Interviews

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The Art Of His Craft

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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 the craft beer movement in New Zealand. Being a successful entrepreneur, qualified winemaker and a Cicerone is...

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Growing Pains

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Growing Pains

By Laura Baker Michael Barnett has held the role of chief executive of the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 1992. He has seen many people in similar roles come and go during this time, but 23 years on Michael still holds the position firmly. It is for this reason and many more, including the roles he plays as the chamber’s director, chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust, chairman of the Auckland Business Leaders’ Group and the recognition he received by the Queen in the 2011 New Year’s Honours with a NZ...

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Mike Pero

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Mike Pero

By Laura Baker Everyone knows the friendly face of Mike Pero and chances are you can hum his businesses’ catchy jingles. His powerful marketing and public relations campaigns have driven this self-made New Zealand businessman to an almost iconic level. Arguably the most successful entrepreneur in the finance industry, he holds an impressive curriculum vitae to brag about. Mike is six times New Zealand Motorcycle Road Racing Champion, a qualified motorcycle mechanic, a former airline pilot and has created and grown a number of successful...

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Milking it

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Milking it

By Terri Cluckie It’s hard to imagine a time before the chocolate milk frenzy; when the dairy aisles were quiet and shelves were actually stocked with what you were looking for. It was just over one year ago that it all changed. So how could it be that a small dairy producer in Auckland knew exactly what we were all missing? Something that we ourselves didn’t know we were missing? Like the carrot on a stick, Lewis Road Creamery dangles the chocolate milk in front of us and we keep reaching. From the get go, the cat-nip indulgence has been...

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