Coromandel Businesses Encouraged to Aim for a ‘Flying Start’
Coromandel Businesses Encouraged to Aim for a ‘Flying
Coromandel MP Scott Simpson is encouraging small
businesses around the region to have a crack at winning
$65,000 worth of prizes.
Scott Simpson MP says ‘The ANZ
Flying Start Business Plan Competition is a fantastic
opportunity for small businesses to get a financial boost,
or to get a great idea off the ground.’
Mr Simpson says
‘All businesses need a good solid plan and anyone wanting
to enter the competition just needs to submit theirs.’
‘We have many innovative businesses in the Coromandel
and I want to see them grow. Growing businesses mean more
jobs. More jobs mean sustainable communities. And that’s
good for our entire region.’
Applicants need to
demonstrate that their idea is innovative, viable and geared
Entries are open until 12 August 2014.
There’s more information at
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>