Month: October 2016


ASB Showgrounds: Making the numbers matter

By Hayes Knight – 27 October 2016 One of Auckland’s premier events venues, ASB Showgrounds operates as a not-for-profit organisation, providing a top-class community facility and bringing significant revenue to the city. It’s been an important community asset for over 100 years, but the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane continues to flourish, hosting multiple large-scale local […]

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25 Ways to think differently and innovate in your business

By Hayes Knight – 21 October 2016 Most of us will remember the now iconic TV and print ads from Apple in the late 1990’s which featured the slogan “Think Different.” The ads inspired people everywhere to become one of the crazy ones and to be innovative and look to change the world. Fast forward […]

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Beware if you are looking to change trustees!

By Phil Barlow – 17 October 2016 In reaction to a heated property market, last year the Government introduced new legislation referred to as the Brightline test, which took effect from 1 October 2015. The Government believed at the time that this new measure would help to take some heat out of the market, particularly […]

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European Ceramics: Flexible when it counts

By Hayes Knight – 11 October 2016 Like most businesses involved in the construction industry, European Ceramics has had to adjust to the ebbs and flows of an ever-changing market. It’s an imperative that’s given rise to its mission statement: to ‘morph, adapt, change and evolve’. If you’ve been to Smales Farm, Holy Trinity Cathedral, […]

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Public vs private sector challenges

By Tristan Dean – 4 October 2016 Every now and again the media picks up on a story involving a government agency, council or charity supposedly spending up large on staff entertainment, big salaries or ‘perks’ and the cry goes up about the inappropriateness and wastefulness, given that it was public money, or money destined […]

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Public vs private sector challenges

Every now and again the media picks up on a story involving a government agency, council or charity supposedly spending up large on staff entertainment, big salaries or ‘perks’ and the cry goes up about the inappropriateness and wastefulness, given that it was public money, or money destined for worthy causes. Even when the spending […]

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