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1602, 2017

Are You Connected

By |February 16th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , |

How much of our day do we allow ourselves to be distracted? Taken off track or disturbed in that all too important task we want to complete? We are bombarded these days with so much ‘noise’ and junk every day – email, news programmes, TV, music constantly everywhere we go, Facebook and so many more distractions that deter us from our work and other activities. Somehow it seems to have [...]

2707, 2016

Why is it important to use an Insurance Adviser?

By |July 27th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Often a contentious issue with ‘having insurance’ being a need rather than a want and with banks, insurance companies and the internet all vying for your business – not to mention some supermarkets and other industries getting in on the act. This will inevitably lead to confusion, a lack of good advice and weak products. More often than not I come across potential clients who have little or no idea [...]

1205, 2016

How Do You Get Good Bacteria Into Your Body

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

How do you get good bacteria into your body and why is it important?  I am asked this question all the time –just last night someone asked me about sauerkraut and adding it to their meals. Our microbiome is vitally important in our overall health – supporting our immune system and helping our gut perform at its best all the time. Some communities of bacterial species in the gut have [...]

2904, 2016

Are we killing our children with love?? Are we overdosing them on sugar?

By |April 29th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , |

As a parent I know how much we want only the very best for our children.  How we protect them as much as we possibly can and would go to the ends of the earth to ensure their welfare and happiness. But... Are we being driven by what is happening around us – are we following trends and habits that may not be in our children’s best interests – is [...]

2004, 2016

Stress – Give the brain a break

By |April 20th, 2016|Categories: blog|

There is a common myth that we only use, or can access, 20% of our brain (some say 10%, others say 13%). Yes, a myth. We actually use all parts of our brain as most of our brain is active at all times. Brain activity happens without us actually having to do anything. Like breathing. It just happens. Our brain works a bit like a computer hard drive. Everything we [...]

2903, 2016

An Update on Auckland Property Prices

By |March 29th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Rupert Gough As it turns out, up isn't the only way that the Auckland property market can go. Rupert Gough explores what is going on in the recent drop in Auckland sales prices.  Recent numbers from the QV House Price Index have shown that Auckland values have dropped for the second month in a row, meaning that the average value of a house is down by 0.8% since December [...]