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Beezinga, the Microsoft Imagine Cup finalist from Slovenia, has developed a system of sensors for standardized beehives. The system can measure things like the temperature and humidity in the hive, as well as the amount of honey production (by measuring the weight of the hive) and the overall activity of the hive by analyzing a video feed of bee activity at the entrance of the hive.

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May 31, 2017

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Apr 26, 2017

Export Regulations Compliance Workshop

About 15 regulatory managers from a wide range of sectors spent a stimulating morning sharing and learning about exporting regulations in the complex world of food.

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Dec 16, 2016

Promoting healthy foods without falling foul of the Fair Trading Act

There is a real focus in the food industry on producing food that is enjoyable, convenient and healthy for consumers. It’s important to know how to promote healthy foods without falling foul of the Fair Trading Act. We recently worked with Viberi, a producer of New Zealand organic blackcurrant berries, on the labelling of their product.

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Dec 14, 2016

When is a good idea a viable business opportunity?
We all have good ideas – but how do we know if they will make a viable business? This article explains what a feasibility study involves, and how one could help you assess the viability of your idea. Read more...

Dec 9, 2016

First Access Floor EPD in Australasia

Catalyst is excited to have worked with ASP Access Floors Pty Ltd to undertake a full life cycle assessment of its flooring system, gaining the first Environmental Product Declaration (EDP) for a flooring system in Australasia.

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Dec 9, 2016

Catalyst team news

The Catalyst team has been busy, from participating in Climathon to working on agricultural aid in Pakistan and being invited to peer review country GHG inventories for the UNFCCC, this item will update you on what we’ve been up to.

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Dec 9, 2016

Sustainability reporting for NZX listed companies

Sustainability reporting is encouraged, or mandatory, for listed companies on many overseas stock exchanges, and it looks like New Zealand will soon be following suit. We take a look at the state of play in NZ and what it means for listed companies in NZ.

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Oct 3, 2016

Farewell to Malcolm

After 15 years with Catalyst Malcolm is moving to the Bay of Plenty and back to his roots in horticulture to take up a role as general manager with PlusGroup Horticulture.

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Oct 3, 2016

Blackcurrants make Korean TV

Catalyst applied our food expertise to a unique project when a Korean television crew landed in New Zealand at short notice to make a programme about blackcurrants.

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Oct 3, 2016

Food Product Environmental Footprint

The food industry is under greater pressure than ever to provide food transparency and improve their product environmental footprint, while remaining economically viable. We take a look at a pilot aimed at providing consumers with reliable environmental information.

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