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6 Things Employers Must Know About Annual Holidays

Employers must know what these provisions are or risk personal grievances or prosecutions 1.       Advice of rights Employers must advise employees of their entitlements under the Act and that information is available from the union if they are a member, and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). To show this has been done […]

Nelson Arts Festival

Once again Savage & Savage Chartered Accountants are sponsoring a show at this outstanding festival. This year we have sponsored a show called The Wine Project. “Recently returned from a sell-out season in Edinburgh, Java Dance Company captures audiences with dance theatre that clambers in to your senses. Sarah Copeland began fermenting this new work […]

Nelson College student cooks like a champion

Nelson College student M’Chakkapong Klahan has once again been part of a winning team at the secondary schools culinary challenge for the third year in a row. He and team mate Louis Clarke won a Gold medal at this year’s challenge finals. Mentored by Kevin Hopgood at Hopgood’s Restaurant where he works part-time M’Chakkapong is obviously […]

Performance management vs disciplinary issues

You are aware of an issue with an employee but are unsure how to deal with it – is it a performance issue or a disciplinary issue? Does it even matter? Yes, it matters. There are two distinct processes – one for managing poor performance and one for dealing with bad behaviour – and it […]

Nicola’s Cantina

The following article was published in the Nelson Mail earlier this month and features a client of Savage & Savage. It is a story we think is worth sharing again. Nicola’s Cantina, or just ‘Nicola’s’ as everyone calls it, has very quickly become a favourite dining spot for food lovers in the region. Mexican food […]

Local B&B Operators Receive National Award

Anthea and Brian Harvey of Bellbird Lodge, Kaiteriteri are congratulated by Nick James, Chairman of the Nelson-Tasman Bed & Breakfast Association, on receiving their award. Local couple and clients of Savage & Savage, Anthea and Brian Harvey from Bellbird Lodge in Kaiteriteri, were surprised and honored to be presented with a Special Award at the annual conference […]

Health and Safety Reform Bill

As you may have seen in the Media coverage the Health and Safety Reform Bill has been reported back to Parliament which has made some improvements and clarifications. The Health and Safety Reform Bill will replace the old Health and Safety Act and is part of a number of changes aimed at reducing New Zealand’s […]