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Iconic Hastings hotel takes on new offering
Hastings’ iconic Angus Inn, once the top business hotel in the city, is now part of a win-win solution to fixing Hawke’s Bay’s housing crisis and the seasonal labour shortage. In its hey day, the Angus Inn was the place to stay — from hosting All Blacks players to politicians, as well as it being booked out on Saturday nights...
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The war for talent – Hawke’s Bay’s Talent Attraction Strategy
Hawke’s Bay is buzzing. Our local economy is one of the best performing in regional New Zealand. Consumer confidence is high, unemployment is at a 10 year low. The labour market is tight and that means that competition for workers (not only in Hawke’s Bay, but around New Zealand) is expected to remain strong. Our businesses are doing well, but...
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Powering up Arataki
Thanks to an abundance of Hawke’s Bay sunlight, Arataki will halve its annual power bill through a new solar power installation at its production plant in Havelock North. Managers Pam and Rhys Flack say the move to solar energy is another important step in Arataki’s commitment towards improving its environmental footprint. “We’re also making processing changes to favour daytime power...
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Arataki Honey – 75 years young
From a single swarm to over 24,000 hives, the story of Arataki Honey started when 17-year-old Percy Berry was asked by a neighbour to remove a swarm of bees. Percy then began to split and build hives in Nireaha. In 1942 he gave up farming sheep and cattle and moved with his wife and five children to Hawke’s Bay with...
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FIngermark – Making a mark on the global fast food scene
Luke Irving has big aspirations to leave an indelible mark on the global technology scene from Havelock North, as well as creating a Silicon Valley styled technology scene nurturing Hawke’s Bay talent. Luke, the founder of a global tech company Fingermark which is leading the development of applied computer vision and deep learning computer machine technology, uplifted his team of...
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Fastway Couriers takes on international name – Aramex
Fastway Couriers, New Zealand’s oldest courier business is adopting the brand name of its international parent company Aramex. The change gives New Zealand businesses a seamless delivery network across the world as well as increasing delivery channels into New Zealand for global e-commerce retailers. Established in Hawke’s Bay in 1983 by Bill McGowan, Fastway Couriers New Zealand has 18 regional...
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Local design and construction excellence
A team of Hawke’s Bay design and construction excellence has delivered Hastings a world class Primary Health Facility. “The way we procured and built the project meant we were all one team working in partnership,” says project manager Nick Ward of Proactive Management (PML). He’s full of praise for the team of local construction specialists with main contractor Gemco Construction,...
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Hawke’s Bay Airport’s new arrivals hall open for business
The new arrivals hall at the Hawke’s Bay Airport has been well received by passengers as it opened. After a 36 hour flight from Sweden Araminta Wilson was the first passenger to collect her bags from the new automated baggage system. Araminta  from Otane, Central Hawke’s Bay, initially thought someone famous was on the flight due to the ‘paparazzi’ snapping...
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Hawke’s Bay Breeding Brilliant Youth in Business
A team from Woodford House has won this year’s Young Enterprise Scheme for their product – an environmentally friendly fruit label. Sarah Wixon, Rylie Bensemann, Zoe Rookes and Maggie Peacock featured in the previous issue of The Profit and took out the top award for their water soluable sticker that aims to reduce waste and encourage consumers to wash their...