Win with Element

Win: Healthy home gift pack with Ecostore Win: Healthy home gift pack with Ecostore

Ecostore is known for natural and sustainable home…

Win: Organic heirloom seeds with Kings Seeds Win: Organic heirloom seeds with Kings Seeds

To celebrate its recent announcement as New Zealand's…

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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…

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 satisfied" that…

The Energy-Smart Home: Heat water efficiently
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…

Sustainable business

Ecostore finds sweet alternative to plastic
Ecostore finds sweet alternative to plastic

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

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

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

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
Social Enterprise Guide: Networks

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

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

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

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
Social Enterprise Guide: Intellectual Property

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

Social Enterprise Guide: Product/Service

It's a statistic that profoundly shocks: every square kilometre of the world's oceans has an estimated 13,000 pieces of…

New thinking from business leaders

Collaboration to create practical solutions for business sustainability is at the heart of the Project NZ #theBIGshift conference…

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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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