Smart Thinkers

Fisher & Paykel Innovation Series: Adam Moody

Fisher & Paykel leads the way when it comes to New Zealand appliance design and innovation. MiNDFOOD took a trip to the company’s Dunedin design centre to experience first-hand how the magic happens, as we followed chief designer Adam Moody for a day.

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126 years of Suffrage: Thomasin McKenzie poised for stardom

New Zealand has long punched above its weight in Hollywood. Now, a Wellington schoolgirl, Thomasin McKenzie, with acting in her blood is set to join her compatriots in the limelight.

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Period of change

Several hundred million women and girls around the world are excluded from society because they’re menstruating. Could menstrual cups provide a solution? MiNDFOOD investigates.

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#BalanceforBetter – What International Women’s Day Means to Me

Women from around the world share their inspirational messages on what it means to be a woman in 2019, and […]

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Social Sacrifice

A new documentary, The Cleaners, uncovers a dark Internet ‘underworld’ where social media posts go to die, and a filtered, inoffensive world becomes reality.

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Caring For Carers

Having a daughter with a serious medical condition inspired Lisa Marie to find a way to nurture the health and wellbeing of those who spend their days tirelessly looking after others.

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Holding On To Hope

Seventeen years ago, Mike Rolls’ world was suddenly turned upside down. He hopes his journey back from dark days may inspire others to ditch their ‘dead weight’.

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A man’s incredible journey across New Zealand to help support two young boys with a rare genetic disease

A New Jersey man is running across New Zealand attempting to raise $31,500 for two siblings with a rare genetic […]

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Aiming for a dream run

Joany Badenhorst may never have snowboarded before, but that didn’t stop this courageous young woman giving it a go – […]

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Health in the digital age

Local doctor Lance O’Sullivan is transforming the way we look at health with new technology that puts the power in […]

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Give the gift of kindness this Christmas

The incredible stories of kindness from strangers that flooded in when Naomi Lambert hid kindness cards in the lead up […]

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The sordid underworld of social media – exposed

A new documentary, ‘The Cleaners’ explores the dark underworld of social media and how censorship effects what we see and […]

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This new font will help boost your memory

Australian researchers have developed a new tool that could help readers with their memory retention. Melbourne-based RMIT University’s behavioural business […]

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The world through the eyes of disabled people

The Girl with the Purple Cane, Liz Jackson, has created The Disabled List to harness the intuitive creativity disabled people cultivate by […]

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It is a powerful time for women

By Julie Anne Genter, Minister for Women Not since the women’s liberation movement of the 1970s have we seen the […]

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Aussie mums take on the challenge of a tech start-up

Two Australian sisters take on a new challenge as they share the inspiration behind their start-up e-card business, T.O.Y. Having […]

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A Role For Everyone

It’s not easy to break into the movie world, and even harder for those outside the mainstream. One filmmaker knows talent comes in many different forms and is doing her bit to increase diversity.

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The Science of Creativity

Paulina Larocca is redefining what it means to be creative in 2018, and she’s sharing the tools to help others tap in.

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Art For Impact

Painter Yaniv Janson has made it his mission to change the world’s perception of people living with disabilities – and the young New Zealand creative is letting his art do the talking, with great success.

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Family Business

Marisco Vineyards’ proprietor and chief winemaker followed in his father’s footsteps – and now his daughter is learning the ropes too.

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5 Minutes With Gift Bird Founder Andrew Cox

A local business making bespoke gift baskets has partnered with Forest & Bird to protect our wildlife and promote sustainability.

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When Your World Turns Upside Down

When the unimaginable happens – a health setback prevents you from working – home loans, bills and living expenses still have to be met. That’s why it pays to have income protection cover.

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Can Genetic Testing Save Lives?

A new wave of breakthrough medicine is improving health outcomes in patients around the world.

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Nelson Mandela: The Man Behind the Myth

MiNDFOOD talks to Verne Harris of the Nelson Mandela Foundation about the extraordinary new book on Mandela’s Presidential years.

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