Meet the team

At Staples Rodway we are anything but cookie cutter bean counters. It’s our people that set us apart. Get to know the people that make Staples Rodway tick.

Annette J. Azuma

Annette J. Azuma
Business AdviceDirectorAuckland

Annette's clients rely on her broad industry experience and the full range of business advisory services, bringing improved business results and preparing them to meet the challenges of the future.

Annette specialises in international business and deals with a number of listed and unlisted corporates and high net worth individuals assisting with all aspects of taxation, compliance, M&A and immigration.

Fluent in Japanese, she has particular expertise and experience assisting many Japanese clients doing business and investing in New Zealand as well as representing companies expanding their businesses to Japan. In addition, she serves as a Vice Chair of the Japan New Zealand Business Council, board member of Drive Electric Incorporated and an industry representative for the Auckland University of Technology International Languages Department.

  • Business Advice for Japanese Clients
  • Civil Construction
  • Food & Beverage
  • Investment
  • Automotive
  • Bachelor Of Commerce, Otago University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Massey University
  • New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • CPA Australia
  • New Zealand Japan Business Council (Vice Chair)
  • Drive Electric Incorporated (Board Member)
  • Japanese Society of Auckland
  • NZ Japan Friendship Association

Articles by Annette J Azuma

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    SME Leap Summit - Leading Enterprise Acceleration And Productivity
    20 March 2018
    Staples Rodway had the opportunity to sponsor this years SME Leap Summit, which featured the passionate businessman & social entrepreneur, Tenby Powell.
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    Japanese Giving
    11 December 2017
    Annette Azuma shares how gift giving has indeed become an art in the Japanese culture.
    Start thinking: Japan
    31 August 2017
    Hear from our captivating speakers on what Japanese people think of New Zealand, how businesses can leverage sport, and the economic links between New Zealand and Japan.
  • Photo of Nikki Kaye with Women in Business logo
    Nikki Kaye MP
    28 March 2017
    Nikki Kaye has been the Member of Parliament for Auckland Central since 2008 and is the Minister for Youth and Associate Minister of Education. We spoke to her about her career and her experiences as a woman in politics.
  • Photo of Mai Chen with Women in Business logo
    Mai Chen
    28 March 2017
    Mai Chen is the Managing Partner in the law firm Chen Palmer, and is one of New Zealand's top lawyers, particularly in the field of public law. We sat down with her to talk discrimination, diversity and the difficulties of balancing her demanding work and busy life. Interview by Nicola Hoogenboom & Annette Azuma STAPLES RODWAY WOMEN IN BUSINESS Q: Why did you become a lawyer in public law? A: My family had come to New Zealand and...
  • One man holding a bag of money and another man holding a flag
    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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    Electric Vehicles and Drive Electric Update
    15 February 2017
    Drive Electric, an incorporated society which works to promote electric vehicles (EVs) in New Zealand and the recent changes that have affected both the electric vehicle industry in New Zealand and Drive Electric.
  • Photo of Tanya Carlson
    Tanya Carlson: Surviving in style - Women in Business
    26 October 2016
    8th November: Women in Business event - Hear how successful NZ designer has survived for 25 years in the ever-changing fashion industry.
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