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In this Kōrero Kaipakihi: what is a sustainable business, an interview with Natalie Jones from Seasick Sunscreen Co., and a free website diagnositic tool.

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What is a sustainable business?

You’ve heard the term, you may be taking steps to become more sustainable, but what  does it actually mean to be a sustainable business? This week’s blog is courtesy of the Sustainable Business Network

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Talking about oceans and wellbeing with Natalie Jones, Seasick Sunscreen Co.

For World Oceans Day we had a kōrero with Natalie Jones, founder of Seasick Sunscreen Co, about the importance of taking care of our oceans as well as the need to tend to your own hauroa when starting up a business.

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You can borrow items not in the Wellington City Libraries collections through a process called interlibrary loan (interloan).

This process allows our library staff to locate and borrow from other libraries within New Zealand or internationally. You can learn more here.

Do you need a digital boost?

Digital Boost’s new website diagnostic tool helps business owners like you to better understand your online presence. Developed by MBIE, it is safe, fast and completely free.

Are you ready to transform your online presence?

Entries Open For 2023 Sustainable Business Awards


The Sustainable Business Awards are New Zealand’s longest-running and pre-eminent sustainability awards. Now in their 21st year, they recognise businesses, local government, social enterprises and individuals for success in sustainability.


Entry to the awards is free. It is open to all organisations and individuals in Aotearoa New Zealand.


The Udder Way To Enjoy A Morning Coffee


An innovative reusable milk keg will see the average New Zealand café eliminate up to 10,000 single-use milk bottles a year.

Bullying and harassment in the workplace takes many forms and it’s a serious health and safety issue


Have a look at Employment New Zealand’s guidance on how to prevent it happening and respond to it if it comes up.


On a related note, the 2022 New Zealand Human Rights Commission report Experiences of Workplace Bullying and Harassment in Aotearoa New Zealand revealed that 40% of 2,512 respondents were bullied during their working life and one in five workers have experienced one or more of the bullying behaviours measured in the survey, often or always in the past 12 month

Business networks miss the mark with key participants - ethnic business leader


The country's ethnic business leaders say wine and cheese evenings do not suit everyone and they want to be included in mainstream business networks.

Are you an age friendly business?


Our population is ageing and that impacts on your business. Some of your employees and customers will be among the older demographic. Does your business provide them with the services and access they may require?
Learn more about becoming an age friendly business with this info from the Office for Seniors.

Better presentations : how to present like a pro (virtually or in person)

by Farrington, Jacqueline

"The idea of 'presentation as a performance' might seem intimidating. But when you need to engage, persuade, educate, or inspire, how do you ensure your message rises to meet the moment? This comprehensive and readable guide from Fortune 50 speaker coach Jacqueline Farrington combines acting methods with neuroscience and communications principles to help you be a clear and confident presenter... no matter how challenging the situation, audience, or speech."--Page 4 of cover.