Lockdown lowdown: Earth Organic Hairdressing

Packet dyes were flying off the shelf and home-cut fringes and bangs were in full swing during lockdown. So, we caught up with Traci Aylmer, from Earth Organic Hairdressing, to talk to her about how COVID affected them.     How has the team worked together during and after lockdown? We have a work group […]

Helping Hospo

You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief from the country’s hospitality operators as we moved into Alert Level 1. Gathering restrictions have been removed and all current COVID-19 rules on businesses and services have lifted.     The move to Level 1 means that many hospitality operators can now begin to reclaim a […]

COVID’s impact on business

More than 63 percent of respondents to a recent survey of Canterbury businesses are reporting significant financial impacts from COVID-19. More than 21 percent are citing moderate impact, with more than 7 percent citing minor impact.   The data was gathered as part of a survey distributed to local businesses last month, during Alert Level […]

The Influencers: Marian Johnson

    I recently took part in a discussion with NZ innovation community leaders where everyone shared their thoughts on what made New Zealand a uniquely innovative country poised to thrive and lead in a post-COVID world. I came to New Zealand 12 years ago having married a young Kiwi on his OE in London. […]

Taking care of you: CHCH Immigration Health

In the wake of this pandemic, it’s smart to seek out information from trusted health professionals. It can be easy to fall into the trap of listening to all of the media reports as they are coming to light, rather than waiting for all of the information to become available.   The team at Christchurch […]