Our Story

Tarawera Publishing, like many Kiwi SMEs, started in the garage at home. Looking out the window, across Lake Tarawera, was the inspiration for the company name.

We are proud to say our flagship site, goodreturns.co.nz, was one of the first online news sites in New Zealand.

While we started off with one website, in the late 1990s TPL launched three magazines; ASSET, TMM and the NZ Property Investor magazine.

TPL produces video and runs an annual conference for mortgage advisers.

Over more than 25 plus years we have been the go to site for financial advisers.

Rotorua - TPL's home

“Tarawera Publishing is the largest and oldest publisher in personal finance & financial services market in NZ.”

Philip Macalister

Web Portfolio

Tarawera Publishing Limited produces the following websites.

Good Returns.co.nz

Aimed at financial planners, advisers, insurance and mortgage brokers. Good Returns provides the latest financial news, deposit rates, mortgage rates and commentary and insurance news. Incorporates Phil’s Blog.


tmmonline is the sister site to the TMM Magazine (aka The Mortgage Mag). The site and its daily newsletter, is for mortgage advisers across the country.

Deposit Rates.co.nz

Deposit Rates aims to help potential investors understand what options they have when they come to putting money on term deposit. The site includes the latest news on finance companies, deposit rate tables and calculators and educational information on investing your money.


Sharetrader is a discussion forum where investors discuss stocks and investment ideas.


Landlords is the home for property and real estate investors. The site targets investors interested in news and articles on investing in rental property, and promotes the NZ Property Investor magazine

Please view our advertising specifications for online advertising with Tarawera Publishing Ltd websites.