Entries by Neil Hodgson

Do you need to update your RWT deduction rate?

From 1 April 2021 a new top tax rate of 39% was introduced for individuals who earn over $180,000 a year. If you may earn over $180,000 in the 2021 – 2022 year, it is recommended that you update your RWT rate with your bank (you should be able to do this in online banking) […]

Covid-19 protocols in our office

The new Covid-19 traffic light system introduced by the Government has caused much confusion, however, despite that and now that Covid-19 has emerged in the Nelson region it is important we all take sensible precautions to avoid spreading the virus. We have decided we will be open for anyone to visit our office without a […]

Foxy Boxy

As we get very close to Christmas and the annual struggle to find the perfect gifts for people we care about, there are lots of local options, be it wine or gourmet treats to enjoy over a few days I think a food and beverage gift is a lot better than a trinket that will […]

Street Food on Washington

A couple of years ago I wrote about a couple who relocated from Auckland to Nelson, chef Ben Smith and his wife Bridget have since taken over the old store in Washington Valley and set about turning it into a real community food spot; Street Food on Washington is a lot more than just a […]

Xero Price Increase from September 2021

Xero have advised a price increase is coming, from 23 September 2021, the monthly retail price of Xero Business Edition plans in NZ are changing. Starter plans increase by $1.50 Standard plans increase by $2 Premium plans increase by $3 And, from 16 March 2022 the monthly price of Cashbook plans is changing. Non-GST Cashbook […]

Warren Buffett Says You Should Practice the 4 Habits That Separate the Best From the Rest

Lessons from the Oracle of Omaha that will yield good returns. BY MARCEL SCHWANTES@MARCELSCHWANTES Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, turns 91 in August. Remarkably, at an age where most people’s cognitive functions have entirely regressed, where many are now at the hands of caretakers, Buffett still captures the world’s attention as the fifth richest person on the […]

Salvito’s Pizza Bar

When John Esposito opened a pizza bar named after his two sons (Salvi and Vito) he was determined to bring authentic Italian flavours that reflect his family’s heritage and he has done exactly that with spectacular success. The pizzas at Salvito’s are wonderful. The Esposito name will be familiar to many Nelsonians, the family is […]

Little Nessie Cafe – The Wee Coffee Monster

I love positive people and I don’t think anyone who opens a new café in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic could be described as anything but positive. Gareth and Hayley Lewis decided to do just that and opened Little Nessie Café at the Black Cat shops on Annesbrook Drive in August 2020. Anyone would […]

Xero and Multi-factor Authentication

Xero is making Multi-factor authentication (MFA) mandatory for New Zealand customers in 2021 As more people around the world embrace digital technologies, the number of cyber-attacks continues to increase. One of the most common types of cybercrime is phishing, designed to access your online accounts and steal your personal and business information. Xero are custodians […]