NCEA results are in! Now what?

Careers with Hartwith Jay Hart Emotions across the country are running high as teenagers discover how they faired on their NCEA exams. Your teen may be feeling accomplished, discouraged, surprised, even shocked. So, what can you do? Sit and discuss...... Read More

Planning your New Year

Peter GriffinPlanwise Financial Services Once again the festive season and the New Year have come around again so fast and people will be planning a much-needed holiday break, spending some quality time with family and loved ones. This time of...... Read More

Papamoa “takes off”

David Hill@ Papamoa Plaza ‘Locals’ from all around New Zealand are commenting on the rapid growth of Papamoa, in particular the housing developments in Papamoa East and the redevelopments at Papamoa Plaza. The rapid expansion of Papamoa...... Read More

The Christmas Spirit

Peter GriffinPlanwise Financial Services It’s that time of the year again, when life speeds up as the mad rush to take time out during the festive break approaches. I’ve just received a report on the state of insurance in New Zealand,...... Read More

The long-term sickness income gap

Peter GriffinPlanwise Financial Services For many New Zealand households, nearly 100 per cent of the income coming into the home is being consumed in living expenses, rent or mortgage repayments. For a large number of those households, the...... Read More

Making your teen’s summer count

Careers with Hartwith Jay Hart Teenage years are the years of preparation. As such, teens should spend part of their summers gaining valuable work experience, preferably in their areas of skill and interest, and definitely within industries and...... Read More

Greerton Village Christmas Variety Show on its way

Sally BenningGreerton Village Mainstreet manager Ho Ho Ho and all that – yes it’s almost time for the very popular Greerton Village Christmas Variety Show to hit the stage once again. This year the show will take place in the grounds...... Read More

Careers advice from Richie McCaw

Careers with Hartwith Jay Hart Within a matter of days, Richie McCaw is expected to announce his retirement from Rugby. But two weeks ago, at the end of the Rugby World Cup, when a reporter questioned Richie about his retirement, Richie said, “We’ll...... Read More

Stay calm and take exams

Careers with Hartwith Jay Hart It's NCEA time again and, depending on how they handle stress, your teenagers are either a mess or eerily calm. Either way, here's a bit of advice on how you can help your teen beat the test stress. Encourage...... Read More

Create a happier work environment

Careers with Hartwith Jay Hart Last week, I got to experience the luminarium on The Strand and a facial at the spa. These experiences specifically targeting the senses helped me remember the importance of our five senses towards promoting our success...... Read More




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