Sick leave changes

Sick leave changes

When: From 24 July 2021 What: The number of sick leave days employees are entitled to will increase from five to 10. Employees will get the extra five days when they reach their next entitlement date – either after being employed in a job for six months or on their sick leave entitlement anniversary (12 months after […]

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New Public Holiday – June 2022

New Public Holiday – June 2022

Matariki is upon us, but the new Public Holiday entitlement is not quite here yet! Next year on the 24th of June, New Zealand will begin celebrating Matariki as a Public Holiday.

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Addition to: Bereavement Leave

Addition to: Bereavement Leave

On the 31st of March, a new piece of legislation came into effect regarding Bereavement Leave. A new amendment to the Holiday Act 2003 allows parents to take Bereavement Leave in the event of a miscarriage or stillbirth. https://www.employment.govt.nz/leave-and-holidays/bereavement-leave/  

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Craig’s Bridgestone Tyre Centre

Chantal and her team have been our accountants since 2001. They are all very helpful and readily available to help us with our questions and they explain things so we can understand them. Their business advice over the years has been invaluable and I look forward to many more years of professional  advice from them. […]

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Kilometre rates for the business use of vehicles for the 2021 income year

Kilometre rates for the business use of vehicles for the 2021 income year

The table of rates for the 2020/2021 income year for motor vehicle expenditure claims. In accordance with s DE 12(4) the Commissioner is required to set and publish kilometre rates.  These rates can be used to calculate expenditure claims for the business use of a motor vehicle.  They may also be used by employers as […]

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Minimum sick leave entitlements to increase to 10 days

Minimum sick leave entitlements to increase to 10 days

Parliament has passed the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill to increase the minimum employee sick leave entitlement from 5 days to 10 days per year. Most employees who have worked for an employer for six months or over are entitled to sick leave if they, or a dependent, are sick or injured. Currently, employees […]

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End of Financial Year Newsletter

End of Financial Year Newsletter

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Preparing for a cheque-free future

Preparing for a cheque-free future

Most New Zealand banking institutions are going to discontinue the use of cheques in 2021.  Please see dates below. May 2021 31 May: ANZ stops cheques. June 2021 25 June: Westpac stops cheques. 25 June: Rabobank stops cheques. 30 June: BNZ stops cheques. August 2021 27 August: ASB stops cheques. Kiwibank no longer accepts cheques (since February 2020).

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Minimum wage increases on 1 April 2021

Minimum wage increases on 1 April 2021

The adult minimum wage is increasing to $20 an hour from $18.90 an hour on 1 April 2021. The starting-out and training minimum wage rates will also increase, from $15.12 to $16.00 per hour. Employment New Zealand publishes up-to-date minimum wage rates on its website. For further information: https://www.employment.govt.nz/hours-and-wages/pay/minimum-wage/minimum-wage-rates/

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