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Innovation and collaboration were themes discussed as Kiwi business, Southern Spars, brought two world class New Zealand teams together today – Emirates Team New Zealand and Cycling New Zealand’s Olympic team, both Southern Spars clients – to continue to explore ways to learn from each other.

Experts in carbon fiber, Southern Spars saw an opportunity to apply learnings gained in its core composite masts and rigging business, around strength, weight and stiffness in particular, to design a ground breaking new wheel for Cycling New Zealand’s 2016 Olympic campaign. It’s just one example of cross pollination of ideas and expertise that Southern Spars says is at the heart of Kiwi innovation.

Southern Spars has had a long history with Emirates Team New Zealand, building the boat for the last winning campaign, and supplying masts, rigging and equipment to Emirates Team New Zealand and many of the other teams. Read on.