Business View Oceania | March 2020

1 2 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA MARCH 2020 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA MARCH 2020 35 TE HOPAI HOME AND HOSPITAL EDI TOR ’ S NOTES Editor-in-Chief Lorie Lee Steiner Research Director David Saldana Creative Director Todd Calfee Production Manager Jon Bartlow Vice President of Production Aimy McGrew Vice President of Administration Alyson Casey Executive Vice President Kevin Reid Managing Director Shane Link CGO Alexander Wynne-Jones Executive Publisher / CEO Marcus VandenBrink USA Canada Caribbean Oceania Email for all inquiries: WWW. BUSINESSVIEWOCEANIA .COM 12559 New Brittany Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33907 239.220.5554 CONTACT US Resilience. To say we are living in uncertain times is a huge understatement. The world is currently in a turmoil of irony – united in a global battle being fought by isolation. Self-isolating; travel bans; border closures; country- wide shutdowns. Yet, no one is isolated from the economic repercussions inherent in what the World Health Organization has declared a global Pandemic. The novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – has migrated quickly and continues to spread at an unparalleled pace. The ripple effect could more accurately be called a tsunami, as markets struggle to ride the hourly waves of change just to stay afloat. The tourism sector is reeling with cancellation of major sporting events, concerts, cruises and airline flights. And while panic in grocery stores has risen to a fever pitch, everyone is advised to STAY CALM. “We’re certainly not running out of food,” says Australia’s National Farmers’ Federation chief executive Tony Mahar. “There’s lots to go around.” Australia exports most of the food it produces and recent rain has ensured that crops aren’t in short supply. So take heart. In the recent past, devasting weather events, earthquakes and bush fires have scarred the Oceania region but people have proven time and time again how resilient they are in times of trouble. They come together for each other and for the good of their collective communities and countries. At this time, our health care workers, truckers, emergency services personnel, grocery and pharmacy staff deserve a huge shout-out for their tireless efforts to keep everyone safe and well and sustained. Yes, what we’re going through now is an unprecedented and frightening scenario. The fear of the unknown. But eventually this storm too will pass… the world will learn valuable lessons and recover and move on. In the meantime, the people of Oceania will continue to share the smiles and warmth and strength they are famous for. Resilience will win out. Every time. COVER WESTWIND ENERGY PTY LTD 1 EDITOR’S NOTES 3 OPENING LINES 9 POWER QUESTION 17 AGRIFARM IMPLEMENTS Australian strong 25 CITY OF BUNBURY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA Proactive positivity 35 TE HOPAI HOME AND HOSPITAL Setting the standard for aged care 47 WONGABURRA SOCIETY Celebrating 50 years of caring ENERGY VIEW 61 BIOENERGY ASSOCIATION Informing the industry 67 AZWOOD ENERGY The sustainable alternative 75 MAINPOWER NEW ZEALAND LIMITED Poles, wires and wind 83 WESTWIND ENERGY PTY LTD The power of clean energy and innovation 75 MAINPOWER NEW ZEALAND LIMITED 67 AZWOOD ENERGY 25 CITY OF BUNBURY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA M A R C H 2 0 2 0 CONTENTS Lorie Lee Steiner Editor-in-Chief