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On the correct path – Icehouse insight to First Chiropractic
Brett and Emma Mead were forced to temporarily shut their doors for seven weeks when Covid-19 hit however, with the support of The Icehouse, the First Chiropractic Hastings owners are not only adjusting to a new economic environment, they are investing in new technology for their customers, taking on new staff and lifting the business to new levels. Almost two...
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Kaitime: Fueling the next generation
It has been a rise of epic proportions for Maraenui-based Kaitime. The pakihi (business) is owned and founded by Tina Sheree Rangi and partner Jonny Tawhara with the mission to fuel the next generation by ensuring every child has at least one sufficient meal a day that is packed with nutrients and all the good things that our region has...
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A kaupapa to help others’ succeed
Pūngao,  kohara and ānga (energy, passion and drive) easily describe the collective essence of Theresa O’Brien and Sally Crown as they push forward an important kaupapa of “helping others live their best lives”. Although history will show how many businesses were lost due to COVID-19, Theresa and Sally, established Tipu Ake Tonu Ltd during this time, with a vision to...
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A template for success
Joanna Monteith has been helping businesses set up business software solutions for many years but it’s some of the easier requests that has the potential to launch a global marketplace business. Joanna owns Consult, a Napier-based business that helps transition businesses to cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) products such as Xero and WorkflowMax. The days of printing invoices out...
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Sally Duncan Te Mata Estate & Hawke’s Bay Wine Growers Association
How has COVID changed how you foster/enhance your key relationships in China? Obviously the main change is the lack of market visits but we are engaging in many online and virtual tastings in China. How do you maintain a physical presence? Te Mata has had a great distributor in China called Torres for 20 years now. They know us really...
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 Catherine Wedd Bostock New Zealand on access to China markets
How has COVID-19 changed how you foster/enhance your key relationships in China? Covid-19 created extra demand for New Zealand organic apples. Chinese consumers were not going out to the wet markets or wholesalers to buy their fruit. They were buying from trusted retailers who were our customers. The consumers turned to organics as they trust it more and believe it’s...
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Sam Harvey Fern Ridge Export manager views on China market access
How has COVID 19 changed how you foster/enhance your key relationships in China? We noticed a flattening off or decrease in demand from China during the initial COVID period. This alongside the fact we are unable to visit China in the current climate, which we would normally do 3-4 times a year, meant that we sought to maintain strong relationships through...
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Trade with China post COVID19
While the Covid 19 pandemic has brought unprecedented uncertainty, it has also demonstrated how we can turn a crisis into an opportunity. The Profit looks into how to grow our export presence with China, despite closed borders. By Campbell McLean China’s leading economic indicators point toward economic growth as consumer confidence rebounds into recovery mode. According to official data, China’s...
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Are you paying the right amount of tax?
As we start to get a better understanding of the new ‘Business as usual’ operating landscape and the initial urgency around business disruption dissipates, at BDO our focus has now shifted to ensure local business have the ongoing support and strategies in place for the medium to long term time periods.  By building resilience and taking full advantage of the...