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School student lands key governance role on YES – Sam Wixon
A “transformational experience” has not only propelled former Havelock North High School student Sam Wixon into the business world but landed him a key governance role. Having competed in The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) for the past two years, the 18-year-old has been elected as the youth trustee for 2021–2022 on the Board of Young Enterprise Trust, which...
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Investing in local businesses part of private equity strategy
The Hawke’s Bay economy has been built on the success of the primary sector for many years, but with an emergence of savvy technology businesses, local investors now have the chance to have a stake in privately owned businesses like Te Mata Mushrooms and AskYourTeam. With term investment rates at traditional banks as low as .75 percent for 12 months,...
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Drainways – from supporting role to lead position
Hawke’s Bay has been a sea of traffic cones and fenced- off infrastructure work sites as large-scale civil projects such as the Hastings District water network rebuild and the many residential subdivisions and industrial projects take off. At the heart of some of these private enterprise projects and local and central government work is local civil and commercial infrastructure business...
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Beca takes up permanent residence in Hawke’s Bay
“It’s awesome to be able to return to Hawke’s Bay, have a positive impact within the community and strengthen Beca’s involvement across a wide range of construction and infrastructure projects,” says Matt Sanders, Beca Hawke’s Bay Market Leader. Matt attended St John’s College in Hastings before completing an engineering degree at Canterbury University. After an OE in the UK, Matt joined Beca...
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An ultra-partnership based on sound foundations
Nothing gets in the way of true love. Despite not seeing each other for over 25 years, what was a high school romance has not only been rekindled, but has created an exciting business partnership. Jody Dawson and Rohana Sergent have established Havelock North’s first independent ultrasound practice. For Jody and Rohana timing is everything and they are certainly making...
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Creating successful business owners in the Bay
Creating successful businesses across Hawke’s Bay is behind the change of name for well-known Hawke’s Bay accounting firm enablebusiness to +MORE. “+MORE’s core purpose is to create successful business owners,” says Sam Ogle, owner and director of +MORE Hawke’s Bay. Over the past 12 months, Sam’s Hawke’s Bay team have been on a journey and COVID-19 has highlighted how important...
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Water supply business springs up in time for busy summer season
OVID-19 might be the crisis that we will all remember 2020 for but locally, farmers will never forget the year due to one of our most severe droughts. Water demand was at an all-time high as farmers in sun-parched rural areas tanked in our most precious natural resource. Local businessman Shaun McPherson was forced to return to one of his...
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On the correct path – Icehouse insight to First Chiropractic
Brett and Emma Mead were forced to temporarily shut their doors for seven weeks when Covid-19 hit however, with the support of The Icehouse, the First Chiropractic Hastings owners are not only adjusting to a new economic environment, they are investing in new technology for their customers, taking on new staff and lifting the business to new levels. Almost two...
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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...