John Key
Jan10

John Key

State of our nation After 20 years relentlessly climbing financial ladders here and overseas, John Key burst on to the New Zealand political scene several years ago. He was a virtual unknown; a mover and shaker in fiscal trading and a money maker who had banked his fair share of dosh. From the unknown to our top political job, Key captured the confidence of a nation many felt had fallen into the lap of “nannyism”, with his clear-cut...

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Diane Foreman
Jan10

Diane Foreman

Finding flavour By Kate Pierson We are all commentators of life. We write the story of our existence through the decisions we make, the paths we pursue and ultimately, the person we choose to be. Stories of stoicism in the face of adversity have been told by many narrators and spoken of in many subjects. But the story of overcoming challenge that I was privy to, was not like any other I had heard. Told to me by the owner of the story,...

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Dr Alan Bollard
Jan10

Dr Alan Bollard

Dollars and sense By Sandy Galland Do you understand the relationship between monetary, fiscal and tax policy? Do you understand how these and other influences; like the OCR, inflation, deflation, GDP, CPI, PTA, interest rates and overseas economies impact, either directly or indirectly, on your business? Wellington Today went to the New Zealand Reserve Bank Governor, Dr Alan Bollard and asked him how the activities of our central...

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Gordon Tietjens
Jan10

Gordon Tietjens

Gordon’s game By Kate Pierson The greatest quest in contemporary science is a search for the indivisibile and the reason for this is simple – because pretty much everything is a collection of smaller pieces. And the deeper you dig, the smaller the pieces get. Take people for example; physically and behaviourally we are all just the sum of our parts. Add human endeavour to this and again it’s the same thing – an achievement is a...

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Charles Finny
Jan10

Charles Finny

Finny’s last hurrah By Kate Pierson ‘This too shall pass’ is an apt expression for life. The transitory nature of our existence means events, situations, status and commitment will come and go, as pre-empted or organic change draws us into a new phase of experience. After dedicating five and a half years to his current position, Charles Finny is in a process of transition, moving towards a new experience. Finny is the leader of a...

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Annah Stretton
Jan10

Annah Stretton

A Cut Above By Bridget Gourlay It’s a success story that sounds a bit too out-there to believe. A young mum from rural Waikato starts a fashion line from a dairy farm and within a year it makes a million dollars. Not only does the small town girl continue her fashion success, but she goes on to launch a magazine, a business network, a mentoring programme and to work tirelessly for a range of charities. Regardless of how...

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