Building & construction
Kawerau sawmill Sequal has developed smart software allowing them to cut logs in precise ways so they can meet their customers' intricate needs, while minimising waste.
Ockham are re-imagining urban living by designing apartments that are conducive to living more sustainably.
This Kiwi company has come up with an environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional wooden fence post – the choice of New Zealand farmers for decades.
Nine years after Box set out to reshape the way designer houses are built, they're continuing to challenge the status quo.
Leigh took the leap out on his own after realising there was a gap in the market that he could fill, making rubber products for the construction and civil engineering industries.
Ke Kelit manufactures and distributes its high quality durable plastic and metallic pipes in 30 countries around the world.
Manta Marine makes rails and ladders for the marine industry in New Zealand and Australia.
A multi award-winning specialist in slip repair and ground reinforcement works, Earth Stability has a reputation for taking on the jobs no one else wants to touch.
When New Zealand’s largest manufacturer and exporter of premium pine products - Claymark - was placed into receivership, one group saw this as a business opportunity.
East By West
East By West have built New Zealand's first fully electric ferry. The 19m catamaran has saved 220,000kg of carbon emissions in the year it has been operating.
Now is a fully-fledged telco offering the full suite of telecommunications products, and they're New Zealand’s only telco that does home visits.
Global Metal Solutions
Craig Tuhoro used to work for the big boys but now he's forging a path of his own. His company, Global Metal Solutions, fights it out every day on the world scrap metal market from our little corner of the globe.
They have a slew of awards and are Akaroa’s #1 tourist experience on Trip Advisor. How did they go from being farmers to high-end tourist operators?
Producing a diverse range of Māori and Pacific books and resources.
Wonky Box’s unloved fruit and vegetables, rescued from waste and delivered to doorsteps, has proven a hit for both customers and growers.
Chloe & Florence Van Dyke set out to create the best drinks for long-lasting natural energy and hydration, with a strong focus on reducing waste from single-use plastic bottles.
At 25, Michael Pearce was offered a 10% buy-in of the company he worked for - Shade7 - eight years later he owned 100%. Here's how he did it.
Fix & Fogg
Andrea and Roman throw in law careers to immerse themselves in peanut butter.
Bennetts of Mangawhai
Who wouldn’t want to spend their life immersed in chocolate? It works for the Bennetts, the whole clan share the chocolate love.
Tom & Luke
Tom and Luke call their all natural, wholefood, fruit & nut Snackaballs ‘snacks of the future’…and their future is looking very healthy indeed.
Having a workforce you care about like family, and a family that cares about your business has helped Lesa Davis build Nitrogenx into a thriving enterprise.
Brianne West wants to turn Ethique into a billion-dollar, global beauty brand - and look after the planet while doing it.
From pavement to paddock, UBCO’s electric utility bikes demonstrate Kiwi ingenuity at its best.