An Open Book
Jan06

An Open Book

By Laura Baker Walking into the mayoral office at the Christchurch City Council, Lianne Dalziel looks relaxed and fresh from the summer holidays. She greets me with a smile and enthusiastically shows me photos of her summer holiday in the Coromandel. “I’m feeling very positive about this year,” she cheerfully says as we sit down for the interview. It’s definitely a good thing the mayor is feeling so chipper because she has a full-on...

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The Art Of His Craft
Jan06

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...

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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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