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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
From the 1st April the top tax rate is set to increase from 33% to 39%. If you have a company that pays dividends you should do this before the end of March so it can still be taxed at 33% Talk to us urgently for tax advice around this and other matters relating to […]
As previously announced by the government the adult minimum wage will increase, from $18.90 to $20.00 per hour on 1 April 2021. The starting-out and training minimum wage rates will also increase on 1 April 2021, from $15.12 to $16.00 per hour. As an employer, you need to ensure your payroll systems and processes are […]
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 […]
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 […]