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2019 – innovation and entrepreneurship
At Business Hawke’s Bay we love BIG ideas and BIG themes. 2019 is Hawke’s Bay’s year of innova- tion and entrepreneurship. We’re starting a nationwide conversation that celebrates and draws attention to Hawke’s Bay as a place where people with bright ideas can flour- ish. We’re calling on everyone from across the Bay; from schools, from iwi, from councils and...
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Hawke’s Bay Airport spreads its wings
The Hawke’s Bay airport has taken a step closer to its vision to be “New Zealand’s most vibrant and successful regional airport” with the opening of the new arrivals hall. The new arrivals hall opened in early January with Araminta Wilson the first passenger to collect her bags from the new automated baggage system. At the same time, the airport...
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Mike Pero Real Estate establishes in HB
The savvy and experienced local business woman, has opened the region’s first Mike Pero Real Estate franchise, based in Hastings, as the Hawke’s Bay brand and territory owner covering Napier to Central Hawke’s Bay. Fulfilling a lifelong ambition to own her own business in real estate, Amber says she wanted to bring a real point of difference to the regions...
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Rental housing overhaul long overdue
The landscape of property management is changing and the days of letting your investment property to a 'mate of a mate' on a handshake is gone, or at least it should be. In recent years the industry has undergone massive change and Propertyscouts Hawke’s Bay owner Duncan McLean warns there are more changes on the horizon. He says those who...
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Get your business lean in 2019
It sounds pretty simple, and it is: the leaner your business, the better it performs. A lean business doesn’t mean fewer staff doing more; in fact, it’s about getting the best out of people, processes and equipment. Steffan Kelly of The Lean Hub, says LEAN is “a way of thinking and acting”. It’s being focussed on performance and creating efficiencies....
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Local technology business tastes success
It’s been a long time between drinks – eight years to be exact – but after getting as far as a finalist in 2010, the team at Hawke’s Bay Technologies has gone on to take out the Pan Pac 2018 Business of the Year. The business has evolved from being a reseller and service provider of Ricoh copier machines to...
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Business Profile – Simply Architecture
Many business professionals start giving back to their chosen career later in life, but that’s not the case for architectural designer Andrew Flack, who runs his own fledgling business but doubles as a tutor at EIT. Andrew completed the two-year architectural design course at EIT in 2010 and within just seven short years he returned as a tutor, a role...
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sponsorship hits sweet spot
All honeys are not created equal. And New Zealand is home to arguably the world’s finest. Locally based The True Honey Co. is optimising its global brand exposure by helping to bring headline eventers Tim and Jonelle Price to this year’s Land Rover Horse of the Year Show. As one of a handful of New Zealand companies to offer authentic...
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Vets rearing for service at Horse of the Year
When you have up to 2000 horses competing at Land Rover Horse of the Year you can expect the onsite vets are going to be pretty busy! Vet Services Hawke’s Bay equine vet Richard McKenzie says that’s certainly the case for their team of veterinarians and support team. “You can say we’re pretty tired by the end of the week,...
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Suited up and ready for business
Two of Hastings’ oldest retail businesses are taking their diamond rings, watches, trousers, jackets and shirts to Land Rover Horse of the Year instead of hoping visitors may walk through the doors of their shops in the CBD. Grieve Diamond Jeweller and Thomson’s Suits have shared a pop up retail trade site at the event for the last four years,...