Entries by Anna Patchett

KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant changes

A number of changes to the eligibility criteria for the KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant took effect on 1 August 2016. The key changes are: House price caps The existing house price caps will be increased by $50,000 to the new levels of $400,000, $500,000 and $600,000. (See fact sheet for details) These house price caps are to […]

Progress at The Suter and Road Works in Bridge Street

The Suter staff are getting ready to move back to the original home of the gallery beside the Queen’s Gardens. It is an exciting time for everyone involved in the redevelopment and the fruition of many years of hard work, planning, designing and building a new home for the region’s treasured works of art. The Suter will […]

Chapman ER – Test Your Knowledge

Q. My employee has resigned without giving notice. Can I deduct an amount equivalent to their notice from their final pay? Click here to find the answer. Q. Do I have to keep leave records for each of my employees? Click here to find the answer. Q. Can an employee be entitled to public holidays after their […]

IRD Website

IRD have developed a new website called ‘Changing for You’ which outlines IRD’s ideas on how managing your tax may become simpler for small businesses in the future Please visit www.changingforyou.ird.govt.nz to have a look as IRD would appreciate your feedback on the site

Scam emails

It is obvious to most when we receive emails from someone purporting to have $250 million waiting for us to collect that it is a scam email and we just hit the delete key, however scammers are getting much more creative. An article in the June issue of Consumer about a builder’s email account being hacked, an […]

Victory Primary School benefits from $15,000 donation from local business

Below is a recent article from the Nelson Mail about one of our clients, Vortex Spas making a very generous donation to help local kids. Photo is courtesy of Nelson Mail & Fairfax Media Congratulations Andrew, what a great initiative.   A generous donation from a local business has helped Victory Primary School provide food for disadvantaged pupils. […]

Chapman ER courses we can recommend

The Ultimate Team Leader This workshop is our most popular and develops your team leaders and supervisors in areas that enable them to be better than average; they can become the ultimate team leader. Date:  Wednesday 15 June 2016 Venue: Chapman Employment Relations, 56 Waimea Road, Nelson Time: 9am – 12.30pm Cost: $265 + GST (discounts apply for […]

Company information

Something you may not be aware of is just how much information about companies is freely available public information. The information about all companies on the Companies Office website includes Company number and date the company was formed Shareholder names, addresses and number of shares held (not value) Director names and addresses Documents filed for a […]

Tax Refund Services

Tax Refund Services are advertising heavily at the moment. Rest assured, that if you are a client of ours that we prepare tax return(s) for, we will calculate your tax refund/payment due. If you believe you are owed a tax refund for past years, before you became a client but within the last 5 years, we can […]

Ways to Manage a Remote Workforce

If you operate a business that requires your employees or yourself to be mobile or work remotely from home, then you may be familiar with the unique challenges this can present. With the advanced technology available; companies cutting back on expensive office space and overheads; employees demanding more flexible working arrangements and wasted hours spent […]