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Helen Twose

Personal finance and KiwiSaver columnist at the NZ Herald

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  • 10 Feb, 2017 6:00am
  • 5 minutes to read
It wasn't a 3am, lightbulb moment that set Steve McCrone on a different path, it was a realisation of the whirlwind change shaping today's business environment.
  • 18 Nov, 2016 5:00am
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Finding a remedy for high energy use is creating healthy connections between staff at Wellington's Capital Coast District Health Board. The
  • 28 Oct, 2016 5:00am
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A brand new factory commissioned in 2000 gave Millennium Plastics the high tech edge but an energy audit less than a decade later
  • 29 Sep, 2016 5:00am
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Six steps to staff engagement 1: Set up a team. 2: Research attitudes and behaviour. 3: Identify actions and timelines. 4: Implement
  • 26 Aug, 2016 5:00am
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A grand design for energy efficiency has paid dividends for both the tenant and owner in a Christchurch office makeover. When Goodman
  • 26 Aug, 2016 5:00am
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COMMENT: You don't always know what you've got until it's gone, but a new tool is helping businesses appreciate the natural resources they use.
  • 24 Jul, 2016 5:00am
  • 2 minutes to read
For those who have joined KiwiSaver prior to turning 65 there is no requirement to withdraw the funds or close your account once you are 65 or eligible to access the money.
  • 24 Jun, 2016 5:00am
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Adland's highly airbrushed images are no longer cutting it with today's beauty product fans, opening up new opportunities to get under the skin of consumers.
  • 19 Jun, 2016 5:00am
  • 3 minutes to read
Auckland's sky-high house prices were the catalyst for a former advertising executive to chuck in a 20-year career and pick up tools.
  • 5 Jun, 2016 5:00am
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What happens to KiwiSaver money when you die? This question was asked by a young guy at a KiwiSaver seminar I was attending, writes Helen Twose.
  • 3 May, 2016 6:00am
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If you think the pace of technological change is going to slow any time soon, you're in a pretty exclusive group, writes Helen Twose.
  • 22 Apr, 2016 5:00am
Kylie Dunn's promotion to partner at Russell McVeagh was no April Fool's joke. The employment law specialist took the precaution of not changing her LinkedIn profile until after midday.

Creating a safety culture in the workplace

  • 24 Mar, 2016 5:43pm
  • 6 minutes to read
Better workplace relationships and risk reduction go hand in hand, a safety expert tells Helen Twose.
  • 13 Mar, 2016 5:00am
  • 3 minutes to read
Generally anyone over 18 who has been in KiwiSaver for three or more years and is buying a first home can apply to their KiwiSaver provider to withdraw everything.
  • 12 Feb, 2016 5:00am
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His record ranges from taking Bendon to international success, to tasting failure with NZ's supposed answer to Amazon, Flying Pig.
  • 7 Feb, 2016 5:00am
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Q: If new staff members do not wish to join KiwiSaver, do I simply pay their PAYE on the IRD form or must I fill in forms advising they don't want to join?