Preparing your farming business for the future

By BNZ Head of Agribusiness, Colin Mansbridge

The debate around Mycoplasma Bovis currently focusses on the efficacy of the eradication programme and whether the costs of the program will outweigh the benefits. Not long ago the dialogue was about the emotional stress of farmers watching their whole herds being slaughtered, some with generations of genetic improvement invested in them. Continue reading…

Mooncake Festival lights up Chinese business opportunities

BNZ’s Head of Asia Business Paul Gestro reflects on what Mid-Autumn Festival (or Mooncake Festival) means if you are doing business with China.

If you do business in China, you’ll be more than familiar with the Mid-Autumn Festival (or Mooncake Festival) – the second most important festival to Chinese people after the New Year. You may already have a stack of uneaten cakes piling up on your desk – as business partners, colleagues, employees, friends or family seek to acknowledge you during this traditional gift-giving time of the lunar year. Continue reading…

Naveya & Sloane’s sparkling success

An Auckland-based bespoke jewellery company has grown rapidly to meet the demand for its made-to-order and handcrafted wedding and engagement rings. Soon expanding internationally, the company reflects on its success to date.

When prospective clients arrive at Naveya & Sloane’s Auckland premises seeking to have a piece of jewellery custom-made, they don’t have to look far to see where their eventual purchase will be produced.

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