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Food Industries Lift Retail Spending

December 3, 2014 |

Retail spending increased in the September 2014 quarter, led by rises in the food-related industries, Statistics New Zealand said last month.

After adjusting for seasonal effects, the volume of total retail trade sales rose 1.5 percent in the September 2014 … Read More

How to handle your money abroad safely and securely

December 1, 2014 |

Moving abroad can be accompanied by a lot of stress. Regardless of the reason for moving, the new environment holds certain risks and needs to be carefully researched before arrival. Nothing can make you more prepared than having your … Read More

500th Significant Investor Visa Granted

November 30, 2014 |

The Australian economy has received a massive boost from the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) programme, with the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash announcing the grant of the 500th visa.

The visa was granted … Read More

My Three and Half Year Australian Update

November 28, 2014 |

I logged on for the first time in ages today looking for some info on citizenship timelines, and while I was here I thought I might as well do an update. Hopefully my random musings will be of help or … Read More

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Expat’s Guide to Ramadan

November 25, 2014 |

The Muslim countries are marvelous and intriguing places. One of the reasons is their rich culture and colourful traditions. They hold certain hidden charms but also some perks that every newcomer should master. More than any other holiday, Ramadan … Read More

Five Important Things For Expats to Consider

November 24, 2014 |

It’s the dream of many people to start a new life abroad. Especially at this time of year, when the cold sets in and the daily commute becomes a wet and windy ordeal, we can be seduced by the … Read More

Teach English in Britain’s top 5 countries to emigrate to

November 23, 2014 |

Rightmove identified France, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Italy as the places where the most Brits are emigrating in 2014. If one of these countries is one which, like many others, you are attracted to move to, but you want to … Read More

National Income Shows Strong Growth in 2014

November 22, 2014 |

In the March 2014 year, New Zealand earned $14.4 billion more as a country than in 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. National disposable income was up 8.2 percent to $189.2 billion, in current prices, in the March 2014 year.

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Your Guide to Shopping Online

November 21, 2014 |

Since June 2014, the EU has increased the level of consumer protection for online shoppers. The new rules include: a 14-day “cooling-off” period to return items; enhanced rights to a refund; a ban on unjustified additional charges for payment … Read More

Boys’ Toys

November 19, 2014 |

I like toys as much as the next man. Be it train sets, steam cars, remote control helicopters, iPhones or Nintendo. Other, sometimes questionable, gadgets have also come onto the market in recent years, including devices for treasure hunting … Read More