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Kelly knew that she always wanted to be in her own business, but opportunity knocked earlier than expected “I said, right I want to be a business owner and I will make it a five-year plan.”  When the Woodend hair salon that she had been working in for the previous two years came up for sale, quick decisions had to be made.  “Five years became five months” she laughs. Ever since she has strived to ...

Necessity is the mother of invention Necessity is the mother of invention

Doggie Daycare has been the silver lining in the challenge left by Covid-19 for North Canterbury kennel Snuggle Inn. When the lockdown first hit, partners in life and business Michael Stossel [Snuggle Inn Kennels] and Noeline King [Snuggle Inn Cattery] faced the overnight decimation of their business.  Business broadside during Covid The couple run two of the bigger boarding facilities in the South Island for their customers’ four-legged friends. Their bookings took a 75% to 80% broadside ...

Not all Wifi Routers are created equal Not all Wifi Routers are created equal

Think about how many devices we have connected to a single router / access point in our home, office, club etc. In todays connected world, there are usually a lot, and all those devices are wanting to send and receive a network signal at the same time. There is a growing need for fast and expansive wireless networks. Think of your router as the town post office, most of the time it works seamlessly, then suddenly many parcels (packets) ...

Small steps boost biodiversity vision Small steps boost biodiversity vision

Farmers discovered that there are many ways to protect and enhance mahinga kai and biodiversity values while visiting Waimak Farm in Eyreton last week. The 612-hectare farm includes the largest remaining kanuka stand in North Canterbury and due to its important biodiversity values this area is being protected by farm managers Richard and Susan Pearse. Richard says the kanuka stand provides an important seed source and seedlings have been taken from the area to try and ...
Sought’s director Lisa Dooling

Bespoke estate management venture eases stress Bespoke estate management venture eases stress

A new venture which eases the stress of dealing with family members’ household contents by providing practical support, systems and solutions received a kickstart during lockdown. Sought’s director Lisa Dooling who is based in Pegasus says lockdown provided time and space to explore her bespoke estate management service on a much deeper level. “I went for lots of long walks and woke up at 2am full of ideas. Having the ability to dig deeper into my ...

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