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Pic’s & Whittakers

A few of the key factors in the success of any business are being able to adapt, innovate and strive for continual improvement, even if you have the market sector cornered, and that is exactly what Pic Picot and his merry band of peanut butter wizards do at Pic’s Peanut Butter World. The Pic’s story […]

COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment now available

Following the latest Covid-19 outbreak in Auckland, and the Government’s rapid response, today we received the following information from IRD about this wage subsidy. On 8 February 2020 the Government announced a new COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment (STAP) to support employers and self-employed workers. The STAP is available from 9 February 2020, through Work and […]

Residential Tenancies Amendments Act 2020

If you own a residential rental property you should be aware of the significant changes enacted last year, but here is a summary of the major changes and dates. NOTE: – These are different to the Healthy Homes requirements that are covered under different legislation Landlords and tenants need to understand the recent changes to […]

Covid-19 Short-Term Absence Payment

Financial support for businesses to pay people in situations where they cannot work from home and need to stay at home while waiting for a COVID-19 test result. What is it? The Payment is a one-off amount of $350 for each eligible worker (full or part time) that is unable to work from home while […]

HARRY’S FISH SHOP

Howard (Harry) Morris has been a fixture in the Nelson restaurant and food scene for a couple of decades, initially as the chef at The Cut restaurant that he owned with Rob Fanselow then the two of them opened Harry’s in Hardy St before relocating to the top of Trafalgar St. When Harry sold Harry’s […]

Xero Starter Plan update

Did you know Xero have recently made some big changes to their starter plan*? No business is too small for this Xero Starter plan, whether you work alone or employ a whole team you can spend less time working in spreadsheets and more time working on projects. What’s changed? Unlimited bank reconciliations Xero has removed […]

Proper Crisps seed crackers

Any business owner will tell you that to succeed you need to keep moving your business forward; if you sell a service then you need to make sure you keep improving and delivering value for money, but if you make a product then you need to keep innovating because human nature means we get a […]

Xero – Saving Files in Xero

Did you know that Xero has an inbuilt online file management system? With Xero file library you can keep all your files (i.e. receipts, bills, images) organised in Xero. The file library is located under your organisation name on the left-hand side of your blue taskbar. Your Xero file library contains an Inbox and Contracts […]

Blackenbrook Vineyards

A few weeks ago Ursula Schwarzenbach asked me if I would like to visit them to taste their 2020 vintage wines, of course I said yes (who wouldn’t!) so last week I met Ursula and her husband Daniel at their winery to talk about the 2020 vintage and taste some wines. Over the years I […]