One Mahurangi - Is your business festival ready?

With the Mahurangi Winter Festival of Lights (July 10-25) and the 51st Kowhai Festival (October 16-30) approaching, the question for savvy businesses is this: Are you ready to take advantage of an influx of locals and out-of-towners visiting Warkworth...... Read More

A new financial year

This is a good time to get ready for the financial year ahead by preparing for the many income tax changes that have been mentioned in this column. Some changes have not seen as much publicity as others, but they will still affect a number of people. I...... Read More

One Mahurangi - Taking a stand against bullying

It was gratifying to see so many people wearing pink to take a public stand against bullying recently, and it made me think how far we have come since I was an apprentice. The day I started I was introduced to the tradesman who I would be working with....... Read More

One Mahurangi - Women in business

When I first started working for the Auckland Chamber of Commerce quite a number of years ago, the membership of the Chamber was overwhelmingly male. It was not uncommon to attend an event, either a seminar or a networking event, and have around 98 per...... Read More

Residential rental properties changes

The Government, in the 2020 tax year, brought in ring-fencing of any losses on rental properties, which means that owners of rental properties cannot claim the loss against other income. The losses have to be claimed against future rental income, or...... Read More

One Mahurangi - Turn your business green

Increasingly, large corporates are coming under pressure to be more transparent about their long-term business sustainability in terms of environmental, social and governance responsibilities. Investors, consumers, staff and other stakeholders are wanting...... Read More

Law - Long legal tradition

A notary public is a lawyer authorised by the Archbishop of Canterbury in England most commonly to officially witness signatures on legal documents, collect sworn statements, administer oaths and certify the authenticity of legal documents for use overseas....... Read More

Business - Constant vigilance

As we wax in and out of Covid levels, it is important to keep vigilant with our health hygiene and usage of the tracer app. It’s great to see local businesses displaying QR codes and providing sign-in alternatives for those without smart phones...... Read More

Business support on offer

In light of the recent change in alert levels, many businesses have found themselves in the all too familiar situation of not being able to trade or continue working to full capacity. Although this has put a lot of stress on business owners and staff,...... Read More

New rules for landlords and tenants

With the drop in interest rates as a result of Covid-19, more and more people are getting into the property market, with some purchasing their first home and others investing in rental properties. For a lot of people this will be a fairly straightforward...... Read More