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Pet Ownership: 3 Surprising Health Benefits

We all know that owning a pet can be good for us. The unconditional love that’s on offer helps to decrease stress, anxiety and depression. And dog owners in particular are often getting regular exercise which is great for our overall health and wellbeing. However, owning a pet has some additional health benefits that you may not even have been aware of. So read on to find out how your furry friend could be helping you to live a heathier life.
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Marketing And IT: An Essential Partnership

In most average businesses marketing and IT have very little to do with each other unless a marketing staff member has an issue requiring the help of the IT support desk. There’s not much direct communication happening let alone collaboration or joint strategizing. The days of operating in departmental silos are, however, numbered. As marketing is becoming more and more about digital platforms
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Landlords’ Responsibilities: Government Gets Tough

If you’re a landlord then you’ll probably have heard of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. It’s the main piece of legislation covering landlords and tenants in New Zealand and it sets out their respective rights and responsibilities. However, what you may not have been aware of is that the Ministry of Business and Innovation has set up a tenancy compliance and investigations team to check on…
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Is Your Health And Wellbeing Impacting On Your Performance At Work?

It’s Friday morning and you had trouble getting to sleep last night so despite the double shot espresso you’ve just knocked back, you’re struggling to stay focused during the team meeting. Or maybe you were running late this morning and so skipped breakfast before grabbing a pastry from the bakery on the way into work.
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Fun-Filled Family Time: Get Active With The Kids

There’s no doubt about it life nowadays is busy what with working, commuting, kids and family life. Sometimes it can be hard to fit everything in and usually it’s exercise that falls off the radar when life is so busy. But rather than finding excuses, here are some great ways to get the whole family moving! As well as setting a good example to your kids and instilling a good habit into them, you’ll also be having lots of family fun! So get your trainers on and get active!
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Financial Literacy: 4 Ways To Get Good Money Habits Into Our Kids

Budgeting, saving and living within our means are all important life skills. And the sooner we expose our kids to these concepts, the better. And so whether it’s using pocket money, birthday cash gifts or a piggy bank, the more practice our children have at an early age, the better prepared they will be for adult life. In this article we share four simple ways that you can encourage your children to become money savvy.
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Customer Relationship Management Software: How To Make A Choice

According to many respected business leaders and gurus every company needs to have some form of customer relationship management (CRM) software. But what is it and how will it help your business? If you’re struggling to make sense of the wide choice of CRM options out there, then this article will help to demystify CRM so you can make an informed choice.
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Create Your Own Disney Magic And Keep Customers Happy

There’s no doubting that Disney know a thing or two about how to keep customers happy – they’ve been doing it for 60 plus years after all! So what are the lessons that businesses can learn from the example of Disney? How does Disney keep visitors to their theme parks so satisfied that they boast an amazing 70 percent return rate for first-time visitors?
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Calling All Investors: Top Tips On Investing To Maximise Rewards And Minimise Risk

If you’re like the average Kiwi investor, then your primary investment aim is protecting your investments against inflation and growing capital to cover you in your retirement. However, those traditional investments such as cash and term deposits that offer a high degree of certainty and stability often struggle to achieve a decent return once inflation and tax have been taken into account.
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Basic Guide To Family Trusts

Family trusts are a complex area of the law, but increasingly people are setting them up to protect ownership of their assets and to benefit family members beyond their lifetimes. So what exactly are family trusts and what’s involved? Read on to find out more. What is a family trust? When we set up a family trust we transfer legal ownership of our assets to the trustees.
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