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  • Fifty years ago, farmers and others sprayed toxic chemicals onto weeds in blissful ignorance of the need for Personal Protective Equipment.

    How things have changed! Today, regulations govern the handling and use of all hazardous substances. And, like many other safety matters, those regulations are being constantly reviewed
    Posted: Monday 13 November 2017
  • The minimum wage for New Zealand workers will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour on 1 April 2017.
    Posted: Friday 10 February 2017
  • There is currently a large-scale phone scam running regarding “unpaid taxes”. These calls are not legitimate and are not coming from Inland Revenue. IRD are working with the relevant authorities to have the phone numbers disconnected; however, new phone numbers continue to be established.
    Posted: Wednesday 20 July 2016
  • The Government announced that the adult minimum wage will go up by 50 cents to $15.25 an hour from 1 April 2016.

    The starting-out wage and training hourly minimum wages rates will also increase form $11.80 to $12.20 per hour from 1 April 2016.
    Posted: Monday 14 March 2016
  • Payments for end-of-year income tax, student loans and overpaid Working for Families Tax Credits for 2015 tax year are due 7 April 2016.
    Posted: Monday 7 March 2016
  • The Government has agreed to the following changes to levies in 2016/2017.
    Posted: Thursday 18 February 2016
  • The rates for paid parental leave increased from 1 July. The maximum weekly rate for eligible employees and self-employed parents increased from $504.10 to $516.85 before tax per week. The minimum weekly rate increased from $142.50 to $147.50.
    Posted: Tuesday 26 January 2016
  • A new report by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment looks at outcomes of key changes to employment law made in 2011 to see if they are working as intended.
    What the changes were meant to do
    The broad aims of the changes were to:
    - reduce compliance costs for businesses
    - reduce employment relationship problems
    - improve the balance of fairness
    - provide more clarity and guidance to employers and employees
    Posted: Thursday 11 June 2015
  • A raft of amendments to GST came through in June, clarifying grey areas and closing loopholes from some of the major changes of the last few years.
    Posted: Thursday 11 June 2015
  • The IRD have recently announced this year’s livestock Herd Scheme Values and we think this is a great opportunity to update you on
    the latest movements. The Herd Scheme Values are the National Average Market Values as determined by a process involving a
    review of the livestock market as at 30 April.
    Posted: Thursday 11 June 2015
  • How does the entertainment limitation rule effect you?
    Posted: Thursday 11 June 2015
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