Kōrero: Inventions, patents and trademarks

Whale blanket

Whale blanket

New inventions continue being made to meet new and old needs. Te Korowai o Tangaroa (Tangaroa’s cloak) is a plastic blanket that keeps stranded whales cool and moist for long periods. Invented by designer Jamaine Fraser of Te Arawa, it was runner-up in the New Zealand stage of the 2009 James Dyson Award.

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James Dyson Award
Photograph by Anna Ross

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Mark Derby, 'Inventions, patents and trademarks - The modern patent system', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25414/whale-blanket (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, updated 24 Feb 2015