Matt Philp

Matt Philp

Matt Philp began his feature writing career at the New Zealand Listener, and was a senior writer for Metro, The Press and North & South. Now a freelancer, he writes on architecture, lifestyle, business, heritage and travel for several New Zealand magazines.

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Sheep Included in Regenerative Agriculture

By Matt Philp27th of May 2020

When Geoff Ross bought Lake Hawea Station in 2018, he said he wanted to be a changemaker and farm for the environment. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world,…

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Building an electric fleet

By Matt Philp29th of May 2018

Slowly but surely, New Zealand businesses are turning their minds to electrifying their fleets. Some are already on their way: in 2016, 30 of our biggest companies pledged to transform…

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Harnessing Nature’s Genius

By Matt Philp7th of November 2017

The sixth in a series of profiles of New Zealand business leaders utilising technological solutions for a zero-emission future, Pure Advantage and Westpac highlight business leaders taking that leap and look into what it might take…

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Evident Use Smart Systems for Efficiency and Sustainability

By Matt Philp1st of November 2017

The fourth in a series of profiles of New Zealand business leaders utilising technological solutions for a zero-emission future, Pure Advantage and Westpac highlight business leaders taking that leap and look into what it might take…

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It’s the silence that gets you

By Matt Philp31st of October 2017

It’s the silence that gets you first. Sit behind the wheel of an electric vehicle and you could be driving in an anechoic chamber (Google it – ‘the quietest place…

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China doesn’t want our plastic waste. That’s okay – Comspec does.

By Matt Philp24th of October 2017

The third in a series of profiles of New Zealand business leaders utilising technological solutions for a zero-emission future, Pure Advantage and Westpac highlight business leaders taking that leap and look into what it might take to…

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Solar as a Service – Save the Planet and Cash

By Matt Philp17th of October 2017

The second in a series of profiles of New Zealand business leaders utilising technological solutions for a zero-emission future, Pure Advantage and Westpac highlight business leaders taking that leap and look into what it might take to…

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Evident

By Matt Philp16th of November 2016

This year during Global Entrepreneurship Week, in the spirit of celebrating all that New Zealand has to offer, Pure Advantage have teamed up with Kiwi Connect and the Edmund Hillary…

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Who is the real Polluter; the Farmer or the Consumer?

By Matt Philp20th of October 2016

Will consumers pay a premium to food producers doing the right thing by the environment? For most of us, it’s an intriguing conversation starter. For Mike and Sharon Barton, their…

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Ballance Agri-Nutrients

By Matt Philp9th of August 2016

Never let a good crisis go to waste. So says Mark Wynne, quoting Winston Churchill. The Chief Executive of Ballance Agri-Nutrients reckons the dairy downturn has created an incentive for…

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The Greenest White

By Matt Philp26th of July 2016

There’s a kind of magic to what Avertana does with waste. Using a novel chemical process, the Auckland-based startup is able to transform the rock-like waste from steel production into…

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Plexisun

By Matt Philp19th of July 2016

“It all began because I wanted a hot shower when I came in from the Coromandel surf.” So says Richard Gourley, the man behind the ‘PlexiSun’ solar thermal collector range…

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