554 days ago

Why run a business online?

Charmaine Rees from Prosper By Design Ltd

To be able to work from ANYWHERE with your phone and the internet, is not just convenient and sensible......it's becoming the norm.

According to data from Statista, online sales within the US are expected to exceed $4 billion by the year 2020.

As an entrepreneur, that's why I felt it was the best time to venture into the online business world.

#workfromanywhere #laptopAdventurer #toprosperbydesign

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15 minutes ago

So who has the controlling stake in Kapiti Airport? It may not be who you think.

Glen from Paraparaumu

With so much current community interest on the overall subject, a few days ago in a conversation I was having with Karl on facebook, Karl Webber made a very good point that I don't know who Templeton is.

The other afternoon needing a break, and since I enjoy research (strange, I know), I thought I should find out for myself. Anyway, what I learnt was not what I expected, so I thought I would share this in case anybody else is interested out there in our fantastic community.
For anyone that does not want to read everything below, in summary, it is not majority controlled by the Temptleon Group, nor is NZ PROPCO, these are just holding companies.

LinkedIn informs that the majority control appears to fall under a Brett Gamble as he is the CEO of Tailorpsace, the Managing Director of Alvarium Investments NZ and the only shareholder of BHIVE GOLD LIMITED, all of which combined own 50.10% of the airport, the Templeton group it turns out only owns 49.90% of Kapiti airport.
Alvarium Investments NZ is a large fund that is controlled by Alvarium RE Limited (a huge fund) based in London UK, and Tailorspace; as mentioned Brett Gamble is head of both Alvarium Investments NZ and Tailorspace.

Some will be aware that it becomes more complicated for a non NZ company to directly invest in NZ property if their stake goes above 25%, I noticed that Alvarium RE Limited UK is nicely under that at 23%
Finding ownership or any funding information for the Templeton group is much harder, the Templeton group is owned by Templeton holding limited, who in turn is owned by Templeton controller limited.

Templeton controller limited is a trustee company, that is it acts on behalf of others and does not own the assets of the company itself, this type of setup is sometimes used when the real owners/stakeholders of a company don't want to be publically known. I would say that Templeton doesn't seem to want to make it too easy to find out whom Templeton controller limited is fronting/acting for.

What I did find of interest is that Templeton controller limited is the trustee for another company setup around the same time, "WARKWORTH LAND COMPANY LIMITED", that company is 50% owned by AINZ FUND 0 LIMITED, which is 100% owned by Alvarium Investments (NZ) - who of course is 46% owned by Alvarium [RE] Limited in the UK. That association with Templeton controller and Alvarium creates a nice loop between Templeton and Alvarium, although that does not at all mean that either has a stake in the other.

Anyway, I let you make your own mind up if this is of interest to you or not. For me personally, it is just nice to have a better understanding of the key stakeholders and as such who stands to benefit and profit from any development of Kapiti airport.

All the information here is freely and publically available on the companies own websites, companiesoffice.govt.nz, or made public by the companies/persons detailed on LinkedIn.
I have only done a short bit of research here, and there would be a lot more to learn about these relationships out there, but I should get back to what I should be doing...

4 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

4 hours ago


Glenn from Paraparaumu

I will reiterate that apart from the wall oven & black chaise,EVERYTHING else has gone. I'm still getting enquires despite posting a similar post early yesterday afternoon...🙄