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Last week I at­tended the Mata­mata-Pi­ako busi­ness awards along with re­porters Rex­ine Hawes and Ka­t­rina Tani­rau, who works at the neigh­bour­ing Pi­ako Post ti­tle. We were amazed at the depth and qual­ity of busi­nesses in the dis­trict through the three main town catch­ments. Ev­ery busi­ness has a great story to tell, some of which we’ve high­lighted in pre­vi­ous edi­tions of the Chron­i­cle. The guest speaker, Theresa Gat­tung, pre­sented on her ex­pe­ri­ence in busi­ness, the bar­ri­ers she faced and how she over­came those hur­dles to suc­ceed. She par­tic­u­larly spoke about how busi­nesses can iden­tify their point of dif­fer­ence and that in this dis­trict there were many in­no­va­tive peo­ple re­al­is­ing their po­ten­tial. Theresa Gat­tung also spoke about her time as CEO at Tele­com New Zealand and the ad­vances in technology she wit­nessed. She went on to point out how im­por­tant it was to en­gage young peo­ple, who have new and dif­fer­ent skills, to keep a busi­ness evolv­ing and grow­ing.

Lawrence Gullery

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