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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...
Pro Property
What will Property Values do in 2019?
2018 was another interesting year in the New Zealand property market. With stable and relatively high volumes Hawke’s Bay values generally showing consistent growth similar to the rest of the country except for Auckland and Christchurch. Without doubt in 2018 our local property market was being impacted by the more macro of government policy and this will continue in 2019....
Pro Business advice
Strategic planning for business success
In our experience, we find many businesses rate strategy as hugely important but don’t have the time, skills or knowledge to implement meaningful strategy in their own businesses. This often stems from business owners being subject to the ‘tyranny of urgent’ – meaning everyday tasks often take precedence over the more valuable and highly necessary big-picture requirement of taking stock...
Pro HR
It’s Great to be an Employer
I decided a celebration of the good things about being an employer was in order. These things apply whether you own your own business or you manage someone else’s business. I am often asked why anyone would want to work in HR – with a clear implication that it involves a lot of unpleasant ‘stuff’ no-one likes doing. This is...
Pro Legal
Business Ownership — preparing your exit strategy
It is common that an aspect of a business owner’s retirement plan is to sell the business and to use the proceeds to fund their retirement. It is important that thought and planning be given to the “exit strategy” so that when it comes time to sell the business, it is in the best shape. This is particularly important in...
Pro IT
How much smarter are smartphones set to become?
Smartphones, love them or hate them they are now a critical business tool that enables a huge amount of work to be done almost anywhere anytime and we have come. A long way since the humble smartphone hit the shelves. The first successful smartphone arguable was the blackberry, (or due to its addictiveness nicknamed “Crackberry”). Excellent device for keeping on...
Pro Commercial property
Momentum in commercial sector set to continue
All indicators are pointing towards the market building on the momentum created over the last two years. After a strong finish to 2018 with over $138M commercial property sold by Colliers Hawke’s Bay, a substantial pick up from $116M the previous year, and over 88 leases concluded, generating over $4.4M of revenue for Hawke’s Bay Landlords. Already 2019 has started...
Pro RMA
Napier begins review of District Plan
Napier City Council has recently launched its District Plan review process, which at this early stage is looking to be based around the following six key outcomes: 1. Putting people first, 2. Open for business, 3. A port and coastal city, 4. Our people our stories, 5. Ecological excellence, 6. Pedal power. Too often the Plan development process falls into...
Business Profiles
Dentiq – new dental care for Hawke’s Bay
A dollar a day for your annual dental care is just one initiative Dr Sundar Jagadeesan is introducing to his second and newest Hawke's Bay dental clinic, Dentiq. If his approach to growing bis first practice in Wairoa is anything to go by, Dr Sundar is sure to make a success out of his new state­ of-the-art practice on Gloucester Street...
Pro Features
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...