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  • Wright Communications - Autumn colours reflected in heavenly harvest wine and food match
    period is when we reap the fruit of their year long labours Senior Winemaker Tony Bish says there s a special comradery among the vintage crew on the ground working together at the mercy of the weather with their tannin stained hands We share a sense of fulfilment joy relief and exhaustion as the grapes come off the vines and in the knowledge that great fruit has been safely secured for the next vintage he says Bish says this year s harvest has lived up to expectations Our Chardonnay is showing very good volume and richness in the palate The Merlots are fermenting merrily and look to have the colour and tannins to produce wines of integrity power and finesse He says while his winemaking team has much work ahead they are very happy with the harvest results The end of harvest is like coming out of a long tunnel There s a sense of satisfaction a chance for reflection and it s a time to spend with family who have supported us during the ups and downs of the previous months he says As the Sacred Hill team recovers from their latest vintage says goodbye to its vintage interns and looks forward to vineyard pruning and a winter of nurturing the wines in the winery they are sharing their recipe for their favourite autumn food and wine match Perfect pumpkin risotto 2 Cups Arborio rice Olive oil 1 chopped onion 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 cup chopped pumpkin 1cm cubed 3 rashers bacon 2 Litres of chicken stock Grated parmesan to garnish and salt and pepper to taste Heat stock in pan and leave to simmer Sauté onion garlic and bacon Stir in pumpkin and rice add two ladles of stock and mix until stock is absorbed Repeat until

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  • Wright Communications - Kiwi workers swap suits for PJs
    office while an even smaller number 12 would be happy with someone showing up to work in a tracksuit Regus New Zealand Area Director Pierre Ferrandon says businesses are giving staff more freedom in terms of what they wear to work Does wearing a tie increase your productivity Modern businesses understand that what you wear to work is less important than the results you achieve he says There are still certain occupations where a very formal standard of dress is necessary but a software developer can do the same job in jeans as in a suit Highly successful tech companies like Google and Facebook are renowned for their casual dress codes Standards of dress are even lower in the home office 40 of New Zealand respondents admitted to working from home in their pyjamas and one in eight 12 said they had done so in their underwear Fortunately 86 of respondents say they smarten up before a video call from home The opportunity to sit around in your pyjamas may appeal to some people but workers can struggle with the lack of structure and professionalism in the home environment Ferrandon says Happily there are no signs of pyjamas and underwear becoming acceptable workplace attire in the office Ferrandon notes that Kiwis are not alone in their liberal views on work wear with the New Zealand results in line with global averages Globally we are seeing changing attitudes to how people should dress at work This is part of a bigger trend around the changing nature of work particularly the shift towards flexible work and away from the traditional office Views on workplace attire Percentage of respondents who agree NZ A suit and tie are often too formal for the modern office place 81 I sometimes work in my underwear at

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  • Wright Communications - Perfectly balanced Pinot Gris from Sacred Hill
    Zealand Pinot Gris are well balanced with subtle complexity as well as being easy to drink and match with food That s what makes them so popular he says Senior Winemaker Tony Bish says as Pinot Gris is a vibrantly aromatic grape variety and the 2015 wine reflects that Pinot Gris should be very expressive on the nose and have a powerful textured palate We believe this is one of the most powerful Pinot Gris we have made Marlborough had another classic cool climate growing session in 2015 with record temperatures in the second half of summer producing ideal ripening conditions and fruit with great intensity The grapes were harvested in the cool of the night to preserve aromatic intensity and carefully handled through to bottling Sacred Hill Orange Label Marlborough Pinot Gris 2015 Enticing aromas of baked pear strudel and spices with notes of fresh ginger and peach The palate is softly textured and well balanced with lingering flavours of pears and baking spices Food match Japanese chicken fried rice with green peas carrots chicken stock garlic soy sauce and freshly ground black pepper 2015 Sacred Hill Orange Label Marlborough Pinot Gris is available from supermarkets throughout New Zealand

