Jonathan Cotton looks at where the government is getting all the money to pay for the Covid-19 recovery, and where that debt is taking us. 

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May 16, 2017

Could Christchurch become New Zealand’s Silicon Valley?

With Christchurch’s first Techweek over and done, Jonathan Cotton takes a moment to look back and ask the question seemingly on every tech-conscious Cantabrian’s lips: Could Christchurch become the centre of New Zealand burgeoning tech boom?

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May 15, 2017

What will we eat in the future? And how will we grow it?

Jonathan Cotton goes to Techweek’17’s Future of Food event in Christchurch to find out how New Zealand can innovate our way to a bigger slice of the $1 trillion global food market.

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May 12, 2017

Synthetic milk? Lab-grown meat? Microgrids? How New Zealand can disrupt climate change

Jonathan Cotton hears how technology can help literally save the world at Techweek'17's Disrupting Climate Change event in Christchurch.

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May 5, 2017

The Spinoff’s Guide to Techweek’17 – Christchurch Edition

Contrary to what many people in the city of sails might assume, there is in fact an entire country outside of Auckland. Here our Christchurch correspondent curates the best of Techweek'17 in the south.

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