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New Zealand has around 40,000 swimming pools on residential properties, according to data and building consent information, but how much does a pool really cost?
Summer holidays have ended and the first thing on every parent’s to-do is getting through the back-to-school checklist.
When it comes to evaluating just what is happening to house prices, a case can be made for being cautious about accepting current headlines claiming prices are in freefall, that…
Whether it’s for health, for animal welfare, for sustainability, or simply for the taste, consumers across the world are increasingly turning to milk alternatives.
Summer heat means cool drinks long into the evening – but you don’t always want to have a beer or a glass of wine.
A time of joy and celebration, Christmas can sometimes be financially taxing – especially if you’re on a budget.
Christmas is right around the corner and people are lining up at stores to find the perfect gifts for their friends and family.
Late next year, New Zealand’s electricity grid will draw down its first power from a large-scale solar power station, as Lodestone Energy switches on the new installation near Kaitaia.
With unemployment at record lows, and businesses crying out for talent, New Zealand’s economy is being constrained by a lack of skilled labour.
The Reserve Bank’s most recent Economic Statement in relation to future house prices sees them continuing to decline through to 2024 and finally settling at 19% below the level of…
One compromised email is all a scammer could need to potentially cost your company millions.
A worrying new trend has seen online scammers transitioning to in-person fraud, in some cases turning up at victims’ homes.