Newsletter November 2018

In this Issue 

Food Bank & SPCA

Christmas and New Year closing

IRD On-line Payments

Annual Accounts information reminder

Prize Draw

IRD Payment Dates

Barbican Training Centre - Business Training Courses

Employment Matters with Chapman ER - Personal Liability

A little bit of humour


Food Bank and SPCA collection

Each year we collect appropriate food for the Nelson Food Bank, this year we are adding the SPCA.

We would love it if you could drop in one or two items of food to help brighten the Christmas and New Year season for those missing out on essential foods, including our four legged friends.

For every item you drop in we will give you one entry in a draw to win a magnum of H. Lanvin & Fils Champagne.

We have collection boxes in our reception area and lucky draw slips for you to fill in. 

Can you please drop your donations in to us by Wednesday 20th December. Thank you very much for helping us support those who need it.


Our Holiday Season Hours

We will be closing our office for the holidays at 12 noon on Friday 22nd December and will reopen on Wednesday 10th January 2018.

If we usually prepare your payroll for your business we will still do so over the break, Neil will be coming in to the office to process pays. We will contact each client effected to confirm individual requirements.

Get the IRD payment dates right

We would like to remind everyone to make sure that when you are making tax payments to IRD they check that you have selected the correct tax type (e.g. INC for Income Tax, GST for Goods & Service Tax, DED for employer Deductions that include Kiwisaver contributions as well as PAYE etc). Also, it’s very important that you select the …

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Annual Accounts

The 31st March 2018 is only about 14 weeks away!

If we take out about four weeks over the Christmas and New Year period when nobody wants to think about accounts and tax then it is only about 10 weeks away.

Our current turnaround time for getting draft accounts back to you is around eight to ten weeks so time is rapidly running out.

If you haven't brought your Annual Accounts for year ended 31st March 2017 in to us yet then please get everything sorted and to us as soon as possible so we can make sure everything is completed on time.


12 Days of Christmas Prize Draws

If you haven't entered our annual giveaway prize draws then do it today. It is absolutely free to enter and is open to anyone - clients, business colleagues, friends or just people who read this newsletter.

We have lots of prizes from wine to book vouchers, things for the kids and pets as well as treats for you. The final draw will be for a magnificent gift hamper just in time for Christmas.

One entry gets you in all 12 lucky draws (ten after today)

We start today with two prizes:

The first one, a bottle of wine, goes to Peter Pomeroy from Victoria Gardens in Motueka

And the second bottle of wine has been won by Sue & Mario Boffa

Your prizes are at our office for you to collect.

Don't forget, anyone can enter this monthly draw absolutely free. 

To enter for all 12 (now 10) lucky draws just email and he will add you to the list. One entry gets you in all draws.



IRD Payments Dates                                                    


November                     - due 15th January 2018

December                     - due 28th January 2018

October / November      - due 15th November 2017


November                    - due 20th December 2017 

December                    - due 20th January 2018


2nd installment, 2018   - due  15th January 2018 


Barbican Training Centre is an organisation we love to recommend to our clients, they provide outstanding training for people new to business or those who want to improve their business management and IT skills.

Their NEW training menu is ready to go so gte in touch with them quickly if you want to take advantage of these programmes that are still FREE and are open to permanent NZ residents aged 16+ at Nelson and Blenheim locations.

To get the whole menu with all the facts,

To register for an Information and Enrollment Session, contact Barbican  or for more information contact Pip Bruce, Barbican Training Centre Limited, 03 547 6138 for further information and other courses available.


While we include examples of employment related issues in this newsletter we always recommend you take professional advice on all employment matters.

Personal Liability for Employment Breaches

Most business owners, directors, managers and employees are unaware that they can be personally liable for penalties and the payment of legislative entitlements. A person who incites, instigates, aids, or abets any breach of an employment agreement is personally liable for a penalty of $10,000 for each breach.

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Chapman Employment Relations

Nelson Office:
Phone:           03 545 0877
Mobile:           021 025 79363 (Kay) 029 248 8160 (Marie)

Email:    or
Address:         56 Waimea Road, PO Box 1615, Nelson, 7040



   A Little Bit of  Humour



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