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NORTH SHORE TIMES, AUGUST 18, 2011
As a Technology Finalist in the 2011 Westpac Auckland North
Business Awards, Labyrinth Solutions' core ambition is to simplify
website technology for design agencies. In building the Contegro CMS
-- a Content Management System purpose-built for web designers,
the company has achieved two world-beating innovations.
Design ambition brings world firsts
LABYRINTH SOLUTIONS LTD - www.website.co.nz
Focused on technology and website design. Their
Content Management Software, Contegro, powers
many of the country's larger websites.
Labyrinth are one of the first CMS providers in
the world to introduce a web interface based on
a Windows-style Desktop, and the first within the
global CMS space to build an interactive online
"When we set about developing Contegro six
years ago, we had a vision to create a CMS that
would empower the designer and remove the
developer from the website lifecycle," explains
Vaughan Reed, Founder of Labyrinth.
"In doing so," says Reed, "The Contegro CMS
enables designers to build large scale, highly
functional websites -- without development
hassles or development expertise. It gives web
designers greater creative freedom, and all the
functional capabilities they need to pitch for and
win large scale web projects."
Reed explains the ethos behind Contegro is
simplicity. "We wanted to make Contegro
incredibly easy to use without impacting on
functionality. The creation of a Windows-style
Desktop interface was part of this.
remotely, even in completely different time zones,
and is a major tool for our overseas expansion"
Already, various design agencies and web
companies have signed to be Contegro Partners
within New Zealand, and the company is fast
gaining traction in the United States. "We have
signed our first US Partner for Contegro, and are
aiming on growing our partner network to 200
within three years," says Reed.
"Contegro is a real game changer " concludes
Reed, "a tool that enables Partners and their
clients to gain a definite advantage over their
competitors. We're looking forward to leading the
way with our next generation of innovations!"
Almost every computer-user knows this environ-
ment, so every action is intuitive. It makes using
the CMS so easy."
The latest innovation for Contegro is the Virtual
Training Studio (as pictured above) -- a world first
for the Website CMS market.
Contegro website CMS enables Partners
and their clients to gain a de nite advantage
over their competitors
Labyrinth's virtual Training Studio is a world first for the Website CMS market. www.contegro.com
Reed explains: "The Studio is an engaging,
online platform where users learn how to use the
Contegro CMS. People can ask questions, give
feedback and engage with a virtual presenter who
acts as a guide through a series of training videos.
This enables us to service clients and Partners
North Shore Times Excellence
in Not for Profit Award
The North Shore Times has been a category sponsor
from the very start of the Business Excellence Awards
14 years ago. For the third year running it is proud to
sponsor the Excellence in Not for Profit Award. An
award that acknowledges and recognises those quiet
achievers who contribute so much to the very fabric
of the north Auckland community and the unsung
heroes that are there helping those who need it most.
As the North Shore's leading newspaper based in
Takapuna with 20 sales, editorial and administrative
staff, the North Shore Times has an intense interest in
the effectiveness of delivering important information
to our readers and enjoys supporting many
community endeavours and initiatives such as the
New Zealand Breakers, the annual Beach Series and
the Harbour Sport Excellence Awards .
The newspaper first established over 62 years ago in
1949 has been the trusted source for news, fact and
comment on the North Shore. This commitment to
the community has resulted in outstanding growth in
readership to a mind-boggling 156,000 readers...that's
more than 70% of all North Shore people aged 15 and
Over 70,000 newspapers are circulated to North Shore
addresses three times a week, plus an additional
16,000 North Harbour News delivered on Fridays along
with the Homes real estate guide. That's over 86,000
newspapers delivered to readers from the Auckland
Harbour Bridge to Hatfields Beach.
With the latest online multimedia platform the North
Shore Times connects readers to local news like never
The North Shore Times really gets the message
Rodney Times - Community
As a first-time sponsor, the Rodney Times is keen to
contribute to the business community. For without
that community the Rodney Times itself would not
This year the paper celebrates 110 years of serving
its readership and customers -- a huge milestone in a
frequently changing industry.
So to mark the occasion the Rodney times has come
on board as Community Engagement Sponsor for the
Westpac Auckland North Business Awards 2011 to
give something back. And it hopes to stay.
