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When it comes to making your business more inclusive and your workforce more diverse, a journey of a thousand miles really does begin with a single step.

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It’s long been known in Japanese circles that the secret is in the sake, but hidden in the residue from sake production is the best-kept secret of all.

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Impact100 Wakatipu proves the old adage that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

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Posted 9 June, 2023

We’re Kimberly Whitelaw and Maranda Mitchell, founders of Whitelaw Mitchell – a boutique creative agency specialising in brand design, website development and strategic creative ideas.

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Posted 8 June, 2023

Wānaka’s Pembroke Pâtisserie team are still buzzing from being crowned New Zealand’s Best French Bakery in March.

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Posted 8 June, 2023

Change your way of thinking When things in life aren’t going to plan, it can take a toll on your mental health.

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Posted 7 June, 2023

The soft skill of building relationships underpins the work of new Colliers residential real estate team, Raylene and Vera, with the support of their admin superstar, Sarah.

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Elle Pugh, the co-founder of Elle & Riley Cashmere, has revolutionised the cashmere industry alongside her mother, Yolande Ellis.

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Posted 6 June, 2023

Penny Clarke’s had a highly-decorated 54-year career in the hotel management game. It’s not been easy, she’s had to fight off stereotypes to rise to the top and forge a path for others.

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Launching her new Queenstown business at just 22 during the first pandemic lockdown, QRC graduate Rebecca Freeman has proved hard work, perseverance and personalised service pay off.

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Posted 6 June, 2023

Melissa Brook became Queenstown Airport’s newest senior leadership team member when she was appointed General Manager Strategy last year. Melissa is responsible for all local, regional and central government planning activity and also oversees the delivery of key projects to bring the airport’s 10-year Strategic Plan to life. She holds Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of Otago.

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Posted 5 June, 2023

Queenstown Resort College (QRC) has recently employed a new Programme Development Manager to take their tech teachings to the next level. Ally Kettle has taken the newly-created role off the back of working in the industry in South Korea.

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Posted 5 June, 2023

We didn’t set out to become rulers of the travel universe, but it seems like destiny had other plans for us. When we first started xtravel, we focused on creating unforgettable travel experiences for our clients, not on conquering the world.

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Queenstown’s Skin Institute is proud to have two female leaders at the head of the business, helping with skin cancer, veins and appearance medicine.

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Posted 1 June, 2023

Queenstown is known as an adventurous tourist destination, but what may not be so well known is that it has a vibrant community of women leaders shaping the local business landscape.

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Posted 1 June, 2023

Simran Kaur is an authority when it comes to empowering women financially and she’s coming to Queenstown in June for the Westpac Queenstown Women in Business Conference. She wrote Girls that Invest and now runs the business of the same name with Sonya Gupthan.

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Grit and determination. That’s what it takes to run a business in Queenstown Lakes.

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Posted 31 May, 2023

For June’s Lakes Business, we’re taking a look at women in business as Queenstown Chamber of Commerce are preparing for the 11th annual Westpac Queenstown Women in Business Conference. When pulling together this issue, we discovered some common threads from the women we interviewed, namely, just how important it is to uplift one another and highlight women in business. As Simran Kaur, founder of Girls that Invest, puts it, “You cannot become what you don’t see.”

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Wānaka is set to be immortalised in a special edition of the world-famous Monopoly board game later this year.

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