Rik Athorne is the Design Studio Supervisor at Weta Workshop. Having moved from the UK in 2006, Rik runs a team of conceptual thinkers and artists. He provides us with view inside one of New Zealand’s talent hubs.



Visit the TalentNZ website to read Rik’s full summary.

The TalentNZ initiative builds on the thinking of Sir Paul Callaghan who envisioned New Zealand as ‘a place where talent wants to live’. Through our Sir Paul Callaghan Science Meets Humanities Scholarship two young scholarship recipients asked 30 Kiwis seven questions, resulting in 210 ideas. The project aims to further the concept of moving New Zealand towards a talent-based economy.

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