Business

Stressmas is here

Christmas is fast approaching and this signals for a lot of business owners a stressful time of the year. Customers want things done before Christmas and many shop owners have long hours and a large amounts of customers and sales prior to the day. Thankfully...... Read More

Business - Little Black Book lifesavers

As I walk around town I see a lot of people looking a little stressed as we approach the festive season, and I wonder why we continually put ourselves under so much pressure at this time of year. The mad rush to buy gifts and, for many of us, that terrible...... Read More

No more cheques and other changes

From March 1, 2020, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) will no longer accept cheques. The organisation says that cheques only accounted for five percent of payments it received last year and it is confident that there are enough other payment methods...... Read More

Safety first on SH1

When the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway opens in late 2021, it will extend the four-lane Northern Motorway (SH1) 18.5km from the Johnstones Hill tunnels to just north of Warkworth. It will be constructed to the highest safety standards, creating a safe,...... Read More

Business - Make Warkworth shine

We have just finished a month-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Kowhai Festival, making it the second longest-running community festival in the country, after the Blossom Festival in Alexandra. We welcomed over 20,000 people into the centre...... Read More

IRD in your inbox

With the changes to the new Inland Revenue Department (IRD) tax system you may note that you are getting much more correspondence from them than before. This is because the IRD is now sending information that would normally have gone to the tax agent,...... Read More

One Warkworth - Let the good times roll

The weather seems to have well and truly turned and things are starting to heat up. This brings the usual influx of visitors to our region and inevitable complaints about traffic, but also plenty of opportunities for our local businesses. As locals,...... Read More

Purchasing rental property

If you are thinking of buying a rental property, there are many things to consider. Here’s some information to help you. If you are buying a residential property you do not need to be GST registered as residential rental is an exempt activity....... Read More

Business - Thumbs up for BID

Firstly, thank you to everyone who chatted to me before the One Warkworth AGM about our Business Improvement District (BID) establishment proposal. We had 31 people vote in favour of the BID proposal by proxy and about 30 people who attended the meeting...... Read More

Claiming vehicle expenses

If you use your vehicle for business there are several options that you can choose from to get reimbursement for that use. Vehicle expenses can be claimed on either the actual running cost of the vehicle (whereby all expenses are taken into account...... Read More