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Spike in rental activity signals early start to shifting season

Barfoot & Thompson is reporting a rapid increase in online rental property activity, signalling an early start to the traditionally busy spring and summer periods. The Auckland real estate company, which lets a portfolio of more than 13,000 properties, saw rental applications* rise 28% in August compared to July, and 61% when compared to the early winter month of May. Rental property… Read full post

Auckland house prices at crossroads

After five months of setting ever increasing record prices, Auckland house prices eased back in August. “In August, the average price for homes sold was $821,079, a decline of nearly one percent on July’s average price and also below the average prices for June and May,” said Peter Thompson, Managing Director of Barfoot & Thompson. “The same trend is there in… Read full post

Honour The Bank of Dad and pay it forward this Father’s Day

Remember when Dad gave you the last of his coins so you could race out to the ice cream truck? Gave you that critical financial advice? Or perhaps loaned you the cash to buy a house or start your dream business? This Father’s Day, instead of paying back The Bank of Dad, ChildFund wants you to pay it forward. A microloan purchased from ChildFund’s Gifts that Grow online catalogue… Read full post

Mindful of that pure diet

Nutrition apps, fruit and vegetables delivered to your door, beetroot juice and breakfast in schools. Much has changed for the better in the food and nutrition world in the last few years - so why are we still eating badly? Why are we getting fatter? Dietitians from all over the country are joining together this week to deliberate what more needs to happen. Mindfulness is a key theme. “We… Read full post

New Zealand answers call for help

ChildFund New Zealand helps launch Papua New Guinea’s  first free, nation-wide family and sexual violence hotline New Zealanders have had a hand in answering a long and loud call for help through the launch of a new family and sexual violence hotline in Papua New Guinea. It is the first service of its kind to be offered nationally on a toll-free basis, providing immediate support… Read full post

Account Executive - be our new star!

We are looking for an outstanding Account Executive to join the team and be our brightest new star.  If you have a passion for current affairs, popular culture and a knack for spotting emerging trends, then this could be the job for you. Working across a variety of corporate and consumer clients, you will be given the opportunity to hone your PR skills and become an integral part of… Read full post

Account Manager - Nutrition wanted!

Do you have a passion for food, health and communications? Network Communication has an exciting opportunity for a qualified Nutritionist to join our FoodGroup team. We are looking for an Account Manager, with responsibility for leading a number of clients, largely within the Food Industry sector.  The Network FoodGroup is a specialist team of foodies, nutritionists, dietitians and public… Read full post

Who are the happiest and healthiest New Zealanders?

Already more than 31,500 Kiwis have taken the Choose Wellness Quiz since end October last year and our septuagenarians have come out on top! The Nestlé Choose Wellness Quiz gives a score of up to 100 based on happiness, diet, exercise, health behaviours, sleep and social interaction. For people aged 70 or older the average wellness score is a spectacular 70, compared with the average… Read full post