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These case studies tell the stories of technological projects from throughout New Zealand and beyond from conception to completion. They provide an excellent classroom resource for Technology teachers to use as examples of product, process and problem-solving in Technological Practice, and to celebrate the excellence of innovative New Zealanders. Each case study is supported by links to more detailed information, including background, technological knowledge, career profiles, a glossary and illustrations of components of practice. If you have a story that you would like to share please contact technology@tki.org.nz.

  • Plateau Hut

    A safe and ideally snug hut needs to be built in the Southern Alps one of New Zealand's most hostile environments.

  • Pou Kapua

    The Pou Kapua is the result of three years of intricate carving by a 30-strong team from New Zealand, Australia, Alaska, Canada, and across the Pacific.

  • Manufacturing ascent

    Globalisation has opened the country's doors to a flood of cheap imports, which New Zealand manufacturers simply can't compete with.

  • Edges art framers

    Edges Art Framers of Havelock North, has five staff busy making frames suiting the varied requirements of their customers.

  • Tooling around

    RPM International Tool & Dies is tooled up to make all sorts of moulds and dies and is selling its services overseas.

  • Living in a material world

    With increasing timber production from New Zealand's forests, Andy Buchanan considers who decides which materials to use in new buildings.

  • Winged victory

    In early 1976, during a workshop cleanout, Aucklander Graeme Addis rediscovered the stripped-down body shell of his 1972 Chrysler Charger race car.

  • Shapeshifting – Hand-making surfboards

    This case study examines the practice of a self-employed designer and maker of fully handcrafted surfboards.

  • Red, Orange, Green... Go!

    This case study looks at the development of this world-class facility, Taupo Motorsport Park, from its beginnings in 2002.

  • Kitchen Contours

    Kitchen Contours is a Wanganui-based kitchen design, manufacture and installation business operating successfully in the Wellington and Lower North Island region.

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