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Small/Medium Business Cashflow Loan Scheme Announced Today…

The Government will provide interest free loans for a year for small/medium businesses impacted by COVID-19. They recognise that many businesses have had little or no revenue through Level 4 and into Level 3.  These loans are to assist with…
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Government assistance/funding announced for NZ Businesses

More Government assistance and grant funding announced for NZ Businesses   Grant Funding for Businesses: This latest round of Government business support includes grant funding through the Regional Business Partner (RBP) programme.…
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Complimentary Business Continuity Webinar

We recently hosted a complimentary business continuity planning webinar.  The purpose of the webinar was to: Help you build resilience in your team and family at this time. Outline the things you should consider now to minimise the…

Companies Act Changes April 2020

The Government are proposing temporary changes to the Companies Act to help companies who may be facing insolvency due to Covid-19, to remain viable and keep New Zealanders in jobs. Whilst it is inevitable that some businesses will go into…

$6.25b Government-backed Loan Scheme

Finance Minister Grant Robertson recently announced more information about the Government-backed loan scheme. The scheme is designed to help small and medium sized businesses obtain loans more easily from their banks to meet the operational…

Client Information & Business Continuity Plan

Important information for our clients at this unprecedented time The impacts of Covid-19 on health and business are evolving fast.  Currently, we are prioritising helping our clients who have the greatest need.  So, if you need urgent help,…

Latest Wage Subsidy and Leave Payment Scheme Changes

On 27th March 2020 the Government announced some changes to the wage subsidy and leave payment scheme. At 3pm on Friday 27th March the leave payment scheme was discontinued.  This scheme is no longer fit for purpose given that our…
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Payday Filing and Casual Agricultural Employees

Payday filing: Under the new payday filing rules, if you are an employer you are required to file a return within two days of paying your employees (or ten days if filing manually).   Also, nil returns are no longer required…

Inland Revenue - No More Cheque Payments

It is the end of the line for Cheques   For those of you still using cheques as your method of payment to the Inland Revenue, you will no longer be able to do so from 1 March 2020.   Since September 2019, the Inland…

Rural Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental health and the wellness of our nation continues to be a real issue.  Sadly, statistics show that our farming communities are far from immune to the struggles of mental health.   The farming industry has some challenges…