Posts filed under: Tips for Home Owners

I was researching a story the other day and as often happens, an innocuous statement got me thinking. I love when that happens and I am constantly surprised by where it it can take my mind and make me think very...
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Last Sunday I got to be part of a huge, raucous,  and appreciative crowd at Auckland’s Spark Arena to see and hear Crowded House. This isn’t a review of their music, their talent, their endurance, their achievements, or their artistry. It’s...
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This week marks the one year anniversary of New Zealand’s nationwide Level 4 lockdown and it is incredible how quickly the past 12 months have passed and how much we have changed. I can remember vividly the thoughts of impending doom...
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One of the greatest challenges to the substance and veracity of online reviews is instilling confidence in the consumers who flock online to make their choices based on the opinions of others, whom they will likely never encounter in real life....
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When you’re leaving feedback for a business there a few things to keep in mind to ensure those who read it get the real benefit of your opinion. After all, that’s what feedback is, your experience of the service you paid for...
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Search engine monopoly, Google has been accused of playing rough in Australia by an ‘experiment’ that removes certain news websites from search results. In and of itself, that’s fairly average but it is even more worrying, considering  earlier calls by...
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I worked in the hospitality industry in various capacities when I was much younger and while I loved being in a kitchen, I quickly worked out that I didn’t quite have the patience or the quick thinking required to be...
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Late last year, or nearly a week ago, former Australian cricket captain, Steve Smith was named test player of the decade by the ICC (International Cricket Council). Now, don’t get me wrong, Smith is a fantastic cricketer, with an incredible record...
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In 1992 the Queen defined one of the more challenging 12 months of her reign with a handy Latin phrase that summed it up perfectly – an annus horribilis (horrible year). She was referring to a string of divorces in the family,...
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This week the very first Covid-19 vaccination was administered to a 9o year old in the UK. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was created in record time and offers a real sense of hope of being able to defeat a virus that...
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