Articles by Matthew Miller

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Evolving EIT

01 February 2020

The future of Hawke’s Bay hinges on how well we educate our people.  I am talking to Brenda Chapman, marketing director at EIT about how education has changed in her time in Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti and the huge changes…

Matthew Miller01 February 2020

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StockX – the TradeMe for livestock

01 December 2019

Jason Roebuck is the managing director of StockX, an online livestock trading platform based in Havelock North. He says that StockX is “better for the environment. It’s better for the animals. It’s better for the buyer. It’s better for the…

Matthew Miller01 December 2019

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Fundraising for the regions in the digital age

01 October 2019

Thriving regional economies don’t happen by accident. There are a number of different sectors that play vital, often unseen, roles in improving the health, wealth, and happiness of local communities. Whether it be local government, not-for-profit or business, what is…

Matthew Miller01 October 2019

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Super Weather Sensors

01 July 2019

“The weather: everyone grumbles about it, but no-one does anything about it.” MARK TWAIN Hawke’s Bay company Metris are doing something about it.  With a network of online sensors stretching from Pukekohe to Central Otago and a sophisticated cloud-based data…

Matthew Miller01 July 2019

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Meet the Hello Cup

01 April 2019

Robyn McLean is the CEO of Havelock North’s most exciting start-up company, Hello Cup.  Sourcing high-quality medical plastic from Germany, Hello Cup takes orders via a website, manufactures products in a factory in Onekawa, and ships around the world. Robyn…

Matthew Miller01 April 2019

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Listening… The Key to Marketing

01 December 2018

Will Innes and Henry Lyons are the newest kids on the block at the Tech Collective in Bridge Street, Ahuriri, with their marketing consultancy startup FOLKL (pronounced like a cross between folk, focal, and local).  In true startup fashion, like…

Matthew Miller01 December 2018

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Keeping Time

01 August 2018

Steve and Bev Nathan moved from Auckland to Hawke’s Bay in 2006 and immediately bought a vineyard. Steve thought it was the thing you do when you move to Hawke’s Bay. So they bought a small chardonnay block and created…

Matthew Miller01 August 2018

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Cricket and Conservation

29 January 2018

We know that participation in sport enriches lives and connects the community. And an active population is much healthier. The combination of regular exercise and social bonding of organised sport are the perfect preventative for the modern-day plagues of obesity,…

Matthew Miller29 January 2018

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Advertising with artificial intelligence

23 December 2017

Advertising your small business isn’t what it used to be. In the pre-Google epoch, there was a big yellow book which was delivered free of charge to every home and office in the land. The big yellow book contained the…

Matthew Miller23 December 2017