Pondr Insights


Firstly, thank you to everyone who has downloaded Pondr over the past couple of months. Links are on the front page of the website if you want to give it a whirl!

Secondly, we have just started our weekly Pondr Insights. Pondr Insights are designed to help young New Zealanders understand key topics around leaving school. We answer these questions in 1-2 minute videos that can be viewed on our website, Facebook and YouTube. Our first four topics are below.

  • How Universities work in New Zealand?
  • Am I eligible for Free Fees?
  • What are my options after school?
  • How do Qualifications work in NZ

If there is something you are unsure about, get in touch with your question and we would be glad to answer it. If enough of you ask the same question we will make a video explanation so we can help more people at once!

Thirdly, we are currently in talks with NZQA to further integrate our app with your school subjects so that we can better recommend courses in our Discover feature.

We will be back in touch soon, in the meantime keep swiping those courses and good luck with your future studies!

Many thanks Ben & the Pondr team.



Download today!

Hey Everyone

Today is the day that we have looked forward to for a long time. Today is the day that we can say the app is launched! 

Big thank you to all the schools we have been in contact with over the past couple of weeks. The students and staff have been welcoming and provided us with new challenges to make Pondr even better over the coming months.

Many schools in Christchurch can look forward to presentations coming up, and we cannot wait to present our App to you!

If you have any feedback on the first release of the app we would love to hear them info@pondr.co.nz

For now, keep swiping those courses, keep adding your favourites to your watchlist and we will be in touch soon!

Many thanks Ben & the Pondr Team


Finishing touches...

Hey Everyone

We are in the final stages of the initial release. There have been a few bits and bobs which have delayed the process however we feel it important to have a quality product when we release! Stay tuned for details of the initial release.

In other news, it was great meeting with many of the careers advisers and tertiary providers in Christchurch. The feedback on our product was great and we also received lots of great ideas that we will consider for future versions of the app.

Check back here soon! 

Many thanks Ben & The Pondr Team

Not too far to go...

Hi Everyone

It has been all guns blazing at Pondr the last 3 weeks, since the New Years break. We are very happy to announce that the App is on both the Apple Appstore and Google Play in a testing beta. School groups in Christchurch will be testing the product over the next few weeks. If you are interested in becoming a tester for the app then please stayed tuned and we will let you know how you can be involved soon. As soon as i'm allowed to put screen shots up I will be doing so on the front page of the website and on the socials!




You can also follow the progress (from Monday 29/1/18) on the following platforms

facebook :    https://www.facebook.com/pondrnz/
twitter :        @pondrnz
instagram :   pondrnz

While we do not have a confirmed launch day just yet, the app will be downloadable (Free) for the general public in late February 2018. We are currently working with a range of different tertiary providers, from smaller private establishments right up to larger universities, to get their courses and information view able for you.

Exciting times ahead, don't blink or you'll miss it.

Thanks for all the support so far, 

Ben & and Pondr team

New Partnerships

Hey Everyone

We are pleased to announce a couple of exciting partner organisations who will be working with our Pondr team over the coming months.

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Firstly, we have teamed up with Lab3 a custom software development company in Christchurch. They will be creating some large components of our mobile application and we hope to have some concepts to show our users and clients over the coming weeks.

Jake, Chris and the rest of their team, have been a pleasure to work with so far and we look forward to working with them in the future. For more information on Lab3 and their services, please click the link below.




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Secondly, we have received support from Callaghan Innovation. Their purpose is to help New Zealand businesses through technology and their financial support and business advice has been invaluable. 

A big thank you to everyone at Callaghan Innovation and a special thanks to Jessie who has helped us through the process and put us in touch with business contacts.

For more information on Callaghan and the work that they do please click the link below


That's all for now folks, check back regurlarly for all the latest news around Pondr

Regards Ben & The Pondr Team