Issues by Matthew Miller

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Evolving EIT

Education Online

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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Fundraising for the regions in the digital age


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


“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

Voices Online

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


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


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


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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Bom dia, Fingermark


Since his arrival in Havelock North, Luke Irving has been a welcome addition to Hawke’s Bay’s business milieu. In 2016 Luke decided that his digital signage and touchscreen company, Fingermark Global, did not need to be based in Auckland and…

Matthew Miller02 October 2017

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Digital Degustation

Food Lifestyle Online

Not long ago, buying food online was seen as a strange, outlandish concept. David Chapman, co-owner of Taradale- based school lunch ordering service Lunch Online, tells me that when the service launched in 2011, the idea that parents of school…

Matthew Miller04 February 2017

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Indelible: Making its Video Mark

Technology Online

tv and video have changed almost beyond recognition in the last ten years. Traditional TVs and broadcasters are becoming less and less relevant for video marketers. We’ve gone from DVD players, USB drives, and cathode ray screens to Netflix, tablets,…

Matthew Miller24 December 2016

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Social Media Despair

Technology Voices Online

The digital transformation enabled by high-speed broadband and smart devices continues to transform the way New Zealanders live, in nearly every aspect of our lives. How we work to how we shop. How we consume news and entertainment; our social…

Matthew Miller04 October 2016

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An Email Warrior

Technology Voices Online

Still fl ush from the sale of his start-up, he didn’t feel an immediate need to work, and instead set about looking for local opportunities. There wasn’t one, so he took a blank piece of paper and started exploring ideas.…

Matthew Miller05 August 2016

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Voices Online

From the comfortable vantage point of our over-fed, affluent 21st century, surrounded by our uber-connected smart devices, you might be forgiven for looking at agricultural equipment as a bit boring. Perhaps a bit ‘everyday’ and not worthy of mention in…

Matthew Miller05 June 2016

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Travel Online

So, is there still a place for the travel agent, sitting at a desk surrounded by shelves full of colourful brochures with photos of cruise ships and pyramids? I am always intrigued by businesses that are thriving despite the threats…

Matthew Miller06 April 2016

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Voices Online

In the beginning there was a fax machine. The fax machine sent promotions from a wine shop in Hastings. It wasn’t a shop so much as a shed, next to a motorbike shop, selling wine to restaurants and bottle stores.…

Matthew Miller07 December 2015

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