T E S T I N G 32 JUNE 2016 Temprecord's range of laboratory calibrated temperature and humidy data loggers, real-time monitoring and cold chain solutions make it easy for you ... • ISO/IEC 17025 standard multi-point calibrated data loggers. Accurate and precise with corrections built in reducing potential for human error • Real-time information and alerts with the Temprecord Active Display (TAD) system • New Zealand manufacturer/ exporter • Preserve product integrity in transit with our cold chain accessories; ice packs, polystyrene bins and carry bags • Mapping software for validation of freezers, fridges, chillers, etc • Save time and money! • All software is free of charge For further information contact us: TEMPRECORD INTERNATIONAL LTD Phone 09 274 9825 Email email@example.com www.temprecord.com FOOD TESTING FT009 HM127 Cawthron delivers industry leading analytical testing, reliable results and market changing insight. • Method development & validation team • IANZ (ISO) accreditation • GMP certified for Nutraceuticals • Label claims • Food safety • Export certification Ph: +64 3 548 2839 www.cawthron.org.nz When Jason Witehira started stacking supermarket shelves at the tender age of 16, he never thought that three decades on he’d own one of the country’s most prominent New Worlds and lend his expertise to food manufacturers testing new products. Thirty-two years after commencing work as a shelf-stacker, the 48-yearold now owns and operates the New World Victoria Park in the leafy Auckland suburb of Freemans Bay, and has just been awarded the title of outstanding Mãori Business Leader for 2016. Witehira provides his expertise to the Foodbowl, an open-access processing plant used as a testing ground for new food products and a place of growth and development of New Zealand food and beverage busineses of all types and sizes. Of Ngãpuhi descent, Witehira says he is humbled to be categorised alongside those who have won the award before – including Sir Howard Morrison, Dame Kiri TeKanawa and Sir Ralph Norris – and admitted he had left school with an “average” grasp of maths. He now chairs the New World Group, and says he is proud to add value within the Mãori economy where he can. “It is not about who you are. It’s about what you are,” Witehira says. “It’s about being an individual and believing in yourself.” The awards are run by the University of Auckland Business School, and are widely regarded as the nation’s premier Mãori business awards. Associate Dean Dr Chellie Spiller says they recognise the tremendous contribution that leaders – individuals, organisations and their communities – make to a strong and growing economy that is grounded in Mãori worldviews. The breadth and depth represented by the 2016 winners testify to a mature and burgeoning Mãori economy, which has grown from an estimated asset base of $9.4 billion in 2001 to $40 billion in 2015. Some analysts forecast this figure could top $100 billion in the next few years. FROM STACKER TO MANAGER WITH SOUGHTAFTER EXPERTISE From left: Dr Chellie Spiller, Business School Dean Professor Greg Wittred and Jason Witehira.
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