Archive for June, 2010

Tax: Is Tobacco tax Effective?

The Govt will receive $200m a year from the recent rise in the tobacco excise. The NZ Herald has flushed out Cabinet papers showing …

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Relationships: Expectations Can lead To Disillusionment

Is your relationship about to end? Does the grass look greener on the other side of the fence? Are you disappointed because your relationship …

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Wine: Pinot Noir Feels Effects Of Movie Boost

The 2004 movie Sideways had a significant effect on the global wine industry. Sales of Pinot Noir went through the roof, while sales of …

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NZ Stocks: Infratil Bullish On Prospects

Wellington-based infrastructure company Infratil, back in profit ($29m net) after a loss of $191m last year, is bullish about the prospects in the next …

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Mortgage Fees: Mortgage Break Fees Investigation Completed

The Commerce Commission has concluded its investigation under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCF Act) into the mortgage break fees charged by …

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Wine: An Update On Recent Musings

Can I begin by updating a couple of recent columns. Kayu Manis occupies the site of the former Orsinis Restaurant in Wellington’s Cuba Street, …

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