It’s hard to believe that another busy year is nearly over! Once again we have asked our Directors to reflect on their highs and lows for 2016.


“A Continuing Strong Economy”

Tim LivingstoneWhere has 2016 gone? At a personal level, the highlight of 2016 was when Sandra and I spent three weeks touring France with our adult children and their partners. France is an absolutely beautiful country to visit and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

The year has brought the normal raft of tax and business activities. Most clients seem to be enjoying the benefits of operating in a robust economy and an Auckland property market that continues to rise.

While the world scene remains uncertain (Brexit/Trump/EU), the outlook for 2017 in Auckland and New Zealand is a continuing strong economy being supported by a robust housing market.

All the very best for a safe and happy Christmas and holiday period.

Tim Livingstone


“An Interesting Year”

Kerry headshot cropped2016 has been an interesting year, both nationally and internationally.

We are fortunate to live in a country that is fundamentally sound and secure – despite the occasional earthquake – which continues to perform well in the face of ongoing global uncertainty.

The last twelve months have shown us that we should take nothing for granted and reinforced a seemingly growing appetite for change – think:

  • Brexit
  • American Presidential Election

We saw that if you are apathetic or simply don’t care you will most likely end up with something or someone that you didn’t necessarily expect or plan for.

We have also seen that there are always people waiting in the wings for their chance to do things bigger, better and brighter than the last lot – think:

  • All Blacks
  • American Presidential Election
  • NZ National Party Leadership

I’m sure 2017 will also be interesting, bringing with it our own elections and whatever they may result in for the next three years.

Anyway, 2016 has come and gone, so I hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas and New Year with family and friends.

See you in 2017!

Kerry Tizard


“Exciting Year”

Sungesh cropped headshot 2It was another challenging and exciting year for the UHY Haines Norton Audit and Assurance division. The highlights included the firm’s appointment as Auditor General approved auditors, being appointed as auditor for 31 schools, the appointment of a new Director and a third FMA registered auditor.

We have enjoyed working with our clients, as always, and wish everyone the very best for a safe and happy holiday season. We thank you for your custom and look forward to working with you all again in 2017.

Sungesh Singh


“A Good Year”

Mark cropped headshotAnother year has flown by at a great rate of knots. I would like to thank the staff of Kumeu and Helensville for all of the hard work everyone has put in. It has been the second year running for the Kumeu office, with a lot of positive changes taking place. All-in-all it has been a good year, and we are looking forward to taking a break over the holidays.

Merry Christmas, and have a safe and happy break.

Mark Foster


“New Year – New Goals – New Dreams – New Opportunities”

UHY Partner Bhavin Sanghavi2016 has certainly been an eventful year. We have been through the Brexit and Donald Trump winning the US elections. New Zealand, although largely shielded from such events, has seen its own issues like the housing price crisis and the upward pressure on our NZ dollar. Things do look like they are stablising now, and we are quietly confident of what 2017 might bring.

At UHY Haines Norton we have seen some great success stories with exceptional growth that some clients have realised over the past 12 months. We wish our clients much success and prosperity in 2017.

We are proud to announce that we have been officially appointed as auditors for the Office of the Auditor General (“OAG”) in 2016. This gives us a good platform to undertake OAG audits for the coming years.

Lastly, I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff at UHY Haines Norton for working hard through the year. We are a much stronger firm because of our staff.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and prosperous 2017. Looking forward to the hope, wonder and joy that the season will bring!

Bhavin Sanghavi


“Thank You”

Grant headshot croppedI sincerely hope you all get a chance to take a breather over the summer break and enjoy time with family, friends, and in the great outdoors.

Thank you for your continued loyalty to us here at UHY.

In lieu of sending Christmas cards this year, UHY Haines Norton has donated to the Waitakere Salvation Army. This extremely busy, hard-working centre is dedicated to improving the lives of West Aucklanders by providing assistance, hope and practical skills to those in need.

Merry Christmas!

Grant Brownlee