Money Matters: N H + Associates

  People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made. – Joan Rivers.     Joan was right, but perhaps in a way she hadn’t intended. Chartered Accountant and Business Coach Nicole Hague and her team at NH + […]

The financial gender gap: P H Wealth

  This may come as a surprise to many women, but there is a profound gender gap in financial literacy across OECD countries, including New Zealand.     This may come as a surprise to many women, but there is a profound gender gap in financial literacy across OECD countries, including New Zealand. Just 30% […]

Trailblazing women sought

The search for New Zealand’s most empowering, hard-working and inspiring wāhine has begun, with nominations now open for the 2021 Women of Influence Awards.     The awards recognise women who are driving change, excelling in their field and leading by example, from community through to international level. Presented by Stuff and Westpac NZ, the […]

Invest in a business

Buying a business is just as good an option as buying property, says business sale specialist Richard O’Brien.     The potential to make a much higher return on your money and to spread your financial risk, to become involved in something you’re passionate about, and to be part of growing the local economy, are […]

A helping hand: Ricoh NZ

The children of today are the leaders and future-shapers of tomorrow and giving those in need a helping hand often makes a big difference. One organisation playing a vital role in this area is Christchurch Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS).   Jacqueline Campbell, philanthropy manager for the group, explains that like most charitable organisations BBBS […]

The Influencers: Leeann Watson

A new style of leadership. The speed and scope of the pandemic crisis has presented an extraordinary challenge – and opportunity – for today’s business leaders.     Almost overnight businesses had to quickly adapt to a very challenging operating landscape that, even now more than a year on, continues to evolve. At the heart […]

A feminine perspective: Anderson Lloyd

Law truly is an awesome profession! So says litigator Charlotte Houghton, a new partner at Anderson Lloyd.     A member of the firm’s Christchurch-based litigation team, Charlotte recently became a partner shortly after a 12-month parental leave break with her second son. Her promotion (together with the appointment of three other female partners in […]

Buying and selling business: NAI Harcourts

There comes a time for every business to sell, allowing the owner to retire, or to focus in another direction. We chatted with Athol McCully at NAI about the process.     “First, engage a qualified business broker, who will have the training and expertise to assist you,” he says. “Next, your accountant should ensure […]

Business sales set to grow: LINK Business

Low interest rates, retiring baby boomers, returning expats, migration and growing business confidence as New Zealand remains Covid-19-free is contributing to a “cautiously optimistic” Canterbury business community, according to LINK Business Brokers’ latest market update.     LINK Christchurch Sales Manager Katherine Shepherd says local Canterbury businesses have found themselves in a better position than […]

The Influencers: John Bridgman

Because Ōtākaro Limited was born out of the response to a natural disaster, we’ve never lived in a “business as usual” environment. This inherent agility has enabled us to continue to make good progress on Christchurch’s Anchor Projects in a year that ranks right up there with the most unusual the world has known. To […]