The Accidental Comedian
Apr28

The Accidental Comedian

  Rhys Darby: well-known soldier, sports fanatic and budding journalist – wait, what? You’d think for someone as naturally gifted in the comedy department as Rhys Darby, performing would have been something that he’d planned all along, but having a hit TV series, sought after stand-up acts and starring in many a movie was never in the pipelines. In fact, as a child his mother’s main concern was to keep him out of trouble. Rhys...

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Money Talks
Apr09

Money Talks

  Too often we see people burying themselves in debt, making bad financial decisions, living paycheque to paycheque and passing that on to future generations.  One woman is putting a stop to all that and is starting with children from as young as six years-old. Banqer chief executive Kendall Flutey was an accountant turned software developer when she was inspired to develop Banqer. At just 26 years of age Kendall has achieved...

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Beneath the Surface – What Makes World-Record Free Diver Tick
Mar23

Beneath the Surface – What Makes World-Record Free Diver Tick

  One hundred metres beneath the ocean surface would be a torturous place for many, but it’s where you’ll find William Trubridge in his element. It’s where he’s chosen to make his living.  “I have a relationship with the depths, they beckon me beyond my means, cold dark vacant pressure, forever night, endless dreams,” the world-record free diver scribed. Only a short time ago, any New Zealander representing their sport at a...

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Jorgen Ellis – The Kitset King
Feb16

Jorgen Ellis – The Kitset King

  There’s something in the water in New Zealand. Something that’s producing a fleet of young entrepreneurs willing and able to take on the world. Jorgen Ellis is such a specimen.  At the age of 18, Jorgen dropped out of university to found a company on a whim with $310 in his pocket. Jorgen’s now 21 and that company is now a million dollar empire. “The key to going from an idea to a company is sales; the day customers begin...

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Taking Charge – Kieran Read’s Role of a Lifetime
Feb02

Taking Charge – Kieran Read’s Role of a Lifetime

  Ask any New Zealand boy what they want to be when they grow up and chances are they’ll say, ‘An All Black’.  It’s a noble dream shared by many youngsters throughout our nation including, circa 2000, Kieran Read, the man now at the helm of our men in black.  All Blacks captain Kieran Read needs little introduction, but for the sake of it here’s one anyway. Kieran is about as Kiwi as they come. Raised on the rural fringes of...

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How Bernard Powell Made Premier Group the Best Place to Work in NZ
Jan12

How Bernard Powell Made Premier Group the Best Place to Work in NZ

  “Everyone’s ultimate goal in life is to be happier.”  You can ask anyone what their goal is. It could be to lose weight, to make more money, to have another child, but the underlining point to all of the above… to be happier. Premier Group International founder and ambassador, Bernard Powell, is dedicated to making sure everyone who works with him is on the right path to achieving that ultimate goal. Overall Winner at the IBM...

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