Supporting Canterbury’s Continued Regeneration
Jul20

Supporting Canterbury’s Continued Regeneration

Rt Hon Bill English Prime Minister Canterbury is a region that all New Zealanders can be proud of – it has made a positive contribution to this country’s success in the face of many challenges. We have stood by Canterbury as it has rebuilt and regenerated. Since the first earthquake, we’ve spent more than $14 billion rebuilding Canterbury – and the progress is tangible. Today, Canterbury’s population has topped its pre-earthquake...

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The Making of a Manager
Jul20

The Making of a Manager

Kevin Vincent Managing director of  Vincent Consulting   www.vincentconsulting.co.nz Management has always required people with high levels of competence and performance to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the role, and secondly, to lead others. At the end of the day the senior management leadership challenge is to add value and this can be achieved by building the confidence of those we lead. It is critically important...

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Mind Before Matters
Jul20

Mind Before Matters

Martz Witty Head of the Martz Group. www.martz.co.nz Okay so let’s really talk about the elephant in the room. Running a business and keeping your mental health stable. Is an accountant really qualified to help keep your mental state appropriate? Hmmm… maybe not. But… typically your advisor is aware of the business factors. By nature there comes an awareness of the mental issues that might come with dealing with IRD (especially if in...

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The Landlord’s Responsibility
Jul20

The Landlord’s Responsibility

John Shingleton Director of Onlinelawyers www.onlinelawyer.nz There is a little-known section of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSAWA) which places a specific health and safety obligation upon landlords, in addition to the primary obligation of all PCBUs. What has surprised me is how many leases do not specifically address this potentially significant liability. Briefly, within the wording of s42 of the HSAWA is an obligation...

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SME Tax Relief Has Arrived
Jul20

SME Tax Relief Has Arrived

Chris Cunniffe Chief executive of Tax Management NZ www.itmnz.co.nz Difficult to get right, expensive to get wrong – that’s how many business owners describe paying provisional tax. However, that statement no longer rings true. New rules mean you don’t have to constantly estimate your liability throughout the year anymore. Inland Revenue (IRD) will no longer hit you with interest if you pay your provisional tax based on a five percent...

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Training to Retain – Is it Worth it?
Jul20

Training to Retain – Is it Worth it?

Debra Buckley CEO of the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership. www.nzimleadership.co.nz One of the hot topics amongst employers today is employee retention: the dual challenges of finding good employees – and keeping them. I agree it is a challenge for some sectors and yet, more money and more training isn’t the ‘white-knight’ answer for every situation. Ongoing training is a brilliant solution when retention matters...

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