Frank Newman

5Frank is a founding director of the Smart Business Centre Group. He is our property investment specialist.

Frank is the author of numerous books on money matters including a number of best sellers here and overseas. His formal qualifications include a management degree from Waikato University and a masters degree (with distinction) in property studies from Lincoln University.

He has extensive experience in property matters: as a successful property investor, part-time lecturer in property investment at Massey University, and has a mediator and arbitrator specialising in ground lease matters.

His work experience includes management accounting, sharebroking, local body politics, and campaign management.

He regularly speaks at conferences and seminars about money matters and writes syndicated columns for newspapers throughout New Zealand. His books include Making Money on the NZ Sharemarket, the Landlords Handbook, How to Grow Rich, Making Money in NZ, the Seven Ways to Wealth, and the hugely popular living off the smell of an oily rag series. He is also the creator of the NZ Investment Game, which was judged best new game of the year.

When Frank is not pursuing his commercial interests he is writing books (including the Normalsville series of children’s books) or landscaping and creating (very large!) artworks on his property at Rocky Bay Cove, Tutukaka, Northland where he lives with his wife, Muriel, and an eclectic range of farm-yard critters (www.rockybaycove.co.nz).