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The Abandoned Expat

April 14, 2014 |

When planning a new life abroad, many expats forget to seriously consider the implications of disability, advancing age, serious illness and death of a partner later in their lives. These are all issues that readers often tell me about … Read More

Food Prices Down 0.3 percent in March

April 11, 2014 |

Food prices fell 0.3 percent in March 2014, but were up 1.2 percent on a year earlier, Statistics New Zealand said today. The monthly fall follows a 1.0 percent fall in February, and a 1.2 percent rise in January.

“In … Read More

New Zealand – Screen Industry Remains Above $3 billion

April 9, 2014 |

Total screen industry revenue dropped 4 percent compared with 2012 but remained above the $3 billion mark, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Most of this movement came from the production and post-production sector, which fell $190 million. This was partly … Read More

How British Expats Can Still Divorce in England or Wales

April 9, 2014 |

Living and working abroad can often be financially and culturally rewarding but may also put great strain on a marriage, particularly where one spouse stays behind. Re-location abroad can also be the final straw for a marriage that is already … Read More

Where there’s a Will…

April 2, 2014 |

Several of our friends have died this year. It comes to us all eventually; death, that is. As the old adage goes, ‘the two certainties in life are death and taxation’, and the death of family and close friends … Read More

Businesses Singing a better Tune About Recruitment

April 1, 2014 |

Business activities show positive signs, with more businesses finding it easier to fill vacancies in 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. One-third (31 percent) of businesses reported vacancies were hard to fill in 2013, compared with 47 percent in 2008.

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