Tourism in New Zealand


I am knees deep in the Tourism industry.  I was keen to give it a go and see if it fits for my life.  I am glad to say it has worked extremely well.  I have the best of both worlds.  A business and a great family life.

I never knew the real pros and cons of the business however now that I have had 5 years on the inside I know a few things.

  • Tourism is alive and well
  • New Zealand is needing Tourism
  • The South Island is more touristy than North Island because North Island seems because of its more population we get more poeple and more industry.
  • The tourism industry is not for everyone.
  • You meet so many people and make friends for life.
  • I was so lucky to get a great landlord.
  • You cannot go by what someone else has done in a business, it all comes down to attitude and embracing technology
  • We have great resources in this industry.

So here is my slice of paradise.  Not too shabby at all.


Why gold?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Why gold?

The old age, why buy gold.   I was not going to buy gold, I was going to buy property.  I am still saving for that one.  That in itself is part of the issue.  To get property, the kind of property I would need would be an investment property something I could possibly use in my twilight years.  So I would minimum need $40,00o plus expenses.  I have owned many houses.  I know property like any other investment can be good and bad.  Try selling your house in a housing crash and see how you like it, thats what I did.  (It sucked actually)...

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What is frugal living?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Frugal Living. | 0 comments

Frugal living is simplifying ones finances to the basics.  I am not talking living off the land in alaska basic, I am talking New Zealand normal living but actually making some cuts that can make a difference to life.  Maybe getting a desk at a op shop instead of a brand new one.  Maybe even something I need but shopping around.  Price spy is great.  I run a business so its great when you make savings.  It all adds up. Here are some simple ways that I save money! Save the money instead of a loan  ( I did this with my last car). What does...

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Recycling is not hard

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in Greeny Corner | 0 comments

Recycling is not hard

I am what I thought was a okay recycler, I am though finding my standards are higher than many. I get annoyed if someone puts plastic in the paper slot, or if a tin is not washed out.  I personally think recycling is not hard, it is an easy way to contribute to society and our community.  I like to think the paper gets recycled, the glass and tin does also.  What really peeves me off in no uncertain means is Rubbish carriers that actually put it all together and have a lapse, not giving a flying razoo what gets done to it. I keep it simple at...

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My forum

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My forum

This is my place to share what I am passionate about.  I have so many interests online, I either do it for others or myself and sometimes you need somewhere you can write about anything you are really wanting to write about this is mine. I want to share my growth as a human being, stories I find amusing, investments I have made, life changes and things that have affected me strongly.  I am the sort of person that is no super star writer but I do like writing.  I enjoy it and it gives me a place.   Mostly what I want to share is my eco...

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About Lisa

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in General | 1 comment

I could be sitting down in a condo while I write this on my blog or even on a cruise boat writing away sharing my life.  But I have to say and be honest, nothing quite that grand.  I actually was a Tom boy growing up.  No fancy ribbons for me. The true story: I am running my business, in New Zealand, on a doomy wet misrable day.  Finding my sanity between each key I type. If your here, you want to know my story.  So I will give you a skimmed copy. Married, 2 sons, have an offline business that merges with online.  In my past I have been a...

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