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    After five decades, a Palmerston North jewellery is on the move

    After five decades, a Palmerston North jewellery is on the move


    A nearly 70-year-old family-owned Palmerston North jewellery store is coming almost full circle as it moves back near its original...

    A nearly 70-year-old family-owned Palmerston North jewellery store is coming almost full circle as it moves back near its original location.
    Holidaying store owner's security system catches burglar from afar

    Holidaying store owner's security system catches burglar from afar


    A gelato shop owner's Aussie holiday was ruined when he checked  the Wellington shop's security online, only to see it being...

    A gelato shop owner's Aussie holiday was ruined when he checked  the Wellington shop's security online, only to see it being burgled.
    Bungee cord business buyers jump at deal

    Bungee cord business buyers jump at deal


    Bungee cords as a money maker may seem a bit of a stretch but not for two investors who snapped-up...

    Bungee cords as a money maker may seem a bit of a stretch but not for two investors who snapped-up a business.
    Women-only ride-sharing coming to NZ with launch of DriveHer app

    Women-only ride-sharing coming to NZ with launch of DriveHer app


    An Auckland law student is starting a female-only ride-sharing service, believed to be the first of its kind in New...

    An Auckland law student is starting a female-only ride-sharing service, believed to be the first of its kind in New Zealand.
    Collaboration key to Mapua's success

    Collaboration key to Mapua's success


    In recent weeks the business area at Mapua has had a couple of power outages. No power at any time for a business isn't a great thing so I thought I would drop out to see how some of the small food businesses were getting on during the second power...

    In recent weeks the business area at Mapua has had a couple of power outages. No power at any time for a business isn't a great thing so I thought I would drop out to see how some of the small food businesses were getting on during the second power cut.
    NPD fuel station to open before Christmas

    NPD fuel station to open before Christmas


    An NPD petrol station on the outskirts of central Nelson will open before Christmas, the company has...

    An NPD petrol station on the outskirts of central Nelson will open before Christmas, the company has confirmed.
    Showing tourists the nooks and crannies of Taranaki

    Showing tourists the nooks and crannies of Taranaki


    It's been almost two years since Lonely Planet named Taranaki the second best region in the world and tourism is still...

    It's been almost two years since Lonely Planet named Taranaki the second best region in the world and tourism is still booming.
    Alcohol delivery company My Beer Case aims to crowdfund $250k

    Alcohol delivery company My Beer Case aims to crowdfund $250k


    An Auckland start up that claims it will deliver alcohol within the hour is looking to expand its service citywide through a $250,000 crowdfunding...

    An Auckland start up that claims it will deliver alcohol within the hour is looking to expand its service citywide through a $250,000 crowdfunding campaign.
    Gutsy migrant entrepreneur attracts Amazon's attention

    Gutsy migrant entrepreneur attracts Amazon's attention


    Being swallowed up by retail behemoth Amazon frightens most small businesses, but one Dunedin-based company has found its way into the giant's...

    Being swallowed up by retail behemoth Amazon frightens most small businesses, but one Dunedin-based company has found its way into the giant's headquarters.
    Young artists making their mark on Blenheim's tattoo scene

    Young artists making their mark on Blenheim's tattoo scene


    A life-long love of art has translated into a successful career for two Blenheim businesspeople, creating picture-perfect tattoos. After winning awards for their photorealistic depictions in black and grey, the young entrepreneurs have seen their venture...

    A life-long love of art has translated into a successful career for two Blenheim businesspeople, creating picture-perfect tattoos.

    After winning awards for their photorealistic depictions in black and grey, the young entrepreneurs have seen their venture grow rapidly over the last two years and are now booked solid for months in advance.

    Business partners Jarrad Johl and Adele Harris have developed their own unique styles and prefer to guide their clients away from the cliched Playboy bunny and infinity symbols in favour of more personal, unique artwork.

    The pair, both in their 20s, said they feel fortunate to be running their own business "because there's nothing like being your own boss".
    Te Aroha butcher takes country's top ham prize

    Te Aroha butcher takes country's top ham prize


    The sweet aroma of freshly smoked and cured hanging hams is the first indication that Gary Dufty knows what's he's talking about when it comes to what makes a good...

    The sweet aroma of freshly smoked and cured hanging hams is the first indication that Gary Dufty knows what's he's talking about when it comes to what makes a good ham.