Recently WorkSafe announced that it will ‘typically only investigate bullying and harassment claims where there is diagnosis of serious mental harm’. This significantly limits the complaints they will investigate. Although the clear acknowledgement of this is new, it is consistent with WorkSafe’s actions to date. WorkSafe has never prosecuted anyone for bullying, despite receiving over […]
About Anna Patchett
Anna first visited New Zealand from Sweden in 2000. She enjoyed it so much she returned here in 2002 to live. Anna (pronounced Arna) quickly established herself in Nelson and at Savage & Savage. Anna had her first child in 2009 and after a short break is back with us three days a week. Anna prepares annual accounts and works with our tax systems. Anna has also been studying at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology(NMIT).
Out of work Anna and her partner make the most of the outdoors lifestyle Nelson has to offer as well as taking care two very special children, Dylan and Mikayla.
Entries by Anna Patchett
Our client, Emma Heke, is featured in the NZ Lifestyle Block magazine this month. With great photography by Daniel Allen this article tells Emma’s story about making teas from her home in Nelson. Buy your copy to find out more about this very successful small business making its mark in NZ and click here to […]
I first met Carol Shirley, the owner of Gourmet Catering, many years ago when she took over running the café at the old Maitai Bowling Club at the bottom of Trafalgar St, she made delicious food for members of the club as well as members of the RSA and City Clubs that shared the bowling club’s […]
Below is the first in our series of one liners we use in response to challenging behaviours. We hope they come in handy for your own work situations. If you have any of your own that work please email them in and we can include them. Passive Aggressive Colleagues We have a passive aggressive person on […]
There will be significant implications for many employers following a recent Employment Court Case. If your employees attend training, meetings, work functions or travel for work purposes you may need to reconsider how you pay them. The case involved the Smiths City Group. Every morning prior to opening, the sales manager at each of their […]
New Zealand has signed up to the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) – a global OECD initiative to combat tax evasion. Inland Revenue has been running an AEOI awareness campaign since 9th June 2018 with a primary focus of this campaign being to generate awareness among New Zealand tax residents most likely to have offshore […]
Some time ago New Zealand has passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT). The purpose of the law reflects New Zealand’s commitment to the international initiative to counter the impact that criminal activity has on people and economies within the global community. The first sector required to […]
We have seen an increased occurrence of employees resigning and then raising a PG, stating that their resignation was constructive dismissal and unjustified. In many instances they haven’t previously raised their concerns with their employer or the issues raised appeared minor with the employer believing each was addressed at the time as no further concern […]
The old saying that nice things come in small packages couldn’t be more apt in the case of another client who has been successful, this time at the 2018 Retail Hotlist Awards. The very small shop in Church Street that is home to Volume – The Space for Books belies the stature of this perfect […]
We are delighted our client, Hopgood’s & Co, has had huge success at the Silver Fern Awards. They were named Best Restaurant in New Zealand, Aaron Ballantyne was named as the Best Head Chef and they won the award for Best Dish in the competition. Think about all those top restaurants in Auckland and from […]