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SPECIAL FOCUS | POST LOCKDOWN 2.0

Pets in the pandemic open opportunities for Bay of Plenty producer

A Te Puke-based pet food producer is preparing for an influx in demand for its products as the pandemic puts pressures on global supply,...

NEW APPOINTMENTS

Appointments indicator of Bay’s importance

Despite the uncertainties resulting from Covid-19 lockdowns in late August, New Zealand businesses have continued to signal their commitment to the Bay of Plenty business sector through a raft of new appointments.

BOP PERSONALITY PROFILE

Trustpower Baypark Arena: A great investment by Council

If there’s one person you need to talk to about what makes Trustpower Baypark Arena tick, that person is probably Bay Venues commercial manager...

Regular Columns

Feeding the masses 2.0

We can both applaud and decry the internet for the effect it has on our day-to-day lives. No-one can deny the world wide web...

Taking the leap into public relations

In 2012, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner ascended in a helium balloon for two and a half hours, reaching “the edge of space” at an...

How flexibility impacts the modern workforce

The past 18 months have changed a lot for small businesses in Aotearoa. Covid-19 forced many businesses to rapidly innovate, shifting to online tools to...

Covid lockdown effects on employment

The most recent lockdown has caused much uncertainty for many employees around their job security. With Auckland only just breaking free of level 4...

Something new or something familiar?

With over 600 systems covering just about every conceivable business service and function, choosing a franchise business can be a daunting task for most...

Global share markets continue to hit new highs

Investment market update (for the quarter ended 31 August, 2021) The majority of global share markets have continued to climb higher, with many sitting at...

Falling for the Magpie Syndrome

Over the past 15 years of studying debtor behavior and advising business owners I have observed a characteristic that seems to be shared by...

In the midst of the pandemic, an appreciation for the part technology is playing

As our team of nearly 5 million New Zealanders returned to a life of lockdown and restrictions on the 17th of August, how we...
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EDITOR'S NOTE

From the editor October 2021

The current furore over our neighbour’s decision to opt for US-backed technology for its new submarine fleet has brought to mind how lucky in some ways we are in New Zealand. For many of the...
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