Andrew Barnes on Breakfast TV1

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  Philanthropy New Zealand unveiled its Giving New Zealand report at a Who’s Who philanthropy event at Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology. It revealed a boom in people leaving money to charities in their wills, with a 29 per cent growth in the value of bequests to charities, up from $122 million in 2011 to $157m in 2014. Liz …

Pawsome response to dog pen at Tauranga’s Bayfair Shopping Centre video

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A dog pen at Tauranga’s Bayfair Shopping Centre has set tails wagging and garnered an overwhelmingly positive response from customers. Dog owners can leave their dogs with water, toys and shelter while they shop. Centre manager Steve Ellingford said it was originally part of the centre’s plan to gain the highest accessibility rating – platinum – from social change agency Be …

Motocross daredevils pull big crowds at The Palms

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Shoppers at The Palms were treated to some high flying freestyle motocross action for free on Saturday, as the crew from Rob Turner’s Hard Core FMX let loose and got some serious air over a 75 foot gap between two ramps. Five Hardcore FMX bikers performed jaw-dropping stunts for thousands of shoppers at The Palms, in Christchurch on Saturday. Promoter …

Philanthropy New Zealand unveiled its Giving New Zealand report

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Giving from the grave is expanding rapidly, say Liz Gibbs, chief executive of Philanthropy New Zealand, and Andrew Barnes, chief executive of Perpetual Guardian. Philanthropy New Zealand unveiled its Giving New Zealand report at a Who’s Who philanthropy event at Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology on Wednesday. It revealed a boom in people leaving money to charities in their …

Naomi Ballantyne, Partners Life founder, has some clear money advice for young people

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“Students should be made to short course on debt management and be accredited before being able to apply for a student loan.” Save between 10 and 20 per cent of your income, is the best advice Naomi Ballantyne, founder of the successful Partners Life insurance company, has for the young. Savings are a springboard for life, such as being able …

Beneficiary risk: The new reason to change your will

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Charlotte Lockhart, sales and marketing director at trustee company Perpetual Guardian, said changes in the lives of the testator’s beneficiary was a little-recognised reason to change your will. This can be termed beneficiary risk, and it is very real in a country where many people own their own businesses, and have signed personal guarantees with lenders like banks. Many people change …