RECOGNISING THE LAND The greatest place in the world to grow but do we take it for granted? Hawke’s Bay is the greatest place in the world for land-based production. That’s the view of John Buck, one of New Zealand’s foremost wine growers. John says Hawke’s Bay has immense natural attributes but as a region [...]
The primary sector is the backbone of the Hawke’s Bay economy, worth millions to the region and is by far our greatest employer. When it comes to covering stories of interest, the topics and the people go well beyond the ‘farm gate’. There wouldn’t be a business in Hawke’s Bay that isn’t linked to the [...]
You know it’s desperate times when farmers are forced to graze stock on the side of the road because there’s no grass in the paddock. The drought is all farmers are talking about and many businesses are being stretched to the limit. It’s described as the worst drought in 70 years. The whole North Island [...]
When you think about men that have shaped the Bay, the name Ashley Hartley probably doesn’t spring to mind. But as you drive throughout the Bay – east to west and north to south, there are many examples of Ashley’s tireless energy as the lead project manager of buildings of significance. In 47 years in the building [...]
It sounds like a dream job; the ultimate in flexibility. With coffee breaks to suit you, no co-workers to deal with and a fully stocked fridge just metres away, running a business from home sounds ideal. But there’s a flipside; a commonly held perception that people who work from home aren’t as professional; that we [...]
One of the oldest forms of marketing is still going strong. There are many ways to get new business, some more costly and effective than others and in Hawke’s Bay, one of the most popular is getting out on the business dating scene. Hawke’s Bay has a relatively small business community, it’s a bit like [...]
He’s New Zealand and Hawke’s Bay’s answer to the likes of Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Apple’s Steve Jobs and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Lofty heights but at the helm of New Zealand’s fastest growing company with a total share value over $1 billion, Rod Drury deserves his many accolades of recent years. The tall poppy syndrome in [...]
The latest edition includes features on the 2013 Profiteer awards, networking in the bay, working from home and we are thrilled to launch our new primary section. Look out for The Profit May – August edition in your businesses PO Box, or contact Damon Harvey (email@example.com) if you would like to subscribe.