July 18, 2024

We are looking for a top top person, not just a brain

Evie is heading to the UK for her big OE (!) and while we're gutted to lose her from the DOT team, we're very excited for her.

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July 15, 2024

Economic incentives work!

Last year we reported how NZ's low-emission vehicle sales had powered past fossil-fuelled vehicles. But our report came with a warning. We pointed out that sales would come to a screeching halt if the Government reversed the Clean Car Discount.

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July 8, 2024

Community Compass news with Hawke's Bay

We’re stoked to announce a new partnership with the Hawke's Bay Regional Economic Development Agency (HBREDA) to showcase all the Bay has to offer using Community Compass!

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July 3, 2024

Natasha is off! We are gutted, and looking for next amazing Data Engineer/human

Natasha is off! We are gutted, but also super happy for Natasha as she has been accepted into the University of Amsterdam to do her Masters of Logic. Bloody awesome. We now need someone to fill Natasha’s Doc Martin shoes!

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July 2, 2024

The secret sauce behind fast-growing franchise Ko Ko Dak's success

A massive congratulations to the fast-growing Ko Ko Dak Korean-fried chicken franchise and we LOVE being a part of the secret sauce that helps you and thousands of New Zealand businesses thrive ❤️🍗

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June 30, 2024

DOT Loves Data's Involvement in the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care

DOT Loves Data was privileged to play a role in analysing thousands of survivor accounts for the Royal Commission.

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June 30, 2024

Introducing our new Community Compass

We’re very proud to have launched the new and improved version of DOT's Community Compass, the source of New Zealand's richest community insights.

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June 20, 2024

DOT Loves making our clients' lives easier! ✨

We recently worked with the Ministry for the Environment | Manatū mō te Taiao to revolutionise their carbon emissions reporting! 📊✅

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April 1, 2024

Introducing HOWTWO Small Business Support Programme

Our strategic alliance with ANZ is going from strength to strength!

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February 14, 2024

DOT's Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day, DOT really loves Data.

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November 30, 2023

New Zealand’s low-emission vehicle revolution is here

A big thank you to our friends at The Spinoff for their support in publishing our article on New Zealand's EV Revolution!

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October 31, 2023

Work for 2023 NZSAR Annual Report

DOT loves data has been helping NZ Search and Rescue to better understand and communicate its data, including data visualisations for its 2023 Annual Report and harmonising its data with support organisations.

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September 30, 2023

Data visualisations for MSD Australia & New Zealand

We're really proud to be supporting a campaign to improve Kiwis' access to modern prescription medicines.

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August 31, 2023

New Zealand is reclaiming its spot on the global tourism map!

As the COVID pandemic recedes, tourists from all corners of the world are flocking back to Godzone.

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June 9, 2023

Helping the fight against climate change

Dot Loves Data continues to revolutionise the fight against climate change with our ground-breaking Dynamic Carbon Tracker. We’ve taken another leap forward by having the Dynamic Carbon Tracker's methodology peer reviewed and accepted for academic publication.

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May 10, 2023

DOT loves ANZ

DOT loves data is helping ANZ to become a leader in data driven decision making, so it was great to catch up with the ANZ team at their recent data and digital showcase. We loved meeting ANZ's Chair Sir John Key and Chief Executive Antonia Watson and hearing their vision for a future of digitally enabled open banking!

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April 7, 2023

Introducing Kateryna

We are pleased to introduce Kateryna, DOT's new Product Manager, to our LinkedIn community. Originally from the Donetsk region of Ukraine, Kateryna and her husband Andrey moved to New Zealand as skilled migrants in 2015 and are proud to raise their son Leo here.

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April 1, 2023

Illuminating electricity demand

New Zealand's electricity demand is expected to surge over the next 20 years as we invest in our networks and move from fossil fuels to more sustainable sources of energy. We worked with the Electricity Networks Association to help depict the level of growth anticipated, what is driving it and where it's occurring.

