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 […]
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
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 […]
While the Government must review the Minimum Wage annually the new Government has already pledged to get it up to $20 per hour by 2020. The first step to this target is the increase that comes into effect from 1st April 2018 The new minimum wage rates are: Adult – $16.50 an hour Starting-out – $13.20 […]
The first wave of changes to legislation in the employment arena were announced last week. There was nothing unexpected, except for possibly the usefulness of NZ First to act as a hand brake for more widespread changes. One of Labour’s flagship policies was the abolition of the 90 day trial period. The great news for […]