Monthly Archives: November 2012

No Compromise on Staff Health and Safety

The report on the Pike River Royal Commission makes sobering reading around the safety of employees.  About 20 years ago, the legislation changed (Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992) making the employer and its governance body responsible for the health and safety of its employees.  The Royal Commission clearly identifies that without a government

2012-11-19T13:05:38+00:00 November 19th, 2012|Business Improvement, Doing Business in NZ|

West Auckland Licensing Trusts wins national workplace award

Congratulations to our client The Trusts for winning the Most Improved Large Workplace in the Kenexa Best Workplace Awards. The Kenexa Best Workplace Awards are a national competition and have been in existence for 13 years. The objective of the awards is to recognise, encourage and promote great workplaces by providing workplaces with information that will help

2012-11-19T12:50:45+00:00 November 19th, 2012|Client Success Stories|

Craigs Investment Partners Market Update

    The New Zealand sharemarket posted another month of strong returns in October, buoyed by solid commentary at most annual meetings and continuing demand for dividend yields. The 3.2% rise in the NZX50 outpaced the 3.0% rise we saw from the Australian market and was certainly better than the -2.0% performance from the US

2012-11-19T12:40:09+00:00 November 19th, 2012|Doing Business in NZ|

Taxing Matters – November 2012

Taxing matters provides a summary of topical tax and business information relating to individuals and business. Deductibility of Gifts In general the cost of gifts given to clients, suppliers and employees are fully deductible for income tax purposes, however gifts to employees that exceed the FBT threshold will be subject to FBT, if the gifts

2012-11-19T12:35:58+00:00 November 19th, 2012|Accounting and Taxation, Taxing Matters|

Staff News – November 2012

This month we say goodbye to two staff members. Ray Kelly  Ray is retiring in November.  Ray first joined UHY Haines Norton (Auckland) Limited, or Butts Bainbridge Weir as it was then, in 1987 he left in 1994 to do 10 years missionary work in Spain.  After leaving Spain Ray re-joined the firm in 2004 and

2012-11-19T12:31:48+00:00 November 19th, 2012|The UHY Team|