Jonathan Cotton

The Mind Lab
Apr 13, 2021

The power of authentic leadership

Jonthan Cotton speaks to the people leading a programme on authentic leadership about what makes a great leader in 2021. 

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Southern Cross Healthy Futures
Mar 23, 2021

Healthy Futures: A portrait of the modern New Zealand family

What does family life in Aotearoa look like in the 21st century?

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Mar 11, 2021

Why investing for retirement starts the day you're born

You’re never too young to start investing for your retirement – or start talking to your kids about their financial future.

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Mar 10, 2021

The app that shows you the real-time ethical impact of your purchasing choices

A new, locally developed app promises to help users better understand the ethical and environmental consequences of their consumption.

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Dec 10, 2020

Unleashing the billion-dollar business potential of New Zealand’s gaming sector

It’s the new national pastime and New Zealand’s fastest-growing tech industry. Jonathan Cotton finds out how New Zealand is staying connected to the billion-dollar global opportunity.

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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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