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Business Accelerator 2016!

ETC Communications is partnering with other leading Top-of-the-South businesses to bring to Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough the Business Accelerator competition. The Business Accelerator is an easy-to-enter competition for small or medium-sized businesses at any stage in the business life-cycle who are looking for support to grow. Through the competition process, business owners get the chance…

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Merry Christmas!

The etc communications offices will be closed from the 24th December until the 5th of January. If you need to reach us please phone Emma on 021 190 1533 or email emma@etcnz.nz.

Originair takes off today

Today Originair will make its first flights between Nelson and Palmerston North, with celebrations planned at both airports. Since announcing its planned routes in June for both the Nelson – Palmerston North and Nelson – Wellington routes, Originair has refitted its 19-seat British Aerospace Jetstream 32 to a high specification, airport check-in counters have been…

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Scott Construction scoops three awards

Tonight, Scott Construction won three awards at the regional Registered Master Builders Awards for Fenwick House. They won Gold in the residential new home ($1-2 million) category, and then won the entire residential home category. They also won the Lifestyle and Kitchen award. Off to the nationals they go! #nelsonshines

Nelson’s newest airline announced

New Airline Originair Launches, Flying Two Routes from Nelson Tickets to Palmerston North and Wellington can be purchased from today From 12 August 2015, air passengers will once again fly direct from Nelson to Palmerston North seven days a week, with the announcement today of a new Nelson-based airline, Origin Air Ltd (Originair). A Nelson…

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Snaps of Summer Winners Announced

The Marlborough Sounds Marinas’ Snaps of Summer competition visually told the story of people’s ‘had to be there’ Summer moments in the Sounds. Hundreds of visitors to the Sounds submitted their photos to a number of categories. The overall winner was Bonnie Davies with her photo dubbed “Tree Monkey”. A gorgeous photo capturing a second…

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Your Success Ltd offers a fresh approach to business

Your Success Ltd has a fresh feel about them. Established in February this year, Your Success Ltd is a locally-owned business advisory firm with a dual approach: Accounting Essentials and Business Innovation. The Accounting Essentials team provides common sense advice and guidance about the financial side of Business, and is Xero Certified. The Business Innovation…

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Kidson Construction Changes Ownership

Local Quantity Surveyor Malcolm Anderson and Scott Construction Ltd’s Justin Candish have together purchased Kidson Construction from the Kidson family, with the change in ownership taking effect on 20th February.  Anderson has been appointed the company’s new Managing Director, while Candish becomes a director of the company. Malcolm Anderson says it will be business as…

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Scott Construction Wins Supreme Business Award

Top-of-the-South construction firm Scott Construction Ltd has won the Nelson Tasman region’s Supreme Business Award, and the Large Business Award category. Scott Construction Ltd has not only survived what is typically a boom and bust building sector, it has flourished during the recent economic downturn. At the Westpac Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business…

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We have moved

We have moved! We now have two offices and the use of a Boardroom on Level 1, 58 Buxton Square (above Hothouse). Look forward to seeing you!

SolarCity New Zealand Raises NZ$5 Million Capital

SolarCity New Zealand Limited (“SolarCity”) today announced the completion of a NZ$5m capital raising with Pencarrow Private Equity, to fund its expansion strategy across New Zealand and the Pacific. SolarCity is contracted to install 3.4Mw of solar on New Zealand’s largest solar subdivision in Christchurch and is currently installing 1Mw of solar on the islands…

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Jens Hansen – the first to buy Nelson Neon

To celebrate the second year of Light Nelson, Jens Hansen’s window is lit up pink with the first of the limited edition Nelson Neon. These very cool neons were handmade by Jay Blazek’s company Western Neon. Like Jens Hansen, Western Neon is a second generation family business, started by Jay’s father. It is brilliant to…

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Dr Corish puts brain health in the spotlight

Dr Robert Corish, while suffering from jetlag, explains on Breakfast TV the importance of exercising your brain.

Jens Hansen jewellery hits the Red Carpet

The Jewellery of Jens Hansen – The Ringmaker was seen on the Red Carpet at the Oscars in March.  

NZKS Nelson Marlborough Falcons Win

The NZKS Nelson Marlborough Falcons win the 2014 ASB Youth League Southern Conference. Very proud!

Another NZ first for SolarCity

Leading the way again, SolarCity, and the Nelson Environment Centre, launched the Solar Schools initiative at Henley Primary School, as featured on Campbell Live on February 23rd. Solar Schools is New Zealand’s first crowd funding initiative for schools, helping to reduce the cost of going solar and integrate learning about energy in the classroom.

Sugar is the new tobacco, warns Dr Robert Corish

On TVNZ’s Breakfast Show, Dr Bob Corish advises that sugar is the new tobacco.

Scott Construction wins regional award

Established building company Scott Construction won the 2013 Westpac Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce Business Award for Large Business. Scott Construction is one of the region’s star performers in the construction industry, defying the recession with stellar growth.

Minister visits Supreme Biotechnology

Nelson’s Supreme Biotechnologies hosts Hon Steven Joyce at its facility’s official opening and announces further investment.

Minister does u-turn for Salisbury School

The Minister today announces she will keep Salisbury School open. Another win for the embattled school!

Salisbury School wins High Court battle

Salisbury School wins High Court battle to keep its doors open. The little (inspirational) school that could!