Dunedin tech executive Ina Kinski has summoned much-needed cashflow for Kaikoura retailers by creating a slick online platform which makes it easy for Kiwis to access Kaikoura’s shops. She wants the site to raise awareness that Kaikoura is open for business.
Natalie O’Donnell and Karla Lewis launched Napier-based vintage and rockabilly clothing label Two Lippy Ladies in January last year. The founders, both lovers of the 1950s aesthetic, walk the talk and have heaps of fun, yet they are also on a serious mission.
There has been a lot of talk about how the economies of provincial New Zealand are performing, with most of it centred on the doom and gloom of dairying. Infometrics senior economist Benje Patterson shares the latest results from Infometrics' Quarterly Economic Monitor and notes that while there's challenges in the regions, the results show they're far from one-trick ponies.