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Building owners on shaky ground with new legislation
Due to the new earthquake-prone building legislation, building owners across the country could be facing a mandatory structural assessment to determine whether or not their buildings are earthquake prone. No longer will owners of older buildings be able to postpone structural assessments as the new legislation gives clear guidelines on time frames. Local councils are required to assess their building...
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Barker Contractors – Signed, sealed and delivered for roading contractor
Waipawa based Barker Contractors has gone from being a jack of all trades to a specialist roading contractor, leading the way with new innovations. Business owner Michael Barker returned from a five year working stint in Australia back in 1980 and has taken the business of a journey of expansion, both in services and staff numbers, to evolving into a...
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Enable Business – Championing the Success of Businesses in the Bay
Two of Hawke’s Bays’ most innovative accountancy firms — enablebusiness and Knowledge Accountants — have joined forces to deliver even more value to their clients. Well-known Hastings accountant Cedric Knowles and his team at Knowledge Accountants Ltd have merged with enable- business Hawke's Bay – and the new two-partner firm is looking forward to an exciting future. “We’re rapt to...
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Hurford Parker – Good cover is just one part to being a leading local insurance provider
Experienced insurance broker Jeff Parker has seen disasters such as fires destroy Hawke’s Bay business premises and can tell the good and the bad stories when it comes to insurance cover and business continuity. Jeff and the late Jim Hurford set up Hurford Parker on 1 June 1994 on the simple ethos that people want to know who they are...
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Havelock North Tyres – More tread in the game than most
You would get bald tyres driving around Hawke’s Bay trying to find someone with more knowledge on tyres than Havelock North Tyre and Alignment owner Greg Nicholson. The tyre industry runs as deep as new tyre tread in Greg’s life, he and wife Fiona even named their youngest son after Greg’s favourite tyre brand – Cooper. Greg left school in...