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Hawke’s Bay Airport announces partnership with Trustpower for solar farm development
Hawke’s Bay Airport today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Trustpower Ltd as part of the proposed commercial solar farm development to be built on land adjacent to the runway. The partnership will allow the development to move to the next phase, which will involve community consultation and seeking resource consent for the construction and operation of...
Pro Cyber Security
Making Security awareness a habit
Looking forward to 2022, we can expect another period of dealing with the invisible and deadly COVID-19 virus. Three years in, it has changed how we live, work and interact with others nationally and globally. We have trained ourselves to keep to our one-metre distance in public places, wash our hands thoroughly, and use sanitisers. We wear masks and use...
Pro HR
The Employee Experience – Now is the time
A tight labour market, closed borders and now The Great Resignation (a term used to describe an unexpected side effect of the pandemic, where people are rethinking how to live their lives and what type of meaning and purpose they want out of work and life), the task of finding and keeping talent needed to operate in business right now...
Pro Legal
Understand legislation changes to land before acting
A hot topic for many years has been the house market. Specifically, how the Government has attempted to create affordable housing for those priced out of the market. The most recent of these is the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 and the proposed repeal and replacement of the Resource Management Act. Hastings and Napier District Councils will be...
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Mega win for local Mitre10 MEGA Trade store
Mitre 10 MEGA Trade Hastings has taken out the much coveted Mitre 10 MEGA Trade store of the year award for 2021. Mitre 10 MEGA Trade General Manager Tristan Seccombe says the award win has been something the team has been working on for the last six years and is well deserved and tops off the continued growth in market...
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Hastings HIVE continues to grow
The HIVE is growing and is abuzz with a suite of new offices and new coworkers. Hastings HIVE has just opened its second stage of six office suites ranging in size from four desks up to seven desks. Already three of the offices have been snapped up by newcomer to Hawke’s Bay in DCA Architects, along with The Lean Hub,...
Pro Legal
Redesigning the way we work
COVID-19 has, in many respects, fast-forwarded changes that had been occurring slowly for years — it’s a big impact change that provided a platform to create a true shift in the way many businesses operate.  We have seen the signposting for this change cycle of increased business flexibility via the rapid escalation and uptake of cloud based products such as Xero...
Pro IT
Digital display screens make big impression
Different types of digital displays are all around us, and both getting bigger (billboards) and smaller (watches).  This technology is unavoidable, and although it looks to be changing and growing fast, it may not be as more significant change as we would expect.  Before we see where we are going, let’s first take a look at where we have come...
Pro Legal
Who’s responsible/ The uncertainty of business liability when a cyber attack strikes
As technology continues to dominate everyday activity, the risk of cyber-attacks occurring also increases. Businesses, irrespective of their size, are becoming more vulnerable to the menace of cyber-attacks. Ransomware, malware, and broad sweeping data breaches are only a handful of the growing categories of cyber-attacks prevalent in today’s market. As the threat rises, questions of business liability because of an...
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Intensive housing options should be considered
erraced housing is not always on the agenda for developments, but surely Hawke’s Bay is on the cusp of providing for this type of housing as it presents an opportunity for another type of living within Hastings and Napier. The planning provisions in the Hastings District Plan provide for terraced housing. The expectation for terraced housing is generally to be...