Restyle, Revamp, Rebrand Sydenham
Jan07

Restyle, Revamp, Rebrand Sydenham

By Karen Pasco If you’ve driven past Sydenham lately you’ll have noticed a change. There’s a new vibrancy and life to the area with new and revitalised retailers, offices and more people enjoying the perked up suburb. What was once a bit of a tired and belittled part of town has been transformed. It was hit hard in the earthquakes losing some of its iconic heritage buildings and suffered from the shut down of footpaths and roads in...

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Staring Down The Barrel
Jan07

Staring Down The Barrel

In its simplest definition peak oil is defined as the point in time when the global production of oil will reach its maximum rate, after which production will gradually decline. Add the range of differing opinions and this definition manifests itself into a highly complex and volatile mix of political, economical and geological issues. A common misconception is peak oil is what happens when oil runs out; unfortunately it’s not so...

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The Rotten Truth
Jan07

The Rotten Truth

Leaky home facts and figures regularly appear in news headlines. Often times we discount them, casually shrug, or even have a moan about the cost to the taxpayer. But what happens when it turns out that the leaky home belongs to you? By Karen Pasco It was a phone call three years ago which completely turned the lives of Auckland couple Bruce and Meryle Kenny upside down. The call came from the Auckland City Council and the news the...

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Stop Criminals Before They Get Into Your Business
Jan07

Stop Criminals Before They Get Into Your Business

Nearly 16,000 unlawful entries and burglaries were reported in Canterbury last year, so the obvious question is; is your business protecting itself against intruders and theft? Those likely to enter your property with ill intent are smarter and more brazen than ever. As security technology gets smarter – so too do those trying to avoid detection. With Christchurch moving closer to rebuilding, the team at Ross Galt Security recommend...

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Heading Back To The Centre
Jan07

Heading Back To The Centre

The return to central Christchurch for Malley & Co Lawyers is a signal of intent; the company has faith that a thriving city centre will once again be realised. As the doors to its new Colombo Street office opened on July 30, its previous Cathedral Square office was being slowly reduced to a small pile of rubble. Partner and acting general manager, John Shingleton says the 115 year old Canterbury firm has always had a central city...

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Do Your Meetings Suck?
Jan07

Do Your Meetings Suck?

I read a survey recently where participants were asked “What frustrates you most about meetings at work?.” The top reported frustrations about meetings were: No clear purpose or objective for the meeting Meeting doesn’t start on time, stay on track, or finish on time Repeating information for late arrivals Too long Not organised. No agenda No specific action items or tasks assigned Allowing attendees to ramble Weak presenter...

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