Levelling the Playing Field
Jun21

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,...

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The Measure of Success
Jun06

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;...

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50 Years of Fieldays
May23

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...

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Working On
May16

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...

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Good for One and All
Apr13

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...

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Mental Health Crusader
Mar28

Mental Health Crusader

    For more than 10 years Julia Rucklidge has been battling society’s norms, highlighting the importance of nutrients on mental health. Julia Rucklidge doesn’t hold back. She has had her fair share of blows and setbacks, yet continues to battle through, because she knows that she is onto something worthy of the fight. New Zealand is currently in the middle of a mental health crisis, and I don’t use the word ‘crisis’...

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