Tattoos, baristas and economists

A barista champ, a tattoo business and a chief economist feature in this week's Business Time.

* The Westpac Bank building in Pahiatua is for sale. Recently renovated up to current building standards, the building will be auctioned on March 12 by Colliers unless sold by private treaty.

* Powerhouse Tattoos is possibly about to expand its services. The Palmerston North studio is considering reinstating its body piercing clinic, which it stopped running before it moved from its former location on Taonui St. The studio is also advertising for guest tattoo artists to do residences at the studio.

* New Zealand’s top barista will be serving up espressos in Palmerston North this week. Aymon McQuade, the New Zealand Barista Champion, will be behind the machine at Roma from 8am till 11am tomorrow.

* ANZ Bank chief economist Cameron Bagrie is heading to Feilding next week. He will be speaking at the Rangitikei Club on March 7. Tickets are available from Feilding Promotion.

■ Send business news to (with Business Time in the subject line) or call reporter Jono Galuszka on 355 8807.

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