Buying Happiness

In our consumerist society the basic tenet is the more we have to spend, the happier we will be. Research shows that, while there is a link between money and happiness, it is a weak one. However, it is possible to get more happiness for your money by making good decisions about what you do with it. Read more...

Universities important but many skills can be learned on the job

If New Zealand raises its education outcomes over a period of 20 years to a level comparable with Finland, it can generate a 204 percent increase in GDP worth an additional $US258 billion, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Read more...

NPDC Surplus the Result of Sound Financial Management

Sound financial management has given New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) a $13.6 million surplus for the 2016/17 financial year, according to its draft Annual Report which was independently audited by Audit New Zealand. Read more...

Celo, Vensa and Orion Health named NZHIT award finalists

Cutting-edge, lifechanging e-health companies Celo, Vensa and Orion Health have been named finalists in the New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT) annual innovation awards. Read more...

Match your Investment Strategy to your Time Frame

We’ve had a good run in share markets since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008. Initially this growth was underpinned by central banks engaging in quantitative easing – otherwise known as ‘printing money’. Central banks released funds into circulation through purchasing securities as a way of reducing the likelihood of economies going into recession after the GFC. Read more...

Have Your Say on Suburban Business Centres

Visitors and businesses at four of New Plymouth’s suburban centres will be asked for their feedback from Monday next week (25 SEPTEMBER). Read more...

Tech’s momentum now a huge impact on the Kiwi economy

New Zealand is rapidly becoming a significant digital nation where technology is positively impacting on almost all traditional sectors such as banking, agriculture and tourism, the NZTech annual report says. Read more...

No political party has answer for rural health crisis

None of the political parties have an answer to solve the growing rural health crisis, a leading rural health expert says. Read more...

Inglewood Community Board By-election Results

Mel Cook has been voted in as a member of the Inglewood Community Board in the board’s by-election. Read more...

Major parties’ views on exercise and fitness

ExerciseNZ has asked the major political parties for their stance on health-related fitness in the run up to Saturday’s national election, so more Kiwis are better educated about exercise. Read more...

The PYF Principle for Growing Wealth

There are two golden rules for creating wealth that stand out above all others. The first, and most important, is to Spend Less Than You Earn. The second is to Pay Yourself First (PYF). Under the PYF principle, you give yourself top priority when it comes to deciding how to spend your income. Pay Yourself First by transferring money into a savings or investment account before you pay your living expenses. Read more...

The Importance of Cash

The word ‘cash’ has a very different meaning now than it did a few decades ago but it is still a vital part of a financial plan. Cash provides liquidity; that is, money when you need it. Liquidity can take many different forms. It can be notes and coin, bank deposits, credit – such as revolving credit mortgage or a credit card – or a financial asset that can be quickly and easily sold, such as bonus bonds, corporate bonds, or shares. Ideally liquid assets should be available immediately if required, with no cost or risk of loss of value associated with access to the funds. Read more...

Commemorative Limited Edition enhances 86

Toyota New Zealand has built on the driving pleasure of its 86 sports coupé with a limited-edition ‘Chris Amon Edition’ GT86 which is available in a unique Solar Flare exterior colour. Read more...

John Williams Wins NPDC’s North Ward By-election

John Williams has been voted in as a Councillor on New Plymouth District Council in the North Ward by-election. Read more...

Balance Your Life

Everybody creates a certain amount of income and during their lifetime by one means or another – through employment, investment or setting up a business. What you do with that income determines how financially successful you will be and ultimately impacts on your enjoyment of life. Read more...

Design of New Plymouth Airport’s New Terminal is Fit for Purpose

Plans for a new terminal at New Plymouth Airport have been given an independent seal of approval. Read more...