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Kaitime: Fueling the next generation
It has been a rise of epic proportions for Maraenui-based Kaitime. The pakihi (business) is owned and founded by Tina Sheree Rangi and partner Jonny Tawhara with the mission to fuel the next generation by ensuring every child has at least one sufficient meal a day that is packed with nutrients and all the good things that our region has...
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A kaupapa to help others’ succeed
Pūngao,  kohara and ānga (energy, passion and drive) easily describe the collective essence of Theresa O’Brien and Sally Crown as they push forward an important kaupapa of “helping others live their best lives”. Although history will show how many businesses were lost due to COVID-19, Theresa and Sally, established Tipu Ake Tonu Ltd during this time, with a vision to...
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A template for success
Joanna Monteith has been helping businesses set up business software solutions for many years but it’s some of the easier requests that has the potential to launch a global marketplace business. Joanna owns Consult, a Napier-based business that helps transition businesses to cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) products such as Xero and WorkflowMax. The days of printing invoices out...
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Sally Duncan Te Mata Estate & Hawke’s Bay Wine Growers Association
How has COVID changed how you foster/enhance your key relationships in China? Obviously the main change is the lack of market visits but we are engaging in many online and virtual tastings in China. How do you maintain a physical presence? Te Mata has had a great distributor in China called Torres for 20 years now. They know us really...
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 Catherine Wedd Bostock New Zealand on access to China markets
How has COVID-19 changed how you foster/enhance your key relationships in China? Covid-19 created extra demand for New Zealand organic apples. Chinese consumers were not going out to the wet markets or wholesalers to buy their fruit. They were buying from trusted retailers who were our customers. The consumers turned to organics as they trust it more and believe it’s...
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Sam Harvey Fern Ridge Export manager views on China market access
How has COVID 19 changed how you foster/enhance your key relationships in China? We noticed a flattening off or decrease in demand from China during the initial COVID period. This alongside the fact we are unable to visit China in the current climate, which we would normally do 3-4 times a year, meant that we sought to maintain strong relationships through...
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Hawke’s Bay on track to be premier sport facility capital
Hawke’s Bay has the potential to supersede the likes of Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch as the premier sport facility region of New Zealand. In fact Hawke’s Bay can probably already lay claim to the title, but with over $60 million of new sport facilities at the Regional Sports Park (Mitre10 Park), Pettigrew.Green Arena (PGH) and a high performance...
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Getting Lift off – youth development programme profile
To counteract concerns the job market would get harder for its rangatahi (young people) following the Covid-19 outbreak, they fast-tracked plans to create jobs themselves and LIFT Business on Emerson Street, Napier, was born. This retail hub, supported by council and charitable funding, opened its doors in August selling products made by LIFT’s rangatahi ‘clients’ or their broader whānau. Part...
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Name announced for new surgery facility in Hastings
The name for the $70 million Hawke's Bay-owned and operated elective surgery facility currently being built in Hastings has been announced. Westside Healthcare's managing director Dr Colin Hutchison today announced the name, Kaweka Health. “We wanted a name that resonated with the community and the Kaweka ranges are a prominent geographical feature of Hawke’s Bay that envelops and protects the...
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Hawke’s Bay Airport solar farm technical experts confirmed
Leading renewable energy provider Vector Powersmart has been confirmed as the technical partner for the next stage Hawke’s Bay Airport’s ambitious 10MW commercial solar farm project. Hawke’s Bay Airport Limited chief executive Stuart Ainslie today announced the next stage of the project, a feasibility plan, and technical design which would see unused land at the airport becoming New Zealand’s largest...