Just back from India, there’s something about that country that is totally captivating. It was our third visit and I don’t think we’ll ever tire of the place. This time we were up in the northeast and it reminds me very much of the Darjeeling area. Returning to Kolkata which we last visited eight years ago, I get the impression that that town has moved ahead quite a bit.
The 3-0 win for the boys was admittedly against the weakest Opposition (A Shillong Selection, which might explain the light 8,000 crowd) so far but adjusting to the fast run of the ball on the artificial pitch was a big challenge for both teams, especially having just come from a pretty puggy track in Imphal.
In this article I focus on liquidity – an attribute of investment performance that slips below the radar for many investors. Once in a while they get a sharp reminder of its importance when they can’t readily access their savings – their portfolio is “frozen” by their fund manager.
Assets are things people own that produce a stream of benefits every year. Another name for assets is ‘capital’. Some assets produce ready cash – think of the interest term deposits produce for you or the rent tenants pay landlords. As well as producing ready cash or instead of it, some assets go up in […]
One article that stood out over the weekend was this article on the fact that half of NZ’s super rich are dodging tax. Susan Guthrie (who wrote The Big Kahuna with me) and I were chatting about this and her response below summarises our thoughts on the piece.
As well as being in India to follow our beloved Phoenix, Jo and I have been visiting one of our Morgan Foundation foreign aid projects in Bangladesh and it has been a very special opportunity to see the on-the-ground work of one of our most special, Kiwi Heroes.
I wanted to share a couple of videos that were made for us by some great Kiwi kids. Lime Hills school was one of two Southland schools that performed at the send-off for the Our Far South voyage at the Invercargill Museum in February, the day we all set sail for Antarctica. This is the […]
No rain today, just energy sapping humidity and a crowd sheltering under their sun umbrellas. Somewhere north of 15,000 witnessed the Phoenix play seven of our apprentices (Justin Gully is injured) and build on a clinical start by the senior ranks of the team. Three goals up seemed comfortable but once the locals scored it […]
Displaying a fine blending of skill and stamina New Zealand’s Wellington Phoenix tamed a spirited challenge from United Sikkim FC at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium here today. Whereas players of United Sikkim FC are literally unknown in the world stage, the Wellington side boasted the prescence of World Cup players like Tony Lochead and Jeremy […]
I have been reading the news from India and talking to Geoff who co-authored the book Health Cheque with me a couple of years ago. One thing we discussed in the book was issues around end of life care. To me it seems we’re forever rationing our health resources, denying some patients more care because […]