Business Enterprise - Small Business Success
12:14 PM Wednesday Feb 28, 2007
This issue of Enterprise - Small Business Success has been created especially for the thousands of thriving enterprises throughout New Zealand looking to expand.
Inside are several options for the direction you may take - certainly the lead story shows that making your business sustainable has become a powerful marketing tool.
Also find out how to increase your capital by renegotiating your loan and the best way to find the true value of your business. Get some marketing tips from a pro and find out learn of the latest malware attacking computers.
Paranormal New Zealand Society
Research, stories and accounts detailing various uniquely kiwi paranormal phenomenon. Here you will find articles, interviews and submissions exclusively prepared by the Haunted Auckland team covering New Zealand Cryptids, UFO sightings, Famous Haunted Locations and local Urban Legends, as well as real-life stories of the supernatural from our readers. This is Paranormal New Zealand! h
Outdoor Recreation New Zealand
is an organisation and former political party in New Zealand primarily based around lobbying for the hunting and fishing fraternity, but also includes other people who participate in other outdoor sports. The party states its goal as being to fight "the rapid erosion of sporting rights, resources and opportunities for outdoor sportspeople", claiming that current environmental policies impose unreasonable restrictions.
The party was first proposed in October 2001. Shortly afterwards, a meeting near Nelson agreed to establish a political party. The founders of the party say that "lobbying government has never been effective", and that establishing a political party was the only way to achieve their goals. On 8 March 2002, the party successfully registered with the Electoral Commission, having obtained the necessary five hundred members. This entitled it to seek and gain list votes under the MMP system. The party also gained government funding for broadcasting.
Outdoor Recreation New Zealand had its first test in the 2002 election, and although it did not win any seats, it performed better than many had anticipated. It won 25,985 votes, around 1.28% of the total.
The Volkswagen Golf Mk4 (or VW Typ 1J) is a compact car, the fourth generation of the Volkswagen Golf and the successor to the Volkswagen Golf Mk3. Launched in October 1997, it was the best selling car in Europe in 2001 (though it slipped to second place, behind the Peugeot 206, in 2002).
The Mk4 was a deliberate attempt to take the Volkswagen Golf series further upmarket, with a high-quality interior and higher equipment levels, to compete with the Audi A3.
Overall the level of maturity of the design and its target audience were also evident — the humorous plays on the game of golf which resulted in special edition models of the three earlier generations being called "Golf Ryder", "Golf Driver", not to mention the GTI's "golf ball" gearlever knob were dropped, and replaced with a more subtly styled golf ball knob.
It was replaced in 2004 by the Volkswagen Golf Mk5 in European Markets. However, Manufacturing continued in South America, Mexico and China for developing Markets.
New Zealand literature is either written by New Zealanders or migrants, dealing with New Zealand themes or places. It is primarily a 20th-century creation. New Zealand literature is almost exclusively in the English language and as such a sub-type of English literature.
Society Issues New Zealand
The Greens have gone "one up" on their potential Labour coalition partner with a proposal to require and fund a full warrant of fitness test for all of the country's 453,000 rental houses.
Announcing another of the Greens' social policy priorities today, co-leader Metiria Turei said the Greens would advocate paying local councils $8 million a year for inspectors to check every rental property at least every three years, and more often for homes that do not come up to standard.
Homes would be checked for a full warrant of fitness including walls and ceilings being clear of mould, decent ventilation, a functional toilet, properly connected drains, safe electrical wiring, floor and ceiling insulation, proper heaters, and no cracks or holes in the building fabric.
The Greens would also reinstate a 33 per cent subsidy for insulation of any uninsulated home at a cost of $109 million a year -- trebling the National Government's subsidy of $100 million over three years, which was restricted last year to cover only homes where the residents have community services cards.more
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A Pacific territory vulnerable to sea level rise is the first nation in the world to get 90 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources.
The three atolls of New Zealand-administered Tokelau - Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo - are getting nearly all their power from more than 4000 solar panels in a project that has won the 2014 EECA renewable energy award.
The $8.5 million New Zealand-funded system replaces noisy, smelly diesel generators, to the pleasure of the atolls' 1400 inhabitants.
"The people of Tokelau are very much enjoying the new form of renewable energy," said Robin Pene, the system's manager.
Output from the power plants, which are monitored from New Zealand, is greater than expected, requiring no backup generation when the sun's out.
Auckland: Parks and recreation
Biggest: Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, at 16,000ha, with about 250km of tracks, is the giant on the Auckland scene. From short half-hour bush walks to the waterfalls to the full four-day 77km tramp of the Hillary, this park has it all: wild west coast beaches, native forest, streams and waterfalls, some rugged camping.
Start at the Arataki Visitor Centre near Titirangi for a wealth of information.
Tiniest: The teensiest pocket parks around inner-city Ponsonby are great for a breather from the bustle of the city.
Newest: Waitawa Regional Park (see over). Golden beaches, farmland, regenerating native bush and wetland and some of the oldest pa sites in the region. Get out there next weekend (March 8 and 9) for the opening.
Oldest: Records are patchy but we're guessing Albert Park is Central Auckland's oldest park.
Forget the size, feel the quality: Auckland has more than 4200 parks including 26 regional parks and 747 sports fields, spread over 55,000ha.
That includes 1701km of paths, tracks and walkways, one 51km sea kayak trail, 42 campgrounds and three holiday parks (with 600 camp sites). To keep us fit and trim, there are 928 playgrounds and 42 adult fitness equipment installations.
Add to that 41 pools and leisure centres (24 pools and 17 recreation centres) with 200,000 learn-to-swim lessons per annum.
In Auckland Botanic Gardens alone there are 10,000 plants.
No wonder that adds up to 20.8 million park visits around Auckland per year.