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My Daily Digest: February 10, 2021

Fund investors looking to boost sector Baby boomers cop it pretty regularly these days. They’re blamed for the housing crisis, dragging their feet on environmental issues and their love affairs with SUVs.

But there is one area where, in an indirect way, they’re giving back – through the New Zealand Super Fund.

The fund is targeting $100 million into growing Kiwi businesses, with agri-tech and health and wellness set to benefit.

Investing in productive businesses that will grow our food production sector is about the best use of money there is in NZ.

It grows job numbers and export receipts and builds stronger communities for future generations.

Now, about those rental properties…


Bryan Gibson


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