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March 15, 2023

More about DOT's founder Paul

Dr Paul Bracewell comes from a rich line of New Zealand sporting royalty. Uncle Brendon played for the Black Caps as a young tearaway fast bowler. Another uncle, John, featured as an aggressive spinner who thought he was a fast bowler. Cousin Doug secured a famous victory for the Black Caps in Hobart by snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, while younger cousin Michael recently flayed India'

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February 10, 2023

Meet Holly

As a 14 year old, Dr Holly Trowland was told by her older brother that she wouldn't be able to understand Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of a Time. Driven by a desire to prove her brother wrong, Holly not only read and understood Hawking's tome, she wrote a PhD on the creation of the universe. A couple of decades on and Holly's brother is still eating his hat.

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January 20, 2023

Rising stars of the media

DOT Co-Founder Dr Paul Bracewell joined Zoë George on The Podium to talk about the magnificent rise of the #BlackFerns. With the Rugby World Cup hitting New Zealand shores in 2022, the momentum and popularity behind the Black Ferns and women’s sport scaled new heights, to the extent that the Black Ferns were for several months New Zealand’s most heavily featured sports team.

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December 21, 2022

ANZ Group buys Wellington tech firm DOT Loves Data

ANZ Banking Group, the Melbourne-based parent of ANZ, has scooped up Wellington tech firm DOT Loves Data, founded in 2014 by former first cricketer and ad man Jason Wells.

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November 14, 2022

Is the petrol car as dead as the dodo?

New analysis by DOT shows the sun is clearly setting on fossil-fuelled motor vehicles. New Zealand new sales of low emission cars are skyrocketing and will overtake petrol and diesel sales as early as the middle of 2023.

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September 16, 2022

Use of te reo Māori in New Zealand media continues to grow

To celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, DOT analysed 2.3 million media articles published between 2008 and 2022 to understand how the New Zealand media is contributing to the revitalisation of te reo Māori. The results show a huge media surge in the usage of te reo, which continues to accelerate.

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August 15, 2022

Find your Sweet Spot

Ever thought about where you’d move if you could live anywhere in New Zealand? Stuff has launched its Sweet Spots series today in partnership with homes.co.nz and Dot Loves Data.

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August 8, 2022

The rise of New Zealand’s middle class millionaires

We analysed the prices of 1.64m New Zealand homes and found that 45% now cost over $1m. This compares with 8% in the United States and 25% in Australia.

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August 1, 2022

Would you like some fries with that? Probably not, as the price of fast food increases with rising inflation

New Zealanders are feeling the pinch right now with consumer prices rising across multiple consumer sectors, as we've pointed out in this article.

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June 22, 2022

Napier City Council won a national award at the Annual ALGIM Conference

The NCC project team won the best web and digital project award 2021 for their Pulse of Napier Te Pūnaha Kakapa A Ahuriri data dashboard. It provides a huge range of Napier-specific social, economic and environmental measures in one dashboard.

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December 19, 2021

Hospitality in crisis: How can we save our bars and restaurants?

We share the data we hold quickly so decision-makers are informed quickly and accurately. This summer these guys need our support more than ever so we’re encouraging everyone to shop local, spend large and enjoy time out with your friends and family!

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December 6, 2021

A Reality Check on the Kiwi Dream

We’ve entered a period where the next generation, for the first time in New Zealand’s history, might be excluded from home ownership. We’re keen to make sure this doesn’t happen. To help, we’re partnering with homes.co.nz to shine a spotlight on New Zealand housing because we know good decision-making needs good insight and strong advocacy.

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September 1, 2021

'Lockdown culture' marks transformational shift in New Zealanders' spending habits as online sales boom

"Lockdown culture" has changed our online spending habits. We're up 43% over last years Level 4 lockdowns. We expect to see it accelerate at Level 3. Let's see if we're changed for good.

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July 6, 2021

Kaikōura most tourism reliant region, Aucklanders outspend Australians

Using the DESi (DOT and Eftpos New Zealand spending index), we've been able to take a look at how things have been traveling since the bubble opened with our cousins across the ditch. Things are a long way from where they were, with Australians hesitant to travel around NZ. Locals visiting locally remains the lions share of spend across NZ.

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