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Pop Poetry lifts words off the page with music

1 March 2019

From 4 March, for five consecutive evenings at Pigeon Park, Aucklanders will see literary artists’ work typed in projected light on a giant screen, accompanied by musicians creating their own unique soundtracks.

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NEW RECRUIT MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE LAUNCHED

1 February 2019

Auckland, New Zealand, February 1, 2019 – On the back of achieving the NRL’s biggest year-on-year membership increase, the Vodafone Warriors have today reached out to their fan base by launching an innovative New Recruit membership.

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Record sales year for Lexus in New Zealand

26 January 2019

Across the country, Lexus dealers sold over 800 new vehicles for a 14 percent increase on 2017, in a year where many other luxury marques experienced a decline in volume.

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Vector Lights celebrates its first birthday

21 January 2019

Vector Lights on the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge is celebrating its first birthday this Auckland Anniversary Weekend with a replay of last year’s dazzling opening light show.

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Chocolate Spice Granola - Julie Buckley

22 November 2018

Looking for healthy recipes for you and your family. Julie Busckley is a coach and chef with the Diabetes Clinic.

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The funky C-HR adds even more spice

18 September 2018

Toyota has enhanced the daring styling of the C-HR compact SUV with the availability of a two-tone paint scheme on a new Limited variant.

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AT LAST, A NEW GENERATION OF SANITARY PADS THAT TICKS ALL THE BOXES!

22 June 2018

Drion sanitary products are hypoallergenic, ultra-absorbent and technologically advanced, and support menstrual comfort. They contain a green strip infused with far infrared rays and negative ions. Drion sanitary products also help minimise vaginal odours.

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New era of stylish, dynamic, emotional design at Toyota

21 June 2018

The latest Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid, C-HR, Camry and soon to be launched Corolla are a result of Toyota’s global president Akio Toyoda challenging the company’s designers to create cars that speak to people’s emotions.

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'Kāore te kumara e kōrero mō tōna ake reka'

11 June 2018

I was raised on Hongoeka Marae. One of the first things I learnt while growing up in my community is you get more respect being humble than you do 'showing off'.

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Happiness

7 June 2018

How do you feel right now? Are you happy? If not it is time to make some changes.

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The 5 essential ingredients for success

4 June 2018

Throughout my life, I have been successful in many ways. I have genuinely succeeded in most things I put my heart and soul into.

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ASKING ABOUT MISSING SALARY LEADS TO DISMISSAL

3 June 2018

In a recent Employment Relations Authority case an employer has been found to have unjustifiably dismissed their employee after the employee questioned why his wages were not paid on time.

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Build your personal brand to succeed

1 June 2018

I live in New Zealand and people here generally do not like to promote themselves. We like to be humble and there really is quite a tall poppy syndrome that goes on here.

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Whittaker’s welcomes awards voted by NZ public

25 May 2018

Whittaker’s is delighted to have been named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand for the seventh consecutive year, and thanks the New Zealand public for their ongoing support.

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Double the delight for lovers of caramel-filled chocolate

10 May 2018

Whittaker’s has perfected a new caramel filling and is releasing two new caramel products. As well as pairing the new creamier, smoother and more velvety caramel with Whittaker’s 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk Chocolate, Whittaker’s has also created a 62% Dark Salted Caramel.

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Attitude injection for the Hilux range

8 February 2018

Toyota Hilux will ramp up its attitude with the introduction of the SR5 Cruiser variant, which sits above the SR5 and replaces the outgoing SR5 limited in the 21 strong range.

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Can I go swimming on my period?

9 December 2017


My advice is that we need to take extra special care of ourselves in the lead up to and during our period. At this time our body is working extra hard to clear out the lining of the uterus that it was hoping would be a nice nest for an embryo. Our immune system is challenged at this time; we feel extra tired, achy and more cold than usual, so it's common sense to take extra care and rest more. Moderate exercise is good especially just before your period and can help reduce cramping.

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All new Camry on the horizon

22 November 2017

Toyota New Zealand will introduce the all new eighth generation Toyota Camry, New Zealand’s top selling medium-sized sedan, in early 2018.

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Dynamic Lexus electric hybrid hatch meets sporty sophistication

25 October 2017

Facelift and specification upgrades for the exclusively-electric hybrid CT 200h have further enhanced its desirability for young drivers who enjoy sporty driving while still maintaining their sustainable lifestyle.

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Black Flu book asks ‘could it happen again?’

25 October 2017

Dr Rice had New Zealand’s secondary school students in mind as he worked on Black Flu 1918: The story of New Zealand’s worst public health disaster, a condensed and updated version of his 2005 book Black November.

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Get Rid of Money Worries

6 October 2017

Managing finances can be very stressful, even if you are savvy with your money. A recent global survey by the Financial Planning Standards Board, an international body which oversees professional standards for financial planners, found that most people feel challenged by their finances. However, people who work with financial advisers feel better prepared to achieve their financial goals.

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BRÖTZMANN / LEIGH NZ TOUR 2017

5 October 2017

Altmusic and the Audio Foundation are proud to present a nationwide tour of renowned saxophone/pedal steel guitar duo, Brötzmann / Leigh.

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BRÖTZMANN / LEIGH NZ TOUR 2017

5 October 2017

Altmusic and the Audio Foundation are proud to present a nationwide tour of renowned saxophone/pedal steel guitar duo, Brötzmann / Leigh.

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Buying Happiness

29 September 2017

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.

