Monthly Archives: July 2012

Update from the UHY Helensville Office

Our Helensville office has been in operation now for over two years assisting clients over a large catchment area from offices in Helensville’s main street. Clients include a broad range of local businesses, especially farms and lifestyle blocks. Our farm accounts expertise especially livestock valuation is highly sought after. Ken Downer ran his practice for many years,

2012-07-30T09:00:43+00:00 July 30th, 2012|Farm Accounting|

Residential Care Subsidy & Gifting

A recent Social Security Appeal Authority decision relating to the residential care subsidy may affect how individuals go about gifting in the future. Qualification for the residential rest home subsidy in New Zealand is means tested based on the assets held by an individual or couple. For the purpose of the asset test, net assets

2012-07-20T09:00:01+00:00 July 20th, 2012|Accounting and Taxation|

Holiday Homes – Proposed Tax Rules

In the 2012 budget the Government announced that it was seeking to tighten the rules for tax deductions relating to holiday homes, charter yachts and aeroplanes known collectively as mixed use assets (ie there is a portion of private and business use of the asset).  The Government has recently sought to clarify their position on

2012-07-15T09:00:08+00:00 July 15th, 2012|Accounting and Taxation|

NGATARAWA Wines Repeats Success at International Wine Competition

For the second time in three years UHY Haines Norton client Ngatarawa Wines has collected the Trophy for Best New Zealand White Wine at the world’s most prestigious and influential independent wine competition, the International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London. The current release of ALWYN CHARDONNAY 2010 took out two trophies this year winning both

2012-07-10T09:00:59+00:00 July 10th, 2012|Client Success Stories|

6 Tips to Modernise Your Marketing for Today’s Digital World

This article is provided by guest columnist Jo Patterson, Business Growth Specialist at Grovia Limited.Unless you run a very big business, you probably have little time and even less money to spend on marketing. To get the most ‘bang for your buck’ on a limited marketing budget, here are six things to consider: 1. Start

2012-07-10T09:00:30+00:00 July 10th, 2012|Business Improvement, Doing Business in NZ|

Technology Networking Group – won’t be “ordinary”

Michael Jamieson and UHY Haines Norton Business Improvement hosted the July meeting of the Technology Networking Team (TNT) at which ASB Bank Motivational Speaker Laurie Sharp gave an entertaining and informative presentation on ‘What your customers really want’. Laurie’s key message was that businesses must constantly review their customer’s requirements and look at ways of

2012-07-07T09:00:16+00:00 July 7th, 2012|Business Improvement, Events and Workshops|

Taxing Matters

Taxing matters provides a summary of topical tax and business information relating to individuals and business. Business Benchmarking  The IRD maintains and publishes a number of industry performance benchmarks including for accommodation and food services, construction and retail amongst others. The industry benchmarks can be found at  http://www.ird.govt.nz/industry-benchmarks/bm-find-your-benchmark/ 2012 Tax Return Deadline A reminder that if

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