22 May 2017
Opinion
Credit Card Fees and How the Consumer is Paying the Price
Paul Keane

Just recently I had to cancel a number of Air New Zealand flights due to being unable to travel on the given dates. It wasn't the airlines fault; it was just one of those unavoidable circumstances. However, when looking at the costs, I became aware of the "extras" that were attached to each fare. In the case of the domestic flights, a "card payment fee" of $6.96 applied per flight and in the case of the International flights, a service fee of $70 applied to the booking.

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15 May 2017
Opinion
The Heart of the CBD is Alive and Well in New Zealand
Paul Keane

The resurgence of the various central business districts throughout New Zealand is never more prevalent than at present.

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09 May 2017
Opinion
Contractors and Buildability pose Serious Problems
Paul Keane

The past week has driven me to reflect on the Building Industry and the size and use of apartments that are being built to accommodate the increase in population.

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02 May 2017
Opinion
Change coming? Retailers must adapt!
Paul Keane

The scale of the impact of Amazon arriving in Australia and its psychological impact on major retailers both in New Zealand and Australia is like nothing I have ever seen before. Australian retailers are literally knocking at the knees in grim preparation for the Amazon arrival.

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26 Apr 2017
Opinion
Property Heavyweights continue to expand Portfolios
Paul Keane

The need to secure and increase Property portfolios was never more apparent than in the past week when Augusta Capital and Kiwi Property Group went head to head in an all-out attempt to secure ownership of the relatively small NPT property company. I remember the days not so long ago that one could buy shares in NPT for just a few cents. This latest tussle for ownership saw the share price reach 62 cents this past week.

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