Kiwi universities should target Australian students

An article in the papers here in Australia recently reported that it was cheaper for rural Australian students to complete their degrees overseas, including all costs to live on campus. A three-year agricultural degree was singled out, apparently costing Australians $60,000 to complete at New Zealand’s well-regarded Lincoln University compared with over $100,000 at the University of Melbourne.

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Money Management for Small Business Owners

Cash flow is the life blood of any small business and those business owners who fail to juggle the balance between money in and money out do not succeed. It doesn’t matter if a product or service is the best thing since sliced bread; lack of cash flow will stop a business in its tracks.

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Whittaker’s chocolate and Nigella Lawson

Today, yet again, I went the extra mile in the name of authentic research and dashed across the road to Woolworths to buy a big, gold, coconut block of Whittaker’s chocolate. I’m looking at it right now as I ponder the future, on this side of the Tasman, of yet another $100 million New Zealand brand.

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22 Percent New Websites Use WordPress

WordPress has reached new heights with its open-source software.

With its ‘General Public Licence’ (GPL) users can use the WordPress software for free and also change it and share it. This freedom has been a game changer in the blogging software sphere and WordPress has left its rivals behind.

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Choosing Armstrong to Walk on the Moon

This week I have enjoyed looking back 45 years to the first moon walk, which happened at 10:56 PM on Sunday, July 20, 1969. I was a camp counselor at Goshen Scout Camps in the hills of Virginia at the time. Being very interested in astronomy and space, I rigged-up the black and white television in the staff administrative building and watched the live feed with a few other interested counselors. I remember at the time wondering why Neil Armstrong got to go first.

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Electronic filing is crucially about “levels of access”

Message from Sarah Hi Judy I gave some advice to a couple of clients last week that I would value your feedback on, its basically that electronic filing is CRUCIALLY about “levels of access” – designing your folder structure around “security clearance levels” works best. So you start by working out what is “confidential inner-management […]

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How to Choose a Website Designer

It’s hard to imagine a business these days that doesn’t have a website. When someone is looking for a product or service, they no longer thumb through the phone book, they turn to Google. When they pick up their phone to ask their friends for recommendations they don’t make calls, they head to social media. With the majority of shoppers turning to the internet to research products and services before buying it’s clear that your website is your business’ most prized asset.

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Icebreaker leadership change

A change in senior leadership in any company is an interesting time and throws up all kinds of scenarios and questions about what the long term plans are. For staff, stakeholders and others close to the action it can be unsettling, exciting and challenging. And it makes change management specialists jump for joy.

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Financial Literacy in Children

The OECD has recently released the results of a survey of financial literacy skills and knowledge for 15 year olds in its member countries.
Overall, New Zealand students have a relatively high level of financial literacy when compared with other countries, with 1 in 5 having advanced skills and knowledge.

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