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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...
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Hawke’s Bay Airport sets date for stage 1 opening
The first stage of the $20.2 million Hawke’s Bay Airport expansion will be ready to welcome passengers to the region on January 15. Hawke’s Bay Airport chief executive Stuart Ainslie said the finishing touches are being made to the new arrivals hall which will include the airport’s first automated baggage system that will have the capacity of 2.5 million bags/annum....
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Record turnover and passenger growth brings forward Airport Masterplan review
Passenger growth at Hawke’s Bay Airport continues to exceed expectations and has led to the company posting a record turnover of $6.6 million. Year-on-year passenger growth is up 8 percent with 715,000 annual passengers for the rolling year through to October 2018. Net profit after tax of $1.4m, was slightly down on last year ($270,000) but was due to increased...
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Strong tenant interest in large commercial development in Havelock North
Construction is underway on one of the largest commercial development in Havelock North in a decade with key tenants already confirmed for stage one, signalling strong confidence in the fast-growing CBD. Murrayfield Properties Limited, owned by Jonathan and Cristina McHardy’s family trust, has a vision to create a modern vibrant retail, commercial and hospitality precinct. A representative for the McHardys,...