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2019 – innovation and entrepreneurship
At Business Hawke’s Bay we love BIG ideas and BIG themes. 2019 is Hawke’s Bay’s year of innova- tion and entrepreneurship. We’re starting a nationwide conversation that celebrates and draws attention to Hawke’s Bay as a place where people with bright ideas can flour- ish. We’re calling on everyone from across the Bay; from schools, from iwi, from councils and...
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Hawke’s Bay Airport spreads its wings
The Hawke’s Bay airport has taken a step closer to its vision to be “New Zealand’s most vibrant and successful regional airport” with the opening of the new arrivals hall. The new arrivals hall opened in early January with Araminta Wilson the first passenger to collect her bags from the new automated baggage system. At the same time, the airport...
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Get your business lean in 2019
It sounds pretty simple, and it is: the leaner your business, the better it performs. A lean business doesn’t mean fewer staff doing more; in fact, it’s about getting the best out of people, processes and equipment. Steffan Kelly of The Lean Hub, says LEAN is “a way of thinking and acting”. It’s being focussed on performance and creating efficiencies....
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sponsorship hits sweet spot
All honeys are not created equal. And New Zealand is home to arguably the world’s finest. Locally based The True Honey Co. is optimising its global brand exposure by helping to bring headline eventers Tim and Jonelle Price to this year’s Land Rover Horse of the Year Show. As one of a handful of New Zealand companies to offer authentic...
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Vets rearing for service at Horse of the Year
When you have up to 2000 horses competing at Land Rover Horse of the Year you can expect the onsite vets are going to be pretty busy! Vet Services Hawke’s Bay equine vet Richard McKenzie says that’s certainly the case for their team of veterinarians and support team. “You can say we’re pretty tired by the end of the week,...
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Suited up and ready for business
Two of Hastings’ oldest retail businesses are taking their diamond rings, watches, trousers, jackets and shirts to Land Rover Horse of the Year instead of hoping visitors may walk through the doors of their shops in the CBD. Grieve Diamond Jeweller and Thomson’s Suits have shared a pop up retail trade site at the event for the last four years,...
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Burghley Day launches in Hawke’s Bay
Burghley Day’ presented by Höpt Soda is Land Rover Horse of the Year 2019’s new marquee event and already the concept is creating giant strides in sponsorship circles. The inclusion of current Burghley and Badminton champions Tim and Jonelle Price as headline acts is proving a potent formula for aligned sponsors, both international, national and local, to connect with New...
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Connecting youth and business
There's plenty of youth looking for work says Hastings District Council social and youth development manager Dennise Elers, "they've just got to be given a chance". That's what Orsborn Roadmarkers has done becoming one of the first local businesses to employ a Hastings youth from the council's Youth Connectors programme. Orsborn Roadmarkers  owners  Angela and Lucas Orsborn bought the family...
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The land of milk and honey
Relationships have been the key ingredient to launching the world's first milk and Manuka honey drink, Moonuka Milk. Relationships have been the key ingredient to launching the world’s first milk and Mānuka honey drink, Moonuka Milk. Hawke’s Bay’s Steffen Kara has partnered with long-term work colleague Gareth Wynyard and mutual friend Greg Hayhow to bring an idea first dreamed up...
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Finding a niche in a large global market
Global and national interest in hemp seed products may be growing but when Kanapu launched into the market, its founders knew they needed to establish a unique selling proposition to ensure success. At that point, the market was focused on hemp seed oil as a nutraceutical and it was commonly found on the shelves of health stores, particularly in pill...