Friday 24th February 2012
It’s Friday, which means another weekly wrap up of all the news and views affecting Kiwi business owners.
It’s been a very reflective week this week. As we pass the 12 month anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake, we’ve all spent some time looking back on a difficult and confronting year, and the amazing resilience of our Canterbury friends. How did you celebrate and reflect among your friends, family and colleagues?
Before you run off to enjoy another weekend, make sure you check out latest from the news sites…
A new mobile app, CityViewAR, is an “augmented reality” application designed by staff and students at Canterbury University’s human interface technology laboratory to give people a visual reminder of how the city used to look. You can download on an Android or iPhone, for free, and revisit some Christchurch icons, provided by Christchurch City Council and Historic Places Trust.
Taking advantage of the right geography and industries, New Zealand is set to out perform world trade growth. New Zealand’s trade will grow at an annualised rate of 5.9% over the next five years, compared to forecasted world trade growth of 3.8% annually, a trend that is tipped to continue for the next decade.
Fueled by a local perception that ‘we’re too far away for hackers to bother with’, a new study has revealed that NZ business owners fail to take all precautions to protect their online assets. Aura Information Security is a business working with New Zealand business owners to protect from the international hacking agency, Anonymous, who have recently been targeting our shores. Time to double check your security measures!
‘Managing stuff’ is often ranked as one of the top business stresses – it can often be difficult to stay on top of all the administrative tasks that come hand in hand with running a business. These fantastic tips from time management and productivity consultant Robyn Pearce, will help get you back on the right track.
With this week’s anniversary of Christchurch’s devastating earthquakes, MYOB General Manager, Julian Smith shares his thoughts on the quiet heroism of a region that has strived through 10,000 earthquakes. What does this anniversary mean to you? Share your thoughts on our blog.
Have a fantastic weekend!