Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Engineering technology set to fast-forward R&D in NZ
CAD technology in the engineering industry is set for incredible growth, as new reports indicate increased use of CAD software around the world, and VR/AR technology sees greater adoption in training engineers in complex assembly.
Personalised name badges under the global spotlight
A name badge may look good, but is it practical? This is the question being asked at conferences around the world, which highlights the importance of quality, uniform design for all personnel name badges.
Media Giant releases details around reporting dashboard and action tracking
The key to improving marketing ROI through continued measurement of marketing results and adjustment to your marketing campaigns just got easier, as Wellington-based company, Media Giant, release details around its monthly client reporting.
Cloud Edge announces wholesale VoIP for NZ businesses
Despite being prevalent in countries around the world, wholesale VoIP has been conspicuously absent from New Zealand for quite some time.
Friday, 31 May 2019
New Zealand uPVC set to benefit from NZ insulation regulations
uPVC is immensely popular in Europe, with the majority of homes choosing this option for their home’s windows and doors due to the incredible energy-saving and insulation benefits they offer.
The Francis Review a timely reminder on workplace grievances
A review of bullying and harassment in the workplace at Parliament by Debbie Francis, known as The Francis Review, revealed 14 people who said they had been the victim of a sexual assault in the parliamentary workplace.
Healthy carpet the key to a healthy home, indicates tribunal ruling
How valuable is carpet in creating a healthy home? For one tenant, recently awarded NZ$9280 in compensation and damages by the Tenancy Tribunal, the monetary amount offers little comfort following a two-year ordeal to repair the floor of their rented home.
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Provisional tax payments affected by new IRD update
As IRD rolls out its first batch of automated refunds under its new systems, self-employed individuals are speaking out about issues relating to provisional tax payments.
Digital currency no longer hidden from the Australian Tax Office
News that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will now have oversight over the digital currency held by Australians is a timely reminder for individuals to fully understand their tax obligations.
New IRD update incorrectly penalises New Zealand couple
As Inland Revenue rolled out their first batch of tax assessments under the new automated IRD system, a couple in their 70s have reported that they were incorrectly told they owed more than $10,000 in tax, penalties and fines by Inland Revenue.
Former KiwiSaver investment company placed into liquidation
CBL Corporation, which was once a feature of many KiwiSaver funds and valued at $750 million, has been placed into liquidation by the High Court in Auckland.
First wave of tax refunds under new IRD system for New Zealanders
After months of planning its new system update, Inland Revenue has now refunded more than NZ$80 million in its first two batches of automatic tax assessments.
Tax ruling brings end to decade-long tax avoidance for businessmen
More than a decade after providing false information to IRD, Paul Webb and business partner David Tauber have lost their bid to overturn convictions for tax evasion in the Court of Appeal.
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Greenhaven Homes unveils new eco-friendly show home
Greenhaven Homes, a NZ-owned and operated business known for being the only sustainable, transportable modular-home service provider in New Zealand, has announced the grand opening of its new eco-friendly show home on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Thursday, 2 May 2019
Queenstown council denies 600 homes, approves 600 more
Nearly 600 homes on Queenstown's Ladies Mile have been scrapped by local council, but plans for another 600 near Jacks Point are progressing, illustrating the need for greater overview in development plans and negotiations to gain council approval.
Mainzeal directors' woes send timely liquidation reminder to companies
The liquidators of Mainzeal recently launched a cross appeal that may result in other directors - including former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley - having to pay double the compensation, sparking a warning to NZ company directors on the dangers of debt liability.
Week-long IRD closure will result in simplified tax system for Kiwis
Inland Revenue offices will be closed to the public between April 18 from 3 p.m.
End-year-filing concerns highlight tax pooling solutions
While many New Zealanders are eagerly awaiting their tax refund from IRD, some Kiwis who are undertaking end-of-year filing requirements are left with no money to pay their tax.
Second building company under liquidation in Dunedin reveals claimants
A second company of Dunedin businessman Glenn Alexander has been placed in liquidation, following the collapse of bedding manufacturer Ellis Fibre.
New tax could push some individuals into higher tax bracket
Within the next five years, a public school classroom teacher in New South Wales is expected to start on AU$69,603 a year, while a teacher in Victoria is expected to begin their career on $77,223.
Auckland plumber case a warning sign for tradespeople avoiding tax
An Auckland plumber who declared less than NZ$1000 in income over five years has lost nearly NZ$5 million worth of property following an investigation into his tax affairs, prompting an announcement for tradespeople to be wary of their tax obligations as IRD and NZ police aim to engage in greater collaboration on fraud cases.
iPhone battery health a common problem but simple to fix
If you’ve ever experienced a dwindling battery charge on your iPhone, the problem could be as simple as replacing the battery, with a little-known section within the phones’ settings giving clear information on battery health.
Friday, 26 April 2019
Auckland uPVC provider sheds light on eco-window benefits
Eco Auckland, which recently made its expertise and world-class product range available to Auckland homeowners, have released updated information around their uPVC products and the benefits they bring to homes across the country.
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
APAC region to lead growth in vinyl flooring, reports indicate
Data released following a new study by US-based market research firm, Fact.MR, has further compounded the positive growth of the vinyl flooring market around the world - with the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region showing significant growth.
NZ study compounds worries over engineer shortage
News reports of a skills shortage, and an increasing number of construction projects across the country, are still doing little to entice future engineers to study, the headlining points of a new study by MoneyHub NZ revealed.
Greenhaven Homes launches new website for NZ eco-friendly smart homes
Greenhaven Homes, a NZ-owned and operated business providing onsite building services in Wellington, Horowhenua, Kapiti, Manawatu and Hawkes Bay areas, recently launched their new website for New Zealand customers.
Thursday, 18 April 2019
Media Giant website design refreshes law firms in Wellington
Wellington-based digital marketing and web design business, Media Giant, announced the launch of two, newly branded websites for top Wellington law firms this week.
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
VoIP continuing to rise in value around the world
VoIP continuing to rise in value around the world
Businesses still using fixed-line voice connections are soon to be in the minority compared to those using IP-based voice applications, indicates data from newly released reports on VoIP adoption around the world.
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Distorted audio causes MacBook users to panic after update
Adobe Premiere Pro users around the world have fallen into panic, after an update caused MacBooks to experience loud, distorted audio recently.
Monday, 25 March 2019
NZ Taxation Bill set to make tax debt, PAYE manageable for Kiwis
Workers who are paying too much tax due to incorrect secondary tax codes are set for relief after legislation simplifying the process and tailored PAYE codes was passed through Parliament.