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Global population at 2100

Posted by: Henry Ford in opinion

30 October 2020

As we reflect on a world disrupted by Covid and with our population being bolstered by returning Kiwis, and Kiwis staying home, the effect of ever-increasing people on a planet with finite resources seems worthy as a discussion topic....


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Health, Happiness and Having A Good Life!

Posted by: Monique Pearson, General Manager, Rutherford Rede in opinion

27 January 2020

If you're like most people, you want to be happy and feel satisfied with your life. The search for happiness is universal. We plan holidays, seek partners, buy the latest gadgets, all with the hope that these choices will make us happy....


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Why Kiwi families need to talk more about money!

Posted by: William Sargent in opinion

11 November 2019

My family never used to talk about money. It wasn’t until my Dad, who was well respected in Estate Planning, was diagnosed with a terminal illness that we first spoke about it. ...


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Why women live longer than men

Posted by: Henry Ford in opinion

30 September 2019

Women, it seems, live longer than men. The mortality statistics confirm this. We explore this topic by looking at a place like Sardina. There, men live as long as women, and the chance of living to be 100 is six times more likely than in the US! ...


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The best deal in town!

Posted by: Henry Ford in opinion

13 September 2019

Paying off your home loan is one of the most under-rated investment choices there is. Plus, lowering your home loan lowers the need for insurance, which lowers the premiums you have to pay. ...


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Cash is always king

Posted by: Henry Ford in opinion

09 September 2019

Back in the day when we worked with cash, day-to-day control of cash was easy. Simply take some money out of the bank at the start of the week, and make it last all week. It was simple to see how you were tracking. How times have changed....


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When bank deposits just aren't enough

Posted by: Henry Ford, Rutherford Rede in opinion

13 August 2019

Interest rates are low and look set to stay that way for a while. What is obvious is that for depositors, this is not good news....


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The real cost of clutter

Posted by: Monique A. Pearson, General Manager at Rutherford Rede in opinion

05 February 2019

The New Year is a time for reflection, for change, for making plans. This is the best time of year to reflect on what’s been going on and what you would like to do differently. It can be a very dynamic time with shifts and changes taking place. ...


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Better habits - better brain health

Posted by: Monique A. Pearson, General Manager at Rutherford Rede in opinion

23 October 2018

‚ÄčLifestyle has a profound impact on our brain health. What we eat, drink, how much we exercise, how well we sleep, the way we socialise, and how we manage stress are all critically important to our brain health....


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Middle-aged can reduce heart risk with exercise

Posted by: Monique A. Pearson, General Manager at Rutherford Rede in opinion

17 September 2018

Physical activity has long been known to reduce the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and type-2 diabetes. Another important reason is that exercise changes the brain in ways that protect memory and thinking skills. ...


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Bangers to Bluff

Posted by: Phil Ashton in opinion

23 May 2018

Picture the scene. Twelve old cars purchased for less than $2,000 each, to be driven the length of New Zealand over twelve days using little-known highways and byways, stopping overnight at motels, attending formal welcomes and promoting Rotary ...


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