Just bought a house recently?

Peter GriffinPlanwise Financial Services Then now is a good time to review your insurances. “But how much insurance should I get?” You may need to cover the debt or mortgage, enough for funeral costs, any other short-term debt you might... Read More

Go ahead – be bold with it

Careers with Hartwith Jay Hart I was 26 years old and sitting at a long, oval table in the conference room of the 40th floor of a skyscraper in New York City. Across from me sat a 60-year-old male attorney with at least 35 years more work experience... Read More

Don’t get left out in the cold with new tenancies laws

Nicole WongSmart LawHarris Tate Solicitors, Tauranga New Zealand's property rental sector is in line for an extra layer of warmth and safety, thanks to a series of new tenancy regulations intended to come into effect later this year. Under... Read More

The balancing act when choosing college courses

Careers with Hartwith Jay Hart I spend a lot of time talking to parents and their teens about choosing college courses. Courses taken in college help prepare our teens for university. But courses taken... or not taken can also limit their options. As... Read More

The hard reality

Peter GriffinPlanwise Financial Services I've been writing this column for more than three-and-a-half years and in that time, in the normal course of my business, we have processed many insurance claims. They have ranged from the not-so-serious... Read More

Welcome to Greerton Village 2016

Sally BenningGreerton Village Mainstreet manager The madness is over, the ham and mince pies long gone (I hope so anyway!) and we look forward to a bright New Year in Greerton Village. First up on the calendar is our Valentine's Day promotion... Read More

NCEA results are in! Now what?

Careers with Hartwith Jay Hart Emotions across the country are running high as teenagers discover how they faired on their NCEA exams. Your teen may be feeling accomplished, discouraged, surprised, even shocked. So, what can you do? Sit and discuss... Read More

Planning your New Year

Peter GriffinPlanwise Financial Services Once again the festive season and the New Year have come around again so fast and people will be planning a much-needed holiday break, spending some quality time with family and loved ones. This time of... Read More

Papamoa “takes off”

David Hill@ Papamoa Plaza ‘Locals' from all around New Zealand are commenting on the rapid growth of Papamoa, in particular the housing developments in Papamoa East and the redevelopments at Papamoa Plaza. The rapid expansion of Papamoa... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you want to see mandatory country of origin labelling for all fruit and vegetables sold in NZ?

I thought this mandatory country of origin labelling was already in place in NZ.
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