Posts filed under: Tips for Home Owners

Now that Daylight Savings is here and we have an extra hour of evening light up our sleeves, it’s a great time to think about making sure that our homes are ready for all of the glories of long, balmy...
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No matter which country you live in some things stay the same – the professions that top off the lists of most distrusted professions. Across the board it is politicians and journalists that take top spots (or bottom spots) in...
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This week marks a special milestone in New Zealand history – 125 years since women were granted the right to vote. While it may seem ludicrous now that there was ever a time that women needed to fight so hard...
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By virtue of its phenomenal ratio of wins against losses and draws, the All Blacks are the most successful team in sports. The New Zealand rugby public has become so used to their national team beating other nations in test...
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In the history of All Blacks rugby it’s harder to find a more hard done by player than Keith Murdoch.  His dismissal while on tour in the UK in 1972 for punching a security guard at a hotel in Cardiff...
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For a while I have been thinking about one of the more remarkable statistics about online reviews that has been steadily increasing in the past few years. I thought about it again after reading a news story about a roofer...
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About eight years ago I had to attend a conference in Sydney and after booking a fare looked online for accommodation. I searched by location and made my choice on price. So long as I was close enough to the...
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In a case of life mirroring fiction, a recent insidious email scam bears some striking resemblances to an episode of UK TV show Black Mirror, where a visitor to online porn sites is blackmailed and coerced into undertaking a number...
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  Every four years the most watched sport on the planet serves up a carnival that decides which nation’s team wins the FIFA World Cup. In just over four weeks, 32 teams get whittled down to one and along the way...
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Nobody likes being taken for a ride, being sold misleading or faulty goods, or paying for services that aren’t up to scratch. It is well worth knowing your rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA) 1993, not only for when things go...
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