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Match your Investment Strategy to your Time Frame

22 September 2017

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

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The PYF Principle for Growing Wealth

15 September 2017

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.

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Commemorative Limited Edition enhances 86

8 September 2017

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.

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The Importance of Cash

8 September 2017

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.

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Balance Your Life

1 September 2017

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.

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Womens Health - Belinda Falconer

26 August 2017

Hi, I’m Belinda and I’m an advocate for women’s health. As the sole distributor for Drion to New Zealand, I am passionate about the product and have experienced the amazing effects that the Drion product range has had on my own health, as well as the lives of my clients.

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National Relaxation Day? What a fantastic idea!

18 August 2017


Did you know that America celebrates National Relaxation Day? What a fantastic idea! This year America celebrated National Relaxation Day on August 15.

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Get Rid of Debt

18 August 2017

If you are serious about getting ahead financially, then getting rid of debt should be one of your top priorities. Short term debt is the worst kind as it generally has very high interest rates and high repayments. It comes about for three reasons – an unexpected expense, sudden loss of income or long-term overspending. Here are five steps that will help you get rid of short term debt faster:

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Two Questions Every Retiree Must Ask

11 August 2017

With a bit of luck and hard work, you will arrive at retirement with a pot of money to supplement your income from NZ Superannuation and allow you to live comfortably. The problem is, so many uncertainties lie ahead. How long will you live? How much money will you need? What will your investment returns be? Where should you invest your money?

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Investing Without Emotion

4 August 2017

Emotions and investment are best kept apart. Put them together and you have the ingredients of a disappointing investment outcome, if not a failure. The best investment decision is one which is based on thorough financial analysis using well founded assumptions about the future. There are some investment decisions where emotions are more likely to get in the way.

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Your Rights as a Repairer of Goods

3 August 2017

The Wages Protection & Contractors Liens Act Repeal Act 1987 states that a person or business repairing or improving goods this could include mechanic or a computer repair business is entitled to a lien over the repaired goods for payment of that work. In effect the lien gives the repairer the right to retain possession of the goods until the account is paid

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When you keep putting your career first

26 July 2017

Do you find your career has taken over all aspects of your life?

If you identify with the 4 points below – it may be time to re-evalute the role your career plays as the rest of your life keeps shifting down the priority list.

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Making Quantum Leaps

17 July 2017

In your personal life or business life, you may need to change the way you are approaching things if you want to take big steps forward. In fact, if you are not making progress in leaps and bounds then it is time to embrace the science of the quantum leap.

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Countdown to Retirement

14 July 2017

The last few years before you stop working are crucial for setting yourself up for a fantastic retirement. They need careful planning to achieve your goals. Of course, with more people now working past the age of 65 it is not always possible to plan towards a specific retirement date. Here are the most important things to do.

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Whittaker’s takes Chocolate Lovers on a journey with new Destinations Collection

14 July 2017

Whittaker’s new Destinations Collection showcases the finest ingredients from around the world combined with Whittaker’s delicious chocolate. This exciting new range gives Whittaker’s Chocolate Lovers a chance to enjoy a taste of India, Canada, Italy and Nicaragua with hero ingredients for each sourced from world-class producers in those locations.

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The Renaissance Art Collection of a Powerful Italian Family comes to Auckland

11 July 2017

The Corsini Collection provides a window onto the Corsini family’s continuing passion for art and their ongoing loyalty to the city of Florence, which have prevailed through the devastation of World War II and the inescapable forces of nature during the flood in Florence in 1966.

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Toyota goes bigger and better at Mystery Creek

8 June 2017

Toyota will be more front and centre on a larger site at this year’s New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays® at Mystery Creek.

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Rugby prints from the very talented Michel Tuffery

2 June 2017

The last issue of Rugby prints from Internationally renown Wellington artist Michel Tuffery has just been released. The perfect gift for that Rugby mad person in your house. Take a look what is on offer and feel free to contact Michel directly via his Facebook shop to purchase these wonderful artworks.

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Invisible and hidden Illness awareness

24 May 2017

In early 2016 a friend of mine, who suffers from pain attacks, came up with the Idea to visualize all sorts of usually hidden, invisible illnesses, via Photography.

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Keeping Your Money Clean

19 May 2017

Opening a bank account and buying and selling investments are not such simple processes as they were a few years ago. Now you must provide formal photo identification such as a passport or driver’s licence, proof of address, and, if you are transacting a large sum of money, evidence of how you came to have the money.

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Bilingual book teaches te reo Māori to new generation

11 May 2017

A new bilingual children’s book written by a Victoria University of Wellington academic is using te reo Māori to connect with a new generation of speakers.

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Find your Motivation then use SMART goals to succeed

6 May 2017

Once you have defined what motivates you through working through what you want to achieve in your life, and understanding where you are in terms of your all-around balance between Mental, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual desires the ability to set goals and make plans to achieve them is KEY to success.

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Toyota wins back-to-back World Green Car of the Year awards

19 April 2017

Toyota has won back-to-back World Green Car of the Year awards, reaffirming its global leadership in automotive environmental responsibility.

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Pilates instructor recognised as top CIO

2 April 2017

An energetic Auckland pilates instructor has leapt to the head of the tech sector by being recognised as one of New Zealand’s top 100 chief information officers (CIOs) in the latest CIO100 list.

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There are Winners and Learners, nothing else.

1 April 2017

If there is one blog I hope my children (and eventually my grandchildren) read I hope it is this one.

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