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Overseas rellies in danger

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I suppose we’re all adjusting to the reality that in-person connection with our overseas rellies is not going to happen anytime soon. And while the separation itself is not happy-making,…

Tom Belford31 July 2020

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Jump Starters

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Published in Jul/Aug BayBuzz magazine There’s nothing like the whole world shutting down to refocus us on the benefits of buying and supporting local. BayBuzz talked to three Hawke’s Bay…

Giselle Reid28 July 2020

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Business + charity win

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Covid-19 lockdown forced many businesses to close and wait, but some took the time to brainstorm ways to hit the post-lockdown ground running. Douglas Innovation lived up to its name…

Dale Cowie24 July 2020

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Trade drops at Napier Port

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Covid-19 has made its impact on Napier Port with third-quarter (Apr-June) reductions in container and bulk cargo, both imports and exports. Only ‘essential’ cargo, as deemed by the Government, traded…

Dale Cowie22 July 2020

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$40m for SME business advice

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More Hawke’s Bay businesses are set to get funded business advice as the Government rolls out a further $40 million for the Regional Business Partners (RBP) Network. To date, 430…

BayBuzz16 July 2020

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Something has shifted

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[Editor’s note: Here’s a preview of some of the Recovery ‘good news’ reported in Jul/Aug BayBuzz mag.] All small- to medium-sized business owners – and restaurant owners in particular –…

Alexandra Tylee13 July 2020

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The bookshop is back!

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[Editor’s note: Here’s a preview of some of the Recovery ‘good news’ reported in Jul/Aug BayBuzz mag.] After the shock of going into lockdown we face the weirdness of recovery.…

Louise Ward10 July 2020

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Is our happy face fake?

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I’m sincerely happy to read that bankers at Westpac tell us all is well in Hawke’s Bay — “No 1 in Economic Optimism in NZ” — blares the front-page headline…

Tom Belford29 June 2020

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World waiting for our business

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A backlog of pre-ordered temperature-controlled cabinets and merchandising furniture is filling the Onekawa warehouses of local exporter Future Products Group (FPG) until the chaos of global logistics eases. FPG was…

Keith Newman22 June 2020

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Fresh fruit meets software

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As global demand for fresh fruit accelerates in the post-Covid world, Taradale-based ABC Software is seeing increasing interest in its smart orchard and packhouse management software. “Fresh food is the…

Keith Newman18 June 2020

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Need post-Covid help?

HB Recovery

We might have weathered the  immediate Covid-19 health threat, but if you or someone you know needs assistance of any kind, please check the following options, compiled by our HB…

BayBuzz Team18 June 2020

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OECD compliments NZ, but ...

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In its June Economic Outlook report, the OECD compliments New Zealand for its effective health system response to Covid-19, noting however that our ability to handle a severe outbreak would…

BayBuzz12 June 2020

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