Tag: the primer

How Parkable is helping drivers make the most of Auckland’s wasted space

This week on The Primer we talk to Parkable co-founder Brody Nelson whose business is using technology to shake up traditional parking.

The waste-busting business that wants to help you reduce household rubbish

In this week's Primer, we talk to Kristy Lorson, the founder of popular Facebook group Zero Waste in NZ!, about her latest business venture, EarthSavvy.

The AI-powered chatbot that can help you learn te reo Māori

Jihee Junn talks to Jason Lovell of Reobot, an IBM Watson-powered chatbot that allows you to practise conversational Māori via Facebook Messenger.

How Goodnest wants to be the Uber for home cleaning

We talk to James MacAvoy, co-founder of Goodnest, which is a lot like Uber, but for getting your house cleaned.

The company taking your unwanted paper and upcycling it into notebooks

Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Kareena Harris from The Misprint Co, makers of bespoke upcycled paper notebooks.

The Kiwi duo championing high-end carry-on luggage

Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Jimmy Hayes, co-founder of innovative carry-on luggage company Minaal.

The Primer: the care packages developed by students, for students

Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to the founders of Kimera, a subscription box service that sends treats to your loved ones studying away from home. 

The Kiwi beauty brand that wants you to #giveupthebottle and pick up the bar

Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Brianne West, founder of sustainable, plastic-free cosmetics company Ethique. 

The Primer: the car-sharing service putting electric vehicles on Wellington’s roads

We talk to Mevo CEO Erik Zydervelt, whose company provides Wellingtonians with app-based, on-demand access to electric vehicles.

The Primer: the gender-neutral clothes freeing kids from stereotypes

Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Freedom Kids' Rachel Hansen.

The Primer: the NZ underwear company employing refugee seamstresses

Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Elisha Watson, who quit her full-time job as a lawyer to start Nisa — an organic cotton underwear company that employs women from refugee backgrounds.

The Primer: why Little Bird Organics wants to sell you shares

Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Megan May, founder of whole foods company Little Bird Organics which today launches its first-ever equity crowdfunding campaign with fellow Kiwi company EcoStore.

The Primer: NZ’s first cold brew-only coffee company

Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Harpoon Cold Brew's Arjun Haszard who's in the business of brewing one of the trendiest coffees out there this summer.

The Primer: the app that puts you in touch with local tradies

Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Alex Vaz and Nik Ellis, founders of an app that links up builders, plumbers and other tradespeople with jobs that need doing around the house.

The Primer: the company behind packaging made of plants, not plastic

Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Tony Small, founder of plant-based packaging company Innocent Packaging.

The Primer: the electrically-powered bikes taking over Kiwi farms

Every week we ask a local business to spill the beans about themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Timothy Allan of Ubco, makers of an electric-powered, eco-friendly alternative to off and on road bikes.

The Primer: the not-for-profit getting kids into coding

Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Zoe Timbrell and Vaughan Rowsell of OMGTech!, the not-for-profit getting kids into coding and technology through a series of high-tech workshops.

The Primer: the dating app that actually sends you on dates

Every week we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we talk to Elliot Riley, Jess Smith and James McCann, founders of Rendezvous, a dating app that lets you avoid the awkward online pre-chat and cuts straight to the chase.