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  • Europe's election season

    Europe's election season

    Nationalism triumphed over globalisation last year -Brexit and Trump campaigns drew strength from growing public frustration with free-market policies and the unrestricted cross-border movement of peo

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  • The robot revolution

    The robot revolution

    Steam, electricity and computing each sparked an industrial revolution and all left their mark on the way people and societies function; enabling mass production, centralising populations and deliveri

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  • Auckland is top 3 for quality

    Auckland is top 3 for quality

    Auckland has again been named as the third best city in the world for expats to work and live, behind Austrian capital Vienna and Switzerland's largest city, Zurich.

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  • Keeping KiwiSaver working in retirement

    Keeping KiwiSaver working in retirement

    KiwiSaver has become the backbone of retirement planning for most New Zealanders but few people know they can keep their investment working long after they’ve stopped.

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  • Seven strategies to launch a career overseas

    Seven strategies to launch a career overseas

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  • Making more from KiwiSaver with member tax credits

    Making more from KiwiSaver with member tax credits

    Last year over a million New Zealanders with KiwiSaver missed out on money that could have added up to a much better retirement for each of them.

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  • Six questions to ask yourself before switching jobs

    Six questions to ask yourself before switching jobs

    No-one likes being stuck in a rut at work but don’t jump on the first opportunity that comes along simply because you feel you can’t take another minute in your current position; do it for the right r

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  • Richer but no better off

    Richer but no better off

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  • Doing the math: the rising cost of education in New Zealand

    Doing the math: the rising cost of education in New Zealand

    If you thought real estate was expensive – wait until you take a look at the potential cost of educating your children.

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  • Investment report and insights

    2016 was another eventful year, with politics providing the big surprises – namely Brexit, Donald Trump and John Key’s resignation.

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  • Investment themes 2017

    Investment themes 2017

    The current global political and economic environment offers plenty of opportunities and poses many challenges for investors. Here are four of the big ones.

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  • Women in the firing line

    Women in the firing line

    Progress toward workplace equality has been slow, but in recent years it was at least moving in the right direction.

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  • The economics of sleep

    The economics of sleep

    Take a nap and help boost yours and the nation’s fortunes

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  • 2017, there are changes afoot

    2017, there are changes afoot

    Welcome to 2017!

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  • China's holiday boom

    China's holiday boom

    China will officially be on leave from 27 January; and when the Chinese pack their bags for the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, they do it in big numbers.

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  • Smart stuff: the Internet of Things could change just about everything

    Smart stuff: the Internet of Things could change just about everything

    Remote-controlled thermostats and security cameras, monitored, environmentally controlled doghouses, wearable heart monitors and connected cars, welcome to the Internet of Things.

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  • By the booking: travel agent or DIY?

    By the booking: travel agent or DIY?

    Little more than two decades ago, the only real way to book a holiday was through a travel agent.

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  • A time of reflection and resolve

    A time of reflection and resolve

    It's an impulse as inescapable as the passage of time itself: after the clock has chimed twelve, and a new day dawns on a new year, we'll be compelled to set a bunch of resolutions.

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  • After the quake: coping with the psychological costs

    After the quake: coping with the psychological costs

    In the wake of another devastating earthquake, New Zealand is counting the mental and emotional cost.

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  • Make a plan to protect yourself and your loved ones

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  • Home alone: is your ageing parent okay?

    Home alone: is your ageing parent okay?

    Christmas can be a great time to look at how an elderly relative is coping.

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  • Charitable giving: The goat effect

    Charitable giving: The goat effect

    Buying festive-season gifts from charitable NGOs such as Oxfam and Kiva is well and truly in vogue.

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  • Plan for a future worth having

    Plan for a future worth having

    If you’re in your fifties or early sixties, you’ve probably already had some thoughts about retirement. What would you like to do? Will you have enough money to fund it?

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