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    Your Family Farm – Succeeding to the next Generation
    20 June 2017
    This free farming succession planning event is designed to help farmers prepare for the future of their family farm.
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    MYOB Upskill
    1 June 2017
    Staples Rodway Taranaki deliver MYOB Up-skill training sessions to help clients and non clients to get the most out of their accounting software.
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    Count On It - The Budget Process
    26 April 2017
    So why do businesses go through the budgeting/planning process? Budgeting provides users with a financial framework they can work within. Budgets encourage businesses to look ahead into a finite period of time and establish a plan outlining objectives they wish to achieve and how they will be achieved, whether the objectives are financial or non-financial.
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    Directors Roles And Responsibilities
    10 April 2017
    Times are changing and the expectation of directors’ responsibilities have increased and changed. This is as a result of the economic and regulatory influences driven by global financial issues and local factors such as the finance company failures and the Pike River tragedy. These issues put the spotlight on directors, resulting in legislative and regulatory compliance becoming more demanding.
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    Good Governance In Practice For Small Business
    5 April 2017
    The vast majority of New Zealand companies are small and medium privately owned businesses. We’ll look at some of the governance issues faced by those smaller firms, and how to address them.
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    Good Business Good Governance
    5 April 2017
    'Good' corporate governance matters to all shapes and sizes of organisations. It does not matter whether you are a small start-up or a major global corporate.
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    New Service Launched to Assist in Identifying Fraud
    2 April 2017
    Are you concerned about your business’s exposure to fraudulent activity? Would you like some assurance that the payments you make to your suppliers are all legitimate? Do you have appropriate procedures in place when checking your payments for approval or authorising bank transactions? Our Audit team has introduced a new service which assists in the identification of fraudulent or unusual activity, therefore providing your business with added confidence around anomalies in data.
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    Tax Talk: Large Taxpayers - Common Tax Issues Identified By Inland Revenue
    30 March 2017
    Inland Revenue have recently published details of some of the issues identified from the BCP process in the 2015 tax year. These issues were identified from a mix of voluntary disclosures following further information requests and audit letters and also from issues found during audits. These issues can apply to enterprises of all sizes. For your information, we identify the top 10 issues.
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    Tax Talk: 31 March 2017 Tax Planning Checklist
    29 March 2017
    Leading into the new tax year, now is the ideal time to consider tax issues and, where available, plan opportunities.
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    Land Tax case a satisfying win for Staples Rodway client
    28 March 2017
    Winning a July 2016 Taxation Review Authority (TRA) decision recently saved a Staples Rodway client nearly $1 million in income tax. The taxpayer involved is a long-standing client, and the Taxation Review Authority case was presented by Staples Rodway Auckland’s Mike Rudd, a Tax Director, with the assistance of Phil Pavis, a Business Advisory Director.
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    Business Immigration
    27 March 2017
    Immigration is currently a very hot topic with many countries increasingly becoming opposed to globalisation and becoming more insular. New Zealand however, has a long-standing openness and reliance on foreign investment, and trying to attract wealth that can be mutually beneficial to both New Zealand and the investors. We look at Investors paths to permanent residence in New Zealand.
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    7 Governance skills to help run a marathon on 7 continents
    24 March 2017
    Tracy Hickman, Corporate Advisory Director in our Auckland office, tells us how some of the skills that she has gathered as a Director are helping her to achieve her running goals.
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