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Greg Rust – Rusty’s Garage & Watts Under The Bonnet
Greg Rust is an well respected Australian motor racing broadcaster and commentator living in Havelock North who has his own podcast Rusty’s Garage, along with a branded pod for www.carsales.com.au (one of the biggest auto sites in Oz and a blue chip company) called ‘Watts Under The Bonnet’. What’s your podcast name? I actually work on two.  My main one is...
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St John Craner – podcast – The Rural Sales Show
Podcasting is the fastest growing media globally, creating fortunes and celebrity status for the likes of Joe Rogan, Bill Simmons, Karen Kilgraff and Georgia Hardstark (My favourite murder). There’s an oddity about sending questions to local podcasters for a written and published feature… Hawke’s Bay has some amazing podcast talent who enjoy sharing their experiences and knowledge in a particular...
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Podcasting from the Bay – Yvonne Lorkin & Dan Brennan
Podcasting is the fastest growing media globally, creating fortunes and celebrity status for the likes of Joe Rogan, Bill Simmons, Karen Kilgraff and Georgia Hardstark (My favourite murder). There’s an oddity about sending questions to local podcasters for a written and published feature… Hawke’s Bay has some amazing podcast talent who enjoy sharing their experiences and knowledge in a particular...
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Huge support in name change for local civil infrastructure business
A new exciting era has begun at one of Hawke’s Bay’s most established civil infrastructure businesses, with a change in company name that better reflects its heritage, culture, tikanga and future direction. The name change from Russell Roads to Tūpore Infrastructure was announced in late 2023 and has been met with a positive response from its 100+ workforce as well...
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New Sport and recreation leaders ready to tackle challenges
Three sport organisations at the forefront of increasing participation, health and wellbeing and supporting our top athletes to reach the pinnacle of their sport have new leaders at the helm. Sport Hawke’s Bay has promoted Ryan Hambleton to chief executive while the Regional Sports Park Trust (RSPT) has Glenn Lucas as its new chief executive and Hawke’s Bay Community Fitness...
Pro Wellbeing
Finding your Ikigai on the road to Death Valley
Ikigai (生き甲斐, “a reason for being”) is a Japanese concept referring to having a direction or purpose in life, providing a sense of fulfilment, and towards which the person may take actions, giving them satisfaction and a sense of meaning. Understanding your Ikigai is the key to waking up like a kid on Christmas morning, inspired to go to work, feel safe...
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PROPOSED TOURISM FUNDING CUTS WILL HAVE CATASTROPHIC EFFECT
Proposed funding cuts to Hawke’s Bay Tourism will have a catastrophic effect on the region’s economy, with more than $250 million likely to disappear from local businesses, if the cuts go ahead. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s proposal to defund visitor attraction over three years would, in reality, force Hawke’s Bay Tourism to shut up shop in July with the lights...
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Funding loss could limit public access to Te Mata Park
The loss of vital funding from the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will set Te Mata Park back by a decade and will fail to protect the region’s most popular recreational and tourism asset. The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Long-Term Plan proposal to pull its $120,000 a year Park maintenance funding will see Te Mata Park Trust launch a ‘Protect the...
Pro Business advice
Managing your business wellbeing in 2024
As we mark one year on from Cyclone Gabrielle affecting homes and businesses throughout the Hawke’s Bay, it’s an important time to take stock of how we have collectively coped and responded to challenges in 2023 and what we can do to manage business wellbeing in 2024. The November 2023 BDO Business Wellbeing Index is one way to understand how...
Pro IT
Get ready for Windows 11: Better hybrid work with more convenience
Even good things must end and so it is for Windows 10. With end-of-life scheduled for October 2025, now is the time for planning the upgrade to Windows 11: you don’t want the date sneaking up on you, resulting in a rush job and potential disruption. Of course, the good news is that Windows 11 is an evolutionary shift from...