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Category Archive: Life’s happenings

Mar 15

Weekend in Tongariro

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Megan and I had a great weekend a few days ago. I wanted to capture the experience in a more permanent way than a Facebook status, and given we ditched our kids and left Auckland for the first time in 6 years, why not dig out this blog for a post! We left Auckland at …

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Mar 17

Will the Next Generation of Kiwis Opt Out of Home Ownership?

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I’ve been on a bit of financial planning binge over the last several months. This was prompted by a bunch of books I’ve been reading including the books from the ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad‘ series and a bunch of investment books (including shares, bonds and property). Meanwhile there has been a house price spike in …

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Oct 07

Virtual Savings Accounts by Kaha.biz

For a long time now I have been frustrated by the financial situation of wanting to have savings accounts so that I can keep my savings separate from my mortgage (e.g. saving for a holiday or a new gadget) but knowing that it’s a stupid thing to do financially since the interest rates are lower …

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Feb 25

Corin’s Roadtrip, final day – Whakamaru

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Megan told Liv before that this was Daddy’s favorite place. I never realised but I think it is. I went for a 7:30am swim and Meg and Liv had a paddle.

Feb 22

Corin’s Roadtrip: Day 2 – Motueka

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It’s 3:45pm and we ‘re sitting at our campsite at top10 holiday park. We’ve got the best site in the park (at least from Liv’s point of view which funnily enough, often coincides with ours). We flew down to Christchurch on Jetstar on Monday morning (great experience) but had to wait for a couple of …

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Jan 01

Gran Turismo Spec B, Made for Dad’s

At the moment the very early hours of the new year (3am) find me playing Gran Turismo. It’s a great game, the graphics are awesome, the physics feel realistic and there’s an insane amount of content, but what I really want to talk about is Spec B which I’m ‘playing’ at the moment. For those …

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