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Water Levy in Wellington to Increase 6.1% in 2017-2018

The average residential household in Wellington will need to brace for more expensive taxes, as the local council approved a 6.1 per cent increase in water levy. The increase forms part of the Wellington Regional Council’s 2017-18 Annual Plan. For those living in Hutt Valley and Porirua, the higher...

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Choosing a Freelance Job to Start a Business

The percentage of young adults who have their own business, or at least express a desire to start one in the future, is growing in the U.S. That slowly percolating desire to become an entrepreneur is not limited to young people. Regardless of age, Americans believe that they can and should start something. Whatever...

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Three Pre-Police Check Must-Dos Every Employer Should Know

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Police checks have become a crucial part of the pre-employment screening process for many individuals, businesses, and organisations. And for many good reasons, the primary of which is ensuring one’s safety, or those of everyone involved with the business or organisation. However, as important as these...

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Is No Till Farming Good for Wildlife?

Throughout the American Midwest, grassland has transformed into farmland. This has led to a massive decline in the abundance and diversity of wildlife. With the introduction of a no tillage farming system, the future of grassland bird species is not grim. Based on a study published in the Agriculture,...

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2 Truck Driving Challenges That You Should Address

Truck driving is a huge and complicated business. It’s certainly not for everyone. But if you want to remain in the industry and be competitive, you have to address X of the rising truck driving challenges: Cost of Diesel Although salary and repairs make up a huge chunk of the annual expenses of trucking...

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Don’t Go Blind. Wear Safety Glasses

Eyesight is a precious gift. Each day that you open your eyes when you wake up is another day to appreciate the beauty of the world in living colour. Not everyone has been blessed with this gift, so you need to enjoy and protect it as much as you possibly can. If the kind of work you do exposes you...

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USDA Release Latest Acreage Report for Seed Plantings

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Acreage Report showed different acreage numbers for farmers that planted corn, soybean and wheat in June. As of June 30, farmers planted 90.9 million acres of corn, up from 89.9 million acres in March, yet down from 94 million acres year over the year....

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Why You Need to Ensure a Well-Functioning Garage

Automatic garages today are a lot safer than their older counterparts, but that wasn’t the case all the time. With older automatic garage doors, children were at risk of figuring into some freak accident or getting trapped inside. Garage Door Dangers Back in 1996, experts warned about the dangers...

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Buy Boardroom Furniture with These Tips

The boardroom is where the company’s most important decisions are made. As such, choosing appropriate pieces that will help in achieving comfort, harmony, and focus during collaborative work is a must to transform an otherwise “bored room” into a lively and vibrant core office space. Buying...

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Tools Every Homeowner Must Have

It does not matter if you live in an apartment, a bedsit, or a castle – you should prepare for any eventuality in case of house problems. While you might not be able to handle the big issues, having small tools in your home should help tide you over until the big people come. That said, the following...