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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...
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Hastings City Business Association relocates to Hastings Hive
The Hastings City Business Association has relocated to the co-working and serviced office space, Hastings Hive. Business Association general manager Anita Alder said the move will optimise the services that they provide to over 500 businesses in the CBD. “For us Hastings Hive provides the association a multi-purpose facility where we run our day to day operations in a superbly...
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Ngā Ara Tipuna gets PGF funding in Central Hawke’s Bay
The government’s Provincial Growth Fund continues to support economic development projects across Hawke’s Bay with nearly $9 million announced in January. Wairoa has been given up to $6.1m to rebuild the heart of its CBD with three initiatives while Central Hawke’s Bay has been given $2.8m for a proposed project to turn Waipukurau pā sites into a cultural tourism attraction....
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The Profit – Celebrating 10 years
The launch editorial team for The Profit totalled four – Anna Lorck, Lawrence Gullery, Kate de Lautour and me. We wanted to unite the region. We made a bold statement that we would be representing a “fresh generation of local business people” and that we were over petty infighting between Hastings and Napier. Our first editorial headline announced: “Hawke’s Bay...
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Charlie Wallace – rocking to success
The hard work has paid off for musician and online entrepreneur Charlie Wallace, who now has the financial freedom to realise his dream of becoming an international rock star. It’s a ‘high school dropout becomes a success’ story for the former Taradale High School student, who has created a multimillion-dollar online business before the age of 30. His teachers may...