Congratulations to our resident hockey star, accountant Katrina Whatmough. Katrina plays fullback for Waitakere Hockey, and has received her team’s Most Valued Player award and the club’s Women’s Player of the Year award for 2014. In addition, Katrina was nominated for and is now a finalist for a Sport Waitakere Excellence “Sporting Acknowledgement” Award, to…Details
Congratulations to all of the winners of the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2014 – West, who were announced at a glittering Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony last week attended by over 300 guests. After scooping both the Excellence in Innovation and Excellence in Exporting awards, A-Ward Attachments Limited were honoured with the overall Supreme Business…Details
UHY Haines Norton client Volcanic Hills Winery has been carving new ground in Rotorua by planting the region’s first ever vineyard. Run by Larissa (who incidentally is also an ex-UHY staff member) and Brent Park and Sean and Jo Beer, the group have set their sights on supporting the thriving Rotorua tourism industry by planting…Details
Congratulations to Rozita Jujnovich and Aaron Case from Airport Harbour View Motel, who have recently won two awards for their contributions to the motel industry. They have been awarded the Beverley Ann Braddnock Memorial Cup, which is awarded to a Motel Association of New Zealand motelier or staff member for “displaying dedication to the motel…Details
As Inland Revenue continues to encourage tax payments to be made electronically, they have implemented changes to their tax payment systems. From 1st October 2014 onwards, cheque payments and returns must be received at Inland Revenue on or before the due date in order to avoid late payment penalties and interest. If you are using…Details
In a bid to reverse concerns over security and rising crime in the area, The Henderson Lincoln Metro Business Association was created last month when 15 business owners pledged support and funding to get the organisation up and running. In addition to being the only metropolitan centre in Auckland without a business association, Henderson has experienced a spate of crimes which business owners believe have negatively impacted the local economy.
UHY Haines Norton Director Tim Livingstone (pictured left) believes the Association will be of great benefit to the area, stating “Henderson is going through a catch up process. Having a business association is a lot more powerful than individuals trying to do something. Security issues are often the catalyst for forming something such as a business association.”Details
UHY Haines Norton Business Improvement Manager Michael Jamieson considers the benefits in bucking the trend of online client interaction in light of developing face-to-face client relationships.
Use of the internet and social media has become an increasingly central marketing tool for business. From the smallest sole trader to the largest corporation, most organisations now have websites and regularly use a combination of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other various social media applications.
The question I ask is “how do we truly differentiate ourselves from our competition?” Whenever we Google a particular industry we are swamped with choice. Even attempts to narrow the search to a particular region or specialty will still give us an overwhelming number of options.
Technology advances now equip even the smallest business with a sophisticated website and related social media platforms. The internet has become a low cost platform that all organisations can use to promote their products and services. Naturally all businesses will use optimised wording and images to cast themselves in the best possible light and achieve favourable search engine results.Details
We are incredibly proud of our staff member Trudi Diamond, who together with her sister Leah Booth is in training to walk a half-marathon to raise funds for the Cancer Society. An integral part of our busy Audit team, Trudi and her sister Leah lost their sister Kim to spinal cancer six years ago, at the…Details
Every year Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) Auckland is helping thousands of children and young people in West Auckland to discover possibility, transform lives, and reach their potential. Through proven and acclaimed programmes Kiwi Can, Project K and Stars, FYD is able to help build self-esteem, promote good values and teach valuable life, education and health…Details
Crowdfunding is defined as funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals, typically via the internet. Although still relatively new, the practice of crowdfunding is rapidly gaining popularity due to the ease of accessing large networks online. Join us for a free seminar discussing this hot topic,…Details
Ask any small business owner what they wish they had just a little more of every day, and the answer is probably time. In an age where we have more time-saving gadgets than at any other time in history, most of us feel we have less time than ever before. Of course, it isn’t true…Details