Another Fine Day in Paradise
Feb02

Another Fine Day in Paradise

  North Canterbury is a great little region ripe for exploration. Wineries and unique eateries, boutique accommodation, arts and crafts, fashion and home wares, unique wildlife, not to mention an abundance of al fresco utopias to walk, bike, picnic, swim, read or simply relax within – it’s somewhat of a forgotten paradise.  When the February 2011 earthquake struck 2km west of Lyttelton, Christchurch was devastated both...

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Build a Better Team
Jan12

Build a Better Team

With the New Year upon us, one of the many challenges for employers is to motivate staff as they transition from the holiday period back into productivity mode. We talk to Mark Ferguson, incentive and event management expert and Una Diver, employee engagement and reward expert from Ernst & Young, who believe that corporate ‘wellness’ and team building go hand in hand with employee productivity. Event management and incentive...

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Staying on Track

“Believe in what you set out to do. Follow your north star.” – Brit Morin How many times have you said to yourself at new years “right, this is it, this is the year that things are going to change,” then come December you’re thinking to yourself, “why didn’t I stick to those plans I made in January?” Change doesn’t come easy, it takes a lot of discipline, courage, self belief and persistence. We’ve all heard the saying “the only...

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Digital Diligence
Jan12

Digital Diligence

  Eighty five percent of cyber attacks are directed at startups and small businesses. Here’s how to protect your privacy and security. If you are a startup or small business owner, your priority is probably the growth of your company. You are dealing with long working hours, payroll and many hassles that are a part of building your own business. Most likely, cybersecurity is not on top of your mind, unless something happens that...

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Getting off to a Positive Start

It’s that time again – yes the New Year has arrived which means it’s time to get out that pen and paper and write up a fresh list of goals and ambitions.  Are making changes and improvements to the way your business is run on that list? If so, good on you. It’s never a bad idea to make improvements and implement new processes, but getting everyone on board can be a challenge and can be the difference between your ideas becoming a...

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Fashioning First Impressions
Nov24

Fashioning First Impressions

  They say that clothes maketh the man, and never has that been truer than in the world of business. It’s been proven that dressing well increases your chances of securing a job and, in some cases, can increase your income. And let’s be honest, how often have you told yourself not to base your initial impression of someone off the way they present themselves… and how often have you succeeded? Whether you like it or not, your...

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