The Rodney Times is the Rodney region's leading
newspaper, based in Orewa with 17 on-site staff.
The paper covers a massive area -- 2,427 square
kilometres - from Albany to Muriwai Beach, north to
Mangawhai and even Maungaturoto -- about one-third
of the Auckland region.
Rodney Times readership is nearly 88,000 -- which
means it reaches 88.8 percent of people aged 15
and over in its circulation area (Nielsen CMI Q2.2010-
The Rodney Times is delivered
Tuesdays and Thursdays, but it's
the online multimedia presence
which is really making huge gains.
Readers can now access the
paper and read it on screen,
view e-editions, catch news as
it happens, watch videos, enter
competitions, and provide their
own input - particularly through
Facebook and Twitter sites.
Electronic media is a whole new
ball game. But whether it's a paper on the table or on
screen, readers and clients can be assured they are
getting the information they want and need.
No matter the format, the Rodney Times delivers.
RSM Prince - Facilitation
RSM Prince are accountants who first get to know
people, then their business. The company strives to
listen, understand and inspire its clients with avenues
to help their business grow.
"Accounting can be perceived as a chore, but we
want to remove the heavy focus on this function and
instead take a holistic look at each business to provide
innovative and practical solutions. Best of all, we do it
with a smile," says Lloyd Kirby, Partner.
RSM Prince's easy and light approach made
sponsoring the entertainment for the Westpac
Auckland North Business Awards a perfect reflection
of their fun-natured business practice.
Established 66 years ago in Auckland, and with 14
successful years in north Auckland, RSM Prince is a
firm fixture in both regions. The company is proud
to live and breathe the work and life opportunities
presented on this side of the bridge.
With 50 experienced staff in two locations throughout
Auckland, 41 offices throughout New Zealand through
NZCA Ltd , and 732 offices around the world, RSM is
currently ranked number sixth largest in the world
- 5th in China, the USA, India and the UK.
The company is dedicated to continuous
improvement, evidenced by its
continued growth and expansion
into the area of specialised business
As a sponsor of the Westpac
Auckland North Business Awards,
RSM Prince wants to learn what
makes local business tick and build
stronger relationships locally and
Lyle Irwin and Lloyd Kirby and a
team of highly skilled professionals
focus on building solid relationships
based on trust within the north Auckland area.
"We are VERY excited about the future of north
Auckland and proud to provide entrepreneurial
contribution in support of the business and
community through the Westpac Auckland North
Business Awards," says Lyle Irwin.
RSM Prince -- "applying global excellence to local
Spyglass Excellence in
Spyglass Group Limited embraces technology as the
way of the future for the New Zealand economy.
Established in 1993, the audio visual company now
offers services to big name clients in New Zealand,
China, Russia, Australia, Europe and Indonesia.
Spyglass offers audio visual support for smaller events
and full high end technical solutions for large scale
events including: outdoor and stadia projections, 3D
vision, 360° full dome projection, extreme resolution
vision mixing and distribution systems.
With a drive to deliver solutions and the experience
to ensure flawless execution, Spyglass offers what no
other NZ company can by way of unique world class
AV technology, backed with a full motion graphics
studio in house to ensure a tight knit result.
The company has been involved in high profile events
such as the Top Gear Live arena show in Auckland,
Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, and Tourism
New Zealand's giant rugby ball in Paris and London.
"We're excited to be involved in the awards,
particularly the technology category," says director
Scott Davis. "It's an interesting way to meet like-
minded companies and perhaps gain some insight
from them as well.
"If NZ is to grow, it will be primarily driven by
embracing technology. Developing and utlising
new technology helps build our local economy and
translates to a better way of life for New Zealand."
Spyglass employs 16 staff in its Auckland and
"The team at Spyglass is a talented bunch that
thoroughly plan and work through all the detail while
maintaining a flexible nature. In this way we ensure
our performance surpasses your expectations and
guarantees that your event is the success it should
be, effortlessly and professionally," says Scott Davis.
We are VERY excited about
the future of north Auckland
and proud to provide
in support of the business
and community through the
Westpac Auckland North
BUSINESS AWARDS 2011
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