Vineyard work paying off

From left, John Nalpini from Vanuatu’s Tanna Island, Jason Kennard and Jono Bushell of Vinepower, and Noeline Sel, who works for Tanna Farms in Port Vila, with a
new display of Tanna Farms Extra Virgin Coconut Oil at Blenheim’s Burleigh Dairy.

The story of a coconut oil launched in New Zealand last week is entwined with the grape vines of Marlborough.

Council cops it for actions

NO SIGN: Frankton hairdresser Sharron Clarke had her footpath sign seized by Hamilton City Council staff after she refused to pay a permit fee.

Hairdresser says heavy-handed bureaucrats are styming Hamilton's small business operators.

Do you want that X factor?

Julie-Anne Black views charisma as an unparalleled attribute.

The right amount of charm can win over clients, inspire staff and drive great business achievements.

The man behind Clooney's rise

RAISED UP: George Clooney.

This Aussie shoe maker is the reason many stars are tall, if not dark and handsome.

A business with an edge

HAVING A BALL: Dave Hannay in his Napier store King of Swords.

Dave Hannay went to collect a small parcel. Instead, he found a six-metre container full of swords.

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