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Mega win for local Mitre10 MEGA Trade store
Mitre 10 MEGA Trade Hastings has taken out the much coveted Mitre 10 MEGA Trade store of the year award for 2021. Mitre 10 MEGA Trade General Manager Tristan Seccombe says the award win has been something the team has been working on for the last six years and is well deserved and tops off the continued growth in market...
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Hastings HIVE continues to grow
The HIVE is growing and is abuzz with a suite of new offices and new coworkers. Hastings HIVE has just opened its second stage of six office suites ranging in size from four desks up to seven desks. Already three of the offices have been snapped up by newcomer to Hawke’s Bay in DCA Architects, along with The Lean Hub,...
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Redesigning the way we work
COVID-19 has, in many respects, fast-forwarded changes that had been occurring slowly for years — it’s a big impact change that provided a platform to create a true shift in the way many businesses operate.  We have seen the signposting for this change cycle of increased business flexibility via the rapid escalation and uptake of cloud based products such as Xero...
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Digital display screens make big impression
Different types of digital displays are all around us, and both getting bigger (billboards) and smaller (watches).  This technology is unavoidable, and although it looks to be changing and growing fast, it may not be as more significant change as we would expect.  Before we see where we are going, let’s first take a look at where we have come...
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Who’s responsible/ The uncertainty of business liability when a cyber attack strikes
As technology continues to dominate everyday activity, the risk of cyber-attacks occurring also increases. Businesses, irrespective of their size, are becoming more vulnerable to the menace of cyber-attacks. Ransomware, malware, and broad sweeping data breaches are only a handful of the growing categories of cyber-attacks prevalent in today’s market. As the threat rises, questions of business liability because of an...
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Intensive housing options should be considered
erraced housing is not always on the agenda for developments, but surely Hawke’s Bay is on the cusp of providing for this type of housing as it presents an opportunity for another type of living within Hastings and Napier. The planning provisions in the Hastings District Plan provide for terraced housing. The expectation for terraced housing is generally to be...
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The value in being prepared
You would need to be living under a rock in New Zealand if you did not realise the property market is running hot.  Against all the predictions and crystal ball gazing buying, selling and developing property went into overdrive as soon as we got out of lockdown last year.  Initially, we thought we would have approximately three months of residual...
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Government proposes new commercial lease rent abatement clause
What has been proposed?  The government proposed to amend the Property Law Act 2007 by inserting a clause into commercial leases, when introducing the Covid-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Bill. The proposal notes that when there is an epidemic and the tenant is unable to access all, or part, of their leased premises due to health and safety reasons, that...
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Take a deep breath
Want to refocus and find some balance in life? Try breathing exercises I regular get asked questions about finding balance between work and life and how to best manage it. It’s a great question and the answer will vary from person to person. One thing that I do say to everyone is take some time to stop and breathe each...
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Summer fun or summer bummer
The summer events season is up in the air due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Hawke’s Bay is a magnet for major events over summer and as we remain at lockdown Level 2 (as of early October) our key events such as Horse of the Year, the Mission Concert, Art Deco  and many other outdoor concerts and festivals remain up in...