Partners Archive

Asking big questions to make our future better: introducing our new podcast series

From the rubble of 2020 comes the opportunity to create a new future. Conversations That Count – Ngā Kōrero Whai Take will examine what that could look like.

Born in lockdown: Stories of mothers giving birth during Covid-19

It’s estimated about 6700 babies were born in New Zealand during alert levels four and three. Emily Writes collected birth stories from mothers around the country.

How Covid-19 changed the hospo game permanently

Covid-19 forced this bustling restaurant to close its doors. But broadband kept the kitchen humming.

Talia Cooper was diagnosed with breast cancer at 30. Here’s why she feels lucky

Young, healthy and six months' pregnant, she discovered a lump on her breast.

Technology to serve humankind: a New Zealand studio with an ethics-first mission

Russell Brown talks to RUSH Digital about being an ethics-first business in the competitive world of technology design.

After the longest school term in history, now is the time to reset

Arihia Latham reflects on the life lessons her daughters will take into a new future. 

The scammers are circling. Here’s how to keep them at bay

As more companies focus on e-commerce, the risk that cybercrime poses to both businesses and customers increases..

How to keep a hands on business alive during lockdown

Unity Studios was meant to open two days before lockdown. A broadband connection meant they still could.

‘There is a way through’: Mothers open up about maternal mental distress

Four women share their experiences with perinatal distress, and how to get through it.

‘It was terrifying’: Surviving breast cancer and lockdown

Stacey Morrison talks to Chloe Irvine about surviving breast cancer through Covid-19.

Do you know how the internet works?

In the 90s, the so-called information superhighway was more of a dirt road. Now it's a multi-lane motorway.

A third of us feel financially strained, and it’s hurting our mental health

A new report measuring New Zealanders’ financial wellbeing highlights how key sectors of our population are feeling stressed over money, and how Covid-19 has made that worse.

Sissy that hoedown: Big city drag takes on small town values in We’re Here

We’re Here is the new Neon show which takes drag out of the city and into small town America.

‘Every day they are essential’: the living wage movement marches on

In a time of growing corporate responsibility, the New Zealand living wage movement is making great gains.

The songs in Insecure that hit just right

From Twin Peaks to The OC, a great soundtrack can elevate any TV series. Laumata Lauano shares her favourite needle drop moments from Insecure, streaming now on Neon.

What Kiwibank’s interest rate cut means and why they did it

This month, Kiwibank reset its variable interest rates by 1%. Kiwibank’s general manager of business banking Nigel Gaudin explains why this is a big deal for local businesses.

The gig economy: Why ‘support local’ means music too

Thanks to technology, the connection between music makers and audiences held strong over lockdown and now, they’re more in sync than ever.

How to self-check your breasts and why you need to do it every month

Alex Casey gives her boobs some TLC with help from Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

All hands on deck to bring New Zealand’s sailing and maritime history to life

The Maritime Museum’s volunteers share what the ocean means to them, and why sailing is more than an elite boy’s club.

Cycling: the costs, the benefits, and the culture clash

The NZIER public good team shows how a cost-benefit analysis can explain the existence of cycle lanes.

Embracing an online-first world: How lockdown changed the game for small business 

From sewing clubs to takeaway fine dining, innovation was everywhere – and it’s here to stay.

How lockdown took a group of young entrepreneurs on a crash course in startup life

The support and guidance for this year’s Callaghan Innovation C-Prize finalists proved invaluable as Covid-19 turned the challenge on its head.

Home sweet home: The rise of the dark family drama

You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your drama. Tara Ward rounds up the five best family dramas on TVNZ on Demand.

We don’t have to go back to the rigid old ways of working

After the great working from home experiment, Flick Electric Co. is now trying to find the best of both worlds as staff return to the office.