EDITORIAL: A time for innovation
IT'S made round to go round. That's what my Dad always said. The trouble is, when the chips are down and backs are against the wall, there just never seems to be enough of the round stuff to go around.
Now matter how much you have (or haven't) got, money is something we all want to manage better.
We all want to know how to make it go further, how to protect what we have, how to nurture our nest eggs and how to make sure we have that little bit tucked away for the proverbial rainy day.
Look, there is no sugar coating the current economic disposition many in our region find themselves in. But to bury our heads in the sand and proclaim woe are we, is defeatist and it'll do us no good.
Today, we look at the economics of a couple of key economic facets affecting all of us at the moment.
Whether we are owner-occupiers, renters, investors or looking to take a chance on the current "buyers' market" the property market and the state of play therein affects all of us.
Equally, where we are crying out for government support - and exploring the viability of a rescue package seen in other embattled economies in recent years - as a community we need to give the government something to back. That takes a collective of keen and innovative individuals stepping up and having a red-hot go at turning what might originally have been seen as misfortune into an opportunity and something great.
There is a lot to be gained from the so-called downturn. The question is, are you open to the new ideas and opportunities?