King Of The Road
Jan10

King Of The Road

By Davina Richards You’ve probably seen her. Leaning over and blowing a cheeky kiss in your direction, usually accompanied with the slogan ‘Be JUCY, Live JUCY, Rent JUCY’. She appears in all her glory on the back of the distinctive green and purple rental campervans, gracing the roads across New Zealand and abroad. Well her name is Lucy, a fun-loving 1950s pin-up girl who revels in adventure and the spirit of travelling, and she...

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Hot Property
Jan10

Hot Property

By Laura Hall On a gloomy Christchurch day among The Terrace’s chaotic, mud trodden construction site,  lights up the temporary onsite offices. It’s not just his blinding, fluorescent yellow suit and matching accessories that radiate off him; it’s his personality and entire persona that shine. His flamboyant signature style certainly stands out in a crowd, just the way he likes it but it is his outspoken, gung-ho attitude that is the...

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The Agritech Revolution
Jan10

The Agritech Revolution

Rising demand for farming technology is keeping Peter Nation and his team at Gallagher Animal Management very busy indeed. The Hamilton based agritech company has launched 19 new products or product improvements since January last year, with eight released this year. And there are more on the way. “Farmers laugh at me when I tell them we are in the business of providing them with technology they don’t even know they need yet, but I...

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The Blunt Edge
Jan10

The Blunt Edge

By Davina Richards The Malaysian royals have one, celebrities have been sighted carrying them and it’s been raved about in the Wall Street Journal. It had a stint on National Geographic TV and there’s even talk about them featuring in upcoming Hollywood blockbusters. Greig Brebner, the inventor and founder of Blunt umbrellas, doesn’t leave his home without one, and it looks like no else does either. Basically, an umbrella’s an...

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Hard Truths
Jan10

Hard Truths

By Laura Hall There is a general feeling among Cantabrians that our city centre is taking too long to rebuild, and an ever present concern that life in the heart of our town may never return to normal, or at least not for a very, very long time. But there’s also the distinct possibility these views are completely unrealistic; that the scale and the scope of the rebuild is a lot larger than most of us realise. Chief executive of the...

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The Real Deal
Jan10

The Real Deal

By Laura Hall Are you sick and tired of being stuck in the rat race, living pay check to pay check? Many Kiwis make it their goal to buy their own home and then focus on paying off the mortgage for 25 to 30 years. Finally they downsize the family home with a modest amount of savings for retirement. Instead of working hard to make money, wouldn’t you rather make your money and assets work for you? By playing your cards right and...

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