News in business: November 24, 2012

Beauty therapists

Skin Deep on the Terrace has new owners. Melinda (Min) and Roger Holding have bought the business from Leana Edwards who has become a new mum to a baby boy.

In preparation Melinda has just completed her beauty therapy studies at Aoraki Polytechnic.

She will join the team of experienced beauty therapists, which includes her daughter Summer Phiskie.

Lasers on move

Laser for Industry is making the move from a home-based business to its own premises on Stafford St. Garry and Karyn Ballantyne are excited about the move, with the branch to open on Monday December 3.

The business supplies lasers for the trades, and services and calibrates them.

Pounamu success

Timaru's Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre is one of only three New Zealand-wide outlets able to sell authenticated pounamu.

And it is selling well since being introduced three months ago, according to Te Ana's sales and marketing manager Philip Brownie.

Ngai Tahu are the kaitiaki (guardians) of New Zealand greenstone or pounamu and have full ownership of all naturally occurring pounamu in their tribal areas.

Much of the jade sold as greenstone in New Zealand is imported from China and Alaska, but pieces sold through the authentication programme are guaranteed to be authentic New Zealand greenstone which has been sourced legally and created by a registered Ngai Tahu craftsperson.

A unique code on each piece identifies the source of the stone and who carved it.

Value your business

ANZ is running a free workshop on maximising the value of your business. The workshop on Thursday, November 22, at 9am will focus on making sure your business is worth more when you sell it, especially if it forms part of your retirement savings plan. Presenter Stephen Caunter will discuss why you should put a plan in place now and work out what your business is worth, among other things. Registrations are being taken at ANZ.

The Timaru Herald