Growing Pains
Jan06

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...

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Mike Pero
Jan06

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,...

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Milking it
Jan05

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...

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