Call to turn farm effluent into energy
Call to turn farm effluent into energy

Dairy effluent is a liability. It's degrading the nation's waterways, and the pressure is on to clean it up. The Bioenergy…

Helping save nature's helpers
Helping save nature's helpers

On a grey, drizzling day on a stretch of grass at the back of Unitec, about 80 people have gathered for a field day at the…

Eleven social enterprises get ready to take off
Eleven social enterprises get ready to take off

Eleven teams from across the country have been selected to take part in the Launchpad, a programme to get social enterprise…

Gardening: What to plant in September
Gardening: What to plant in September

Daylight hours are getting longer, and there is a hint of warmth in the air. Spring is here. This time of the year can…

Sustainable business

Sustainability pays back for wine producer
Sustainability pays back for wine producer

ELEMENT PROMOTION: Founder and owner of Yealands Family Wines, the visionary Peter Yealands is "quietly…

Ecostore finds sweet alternative to plastic

Environmental cleaning and care product company ecostore has converted its entire product line of petrochemical plastic…

The Energy-Smart Home: Heat water efficiently

ELEMENT PROMOTION: Should you choose gas or electricity for hot water heating? At first glance, gas seems like a viable…

Mussel 'magic carpet' for Hauraki Gulf

Millions of mussels rejected from supermarket supply are being used to help boost water quality and marine life in Auckland's…

Mitsubishi Outlander's positive experience
Mitsubishi Outlander's positive experience

ELEMENT PROMOTION: "You know the planet has actually been cooling down since 1998", says a random guy…

Social Enterprise Guide: Brand and Marketing

No matter whether you're running a business or a social enterprise the most powerful marketing tool in your kit is a good…

Social Enterprise Guide: Networks

The global conglomeration of superstar business people known as the B Team is so named because 'business as usual' needs…

Social Enterprise Guide: HR

The secret to attracting the right team is to look for them in the right places. A brilliant example of this lately was…

Business around NZ

Companies doing great things in the Kiwi heartland.

Social Enterprise Guide: Governance
Social Enterprise Guide: Governance

The governance of a social enterprise or conscious business requires the same commercial acumen and…

Social Enterprise Guide: Measuring SROI

Your year-end financials show just one thing; whether or not your business is operating profitably. If it isn't, changes…

Social Enterprise Guide: Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) decisions should be made on a case-by-case basis. There are some good reasons for insuring your…

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Human Rights

PM won't rule out using SAS against Isis
PM won't rule out using SAS against Isis

Prime Minister John Key won't rule out sending New Zealand's elite SAS personnel to assist US efforts…

Key awaiting advice to help anti-Isis effort

Prime Minister John Key is expecting to receive advice over the coming weeks on further assistance New Zealand could offer…

Judge rises from humble beginnings to top of nation's legal system

As the judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial was training to qualify, she changed her name from Matilda to Thokozile - the…

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