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Access systems

The New Zealand importer for FAAC, the global leader in automated gates and access systems including traffic barriers, with a 30-year history in the country

Architecture and Architectural Resources

Cinema Treasures
A fabulous, comprehensive and searchable resource on old cinemas around the world

The famous Italian architecture, design and art magazine, with regularly updated features. Registration required

The Great Buildings’ Collection
Gateway to international architecture, including three-dimensional models, commentaries and photographs

The Hillier Group
If you think architecture is dull, you will leave this site with your mind changed forever. Requires Shockwave Flash

Community Programmes

Catalytic Communities
A site for linking community issues to solutions (suggested by Chris Macrae)

Community Centre 55
A worthwhile cause. Community Centre 55 helps people help themselves, through providing programmes and services in Toronto, Ontario

Creative Latitude
According to its site, Creative Latitude is a worldwide community that unites creative disciplines for collective promotion, education and ethical business practice. Which means there are interesting features, designer profiles, resources and more, all in a very smart package

Design for the World
Our sort of site. A way for designers to give back through giving voluntary services through cooperation with humanitarian organizations and governmental agencies. Workshops and reports on design for social causes can be found on this site, too

A new service to help fund everything from charities to start-ups

The Enterprise Center
Della Clark is doing something amazing in Philadelphia. The Enterprise Center is an incubator and training centre for inner city entrepreneurs. Unlike dotcom incubators, she's helping to launch exterminators, contractors and the like. She has plans for changing an entire neighborhood in Philly—and she's doing it! The Center itself is housed in the original American Bandstand broadcast studio (suggested by Bill Jensen)

The Global Renaissance Alliance
An empowering site, to bring happiness and control back into our lives at a time when many think politics and big business get all the breaks. The mission of this global network is to make a stand in our communities for the role of spiritual principle, making use of the power of both mind and spirit to help heal the world and the emerging awareness of this throughout the global community

Human Issues in Management
In 1918, some industrial magnates—William E. Dodge, Jr, J. Pierpont Morgan, John Wanamaker, Cornelius Vanderbilt and others—started a conference in Lake George, New York, focused on employee and leadership needs, and they joined in association with the YMCA. Still going, the HIM conference is the Y's longest-running programme (suggested by Bill Jensen)

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
Bill Strickland was a social entrepreneur before anybody had coined the term. He's built an amazing inner city project in Pittsburgh that's making a huge difference to the youth of that city (suggested by Bill Jensen)

A community providing users with personal knowledge on mortgages

The largest global online community acting on extreme poverty worldwide, to which JY&AC’s Paolo Vanossi belongs

New Zealand Community Development Trust
A concept based around a structured public directory, allowing parties to create their own communities online

New Zealand at Yahoo! Groups
Discuss anything related to New Zealand on this active and entertaining list moderated by Gordon Stewart

A site helping people break their addictions to everything from tobacco and crack to gambling and sex

Smart Growth Online
Smart Growth helps citizens participate in their communities using collaboration techniques and technologies. Issues tackled include housing, land use, open space and transportation

A group of people interested in Jesus Christ and His ministry, but disillusioned with institutionalized worship. A very nicely designed, balanced site

Universal Giving
Connect with and donate to the causes that inspire you the most (suggested by Chris Macrae)


The Art, Design, Architecture & Media Information Gateway is a searchable research internet catalogue compiled and catalogued by professional librarians. Incredibly comprehensive and ideal for those seeking information in the art, design, architecture and media academic, researcher or professional

Free Dutch web directory, running since 1997

Computer and Communication
Webstart Communication's nicely focused directory of computer and communication industry firms, zines, projects and newsgroups

External Hard Drive
A useful directory and starting-point for web surfers

High Street Central
A highly comprehensive guide, with everything from an Amazon.com search, job listings, and a directory featuring everything from screen savers, free stuff, lingerie, and fashion to food, literature, flights and stocks

A human-maintained directory of New Zealand resources, representing the best the country has on offer

Informatics (India) Ltd.
Print journal subscription management service based in Bangalore with archives and abstracts of international journals

Hong Kong-based portal aimed at the business community, with comprehensive indices

Jayde has matured into a stylish directory with web-promotion info. One of the best and most useful—been that way since we first saw it in 1997

Lazy Student
The UK's most comprehensive student resource web site. But you don't have to be a student to enjoy this portal. It's one of the best arranged we've seen even amongst general interest sites although of course there are pointers to student-specific web spots. There's even an online shop

Link Technologies
There are a lot of portals going up around the web. Link Technologies does an admirable effort with a practical and neat directory

Media Dragon
A quick-to-load and comprehensive directory 'on all things media': get listings for newspapers, music, books, magazines, radio, TV, and more. More features are being introduced to the service

Mondo Times
A worldwide media guide with mailing lists and media contacts

A London-specific internet directory of everything you need to know about the city, including guide maps, books and events

