Taking Charge – Kieran Read’s Role of a Lifetime
Feb02

Taking Charge – Kieran Read’s Role of a Lifetime

  Ask any New Zealand boy what they want to be when they grow up and chances are they’ll say, ‘An All Black’.  It’s a noble dream shared by many youngsters throughout our nation including, circa 2000, Kieran Read, the man now at the helm of our men in black.  All Blacks captain Kieran Read needs little introduction, but for the sake of it here’s one anyway. Kieran is about as Kiwi as they come. Raised on the rural fringes of...

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How Bernard Powell Made Premier Group the Best Place to Work in NZ
Jan12

How Bernard Powell Made Premier Group the Best Place to Work in NZ

  “Everyone’s ultimate goal in life is to be happier.”  You can ask anyone what their goal is. It could be to lose weight, to make more money, to have another child, but the underlining point to all of the above… to be happier. Premier Group International founder and ambassador, Bernard Powell, is dedicated to making sure everyone who works with him is on the right path to achieving that ultimate goal. Overall Winner at the IBM...

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How Vodafone’s Xone Innovation Lab Incubates Entrepreneurs
Nov24

How Vodafone’s Xone Innovation Lab Incubates Entrepreneurs

  New Zealander’s are very much known for their Number 8 wire mentality – their ingenuity at times leading the world.  So to hear that Vodafone has opened a brand new complex in Christchurch from which it will grow Kiwi entrepreneurs’ start-ups to global heights, is news welcomed with arms wide open. Officially opened in July 2016 by The Right Honourable John Key, the Vodafone xone Innovation Lab is a network test-bed where kiwi...

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Bags of Success – My Food Bag’s Cecilia Robinson
Nov04

Bags of Success – My Food Bag’s Cecilia Robinson

  Cecilia Robinson is the modern day definition of Superwoman. She is the co-CEO and mastermind behind My Food Bag, a rapidly growing company turning out multi-million dollar revenues. Simultaneously she is a dedicated, doting mother of two young children. My Food Bag answers the tricky question families’ face every day – what are we having for dinner tonight? The increasingly popular service is based on the home delivery of food...

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WRC Pilot Talks About Life on the Road and What It Takes to Beat the Best
Oct08

WRC Pilot Talks About Life on the Road and What It Takes to Beat the Best

  Fourteen to 16 hours per day, temperatures of up to 55 to 60 degrees Celsius and speeds of up to 220km/h; that’s a typical day in the life of 29 year old World Rally Championship (WRC) driver Hayden Paddon.  The South Cantabrian just notched a major milestone – not only for himself but for our little nation – when he became the first New Zealander ever to win a leg of the WRC. So how exactly does one get from small-town New...

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The Sky’s the Limit for Cloud-based Accounting Behemoth Xero
Aug25

The Sky’s the Limit for Cloud-based Accounting Behemoth Xero

    One in four New Zealand SME business owners reading this story will be users of Xero accounting software. It’s statistics such as this, and many more just like it, that are useful when it comes to describing the mammoth size of Xero and how it is truly dominating the cloud-based accounting software industry. Equally impressive is that Xero is the number one accounting provider in New Zealand by a long way, and number one...

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