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Juno Magazine

Juno Magazine Winter 2017

JUNO investing magazine is a New Zealand luxury investment and lifestyle magazine which explains in plain English your financial options and how to build wealth. It covers the share market, property investment, KiwiSaver, personal finance, the economy, books, travel, and all the good things in life you can buy when you invest wisely. Once it's done, we won't need to update it again.

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2 min.
your investing contributors

2 min.
from the editor-in-chief

DO YOU REMEMBER THE BOOKThe Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle? Of course you do. The classic story was a childhood favourite for many, and still is. When I worked as a teacher, I had great pleasure in sharing this book with young students, tracing the life cycle of the caterpillar from egg to beautiful butterfly. The story provides plenty of scientific knowledge for children as they learn how a caterpillar hatches from its tiny egg and continues to munch its way through life. It starts small on one green leaf and goes on to eat a diverse range of food until it’s big, fat, and satisfied. It then takes a rest in its chrysalis and finally emerges as a butterfly, flying away to new-found freedom. I liken the caterpillar’s journey to…

2 min.
business as unusual

AT JUNO, we know you love the success stories. You tell us you enjoy the features we write about Kiwis going global, building strong businesses, and growing their wealth with investments. This issue we have our own success story, and we’re also aligning with a couple of inspirational Kiwi companies. A reader survey last year gave us interesting insights. We found that 26 per cent of readers are self-employed businesspeople or working in administration roles in businesses. We also found that 11 per cent of our readers are in management occupations. We cover investment, finance, property, and how the economy affects these areas, but in the past we’ve only touched on business and leadership. That’s changing in this issue, as we work with Xero to bring you our new Business section. Here you can…

1 min.
the wealth event

After drinks and canapes at the new offices of JUNO’s platinum sponsor, Pie Funds, attendees overflowed the 70-seat auditorium to hear Boyle, Sheldon Slabbert of CMC Markets, and property investor Ron Hoy Fong. There’s a big trend for Kiwis to remain in work longer than the traditional retirement age of 65, Boyle said. He spoke recently to the owner of a transport company who was shocked to find the average of his drivers was 59. There needs to be a national conversation, and an attitude change towards older workers, Boyle said. Retraining and career transition support is needed for those over 50. Boyle also spoke on some changes suggested for KiwiSaver, including allowing those over 65 to join the scheme; increasing employer and employee contributions to 4 per cent, from 3 per cent;…

1 min.
qt creativity

HOTEL RELAUNCHES WITH ARTY VIBE Leave the brightness of your room at QT Museum Wellington to walk along a mysterious dark hallway, dimly lit by a subtle romantic glow. Open another door and you’re suddenly in a world of texture, colour, and art, vibrantly luxurious and bohemian, with corners that beckon you on to corridors where paintings wait to surprise and delight. Art is the theme of this newly refurbished hotel, where the entry, bars, restaurants, and lift lobbies showcase a stunning art collection amassed by its founder, Wellington businessman Chris Parkin. A good-natured Parkin pops into the lobby to fill us in on the stories of how he acquired the many works of art. Amused by our curiosity, he even invites us into his private suite within the hotel. Here he and…

2 min.
what we like

HAUNTING FACES When Brad Williams grew up in Tauranga, he just couldn’t keep away from art, roaming the streets with a spray can. But after getting in trouble for his tagging expeditions, he soon channelled his talents instead into painting canvases, under the name Slope. Now 38, Williams is a full-time artist, whose stunning paintings of women’s faces have made him hot property in the art world. He now exhibits at the Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art in Auckland and Wellington. Ron Epskamp of Exhibitions in Wellington says Williams’ distinctive style of painting moves beyond just the aesthetically pleasing. “There is a confidence to admire, which takes on a sentiment beyond the narrative of a portrait. The drama of his work plays out under different lighting. “Brad has caught the attention of serious collectors and…