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dande1st.com core business is website development and management. We provide web design, website hosting and maintenance, website management and support for small and medium size businesses. If you need help designing a new responsive (mobile friendly) website, putting together an online marketing strategy or finding an Australian hosting company we can offer a full turnkey package.

With over 20 years in the industry we know how to design the perfect website for your business as well as put together a strategy that will help your business grow and expand.

When designing and creating your website we use the WordPress platform. WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) and one of the most widely used platforms on the internet. WordPress is the best platform not only for our designs but also for the administration of your website after its complete. We find that WordPress has the best technologies and is easy to use for all levels of computer users. A further feature is the large range of Plugins available which allows you to do anything you want with your website from having an online store to photo galleries, video, online chat and much more.

After your website is complete we start the Search Engine Optimisation adding keyword content using best practices. This includes the basic listing on Google, Bing and smaller search engines but also behind the scenes to ensure each page is optimised. It’s one thing to have a great looking site but if it’s not SEO optimised then it’s a waste of your time and money.

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New eBook Launched

dande1st.com have published the ebook version of Takeaway – the Sale of the Government Printing Office which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the first Government Asset Sale in New Zealand when on January 24, 1990, the Crown and Graeme Hart of the Rank Group signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement for the Government Printing Office that was to come into effect on January 31, 1990.

The signing of the Sale and Purchase Agreement was the beginning of the end of a poorly conceived sale process that was drawn out over two years. But even following the signing of the agreement it took a further 10 months before the Crown were able to fully complete their obligations which would allow Rank full management of the business. But the Agreement signed on January 24 allowed for the Rank Group to take all the profits of the business even though they had only paid a small deposit and during that time the GPO sales turnover was more than the profit the Government made on the sale of this business asset.

To make matters worse for the Crown, Rank managed to get out of paying any interest on the balance of the money owing when they offered to help finalise issues that the government departments and consultants responsible were having. This amounted to Rank saving a further $1.5 million. Rank also were able to save over $2 million off their original bid for the business following an audit after the sale. The purchase of this Government asset was the springboard that was to launch Rank into the country’s wealthiest investment business that 30 years on is worth more than the national debt reduction the assets sales programme was supposed to achieve.

Takeaway – The sale of The Government Printing Office revisits the GPO in the 1980s of change and looks at what went wrong with the sale process and the effects and aftermath the sale created for the business, that years later triggered a Commission of Inquiry due to the very poor sale result that was less than the cost of the sale process itself and led to a profitable printing, publishing and stationery business being sold for much less than it was worth.

Available now as an ebook.

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