Unfortunately, because one dog owner doesn’t control their family pet, I spent last night digging a hole in the garden to bury our chicken.
Having just published my latest book using two self-publishing services (instead of paying a printer huge sums of cash in the hope of selling them) I wanted to share how smooth and effortless I found the whole process.
Find out how to disable comments in WordPress, add an audio player, embed Viber and build a profile to promote your music career.
This week I have been playing with a few quiz plugins to add a bit of visitor interactivity for visitors to me website www.thepleasuredome.co I found Quiz Cat to be …
In This week’s WordPress podcast I look at a lightweight contact form, a chat app and a plagiarism checker.
This week I have a great bundle of plugins to share in WordPress Tips & Tricks.
First off, if you are a podcaster and want to feature your latest podcast in a sidebar along with your iTunes artwork then Podcast Player Widget will do the job.
Find out how to create a blank page in WordPress with no header, footer or sidebar, plus I look at two audio players, one that will also work for streaming audio (for internet radio stations). Learn how to create a blank page, make it into a popup window and add an audio player to it.
This week I am looking at ways in which you can serve up your WordPress website faster to your viewers. It involves basic house-keeping, optimization and two plugins that I talk you through how to use.
This week, three new WordPress plugins to provide a sidebar for the Twenty Seventeen theme, a light-weight maintenance page plugin and Buttonizer – a cool call to action button.
The country’s beneficiary system could be scrapped if everyone was given enough money to live on by the government. That’s the pitch of Lowell Manning, president of Basic Income NZ.
If you use Contact Form 7 and have a few contact forms spread across your WordPress site in Posts and Pages then you have probably had trouble knowing which form to correct – I know I have.
Roger Moore has entertained me since I was a child and being a Bond fan anyway, I was as pleased as punch to see him take on the role. he was a gentleman, a top chap, and an all-round nice guy.
If you want advertisers to help support your internet radio station then they will likely be the shops and businesses down the street, not across the water, or even in the next town.
The first thing I noticed as I spoke was that the RE-27 gently enhanced the lower tones of my voice while delivering a crisp top end – the middle was full of beef.
The lower prices of everything digital means almost anyone can own an HD video camera. That’s great news, because videoing stuff can be great fun. However, some camera owners confuse technical standards with their ability to record good, clean, usable footage that is suitable for public consumption.
My new car was a million miles away from the one it replaced. Chalk and cheese you might say. A sports car, metallic blue, two doors, 1.9ltr engine and it …
Anti-nuclear campaigner Harvey wasserman talks to Steve Hart about the Fukushima nuclear powerplant disaster. The interview was recorded in March 2014.
I think it was 2012 that I received a letter from my electricity provider telling me the ‘good news’ that I was to have a smart meter fitted to my …
According to the makers if this 30-minute documentary, the detention of migrants has become a multi-billion dollar industry in which “immigrants are sold to the highest bidder and traded like …
If you need to set a default Featured Image for your posts, or want to change all the featured images in a particularly category in a trice, then this is the plugin for you.
Shocking news from the CEO of New Zealand’s ANZ bank David Hisco where he essentially warns of the New Zealand housing bubble bursting.
When I got home the other night I found a note from a real estate agent saying she had buyers for properties in my street.
As any Auckland house-hunter can testify, there are slim pickings at the moment — it’s something I mentioned a few months back when the trend started to emerge. But the shortage of houses for sale has become a lot worse, leaving wannabe buyers starved of choice and at least some real estate agents scratching around for something to sell.
The Property Council has welcomed Labour’s plan to build 100,000 affordable houses over 10 years and sees it as a game-changer in alleviating the housing affordability crisis.
Under the opposition party’s plan, half the homes will be built in Auckland and
Quite agree with Max Keiser here, although I might not have announced it with so much excitement. If you have shares in Deutche Bank – sell them now. If you …
For a man who routinely says that throwing money at problems is not the answer, Prime Minister John Key’s $1 billion offer to help solve the country’s housing crisis is a huge U-turn.
It’s a common misconception that banks use their savers’ money when making loans to people such as you and I to buy something we don’t have the cash for.
In reality, the money we borrow is created by the banks out of thin air at the time it is borrowed.
Statistics from the Reserve Bank show more people are opting for an interest-only loan when buying a home.
In January, 30 per cent of loans to owner-occupiers were interest-only, but by May it had drifted up to 33 per cent.
An interest-only loan will typically have lower repayments than a principal and interest loan — because repayments only cover the interest. The downside is that payments do not reduce the amount borrowed by a single cent.
When police were alerted to half a tonne of methamphetamine on a beach last week it highlighted the problem New Zealand has with illegal drugs such as P.
It seems the drug is so widespread that anyone seriously contemplating buying a home needs to have it tested for P contamination — even if the property looks pristine.
Westpac led the charge last week by refusing to recognize the overseas income of foreign wanting a home loan.
Is the booming Auckland housing market about to run out of puff? It seems unlikely, but looking at figures released by Barfoot & Thompson one has to wonder.