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Business Mentors: Behind Every Successful Venture is a Great Mentor

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Few people successful in business would ever claim that they got there with no help, guidance, or even advice. Most businesspeople benefit from the helping hand of others. People who…

Business Mentors: Give Back to Business

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Mark Piper is Fonterra’s Director for Category, Strategy & Innovation. He’s the first non-scientist and non-degree holder to head up the Fonterra Research and Development Centre in its 93-year history.…

Business Success Story: Metalform

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Exporting from Dannevirke to the world. The word “pivot” comes naturally to Metalform. Metalform has turned every perceived disadvantage of being a manufacturer in provincial New Zealand into export strengths.…
The Herb Farm

Business Success Story: The Herb Farm – From Cottage Industry to International Exporter

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When Sarah Cowan bought into her parents’ business, The Herb Farm in 2006, she had a fresh business degree and a vision – to take the brand global. Fourteen years…

Business Success Story: Beta Solutions

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Matthew van der Werff and Terry Southern founded Beta Solutions, an electronic engineering consultancy, in 2008 in Matthew’s sleepout attached to his garage. The pair became good mates while studying…
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Business Success Story: Fonterra

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Fonterra's Research and Development Centre in Palmerston North employs many of the world's leading experts in dairy research and development, and has done so since 1927 when its research began.…
Waireka Honey Centre

Business Success Story: Waireka Honey

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It was on a trip to Australia that Kate Smith recognised the opportunity to tap into the tourism market with her honey business, Waireka Honey. “I popped into a honey…
See Me Media

Business Success Story: SeeMe Media

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Based in Palmerston North, See Me Media and Screen Vistas are an outdoor and cinema advertising company. They first connected with CEDA three years ago to access our support and…
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Business Success Story: Levno

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Levno is a leading agritech company based in Palmerston North who connected with CEDA to investigate how we could support their growth through innovation, research and development. Fast forward four…
Pacific Helmets

Business Success Story: Pacific Helmets

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Some will remember the car-less days of the 1970s. To combat the rising price of oil the government introduced a scheme in which you could only use your vehicle on…
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Business Success Story: Sophia Parun

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Sophia Parun clearly remembers drawing and painting at primary school - and just loving it. It’s not surprising, creativity and a passion for art runs in her family.

Business Success Story: Hīmatangi Beach Holiday Park

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Reuben and Alice Ebrey are the owners of the Himatangi Beach Holiday Park. In 2018 they met with a CEDA business growth advisor who determined they needed help in four…