Staff News: June / July 2015

We are excited to have a new Associate join our staff. Andrew Scott will be based in Henderson, bringing with him 15 years of invaluable experience in accountancy firms in the Auckland CBD. He has experience with a broad range of clients and enjoys developing close working relationships that allow him to work together with…

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Introducing “NorthWest Country”

The North West Business District Association has revealed the name that will be used to promote the area: NorthWest Country. The region covered by the Association incorporates Kaukapakapa, Helensville, Parakai, Kumeu, Huapai, Riverhead, Waimauku and Muriwai. The name NorthWest Country is part of new branding designed to illustrate the region’s strengths, give it a consistent…

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Statistics New Zealand Trials Using Xero to Collect Financial Data

Statistics New Zealand has launched a trial using Xero accounting software to automatically collect financial information. With the aim of providing a faster and more accurate view of businesses’ financial performance, SMEs using Xero’s cloud accounting software can opt to have financial information (such as profit and loss) automatically transmitted to Statistics NZ. If the…

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Increased Parental Leave Payments

Increases to paid parental leave payments have come into effect from 1st July 2015.  The maximum weekly rate for eligible employees and self-employed parents increased from $504 to $516.85 gross per week.  The number of weeks was extended from 14 to 16 weeks on 1st April 2015, and will increase again to 18 weeks from…

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