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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 […]

Personal Tax Rate increase

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 […]

Minimum Wage Increases on 1st April

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 […]

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 […]