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  • Wright Communications - Air New Zealand tops reputation index
    entered the top 20 for the first time this year while Foodstuffs the owner of Pak n Save and New World fell from 11 to outside the top 20 Wright Communications Managing Director Nikki Wright said actions speak louder than words but communications plays a vital role in improving and maintaining corporate reputation Communication programmes are valuable for creating awareness of good operational practices and in enhancing the organisation s relationships with stakeholders Wright says effective communication is more important than ever with the rise of social media increasing reputational risks for companies A good reputation takes years to build but it can be destroyed very quickly Many CEOs will tell you the company s reputation is its most important asset and protecting it should be a priority Research from Colmar Brunton shows corporate reputation is strongly related to sales performance Three out of four consumers would buy from companies with a RepZ score of 105 or more but fewer than half 46 per cent would consider buying from a company with a weak reputation of 95 and below The top 11 companies in this year s Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index all achieved strong RepZ scores of 105 or more which would place them in the top 10 per cent of businesses globally said Farman Corporate reputation is important no matter what industry you operate in and it has a material effect on your business success A feature of the Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index is the particular importance Kiwis place on trust The four categories are weighted and trust makes up more than a third 37 per cent of the overall RepZ score in New Zealand compared to 16 per cent globally This benefited Air New Zealand which had a top box advocacy score meaning people would speak highly of it without being asked six times the average across the 50 companies in the index Air New Zealand scored 122 on Trust while Toyota recorded 113 and Z Energy 112 The Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index shows trust is a priority for consumers when making buying decisions said Farman Air New Zealand s strong performance in the trust category is a significant factor in its strong overall reputation Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon says the airline is thrilled to be recognised as New Zealand s most reputable company for the second year in a row We re incredibly proud of our corporate reputation score which is earned every day by more than 11 000 Air New Zealanders who are dedicated to delivering world class operational performance and customer experiences We re thrilled to be rated so highly on the trust index and we place immense value on the faith New Zealanders and customers internationally put in us Success is the second most important component of the reputation index with Apple scoring 122 Air New Zealand 117 and Z Energy 114 The Fairness pillar of the index reveals companies with a strong value proposition with The

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  • Wright Communications - Orange Label reds punch above their weight
    more he says Senior winemaker Tony Bish says the quality of the fruit harvested in both regions for the 2015 vintage was outstanding We were able to harvest early and progressively to ensure the fruit in each block was picked at its best Bish says grapes harvested in optimum condition have translated in the bottle to two intense and complex wines which are very drinkable now but will improve with two to five years cellaring Sacred Hill Orange Label Hawke s Bay Merlot Cabernet 2015 Enticing aromas of sweet ripe black fruits mingle with hints of floral notes and oak spice Hints of black pepper and savoury in style the palate is soft and full bodied with rich smooth chocolate and cedar spice notes Food Match Rosemary crusted rack of lamb served over olive oil and herb drizzled lentils roasted aubergine and red onion Sacred Hill Orange Label Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015 Vibrant deep ruby red Enticing aromas of sweet red cherry strawberry and vanilla The palate is supple with red fruit flavours complemented with dried herbs and subtle spice Lingering fine and flavoursome on the finish Food match Homemade pizza Italian style make your own pizza base and add

