The Fairest Of Them All
Jan10

The Fairest Of Them All

In Sierra Leone West Africa there is a small, remote village called Boma that is home to about 120 people. Their lifestyle is basic; primitive in comparison to the western world. There is no electricity in the village and the homes have dirt floors. The aftermath of the 10 year civil war that devastated the nation continues to have an affect as communities struggle to rebuild 11 years on. But life in Boma is changing for the better....

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The State Of The Nation
Jan07

The State Of The Nation

At the start of 2011, life was very different in Christchurch. We’d been hit, but were well on the way to recovering from the September 4 and Boxing Day earthquakes. While things were looking tricky in Europe, we didn’t think we’d lose track of how many times Greece could get bailed out by the year’s end. The economic effects of these two events were the topic of Dr Alan Bollard’s address to the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of...

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Shear Determination
Jan06

Shear Determination

It’s par for the course these days for businesses worldwide to obsess about maximising profits, while at the same time saving the environment and giving consumers everything they ever asked for. But when a company actually achieves this, or something exceedingly close, then you know it has a formula worth taking note of; step up Icebreaker. The brainchild of Cantabrian Jeremy Moon, Icebreaker was formed out of the desire to build...

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Plan B
Jan06

Plan B

It’s not often we step back and think about the long term. The most you and I have done to contribute to saving the planet basically amounts to recycling. So when I heard about The B Team, founded by Sir Richard Branson and former chairman of Puma Jochen Zeitz, a group of global leaders who have come together to develop new business models that solve social issues and reverse the damage we’re doing to our planet, it certainly made me...

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An Open Book
Jan06

An Open Book

By Laura Baker Walking into the mayoral office at the Christchurch City Council, Lianne Dalziel looks relaxed and fresh from the summer holidays. She greets me with a smile and enthusiastically shows me photos of her summer holiday in the Coromandel. “I’m feeling very positive about this year,” she cheerfully says as we sit down for the interview. It’s definitely a good thing the mayor is feeling so chipper because she has a full-on...

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The Art Of His Craft
Jan06

The Art Of His Craft

By Davina Richards Many people talk about the next big thing and although craft beer is regarded by many as mainstream these days, Blenheim boy Josh Scott knew he was onto something when he had his eyes opened to a world of full flavoured, quality beers during an OE to Europe and the US in his late teens. The son of Allan Scott of Allan Scott Wines, his refined tasting palate blossomed like a fine wine and now stands as a pioneer in...

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