Tackling Auckland Housing Head-on
Aug25

Tackling Auckland Housing Head-on

Rt Hon John Key Prime Minister Improving housing supply and affordability is important for New Zealand families and communities, and the National-led Government has a comprehensive housing plan to tackle the issue. It’s a challenge we are facing head on and our plan is delivering results. We’re now in the middle of the biggest building boom New Zealand has ever seen. There are 40 houses being built every working day in Auckland – four...

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How to Simplify Your Busy Life
Aug04

How to Simplify Your Busy Life

Robyn Pearce Time management expert www.gettingagrip.com Is it just my noticing, or are you also seeing an increasing commentary and focus on de-cluttering and simplifying? It’s not just things: it could be activities or even people. Can you reduce driving time? I know many working professionals who get clients to come to their offices, but since I moved to the country nearly an hour out of Auckland, I’d been in the habit of going to...

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Seven Resolutions for a Healthy Headspace
Aug04

Seven Resolutions for a Healthy Headspace

Dr Mary Casey Founder and CEO of the Casey Centre www.caseycentre.com.au 1. Prioritise your happiness and health It’s important to decide your health and happiness is number one. As simple as it sounds, if you don’t have these, you are not in a position to contribute to others or yourself. Everything stems from here. 2. Spend more time with the right people Rather than resolving to spend more time with everyone – which can be...

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The Sailing of the Three Ships
Aug04

The Sailing of the Three Ships

Debra Buckley CEO of the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership. www.nzimleadership.co.nz Entrepreneurship, relationships or leadership? Which one steers the mainsail? Much like the principal sail on a ship, entrepreneurship is seen as the driver for many new business leaders and innovators. It’s the passion or belief in an unexplored destiny that drives an entrepreneur to seek. That being said, it is relationships that...

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Will Hot Desking Work for You?
Aug04

Will Hot Desking Work for You?

Jane Cowan-Harris Head of WorkSpace IQ www.workspaceiq.co.nz One of the most popular topics in workspace design at the moment is hot desking. With its ability to service a variety of users and situations, the main advantages of hot desking are the savings made due to the need for less furniture and less floor space. This concept is fine for organisations where people only require occasional computer access throughout the day (or...

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Do You Really Need an Accountant?
Aug04

Do You Really Need an Accountant?

Richard O’Brien Director of operations at NZ bizbuysell. www.nzbizbuysell.co.nz You might think that a start-up or small business isn’t big enough to warrant using an accountant and it’s just another cost you can do without. But unless you’re an expert in business structures, tax and finance, then using an accountant or better still, a Chartered Accountant, to get expert financial advice is money well invested. So do you really...

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