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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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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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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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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Ilse Skead | A New Start at Stratus Blue in Tauranga

In 2016, Ilse Skead and her husband Kevin made the difficult decision to leave South Africa. The couple wanted to provide a secure future for their daughter, and New Zealand beckoned.  Kevin quickly landed an IT role in Tauranga. However, with the complications that come with work visas, Ilse had a challenging six months getting…

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David Barbosa from Brazil | Advancing my IT Career in Tauranga

Brazillian, IT engineer David Barbosa, came to New Zealand after a friend raved about the lifestyle. The fact that this was ‘Lord of the Rings’ country also exerted a powerful pull! It only took a few months of working in hospitality and soaking up the Mount Maungaui summer vibes for David to decide he wanted…

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Mauro Andrea of Cucumber | Argentina to Tauranga

Mauro Andrea wonders if it was destiny that brought him to Tauranga. After years of running a successful local IT business in Rosario, Argentina he had widened his career horizons by working with global IT companies from the comfort of his home city. But in March 2017, Mauro was scrolling through Facebook when a LookSee campaign promising…

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