Category Archives: NZ Business

US Portfolio – 2014

My main investment focus is on private companies in New Zealand, in 2014 through Punakaiki Fund and previous to that directly. However in the past I’ve occasionally tracked the performance of my US share portfolio, so let’s see how it did … Continue reading

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Why we need Skypath

My submission on SkyPath, the proposed clip-on high tech walking and cycling path across Auckland Harbour Bridge. I used Generation Zero’s very simple tool. You can too. Skypath will bring economic benefit to the region, from tourists staying longer and more tourist-related businesses being created as they … Continue reading

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Punakaiki Fund news: New Funding and Vibe Communications

We re-invested in Vibe Communications I’m delighted to report that Punakaiki Fund this week reinvested in Vibe Communications, bringing the fund’s shareholding to 24%. The remainder of the shares are owned by the executive-founders, CEO and key staff. Vibe had a … Continue reading

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Males only?

Like Vaughan Rowsell, I get asked to facilitate or be on panels and speak at events a fair bit. Actually not quite like Vaughan — he’s incredibly popular, and for good reason. Vaughan’s publicly announced that he will not accept … Continue reading

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Killer Whales in Auckland Harbour

(All photos can used for non-commercial purposes, but if you have ads on your site, are media, otherwise commercial or want to use more than a couple then please contact me.) It was wonderful to get out on the water … Continue reading

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Vibe appoints Rudi Hefer as CEO

Rudi ever started at Vibe Communications as Chief Commercial Officer back in August, and he has been leading strong growth in the business. I’m delighted that he’s now the CEO –  press release below: Vibe appoints Rudi Hefer as CEO … Continue reading

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Define Instruments Expands into South Africa

It’s always great to see companies grow – and Define Instruments recently took their first big leap. The team has followed existing international sales by setting up a South African office. It’s the first of many new overseas offices we hope to … Continue reading

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