Keeping your valuables safe: Commonwealth Vault

“As good as gold” is a favourite saying for Kiwis, and no wonder. The love of gold runs through our veins just as it runs through the quartz veins of Otago schist. Driven by rapidly rising inflation, higher interest rates, and unexpected geopolitical risk, gold is once again king of the hill. Currently increasing in […]

Where there’s a will: Pegasus Bay Law

Accidents and illness happen, and life changes daily with sunrise and sunset. Being prepared for unexpected change, such as a death in the family, can often make it easier for those left to move forward. “Leaving this world without a clear legal will can create chaos for loved ones left to sort things out, and […]

Open finance benefits

Open finance is tipped to become the standard for consumers’ financial welfare and empowerment, according to a new Aotearoa fintech research report. FinTechNZ executive director Jason Roberts says the huge opportunities for Kiwi businesses and consumers can’t be ignored; with open finance set to increase competition and innovation across many sectors. “Emerging fintech such as […]

Keeping cryptocurrency safe: BitPrime

Over 16 billion (NZD) worth of cryptocurrency was stolen between 2011 and late 2019. It generally boiled down to one vital thing, private keys. Anyone can access a wallet’s coins if they have the private key. The best idea is to store crypto in a wallet where you’re in control of the private keys, not […]

A new home base: Harcourts Grenadier

Their new building makes a strong statement on the corner of The Runway at Wigram. Now that they have landed in the area, Hamish and Sarah McLeod of Harcourts Grenadier are determined to make just as strong a statement with their real estate service to the fast-growing suburb of Wigram. “We are passionate about providing […]

The complexities of realty: Mike Pero Northcote

Experienced real estate salesperson Annette Pendergast understands the complexities of selling property, including preparation and presentation to market. “A successful sale begins with reaching the right buyer with correct strategic campaign,” says Annette. “I start with the home looking gorgeous, but I add the correct online marketing, use a great database of buyers, have the […]