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Directors in the spotlight

Directors in the spotlight

In a well-publicised High Court judgment former directors of Mainzeal Property and Construction Limited (in liquidation) were found liable for breach of their directors’ duties by trading recklessly whilst the company had been insolvent over a period of years.

Managing time online

Managing time online

How much time is too much time online? If you feel like the time you’re spending online is making you feel unhappy or having a negative impact on other parts of your life then it might be worth looking at some ways to cut down.

Your insurance excess explained

Your insurance excess explained

Most people know that insurance policies include an excess. But if you’ve never made a claim you might not really know what an excess is for, or how they work.

Even if you’ve read your policy information thoroughly or have made claims before, there are a few things about insurance excesses that you may not know.

How to manage work risks

How to manage work risks

Different businesses will have different health and safety risks. It all depends on the type of work you do.

A healthy and safe workplace starts with identifying and understanding what your work-related health and safety risks are; particularly those that have the potential to cause people serious injury or illness.

Brexit - scenarios, next steps and implications

Brexit - scenarios, next steps and implications

The uncertainty created by Brexit is already weighing on UK investment and confidence and could intensify if there is an unfavourable outcome around the withdrawal agreement.

From file servers to Freddie

From file servers to Freddie

We have always known that our clients are fairly special people with many hidden talents and after work activities but John Nelson is busier than most.

How to spend money and feel good about it

How to spend money and feel good about it

Don’t have a budget? – you’re not alone. Many Kiwis avoid the dreaded “b” word, believing that budgets stop you having fun with your money.

Our top five books to read today for a better tomorrow

Our top five books to read today for a better tomorrow

There’s nothing like settling in with a good book, so here are five books that we found inspiring, insightful and informative. They may not change your life, but there’s a chance they’ll inspire a positive change in your daily habits or outlook.

Kaipupu Point sponsorship announced

Kaipupu Point sponsorship announced

Core Advice are proud to announce their support of Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary through ongoing financial support and helping the pest monitoring program.

AMP announces changes to business

AMP announces changes to business

AMP has entered into an agreement to sell its life insurance businesses in Australia and New Zealand to Resolution Life. They are an international insurance and reinsurance group whose management has a 15-year track record in providing quality service to in-force insurance customers.

a new prime minister in australia

a new prime minister in australia

There is a new Prime Minister in Australia, with Scott Morrison defeating Peter Dutton who had brought on a challenge to replace Malcolm Turnbull.

generation KiwiSaver

generation KiwiSaver

A recent report, commissioned by the Financial Services Council, to discover what retirement means to – and will look like – for New Zealanders made some interesting findings.

proposed changes to KiwiSaver

proposed changes to KiwiSaver

Proposed changes to KiwiSaver in a Bill currently before Parliament would allow people over 65 to join the scheme to give them access to a provider of low-cost managed funds in retirement. The 5-year minimum lock-in requirement would also be removed for these members.

grab your dream today!

grab your dream today!

This year marks 20 years of AMP Scholarships. Since 1998, AMP has dedicated more than $2.4 million towards helping over 300 everyday Kiwis realise their dreams. As a valued client, we wanted to let you know that applications for this year’s Scholarships are now open.

short term security or long term protection?

short term security or long term protection?

Life insurance cover provides two main premium options – ‘stepped or ‘level’.

‘Stepped’ premiums increase yearly with age, any inflation adjustments and general changes in premium rates. Premiums are very affordable in the short term, becoming increasingly expensive in later years.

do you really need health insurance in nz?

do you really need health insurance in nz?

As a resident of New Zealand, you can rely on the public health system for emergency care and treatment for serious conditions. Relying on the public system, though, can have its disadvantages.

cocksy's story

cocksy's story

Cocksy is a New Zealand celebrity builder. But a diagnosis of terminal cancer meant he couldn’t work, and got him thinking about what he wanted to do with the life he had.

His Asteron Life insurance is helping him live his life the way he wants to, and plan for what he wants to leave behind.

basic diy skills will save you money in retirement

basic diy skills will save you money in retirement

AMP managing director Blair Vernon believes as the cost of labour increased DIY skills will become increasingly valuable in retirement. Those who did not have the skills to do things themselves and needed to pay for services would fare worst in retirement, he said.