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Spray Shop: Moving the Business to the Next Level

Greg Deck grew up in the world of horticultural spray technology – his father Miles founded Croplands in Wellington in 1972. Some 40 years later and Greg manages the national ...

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Building a Customer-Centric Digital Strategy

In September 2006, Hamish Nuttall launched Naked Bus to challenge the long-distance bus monopoly. Naked Bus challenged themselves to use digital technologies to create a ...

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Reihana Manaena: My Experience on the Owner Operator Programme

Hear from Reihana Manaena of Laser Electrical Napier, alumni of the Owner Operator Programme:

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Farro Fresh: The Growth Spurt Of The Niche Supermarket

When Janene Draper decided to go on the Owner Manager Programme in 2011 she was already directing a team of 120 staff, was running two successful grocery stores and was about ...

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Blenheim Alumni Event - January 2017

Here are some photos from our first Alumni event of the year, held in Blenheim. Thanks to Marlborough Chamber of Commerce for promoting and supporting this event, and for ...

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Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit

We would like to congratulate John Fiso and Justine Kidd on their appointment to The New Zealand Order of Merit. The Order is awarded to those “who in any field of endeavour, ...

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Mickey Heibner: Leading Fields Way Engineering

We interview Micky Heibner, a Workshop Manager for Field's Way Engineering in Hawke's Bay and an Icehouse Effective Leadership Programme alumni.

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Greenbox Wins Australasian Storage Industry “Best Innovation Award”

Raymond Dobbe, CEO and Founder of Greenbox and Owner Manager Programme alumni, has received industry recognition for his groundbreaking and industry-shaking business Greenbox ...

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Reihana Manaena: Achieving Laser Electrical Napier's goals with The Icehouse

Reihana Manaena, manager of Laser Electrical Napier, recently followed in his father's footsteps and completed the Owner Operator Programme. Reihana Manaena, second from left.

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Blair Davis: Developing Myself and My Team With the Owner Operator Programme

We interviewed Blair Davis, Director of RAD Logging and graduate of The Icehouse's Owner Operator Programme: Did you have a ‘nail in the coffin’ moment? What was happening in ...

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