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  • Louisa Currie and Heidi Riley, founders of online business Belly Beyond, have  won the 2010  Most Inspirational Role Model award -  one of the most highly regarded and respected categories of the Bloom Her Businesses Awards.
    Article - 2010-07-01 12:35
  • Many years ago the precursor to my career was a short stint working for the ANZ Bank. That was in the days of ‘exchanges’, which I fear, are little known in our modern technological world. While today’s banking systems may seem beyond the pale for some, in this case the system was simple – a manual exchange of cheques between the various banks. No couriers, certainly no computerised transactions and no security guards.
    Article - 2011-03-10 12:34
  • A Christchurch woman whose business has helped Kiwis receive about $75million of unclaimed tax was recently named the HER Businesswoman Of The Year. The founder and chief executive of NZ Tax Refunds, Cilla Hegarty, won the prestigious title and two other category awards (Best Innovative Idea and Best Use of Technology) at the HER Business awards evening in Wellington. Mrs Hegarty says she is driven by a desire to help people get their money back.
    Article - 2011-07-05 10:58
  • Au Pair Link's founder, Cecilia Robinson, has been named the 2012 Her Businesswoman of the Year. Since Cecilia started Au Pair Link in 2006 the company has gone from strength to strength. Au Pair Link is now Australasia’s largest Au Pair agency and was the first Au Pair agency in the world to become licensed through the Ministry of Education as a home-based Early Childhood Education service.
    Article - 2012-06-27 17:01
  • The Otago businesswoman behind the proposed five-star hotel and apartment building on the Dunedin waterfront has spoken of her passion for the city and her vision for its future. Jing Song is the promoter behind Betterways Advisory Ltd, the company proposing the multi-million-dollar development. Ms Song said the development was all about advancing the city. “The hotel is an exciting and invigorating project for Dunedin, a city I love,” she said. “We’ve got the opportunity to have the best hotel in the country.”
    Article - 2013-03-15 16:00
  • The weekly food delivery service comprising quality, free range ingredients, together with nutritious seasonal recipes cooked up a storm in Auckland when it launched in March. And now the service, developed by 2012 Businesswoman of the Year Cecilia Robinson, MasterChef 2011 winner Nadia Lim and prominent New Zealand business leader Theresa Gattung, is available to households within Hamilton’s metropolitan city boundaries1.
    Article - 2013-06-10 17:01
  • It’s the food capital of New Zealand and choc full of foodies who love nothing more than demonstrating their love of all things to do with fresh produce and their favourite dishes. And now with the weekly delivery food service My Food Bag launching in Wellington, the capital’s appetite for all things to do with great eating gets another boost. My Food Bag is a home delivery service providing consumers with quality, free range ingredients, together with nutritious seasonal recipes.
    Article - 2013-08-27 17:00
  • House of Travel Ashburton owner operator Maxine Whiting has been honoured by New Zealand’s leading travel industry magazine with a top award. The passionate businesswoman, who has recently overseen an extensive refit of the Ashburton store, was named Travel Agent of the Year in the Travel Digest Travel Industry Awards 2014. Whiting was nominated for the award by readers of the magazine, which include travel and tourism professionals from travel companies, travel colleges, travel agencies, tour and hospitality operators, and tourism companies throughout New Zealand.
    Article - 2014-12-10 16:00