Employment - Resilience key to success in 2021

During the final weeks of 2020, everyone agreed we were a bit frayed and holding out for a much-needed rest. With New Year traditionally a time to review and plan, we have good reason to celebrate our achievements and resilience in navigating the past...... Read More

Feliz Navidad!

Christmas is upon us and it is important that we step back as owners of Small to Medium businesses (SMEs) and thank those who are instrumental to our success. But, before I give thanks to our valued friends in business, let me first thank you, the SME...... Read More

One Warkworth - Welcome the tourists

The busy time of year is almost upon us. You know, that time when the sun shines and our roads are busy with holidaymakers and tourists all coming to visit our part of paradise. In the past, I have heard locals moaning about the influx of “jafas”...... Read More

Trust law changes

The Trusts Act 2019 comes in effect on January 30 next year and replaces the Trustee Act 1965 and the Perpetuities Act 1964. The new Act is designed to provide better guidance for trustees and beneficiaries, and makes it easier to resolve disputes. A...... Read More

One Warkworth - Christmas promotions

What a year we have had. Most of us started 2020 with great expectations and high hopes that this would be a year to build on the successes of 2019, but we got thrown a curve-ball and now Christmas is just around the corner, but don’t panic! Just...... Read More

Tātou in business

Some of the most important lessons a small to medium business owner can learn do not necessarily come being an employer – time spent as an employee is a fantastic opportunity to fully understand what it is that motivates the team that drives your...... Read More

One Warkworth - Business advice

Firstly, a huge thanks to everyone in the wider community for supporting our local businesses. Times are tough and every transaction, big or small, helps all the families who either own or are employed by a local business. We are regularly updating the...... Read More

Further relief from IRD

It is great to see so many businesses adapt to the sudden Level 3 situation we found ourselves in, and find ways to continue trading under those restrictions. From a tax point of view, the Inland Revenue department (IRD) implemented a number of initiatives...... Read More

One Warkworth - Border bother

Just when we thought we were settling into a new normal under Alert Level 1, many of us have been stopped in our tracks with the restrictions under Alert Level 3. Feedback received indicates that “border control” in the north was a nightmare...... Read More

Team comes first

When I started out in business it was just me and my business partner in a windowless office at the very top of Queen Street in Auckland. The only thing we had to focus on was keeping our customers happy – simpler times. Although I very much enjoyed...... Read More