"You know what the problem with most New Zealanders is ... It's doubt."

Those were the words of fashion designer, philanthropist and social entrepreneur Annah Stretton, as she opened the Rotorua Innovation Festival Taiopenga Auaha yesterday morning at Rotorua Lakes Council.

The words of business wisdom were told to Stretton by Sir Michael Hill.

"It is hard to move us on from doubt ... but we need to stop applying normals," she explained to the opening session's audience.

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Event director Darren McGarvie said Stretton and the rest of the event's speakers were all doing it free.

Darren McGarvie. Photo / File
Darren McGarvie. Photo / File

"It's huge, we had

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