Chantal’s charity cookie campaign

It’s the start of the silly season and overindulgence, but for some people out there it’s also a stark reminder of going without. For the third consecutive year, Chantal Organics, and Auckland-based bakery Bread & Butter, are conducting their annual Christmas Charity Cookie campaign to raise funds for families doing it tough. The two have collaborated to […]

Bay couple take local ownership of Health 2000 stores

When a local couple spotted an email about a business for sale, they were instantly drawn to it. They had no idea what it was but the words “exciting opportunity” piqued their interest. So Carl Leipst and his partner Lisa Hooper decided to have a closer look. “I thought ‘oh yeah, sounds good I’ll have […]

Luxury New Zealand mānuka honey makes world history – again!

The True Honey Co. has toppled its own record, harvesting a mānuka honey that has achieved the highest grade ever documented. The Rare Harvest 2050 MGO (34 UMF™), available now, was tested for its potency by independent verifiers, the UMF™ Honey Association, who were able to confirm its position as the highest UMF™ mānuka honey […]

Chantal … Organic Growth

In 1979 teacher Maureen Ward Alexander and chartered accountant Peter Alexander returned from their Big OE to Hawke’s Bay. Maureen was a farmer’s daughter from a place on the Taihape Road. Peter hailed from a small town south of Auckland called Pukekawa made infamous just a few years earlier by the Crewe murders. Both became […]

It feels beautiful to own a business

At just 24 years old, Trevina Chrystal packed her bags and drove to Auckland. She had no job to go to and no plans. Eight years later, after working her way up in the beauty industry, she has moved back home to Hawke’s Bay with her partner and is the proud franchise owner of The […]

Te Whatu Ora confirms Hawke’s Bay Hospital in government’s redevelopment programme

Planning for a major hospital infrastructure spend for Hawke’s Bay is officially under way. Te Whatu Ora – Te Matau a Māui Hawke’s Bay has confirmed, via social media and a press release, that the Government has now included Hawke’s Bay in its regional hospital redevelopment programme (RHRP). Talk of a new hospital for Hawke’s […]

Ultrasound HB – Going the extra mile leads to success

The timing of establishing a new business was far from perfect as we were all still living in a COVID19, it was brave to consider starting a new business, but the rollercoaster ride since for Ultrasound Hawke’s Bay remains rewarding. When Jody and Rohana Dawson featured in the March 2021 issue of The Profit, they […]

The right ingredients for business success comes from adversity

Running a business can’t be as tough as losing both your parents before the age of 18 years and taking on the care of one of your younger sisters. Shaleah Lawrence has faced the toughest of times and says that although she expects challenges on her journey to creating a successful business, she has the […]

Employee Benefits: How do you measure the health & wellbeing of your team?

There has been a lot of talk lately around employee health and wellbeing, especially with the struggle for employers to attract and retain staff and recent initiatives such as Mental Health Awareness Week. We all know that a healthy workforce leads to a healthy business but what is the right approach for employers to health […]

Kotahi partnership with Kaweka Hospital creates future-proof complex

Structural and civil engineering firm Kotahi hit the ground running when it opened its first North Island studio in Napier, having already completed stage one of Kaweka Hospital’s structural design. The project provided the perfect platform for senior structural engineer Aaron Kaijser to return home to Hawke’s Bay, after a decade of working in both […]