41 days ago

What would you do with $50 million?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Lotto's $42 million Powerball rolled over on Wednesday night, boosting the prize to $50m on Saturday - potentially the biggest ever.

To read more, click stuff.co.nz....

What would you do with $50 million?

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7 hours ago

Where to find your favourite Hot Cross Buns in lockdown?

Catrin Owen Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Who loves Hot Cross Buns? Nothing beats the smell of a freshly toasted hot cross bun, but as Easter this year will be spent in coronavirus lockdown and your favourite bakery or cafe is closed, we've put together a list of some of the best spices buns you can find or if you're feeling adventurous why not make them.
My personal favourites are from Daily Bread. What's your favourite thing about Easter?

1 day ago

Join us for lunch and some new ideas

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, it was great to see so many of you at our live lunch with NZ Home and Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll. Thanks for stopping by :)

If you missed it, you can still drop in for a recap and see if Jo and Naomi answered your questions, here.

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1 day ago

Largest NZ insurance broker, PIC, is exploiting the dire situation

Robert from Pukekohe

You may wish to know of this exploitation by a firm which is supposed to be respected.
Largest NZ insurance broker, P.I.C, is exploiting and dealing underhandedly with their clients in the dire situation that New Zealanders are in by charging an APR of nearly 25% to pay monthly. This is outrageous and disgusting at a time when we all need to pull together.
My partner’s 25 year old business lost 100% of its income when the lockdown started. Most suppliers helped to try and keep her afloat either by reducing their charges by up to 66% or deferring payment so that she would be in a position to restart when the lockdown ended.
PIC, NZ largest insurance broker, was approached to allow a monthly payment of the insurance premium payable on 15 April 2020. They agreed and quoted an interest rate of 9% - high but not extortionate at this time. No mention was made of the fact that a finance company would be involved. Finance papers were then emailed for a company called Stockade Premium Funding Ltd showing an APR of 24.83% and a flat rate of 9.8%. There is no risk to Stockade Premium Funding Ltd as a Direct Debit has to be signed and if payment stops the insurance is immediately cancelled.
When PIC office in Pukekohe was queried about the interest rate they stated that they had no knowledge of the 25% and that the interest rate was only 9%. When asked to review the position, they stated that the terms to go monthly were non-negotiable.
P.I.C INSURANCE BROKERS LIMITED (Company #451964) and the finance company, STOCKADE PREMIUM FUNDING LIMITED (Company #1138701), are majority owned and totally controlled by Michael Geoffrey GARNER, 20 Chisbury Terrace, Shelly Park, Manukau, 2014 , New Zealand