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Fingermark announces investment from global sustainability leader, Ecolab
Award winning New Zealand tech innovator, Fingermark, has secured a cornerstone investment from global water, hygiene and infection prevention leader, Ecolab. This investment includes a multimillion dollar capital injection that will support Fingermark’s rapidly rising global growth trajectory. Luke Irving, Founder and Chief Executive of Fingermark, hailed the deal as transformative. “This is a true collaboration that will help both...
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Sun shines on solar uptake for businesses and households
More households and businesses are capturing the rays from the sun as a way to reduce electricity costs and ensure continuity of power during a short or extended outage. Freeenergy Solar Solutions owner Aaron Duncan says todays customers are more educated on the benefits of solar than when he became one of the first dedicated solar energy providers in Hawke’s...
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Tackling the housing shortage – the Hastings approach
Housing is one of the biggest discussion topics in Hawke’s Bay. Housing supply, urban intensification, expansion on to primary productive land, resource and building consent timelines and success, fast tracking government consents, 30 year land supply, houses vs building communities are usual parts of the conversation by planners, councils, developers, builders and government agencies. In 2019 the region was facing...
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GEMCO – Celebrating 20 years in business
In 20 short years, Hawke’s Bay’s leading construction firm has etched out an enviable list of prominent construction projects across Napier, Hastings and beyond. In typical Gemco fashion, the company celebrated the 20 year milestone with 500 people including staff, family, clients and friends with Gemfest, headlined by top New Zealand band The Blackseeds at Church Road Winery. Gemco Managing...
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Georgina Langdale – The Soul Garden podcast
Georgina Langdale uses her podcast The Soul Garden to explore ways we can look after our own wellbeing and those we care for. What is its theme? I use the podcast to explore ways we can look after our own wellbeing and those we care for. It’s a mix of ecotherapy, coaching, women’s midlife transitions (menopause), meditation, end of life...
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Kiini Krystal – Reo Struggles podcast
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… Kiini Krystal’s podcast Reo Struggles discusses the Te Reo Māori highs and lows of revitalisng the language. ...
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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...