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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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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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Dentiq – new dental care for Hawke’s Bay
A dollar a day for your annual dental care is just one initiative Dr Sundar Jagadeesan is introducing to his second and newest Hawke's Bay dental clinic, Dentiq. If his approach to growing bis first practice in Wairoa is anything to go by, Dr Sundar is sure to make a success out of his new state­ of-the-art practice on Gloucester Street...
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User experience spurs buying the business
Just like Victor Kiam of Remington Razors fame, Ray Burr and Donna Campbell liked the product so much they bought the company. Ray and Donna were dairy farmers from Aria in the King Country who, like many other farmers across New Zealand, relied on using urea to increase productivity. They started out with 360 cows, which over time grew to...
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Growing a market for hemp foods in HB
Chefs and foodies have been quick to develop a taste for Otane-based Kanapu’s premium cold-pressed hemp seed oil. But that’s just the beginning. The company’s founders want to put Hawke’s Bay on the map as a global supplier of top-end hemp foods. Having to ramp up your target production because product demand significantly exceeds initial forecasts is one of those...
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Success flows from the drains up
When the Global Financial Crisis hit in 2007, Mark Currie thought his family business, Drainways, was about to go down the drain, literally. The business, started by Owen Currie in 1977, was starting to feel the strain of the downfall in construction projects across Hawke’s Bay. Mark had taken over the business from an older brother in 2007 and was...
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Pro Q & A with Mark Warren
Mark Warren, a farmer from Central Hawke’s Bay, has become a top-selling author on his first attempt. Mark has written about how he took over Waipari Station when the impacts of Rogernomics were about to be deeply felt. Not only did he survive but he’s thrived and has been entrepreneurial in his approach to working the land. He’s sold bottled...
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Indigo Restaurant – adding spice to business success
Kingfisher is still the number-one beer match with a vindaloo at Napier’s Indigo Restaurant but it has a spicy point of difference that keeps the business as fresh as the local ingredients it uses. Indigo does the common curries like butter chicken, rogan josh and tandoori better than most but it stands out for its huge menu using local fresh...