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Find New Opportunities In 2018 With No Excuses Or Blaming Others

There will be plenty of new opportunities in 2018 if you tackle the New Year with a positive attitude. Things Are Not Always Easy Of course in business and life things are not always easy. There will be some rough waters that you will need to navigate your way through, but if you prepare properly then
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Let’s Compare Auckland With San Francisco

I have just arrived back in Auckland on Sunday after a quick stop-over in San Francisco thanks to the fuel issues in New Zealand. Just One Day In San Francisco We had been having a vacation in the USA and were due to return from Houston; however our Air New Zealand flight was cancelled and so
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The Shortest Day For 2017

The shortest day is still 24-hours, but the daylight hours are measured from sunrise to sunset and in the city of sails Auckland on Wednesday June 21st 2017 the sun rises at 7.34 am and sets at 5.10pm meaning that we have about 9-hours and 38-minutes of daylight hours. That’s not a very long time to
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New Zealand Is Quite A Small Country … But How Small?

As you may know New Zealand is quite a small country. The country is known as Aotearoa or the Land of the Long White Cloud and is nearly 270,000 sq km’s. This means we are a bit larger than the United Kingdom (243,610 sq km) and a bit smaller than Japan which is about 377,915
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Caring For Your Christmas Tree

If you’re a family who love having a “real” Christmas tree, here are some idea’s and tip’s on how to keep it fresh for the entire festive season. Tradition says you should put up your tree after 1 December and take it down on 5 January, the twelfth day of Christmas but how can you ensure
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Tap Into An Advisers Professional Networks

Buying a new home is something that you do not do very often, and if it’s your first home then you have never gone through the process before. It is easy to feel like a fish out of water. That is where an adviser (or mortgage broker) can offer a lot of help. Get Good
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Your Kitchen Is The Heart Of Your Home

They say your kitchen is the heart of your home and for most Kiwis it is either the kitchen of the BBQ where the people gather when they entertain. We recently built our own new home in the new suburb at Hobsonville Point in North West Auckland. It was built by Jalcon Homes who are one of the building
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How Can Mortgage Brokers Help Family’s With Debt?

It is always satisfying to come home after work and know that I have had an impact on someones life, that mortgage brokers help family’s with debt and more importantly getting out of debt faster. As a New Zealand mortgage broker with almost 20-years experience I still get a thrill when I can help people. Mortgage
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In This Life Being Just Average Is Not Enough

Average is not enough. We had an interesting conversation today with our 12-year old about trying hard and doing homework. The fact is our son is capable of doing well at school, but like all boys (including myself) he would rather do sports than school work so I can understand that. Also like myself, our
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What We Learnt From The Rio Olympic Games

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games have been fascinating and had some great contests to watch, but there are also some unexpected things that I have learnt fro  the Rio Olympic Games too. Some of the lessons came as a shock, while other things are common sense and an occasion like the Olympics just reinforces what we really already
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