Interviews

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What Next?

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What Next?

  How much damage has the economy incurred and how do we lessen the impact? The Alert Level 4 and subsequent lockdowns were a public health necessity for New Zealand, there’s no doubt about that. Looking abroad at countries fraught with COVID-19 – from over 1.8 million cases and well over 100,000 deaths in the United States, to Sweden (often compared with New Zealand’s Covid response due to the similar size) with over 40,000 cases and close to 5,000 deaths – Kiwis across the board are proud of the Government’s response. Now that we...

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The breakdown: COVID-19 government stimulus package

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The breakdown: COVID-19 government stimulus package

    9th – April 2020 New Zealand has declared a State of National Emergency in response to COVID-19, granting the Government special powers to restrict people’s movement and control the virus from spreading. With a Level 4 Alert that started at 12:00AM on March 26, 2020, New Zealanders were told they must stay at home and that all non-essential business must close. This drastic measure is one of the best ways to stop the coronavirus and potentially saves tens of thousands of lives across New Zealand. While a necessary action,...

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Of Farm and Fortune

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Of Farm and Fortune

  In 1979, 25-year-old David Ellis took out his first rural bank loan. The self-made multi-millionaire and racehorse breeder, buyer, owner and bloodstock consultant has since created the greatest privately-owned empire the New Zealand Thoroughbred racing industry has ever seen in Te Akau Racing; and many New Zealanders benefit from its success without ever knowing it. Given all he’s achieved, David’s approach to life is surprisingly simple…   When David Ellis established his own 20-strong Thoroughbred horse training stables in...

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Reminiscent of a time gone by

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Reminiscent of a time gone by

  If we compare the human body to a city, the nervous system would comprise all of the many businesses that line the city’s streets. Christchurch businesses are noticeably flourishing and the city has never been healthier for it.   Director of Lumiere Cinemas, Nick Paris is just the person upon whom the responsibility for the resident cinema at the Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora should have been placed. What Nick and business partner Max Hoffman have created in Lumiere Cinemas is reminiscent of a time gone by… Films have been showing in...

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The Mental Edge

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The Mental Edge

  David Niethe, renowned mental performance coach, known for his work with New Zealand’s top athletes and business people, says the mind is our greatest tool. Do you believe in mind control? It’s what sets the elite apart from the ordinary. It’s a silent determination, an ability to replace the self-doubt with unwavering confidence to enable peak personal performance. Regardless of how successful a person may be, the mind continues to put up barriers to overcome and there’s one man who has made it his life to help hundreds, maybe even...

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Levelling the Playing Field

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Levelling the Playing Field

  Builders, big, independent, small and medium, now have a levelled playing field and the simple approach is leaving many wondering, “why didn’t I think of that?” Combined Building Supplies Co-operative chairman Carl Taylor talks about making small operators more competitive. The Combined Building Supplies Co-operative or, in simpler terms, CBS Co-op, allows anyone in the construction industry who are members of the co-op, access to the same low rates on materials and services that, up until now, were only accessible to major...

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The Measure of Success

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The Measure of Success

  New Zealand is a nation of innovators. And not just a notable few throughout history, but everywhere, every day, Kiwis challenge the realms of science and certainty in their backyards and we rarely ever hear about them. Sir Ray Avery, the philanthropic scientist whose medical inventions have saved millions of lives, is one of our brightest stars. You would have heard of Sir Ernest Rutherford, the physicist who split the atom; Richard Pearse, pioneer aviator; Kate Shepard, ‘leading light’ of the women’s suffrage movement; and Sir Peter...

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50 Years of Fieldays

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50 Years of Fieldays

  Fieldays has been unifying town and country communities for the past half century and still continues to push the envelope. “Listen and lead,” that’s what has made National Agricultural Fieldays one of the country’s most iconic events for a remarkable 50 years, says National Fieldays Society Inc. CEO, Peter Nation. “We have focused on what the industry needs, we travel extensively around the world to look at what is changing and trending, and we listen to our industry and our customers.” Fieldays is a prime example of how one person’s...

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Working On

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Working On

  Geoff Pearman – senior entrepreneur, consultant, trainer, speaker and author – challenges the conventional “linear view of life” and goes as far as to suggest “that retirement is fast becoming an outmoded concept”. What are your plans for retirement? A question many get asked, but a question fewer are considering. To elaborate on the “linear view of life”, that Geoff previously stated, it has long been believed that we all follow a loose master plan or lifecycle that goes a bit like this: we get through schooling and...

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Good for One and All

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Good for One and All

    James Denton seems to have a way with business; everything he takes on makes a lasting impression and for all the right reasons. His latest venture is full steam ahead and not even he himself could have foreseen the impact it is having on the consumer mindset. Born and raised in Dunedin, James has always been somewhat of a free spirit, one to grab any opportunity and just roll with it. This tactic doesn’t work for most but James seems to have a way that gets people excited and he creates for himself a mass following. GoodFor...

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