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The Coffee Club brewing business success

The Coffee Club's directors explain how a passion for people and local community are essential ingredients for any successful franchisee.

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Delivering innovation

How courier services company Aramex is keeping pace with its changing customer needs and the explosion of e-commerce.

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A business in safe hands

Diversifying from manufacturing gloves into PPE, has been a good move for Lynn River. As the operation has grown, so too have their risks.

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Lessons from a high school cyber attack

How one Wellington high school recovered from a large-scale cyber attack, and their warning to others.

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Auckland restaurant fire

When a fire caused by self-igniting rags destroyed an Auckland restaurant, SMARTpak insurance cover and local support helped get the business running again.

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Saint Clair success from Marlborough to the world

Pioneering winemaker Neal Ibbotson and insurance broker Hamish Kent on the success of St Clair, and the risky, complex and rewarding business of viticulture.

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Sustainable packaging for the future

Custom-Pak is playing its part in pushing NZ towards a circular economy by offering sustainable packaging solutions using recycled and recyclable plastic.

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Nurturing youth in Canterbury

Canterbury's Bros for Change provides a supportive brotherhood, sharing culture and practical skills, so kids can get the foundations for a happy life.

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Taranaki business sowing seeds of success

John McCullough, manager of Egmont Seeds, reflects on his company's success, and says there's power in a $3 packet of seeds.

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Sparking action in Nelson

A fire that damaged Nelson’s Action Centre turned into an opportunity for its owners to rebuild for the future, thanks to their SMARTpak insurance cover.

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Challenging encounters a way of life for Kaikoura tourism business

Having a business that relies on nature, weather and sea conditions isn’t easy. We talk to Encounter Kaikoura co-owner Lynette about 30+ years of the…

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Fire puts restaurant in hot water

A Whanganui Thai restaurant had to close its doors for months after a fire took over the historic building next door in 2019. Their insurance…

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Bouncing back from a cyber-attack

Auckland business owner and Crombie Lockwood client Steve Osborn talks about his company's experience of a cyber-attack and the process of recovery.

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