Happy New Yeah Nah?


What’s your focus?

It’s a Happy New Year. But as we like to say at Nido – “Happy New Yeah Nah?”

Why on earth you ask?

With the new year brings new opportunities to assess what’s really important – as we look to resolve the past and reward the future. That’s why we ask ourselves and ask you to ask yourselves – “yeah or nah?” when it comes to focusing on your future.

So what can you improve? And what can you remove? Rid yourselves of things that no longer serve you and starting serving those that are most important to your future. These are your ‘yeah’s’ and your ‘nah’s’.

For this year to be the best, you need to be at your best. What are your goals for 2017? We recommend dividing them into areas such as…work and mission, family and home, friends and hobbies, financial wellbeing, personal wellbeing and adventures. The latter being about giving yourself and your family the time to get out there and explore, reset and reward yourselves with the rest required to breathe energy into your other areas in life.


Sound like a plan? Then let’s see it. As a first step (literally) – if you’re a Fitbit user, we invite you to join our Nido Fitbit Group – as we unlock challenges leading to greater opportunities in 2017.

From us to you Happy New Year and most importantly, Happy New Yeah Nah? It’s time to make the most of your new year, from now.

Here’s to the next level!

Onny and your Nido team.



Yoga in the Digital Age

In a recent international poll 84 percent of people said they couldn’t give up their smartphone for a day.

Our phones have become so much more than just communication devices. We work on them, they entertain us, they store our information, photos and videos and they provide us with instant knowledge. We’re using them like an extended mind. That’s amazing.

But it can also be a little disconcerting. Technology is having a big effect on some of our long-held ideas about the way we’re meant to live, work and relate to each other. And it can be terribly distracting too.

This is where a regular yoga practice can be so beneficial. It helps us focus and gives us a place to rest in the midst of all those flickering pixels.

Yoga simplifies things, bringing our minds back to our relationships with others, ourselves and our surroundings. It takes us out of ‘doing mode’ and gets us into ‘being mode’.

Unplug to Recharge

If you feel like your mind is scattered across many screens a yoga retreat is a wonderful way to recharge and restore your sense of balance and calm.

Then when you return to the digital world, you will be better able to use technology in a way that reinforces the life you want to lead, rather than using it as a distraction.

Yoga can help us use technology consciously, in a way that is fully determined by us.

And then you’ll find inspiration all over the place, especially online.

Here are a few of my favourite spots for some mindful inspiration.




From Onny and the team – thanks for reading!

Kiwisaver by NEST.

We welcome you to the NEST blog – the place and space for us to share words and wisdom about the topics most important to you, when thinking about insurance, health and wellness and other important things when it comes to living and leading a happy and healthy life.

As we edge closer to the Christmas break, it’s a great time to ask the question – am I prepared for my biggest break of all? We are of course talking about retirement. While for many of us the idea of retirement is a long way away – we all need to be thinking about what measures are in place to ensure we reach retirement ready to relax and enjoy the rewards of working life.

Introducing Kiwisaver by Nest.

We have the skills and tools to get you or your business up and running with Kiwisaver, answering any questions or queries you may have, while ensuring you get the plan that’s right for you and your retirement goals.

KiwiSaver is a national initiative that kicked off 1 July 2007 to boost the long term retirement savings of Kiwis. It’s not meant to replace any existing super arrangements, but rather provide a platform for Kiwis to be able to save by taking a wee bit of money out from your salary or wages.

If an employer pays employees based in New Zealand through the PAYE system, they must usually enrol those who start a new job in KiwiSaver and will have to make deductions from their gross salary and wages and pay these to the IRD, beginning on their first pay run. An employee who is enrolled but does not want to be a KiwiSaver member can opt out in a set period after starting the new job. A person who wishes to join KiwiSaver but doesn’t start a new job can also join.
By jumping into KiwiSaver you’ll be able to take advantage of an awesome range of benefits…

For every buck you contribute, the government will contribute 50c up to a maximum of $521.34 per Kiwisaver year.

Compulsory employer contributions are 3%.

First home assistance programmes, which we can tell you all about here at Nest.

This time last year, it was predicted that Kiwisaver would have around 630,000 Kiwis getting involved. Blowing that out of the water, this time last year we had 2.35 million signed up.

Almost 70 per cent of this number made an active investment choice – so it really pays to know what choices are available for you to invest your wicket in.
Your KiwiSaver account is locked-in until you reach the age of eligibility for NZ Superannuation (currently 65) or completing 5 years’ membership if later. There are exceptions – early withdrawals may be permitted for first home purchase, significant financial hardship, serious illness, death, or permanent emigration

To find out how we can help you unlock your best future with Kiwisaver, give us a call on 0800 NEST 78 for a free consultation.

Onny and the team.