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  • Wright Communications - First 10 Competitors Named for World Masters Games 2017
    will embrace the Games so that visiting athletes feel our warm welcome but also our competitive spirit Former New Zealand cricketer and Rugby World Cup 2011 CEO Martin Snedden will compete in golf as participant number 00001 He is joined by nine fellow sports people who collectively represent the first 10 WMG2017 participants Anthony Mosse Swimming US based former Kiwi Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist returning home to enjoy both a social and competitive WMG2017 Allison Roe Rowing New Zealand s athletics golden girl is moving out of her comfort zone into a completely new sport for WMG 2017 single sculls rowing She s already in training Duane Kale Swimming four gold medals and four world records at the 1996 Paralympics marked him as one of our greatest para athletes and he will be back in the pool in Auckland Jenny Holliday Softball The fastest Olympic woman softball pitcher and a firm believer in the spirit of sport who will look to roll back the years on the diamond in 2017 Peter Walters Touch NZ s Mr Touch is a regular winner at masters games in NZ and overseas a world renowned coaching icon and firm believer in the sport for life ethos Bob Thomas Football his social football team have fronted up at three previous WMG finally winning a medal last time out and are once again determined to have a ball on and off the field Anna Stanley Track Silver Fern Captain who will lead a 4 x 400 metre track relay team Flabs not Abs and is looking forward to the Games camaraderie and taking on the Aussies once again Jude Kelly Basketball Canadian masters basketball supremo and DJ who can t wait to defend his team s the Stooges WMG2013 title in New Zealand a bucket list destination for him Moira Gerken Netball Southland netballer whose team members have been playing with or against each other for 30 years and are relishing the chance to compete in their first WMG As with all other World Masters Games there is generally no need to qualify or be selected to compete As long as you are over the minimum age for your chosen sport and meet the minimum disability classification requirements in the case of para sports you can take part Auckland footballer Bob Thomas and his Mum s Mob team mates are World Masters Games regulars They are looking forward to competing against footballing rivals from around the world right in their own backyard Auckland 2017 will be the fourth World Masters Games the team has competed in and we ve always looked forward to our four yearly travel to some interesting destinations But we re equally excited to have the opportunity to show off on our own patch says Bob Martin Snedden says the World Masters Games sends an important message that sport is for life and available to all We are a sporting nation but participation in competitive sport tends to wane with age This

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  • Wright Communications - Elegant, complex Chardonnay from Ti Point
    Ti Point has extended its footprint beyond its original home vineyard north of Auckland For this wine the skilled winemaking team have carefully selected parcels of grapes from individual Hawke s Bay growers who have an appreciation of the rich textures and intricate flavours required to make Ti Point wines While it would be easy to classify this as a typical peaches and cream Hawke s Bay Chardonnay it offers much more than that with layers of nutty and citrus characters Made from premium Chardonnay fruit harvested under ideal conditions the wine has undergone French oak fermentation to add depth and complexity It is full flavoured supple and smooth drinking now but will comfortably cellar for two to three years 2015 Ti Point Hawke s bay Chardonnay Lifted aromas of peach vanilla and sweet citrus blossom with nutty complexity The palate is ripe rich and layered with soft texture and a lingering zesty citrus peel finish Food match Lemon and garlic marinated chicken roasted on the barbecue Recommended retail price 22 99 2015 Ti Point Hawke s Bay Chardonnay is available at selected fine wine retailers throughout New Zealand Ends Leave a comment Comment Submit search Latest News Client News

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  • Wright Communications - World Masters Games 2017 needs you!
    and joy of being with mates and enjoying the travel that was part of the game He says like rugby volunteering at World Masters Games 2017 is a great way to be involved in one of the largest sporting festivals this country has seen and to get the rewarding feeling of giving back to other people who enjoy participating in sport WMG2017 will be the largest event New Zealand has hosted since Rugby World Cup 2011 in terms of the number of participating athletes and supporters who are expected to come from more than 100 countries While it is a very different event volunteers will once again be at the forefront of the visitor experience for the 12 000 plus athletes and supporters expected to come from 100 countries around the world I believe volunteers were an essential part of the success of Rugby World Cup 2011 They did a fantastic job always with a smile on their faces and so many overseas visitors commented on the warm welcome they received Williams says You could see the volunteers grew in pride as the tournament progressed and they knew they had been part of something quite special Williams says the WMG2017 Pit Crew will be an integral part of making WMG2017 the best Games ever The volunteers will help make everything run smoothly provide the type of hospitality Kiwis are renowned for and ensure a fantastic experience for all concerned And there is a role for everyone whether you want to be involved at a sporting level or are simply keen to be involved in the Games Within the Pit Crew there are sports roles such as referees umpires marshals assisting at aid stations or setting up equipment There are also volunteer opportunities across all other aspects of the Games including

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