Reminiscent of a time gone by
Nov14

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 his silent...

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The Mental Edge
Oct24

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...

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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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