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Summer 2014 newsletter

A warm welcome from the team at Hallam Jones!


As of September 2014, we now have access to international insurers out of London. As a result we can provide insurance options for the following categories…

  • Public Liability - offshore contractors, leisure, motorsport, environmental impairment and waste recycling.
  • Products Liability for the USA.
  • Plant & Machinery Insurance - including agricultural machinery, logging equipment and machinery, mining and rail insurance.
  • Motorsport Risks - storage and transit of race cars and equipment, team and drivers liability, cover for marshalls, pit crew and drivers.

There are many other options too, give Joseph a call today to find out more:

0800 402 202


We recently reviewed the current policy and valuation for a local motel - what we found was the previous broker had missed a section of the valuation report and in fact the motel was under-insured. This we fixed immediately and through our ‘Safe Lodgings’ Motel group scheme we were able to save them just over $3000 per year!


BNI (Business Network International) is a business and professional referral organisation.

We meet weekly, nationwide, to exchange qualified business referrals and develop word-of-mouth marketing strategies.

The Rotorua City Chapter meets:

Thursday 7am.
Third Place Café
35 Lake Rd, Ohinemutu,

Find more information about BNI at the links below:


This is tasty, inexpensive and the soft potato base makes a change from pizza.
- Serves 6-8.

  • 1 kg even-sized potatoes (choose a variety which mashes well).
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  • 50 ml extra virgin olive oil.
  • 400 g can Italian tomatoes.
  • Salt.
  • 225 g mozzarella “bocconcini” in whey, drained and sliced.
  • 100 g bacon, rind removed and finely chopped.
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano.
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Wash the potatoes, then put them in a metal colander or steaming basket over a saucepan of boiling water (the colander or steaming basket should nearly fill the inside of the pan). Sprinkle generously with salt and cover tightly with a lid or double thickness of aluminium foil. Steam over vigorously boiling water until tender.

As soon as the potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel off the skins, then pass them through a mouli-lègumes (or mash them with a potato masher).

Beat in 1 teaspoon of the parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.

Spread the potato mixture over the base of a large, non-stick “pizza” tray (about 28 cm in diameter).

While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the tomatoes. Drain them in a sieve, split each tomato, flick out the seeds and remove any cores. Chop finely, then drain the chopped pulp for 10 minutes.

Distribute the sliced mozzarella over the potato, then spoon on the tomato and top with the bacon, oregano and plenty of black pepper. Sprinkle over the last of the parmesan cheese and drizzle over the remaining olive oil.

Bake in an oven preheated to 200 °C for 25-30 min or until well browned. Serve warmish or at room temperature (although the pie is delicious hot, the potato base sets as it cools, making it easier to slice).



Here’s what the RBNZ really said, more or less:

‘Of all the loans a bank does, 1/10 can be for people with deposits under 20%’.

There are also two instances where the Reserve Bank rules simply don’t apply:

  • If you want to build a brand new home then a 5% deposit is doable (yes, 5%!).
  • We have home loans that will get you onto the property ladder with just a 10% deposit, subject to income & house price thresholds.

How do you become one of the lucky 1/10?

Hallam Jones understands how the banks think & what your loan application needs to look like in order to convince them you’re worthy of one of the lucky low deposit golden tickets.

What we’ve found is that a fair percentage of people who go through the application process with us will actually be successful. You will never know until you’ve given it a go. So contact the team at Hallam Jones today to find out if you are in a situation to buy!


At Morshead Law, we are flexible and friendly. We are your Rotorua lawyers who can help with all your commercial, property, employment, relationship property and estate legal needs.

Our firm is currently taking on new personal or business clients, so feel free to call us to discuss what you need, or even if you’d like to change your legal matters over to us.

(07) 393 3133office@morsheadlaw.co.nz

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