VORTEX POWER SYSTEMS is a New Zealand company developing a technology to convert waste heat at existing thermal power-stations into electricity. Most power plants are 30-40% efficient, with newer plants approaching 50% efficiency. The residual energy is rejected as waste-heat, which must be disposed of, and is generally associated with a cost of disposal. Vortex believes it has developed a technology which can convert such waste heat into electricity with a 5% efficiency. Vortex is currently raising capital to further the development of its technology. Any interested parties should email@example.com.
Fellow NZer James Roberts is looking for supporters, players and children wanting to learn how to play rugby – http://caryrugby.com/
Originally from Papatoetoe James has lived in Raleigh, NC since 2001and is a USA Rugby Certified Coach. When he’s not coaching rugby James works in the Telecom business as a buyer for DialPadhttp://tinyurl.com/ja6t2uf and writes a blog poetsdayus.blogspot.com
Originally from Wellington Lance McGregor started his illustrious journey after receiving his Industrial Design Degree, and being employed by leading New Zealand innovators Fisher & Paykel. After 3 years designing award winning refrigeration appliances and honing his craft, his ambition quickly took him to London, England, where he became Senior Designer for design impresario Tom Dixon on an array of projects for Dixon’s own brand as well as notable European clients including Habitat U.K., Swarovski, Moroso, Cappellini, De Vechi, Salviati and Myla. In 2002 he was approached by design powerhouse Baron & Baron and relocated to New York where he worked on projects for the fashion elite. Clients included Prada, Viktor and Rolf, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Flos, Alessi, Boffi and Burberry.
In 2009 Lance created his own studio. The aptly named McGregor & McGregor Inc. which is a full service design studio with an established list of clients such as Elizabeth & James, LVMH, La Mer, Jo Malone, M.A.C Cosmetics, V-Agency, BCBG Max Azria, Isaac Mizrahi, Tommy Hilfiger and DKNY to name a few. For more information, please check
http://www.mcgregor-mcgregor.com/portfolio or contact Lance at firstname.lastname@example.org
Two stories from next week’s New Zealand Listener about our Ambassador to the UN (Gerard van Bohemen, originally from Hawkes Bay) and the great job he is doing.
Overheard at the Cake Boss event:
“Are you guys Australian?”
“No, we’re New Zealander’s”
“The accent sounds the same”
“Not really. Aussie accent is harder to understand ’cause they speak with their mouths closed”
“Oh, why is that?”
“Keeps the flies out”
Peter (son of fellow NZer’s Brendan and Jane O’Sullivan) recently wrote a song about Type One Diabetes (which he and his brother Matt have) its consequences and challenges, and he released this as a music video on YouTube, it is called ‘Type 1 Love’. As there are over a million (mainly young) people with this affliction, he is keen to create more awareness and understanding of this hidden disease in the community. He created this song and video based on his life’s experience (and his family’s) of this disease, take a look and feel free to pass it on. –http://tinyurl.com/z7hg7bb