Kurt Jacks from Auckland’s “The Rib House” discovered the missing ingredient in his recipe for success when he used a Prospa Small Business Loan to dish up the vital support he and his family needed to grow the business.
The simple, streamlined application process was just what he needed as a time-strapped business owner – and the funds were immediately put to use on upgrades and kitchen renovations.
A scrub fire caused by fallen powerlines on Thursday has ripped through 100 hectares overnight, leaving 11 people without power.
Four helicopters, 20 rural firefighters and a 12 tonne digger were working on the blaze and were hoping to have it under control by 4.30pm on Friday. It comes as mapping by NIWA revealed soils were "extremely" drier than normal and drought conditions were evident in some parts of Northland.
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NIWA says signs of drought are evident in parts of Northland and drought conditions are "imminent". There are several water restrictions in the Far North. Have you seen signs of drought? How are you preparing for summer?
Are you affected by these recalls?:
1. Tegel brand Crumbed Chicken Burgers has been recalled as the product may contain foreign matter (small pieces of metal wire). Click here for more information and consumer advice.
2. Specific batches of its Countdown brand Trevally Fillets has been recalled as the product contains an elevated level of histamine. Click here for more information and consumer advice. Note: This product is sold in Countdown stores throughout the North Island and online.