Great to see the treatment given by LocalFocus video reporter, Patrick O'Sullivan to a release we worked with Logan Stone on to promote results from a twice-annual retail occupancy survey. Check out Patrick's interview with Frank Spencer here
We've had the pleasure of working with Moore Stephens Markhams Auckland firm on the fifth annual Pharmacy Benchmarking Report to share results of a survey of 141 pharmacy businesses around the country. It highlighted that pharmacy businesses are being challenged by new players in the marketplace such as Chemist Warehouse and online retailers. Read more here
Celebrating 30 years in business is no mean feat! And when it's in the increasingly competitive and challenging retail sector, then there's even more to celebrate and congratulate. Christine Lougher from Clothesline Collections in Havelock North is a long-time Kite client and we're thrilled to now be working with her daughter Tennille Flood, who bought into the business to join Christine. Learn more about this special business and partnership.
Once again, we congratulate Clearview Estate on another accolade - in fact two! At the HB A&P Society Wine Awards the sensational Endeavour Chardonnay 2015 won the Chardonnay Trophy for 'best in class' and the Cape Kidnappers Merlot 2016 was announced Best Commerical Red Wine Champion. Learn more here.
We wish Clearview Estate Winery and Lisa Clarke all the very best at tonight's Hospo Awards. Clearview is a finalist in the new Outstanding Cellar Door line up while Lisa is a finalist in the outstanding supplier/ sales rep category - she's been a winner twice before. Read more about these awards and the HB Tourism Awards where our client is a finalist in the Essence of Hawke's Bay award. And really, what is more quintessential Hawke's Bay than an afternoon kicking back over lunch and wine at Clearview....
Check out the latest on Clearview Estate's Reserve Chardonnay - it's been selected as one of New Zealand's Fine Wines and may well be served to business premier passengers on Air New Zealand from August. Plus it took out a blind tasting win for the 2014 vintage at Expovinis, the most important wine fair held in Brazil, which saw it named the best imported white wine. Fantastic work guys and girls!
Photo - HB Today
Clearview Estate Winery's Black Reef Blush (an all time favourite) is available again - with the 2017 vintage now safely bottled and winging its way to happy wine lovers around New Zealand. Here's a piece from HB Today about this sought-after wine.
Kite recently worked with Logan Stone directors Boyd Gross and Frank Spencer to share some of their perspectives on the past year’s activities and the firm’s view on future property trends. Read Frank's take on how technology adoption is impacting on bricks and mortar real estate and Boyd's concern that Hawke's Bay's primary production powerhouse is under threat.
We recently had the privilege of sharing the inspirational story of Dave Letele aka Brown Buttabean for our new client Russell Roads. Managing Director Robbie Gale and his wife Michelle were motivated to sponsor Dave a few years ago, without having met him; they were moved by his determination to drop almost half his body weight and turn his life into one of helping others fight obesity and adopt healthier living and more positive thinking. You can read the Hawke's Bay Today story here or our fuller release.
Congratulations to Helm Business Information Systems, a Hawke's Bay firm with clients from the Bombay Hills to Kapiti Coast, on taking out the MYOB Advanced Partner of the Year award. Here's HB Today coverage