The New Zealand dollar (NZD) topped US86c last week [12/04], the highest it's been since hitting US88.4c in August 2011.
You might have heard about "tax simplification". This isn't just a term bandied around by politicians wanting to reduce their workload while continuing to collect tax revenue.
The chilly weather has arrived so we thought it time to share tips on ways to keep those power costs to a minimum.
Whether you have a small KiwiSaver balance or a huge fortune, it is important to plan your investment portfolio so as to get the right balance between risk and return.
You have to ask yourself whether these financial planners really know what they are talking about. Do they actually buy stocks? Are they actually analysts, or just sales people taking a commission. Hate to say it, but even the experts are wrong. There...
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About 1000 South Island meat farmers met in Gore last month to discuss the real problems the industry is facing around farming profitabily and sustainabily.
As with Fonterra the middlemen will grow fatter while the workers grow skinnier as time goes by.
Police are appealing for information about a street brawl outside a Christchurch bar that has hospitalised one man. Police attended the fight, outside Robbies Bar on Norman Rd about 7.45pm after reports up to four people were fighting on the street. "A 29 year old man received serious head injuries, he is currently in a stable condition at Christchurch Hospital," a police statement said. "One man was arrested and charged with refusing to undergo the drink driving process." Police were now conducting inquiries with patrons at the bar and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the fight…
Looking for a new secret weapon for your small business? Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software could be the answer. It helps you: Win new clients or contracts Understand your customer Retain customers by giving them a better experience Decrease duplication and costly customer management. Imagine if every... More
Your phone has been for a swim. Your business contact information or vital sketches were on it and now it refuses to start. Owners carry their business lives around on their mobile phones and tablets. If the phone was lost or broken it would be at the very least a huge nuisance. At worst important business data could be lost. When it... More
Small businesses sometimes pay hundreds of dollars a month more than necessary for their telephony - thanks to inertia. Many have a mish-mash of telephony services. It's not uncommon for small businesses to cut costs significantly following a telecommunications health check, says Kelly Blomfield, business account manager at Telecom Hub... More
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In your greater efforts to save money and not be quite so frivolous in the coming weeks you might start to begrudge the fact that you don't...