New Zealand Community Development Trust
A concept based around a structured public directory, allowing parties to create their own communities online

NZ Pages
New Zealand's premier web directory—very comprehensive and practical to use, and yes, there are real people behind the scenes

Highly comprehensive and very user-friendly directory in the old Yahoo! mould but focused on New Zealand and with better site design

Comprehensive online directory, without the unnecessary frills that Yahoo! and other establishment portals have grown

Open Directory Project
Remember what Yahoo! was like when it first started? That's ODP's formula today: simple, no frills and browseable, but put together by volunteers

Public Online Kiosk
Attractive site with online magazine links from Germany's EuroWeb, with typically efficient and easy-to-understand style

A “best-of” site listing from Sweden, including web designers, automobiles and furniture

Zona Latina
Information, links and resources on Latin America from this very comprehensive directory



The Greater Mekong Subregion Tertiary Education Consortium Trust seeks to promote cooperation between universities in the area in southeast Asia and in Australia and New Zealand. Brand developed by us

Started by expat Brit Sue McCarty, this is an exclusive development programme for young women, taking place in New Zealand that has received endorsements from Saatchi & Saatchi’s Kevin Roberts, among others


The Ishayas’ Ascension
Meditation for mental health and spiritual enlightenment—particularly useful for its ‘Seeds of Expansion’

Chinese medicine store, bringing traditional medicines to the world

News and newspapers

Electronic Telegraph
A pioneer on the web and the best source for UK news: reports from The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph

Financial Times
Far better now that the design has matured to take into account the web reader of the FT. Again, familiar content and great journalism geared for the business reader

Germany's financial newspaper. In print it's one of the best designed in the country; the online edition preserves much of this integrity with useful charts of the DAX and latest news

International Herald–Tribune
The world’s best-known international newspaper, published in Paris and New York, online. Design-wise, the site’s never been a leader, but the content speaks for itself

New Zealand site has a lot going for it, not least parliamentary reports and up-to-the-minute additions

The New York Times
Much better now that the content's available to everyone. The NYT preserves much of the look of the print edition, and design—and content-wise, is one of the best transplant efforts on the web

The New Zealand Week
A weekly round-up of news from New Zealand and international sources

New Zealand’s first Webby Award nominee (2002), Vicki Hyde’s site was beaten in the People’s Voice by mere percentage points by the might of NASA—a most respectable effort. And it’s not hard to understand why it had the popular support: great people behind the site, comprehensive and accessible information and an interactive forum

Independent New Zealand site with numerous updates. A successful pure-play news site, frequently updated

The Thorndon Bubble
New Zealand-based blog, detailing domestic and international political matters since 2005

The Washington Post
One of our US favourites and home of the ‘Style’ Invitational

Online Business Promotion

If you haven't already, add your page to the Linkcentre for additional exposures

This growing site features indices grouped by category (as with Yahoo!) but is, on the whole, better looking and easy to use. They can also help you promote your web site to other directories


Global Reconciliation Network
A network set up to share knowledge and to reconcile political and cultural differences

French readers, don’t despair. Sida is the Swedish International Development Agency, which seeks to improve third-world living conditions. It is a government agency that reports to the country’s foreign affairs department

The Thorndon Bubble
New Zealand-based blog, detailing domestic and international political matters since 2005

Search engines

Best of the Web
A speedy meta-search engine with its own directory that deserves to be better known. Useful, well designed and according to PC Data, the fastest-growing SE on the web (September 16, 2000)

A relatively new search engine from Matt Wells, who spent around $8,000 on gear that attempts to out-Google Google. Gigablast features real-time updating of new links

Pepesearch is a growing search site but has the addition of shopping for clothing, fragrances and other products

Search Beat
A comprehensive Australian and New Zealand directory, with real reviewers behind the scenes

Surf Fast
A comprehensive search portal with 18 search engines and links to thousands of great sites. Unlike others who've attempted the same, Surf Fast's interface with the other search engines is tied in very well—ideal not just for surfers but for webmasters. The directory is nothing to be sneezed at, either

A useful and user-friendly site with heaps of links. A fine place from which to start surfing the web

A good looking search engine based in the US

A search engine that focuses on legitimate, registered businesses around the world

Web Design, Development and Hosting/ISPs

Nigel Dunn
One of the most genuine people I know in the web-development and multimedia business. Nigel’s site is practical, smartly designed and gives an insight into him and his prior work


3ip.NET does web hosting. Also web site design. And interactivity. If you're looking for a small, flexible company adept at putting the World Wide Web to work for you, you need look no further. Online commerce. Database publishing. From an affordable, approachable first web presence to a dedicated server with clout and sophistication


St Luke’s Estate Wines
A premium range of New Zealand wines, which began in Marlborough long before it was fashionable—and which has the real connoisseurs excited. Unlike many, a Kiwi-owned winery—and selling in healthy numbers Stateside

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