Jason Scott of SwipedOn | The Tauranga Tech Scene

Jason Scott plotted his Auckland to Tauranga move carefully. The thing was, he had a job he loved, in a city he didn’t. His wife Lisa had grown up in Tauranga and the couple was already convinced it was only a matter of time before they moved to the Bay of Plenty for the lifestyle…

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Freshpack: NZ Fruits + First Fresh

In 2015, in response to evolving customer and industry requirements, NZ Fruits and First Fresh sought to upgrade their respective packing and sales software systems. Radfords Software implemented a packhouse system based on FreshPack Multi at NZ Fruits and a sales system, FreshSales at First Fresh. Within a year, both businesses had achieved significant, measurable…

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The Apple Packer

Packing at twice the speed of a human. All-day. Everyday. Packing apples is a labor-intensive task for packhouses around the world. The labor to fulfill this role is often difficult to find, which can jeopardize the product if it is not packed in time. Find out how Robotics Plus responded to this challenge. Click Here…

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Jono Jones, Bluelab’s Head of Innovation Shares his London to Tauranga Tale

Jono Jones is a central player in Tauranga’s design thinking community. Born in Staffordshire, UK, Jono arrived in Tauranga in 2011 for a three-month work exchange program with a local company, Locus Research. Lured by the surprisingly innovative design community and the unbelievable seaside lifestyle, Jono’s three months turned into seven years. Jono has since…

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Dean Prendergast | Tokyo to Tauranga

Dean was born and raised in the Bay of Plenty, after a few years of living and working in Japan he has moved to Tauranga to study at the brand-new University of Waikato campus. We caught up with Dean to find out what it’s like to be studying in Tauranga, his future career aspirations, and…

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Christina Finlayson | Growing her career in Tauranga

Christina and her husband Royce have recently returned to Tauranga after living in London. We caught up with Christina to find out more about how she is continuing to grow her career and passion for environmental science in Tauranga. Christina, can you tell us a bit about yourself and your journey so far? I grew…

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Laura Murphy | London to Tauranga in the midst of Covid 19

We caught up with Laura Murphy a returning kiwi from London to see how she is settling back into life in Tauranga.  Laura, can you tell us a bit about yourself and your journey so far? I grew up in Tauranga, attending Otumoetai College before moving to Wellington to study law. After a few years…

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Charlie de Haas | Her return home to Tauranga

Charlie de Haas recently returned home to Tauranga after living in Australia for 18 years. We caught up with her to find out about her incredible journey so far as an entrepreneur, business owner, and influencer and the ‘magic’ she feels in Tauranga.  Charlie describes herself as a Lifestyle Entrepreneur and Influencer and Brand Consultant.…

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