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distinctive by design
"It's unlikely," laughs Alan Brigden of
Alart, (pronounced 'Al art').
"Websites define your business; they are your window dressing, your teaser, your
opportunity to sell to the viewer, who is your potential customer, " Alan says.
"While social networks provide a forum for chatting,blogging and networking,
it is the website that allows specific brand identification for businesses or
Alan has lived in Hawke's Bay for the past six years. Originally from England
he began his career designing business cards and event posters in good old
print, but it was his love of graphic technology and designing that led him to
website design and building. Alan also recognised the need to have his own
website to market his work.
"It's simple really; technology meant my potential client-base was in fact
worldwide, so it was vital to have a website. I knew that if I needed one then so
did a lot of other businesses, so I set about learning and studying how to design
and build websites."
That was 17 years ago, and Alan has been building websites ever since.
The biggest illusion about websites, he says, is that they are expensive and
hard to manage.
"I have been able to overcome those objections by providing affordable,
easy-to-manage websites that are distinctive and functional. Remember, from
small acorns big things will grow, and it's the same with websites. You can start
small adding new functions and refreshing design and format as your business
grows. It's never too soon to have a website, there's a whole world to do business
You really can't afford not to have one!
will we ever hear
the end of them?
World Cup a
big boost for
From the House
with CHRIS TREMAIN MP for Napie
The Webb Ellis Cup is finally back on our shores,
and that is where we want it to stay.
I don't know about you but I'm getting really
excited about the Rugby World Cup. I've pur-
chased tickets for my family to the Napier games
and can't wait for the kick-off between Canada
and France. It's going to be superb.
The trophy is currently touring New Zealand
and will be here in Napier on the morning of
Tuesday, July 19, 6.30am to 9.30am at the
Aquarium car park on Marine Parade. Around the
country the road-show has been building momen-
tum and excitement as we get closer to our largest
sporting event ever.
The visit to Napier is in the middle of the school
holidays so it's a great opportunity to bring your
kids down and to get them excited about the tour-
Around 85,000 international visitors and 2000
media representatives are expected in New Zea-
land for the cup.
Beyond the fun factor of playing host, this will
boost our local tourism, businesses, and industry.
It's a great chance to show off the best of our
local culture and way of life.
To this end the REAL New Zealand Festival and
REAL Showcase will play a huge role in entertain-
ing and educating our
The nationwide festi-
val will feature our
local talent, hospitality,
and produce, and the
sector showcase will
highlight the best of
Here in the bay we
have a diverse range of
events from the likes of
Running with the
Lambs'' in CHB to the
Deco Party at the
Check out all the
events on realnzfe-
The final phase of
ticket sales has now
started and more than
a million tickets have
already been sold.
The France v Canada
game in Napier is
already sold out .
However, there are
still tickets for the
Canada v Japan game.
It would be great to
have two complete sell-
outs here in the Bay, so
don't miss out.
Award up for top woman
Speaker: Eva-Maria will speak at the Young Woman
of Potential Award evening.
Strong advocates for the education of
women everywhere, the Zonta Club
of Hawke's Bay will celebrate their
Young Woman of Potential Award on
Wednesday, July 20 at the HB Opera
House, with guest speaker, author
Given to a young woman between
the ages of 16 and 19, the award
bestows a scholarship to be used for
further education, whether that be
training, either in New Zealand or
overseas, or university studies.
Zonta Club members are strong
advocates for the education of
women,'' says Hawke's Bay past
president Annie King.
The award is about assisting
young women and is very sought
after -- in fact, we have 35 entries
this year, which will make the
judges' decision very difficult.
These young women have a defi-
nite vision of where they want to be
in their lives and we are very excited
to be able to help.
Young women of today are
amazing, and a real credit to their
families, schools and community.''
Speaker Eva-Maria is a young
woman of potential herself.
After writing and publishing a
best-selling book, You Shut Up! at
the age of 17, Eva-Maria is a certi-
fied mentor coach and international
speaker, bridging the generation
gap'' between teenagers and adults.
She is proud to share her work and
insights through resources, seminars
and coaching to help adults get a
better relationship with teens, help
business people use the new age'' to
their advantage, motivate other
teens to succeed in life and, of
course, share the story of how she
got to where she is today.
The Young Woman of Potential
Award celebration will take place at
7pm on Wednesday, July 20 at the
HB Opera House.
Tickets are $30pp, which includes
supper, tea, coffee and cash bar.
They are available from
alternatively, phone Annie on
027 241 2166, or Nikola on
Philip Grant, a senior
from Britain has been
appointed as chief
executive of the region's
new primary health
Oranga Hawke's Bay.
New board members
are Helen Walker, John
Heslop, Lorna Cowan,
Danelle Dinsdale, Bryn
Jones, Bayden Barber
and Adri Isbister.
The transition board
hands over the reins
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