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The land of plenty will rise again
Big things were expected from 2020. Hawke’s Bay’s economy was hot to trot and regarded as one of the strongest performing regions across New Zealand. But, that all came to screaming halt on March 25 when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that businesses and schools across the country would go into lockdown and we would be forced to stay home...
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Business HB ready to support local businesses
As New Zealand emerges from its COVID-19 lockdown, around the country business and community leaders are turning their thoughts to regional recovery. We are now confronted by a deep global, national, and local recession, the sharpness of which is unprecedented. It will be a slow, persistent climb out of this recession, back to some sense of normality. New Zealand is...
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$70m petfood plant for Napier
Significant growth in global demand for its natural pet food range will see ZIWI build a new state-of-the-art processing kitchen in Awatoto, 5 kilometres south of the Napier city centre. The new 12,000 square metre production kitchen will cost NZ $70 million and will be fitted out with the latest processing technology. The kitchen will be capable of doubling ZIWI’s...
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Meke Meter and Dominys set to dominate wellbeing market
Levi and Dana Armstrong have a strong desire to improve the mental, social and physical wellbeing of communities. For over five years, the Armstrongs have worked with a team of researchers at EIT to develop the Meke Meter, www.mekemeter.org. The Meke Meter is an indigenous quality of life self-assessment tool. By asking people to think about their current physical, mental...
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New brand commercial sends the message that couriers deliver what matters most
Aramex (formerly Fastway Couriers) has today released a new brand commercial that illustrates the company’s promise of delivering what matters most. In these unprecedented times when toilet paper has become a hot commodity, the commercial shows an Aramex courier delivering to an elderly man who can’t wait to get his hands on the rolls. Aramex New Zealand chief executive Scott...
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Aramex continues to move essential parcels across New Zealand
Aramex New Zealand is working hard to deliver essential goods across New Zealand. The NZ Government essential businesses list was extended further this week to include online sale of some goods, which people may need to safely isolate, stay connected to one another, and work or study from home. Aramex New Zealand is prioritising the delivery of perishable and pharmaceutical...
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Shipping containers available in record time to ensure exporting continues
New Zealand container storage and service company ContainerCo is sourcing and making shipping containers available in record time for Hawke’s Bay exporters to move goods across the world. ContainerCo’s Napier depot manager Steven Feyen said since the Covid 19 lockdown, staff across its seven container parks have been working incredibly hard with support from international shipping companies and Ministry of...
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Hawke’s Bay Airport redevelopment project to get underway again
One of Hawke’s Bay’s most significant infrastructure projects, the redevelopment of the Hawke’s Bay Airport will get back underway next week with construction starting the following Monday. Hawke’s Bay Airport CEO Stuart Ainslie is excited at the prospect of works recommencing  after the government decided to move down COVID-19 Alert Level 3. He says construction recommencement signals many jobs and...
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Interim CE appointed to Napier City Council
Napier Mayor Kirsten Wise is pleased to announce that Keith Marshall has been appointed to the Interim CE role for Napier City Council. The Chief Executive Contract Committee, led by Mayor Wise, and comprising Deputy Mayor Annette Brosnan, and Councillors Nigel Simpson, Api Tapine, Graeme Taylor, and Tania Wright held a series of virtual interviews before selecting Mr Marshall as...
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TimeHub launches contactless solution to support NZ businesses contact trace B2B visitors
Local business Timehub has launched a contactless solution via smartphones to ensure visitors, employees and your business are safe. What happens when a health and safety tool becomes a hazard? In post-pandemic times, that’s exactly what the traditional Visitor Log has become. Businesspeople who visit other business premises are used to signing a paper Visitor Log when they arrive. Or...