Chloe Gunn

SmartStart reveal the most popular baby names of 2019


SmartStart annually collects and presents the most popular baby names. The most popular names, for 2019, were Amelia and Oliver, while Mia and Nikau were the most...

Chloe Gunn

Preservation and protection of Christchurch's' taonga and kōrero

Catalyst’s South Island branch has fought hard to preserve Christchurch's history with two expert open source solutions.

Firstly, Catalyst built an...

Chloe Gunn

Catalyst hosts sustainability market for Women's Refuge

On Wednesday the 27th of November, Catalyst raised over $400 by hosting a sustainability market.

We've all been gifted something that we have greeted with a false...

Chloe Gunn

SmartStart – Now six years and growing!

Catalyst is excited to announce the award-winning site, SmartStart, now extends to 6 years of age, parents can now access information throughout toddler and preschool years...

Alex Buckley, Hayley Mapley

OCLC upload tips and tricks

Koha is a Library Management System (LMS) used worldwide by more than 15,000 libraries. The Koha team at Catalyst are passionate about using Koha and helping libraries (big and...

Chloe Gunn

Malaysian Govt in NZ to See Digital Innovation

On the 20th of August, Catalyst welcomed Ms. Azlina Azaman, and five colleagues from the Planning and Policy Division Public Service Department of Malaysia, to learn about...

Chloe Gunn

The Good Registry: Two Months on

As you may have heard, two months ago Catalyst excitedly decided to gift all of its New Zealand based employees with a $25 Good Registry Gift Card on their birthday. For...

Chloe Gunn

Catalyst to Donate Over $6,000 a Year Through the Good Registry

Catalyst is giving each New Zealand based employee, currently 240 and growing, a $25 Good Gift Card on their birthday to use at The Good Registry; a social enterprise that...


Catalyst Halves Landfill Waste in Four Months

In four months Catalyst has reduced its landfill waste from 80% to 31% .

Last year Rob McGhee from Sustainability Trust assessed Catalyst and advised us on our waste and...

Don Christie

the Future of New Zealand's Technology

Eight major tech companies, the European Commission, and seventeen countries have stepped-up to support a widespread agreement for the elimination of terrorist and violent...

Don Christie

Comment on Christchurch Call

Recently I wrote an Op Ed for the NZ Herald on the Christchurch Call (you can find it here, but it’s behind the paywall).

In the Op Ed I wrote that the Christchurch...

Russell Michell

State of the (Blockchain) Nation: Part 2


In Part 1, I discussed the state of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry in New Zealand, and introduced readers to a report produced in December 2018...