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    Bite Sized Learning | March 6 - Pay Day Filing
    25 February 2019
    Make the most of your lunch break and join us for a quick, free business lesson and Q+A. Bring your lunch and receive a 15-20min lesson plus the chance to put questions to our talented team. We will hold these sessions every first Wednesday of the month at Johnson Corner, with each session covering a different topic
    The Bright-Line Test Three Years on
    14 December 2018
    The Bright-Line Test was promoted by the Government as a simple tool to tax property speculation, but even a simple tool can have complications. Thankfully, Inland Revenue has recently provided some clarification on some of the more complex scenarios.
    30 September 2018
    Cryptocurrencies may sound like a thing of the future, along with robot cleaners and Jetson-like cars. However, they can now be used to pay for your morning coffee.
    Technology And The Investing World
    28 September 2018
    Technology is an inescapable factor in the investment world. Whether that be the investment opportunity it creates, or the disruption to traditional business models, technology impacts on every sector of the modern economy.
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    The Overseas Investment Act is Changing - What do you Need to Know?
    27 June 2018
    There are significant changes proposed to the Overseas Investment Act 2005 which will have far-reaching effects. We look at how the proposed changes may affect you.
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    Are you Ready for the Return of Inflation?
    27 June 2018
    Last year the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) started talking about the return of inflation to the 1% - 3% mandated range. After a decade of barely 1% inflation, how do we prepare for its inevitable rise?
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    Property Investors at a Loss - Ring Fencing Proposed by IRD
    27 June 2018
    It’s now official. The government is actively moving against property speculators and investors.
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    Tax Talk | April 2018
    9 April 2018
    Welcome to the April 2018 issue of Tax Talk. In this edition we discuss: overseas buyer restrictions on the way, new tax obligations for trusts with international connections, PIE investor obligations as well as the five-year bright-line test being enacted.
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    What To Look For In An Active Investment Manager
    26 March 2018
    A guide to the key characteristics of an active manager that investors should look for.
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    Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing
    22 March 2018
    With the sustainable investment movement growing enormously, the challenge is measuring and ranking the efforts and ultimate outcomes of businesses trying to meet investor expectations.
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    Saving it for Later - the Christmas Club for your Golden Years
    16 December 2017
    The tradition of squirreling away money over the year to save for Christmas has become a relic of simpler days. Why save today when you can pay tomorrow? As it turns out, mother may have known best!
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    Investing in the Technology Sector
    11 September 2017
    Although fast developing technology offers exciting opportunities for investors to ride the tech wave, with this rapid growth also comes the danger of rapid obsolescence in both traditional and technology stocks.
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