One Warkworth - Support local business

As I write this column, the world is facing many uncertainties with the spread of COVID-19 and the response to it is changing hourly. By the time this goes to print, the landscape will undoubtedly be different, and I hope all New Zealanders are pulling...... Read More

Tidy up time

March is here already and it is time for us to start looking ahead to what needs to be done to fulfill the 2020 tax requirements. For business owners, contractors and self-employed people, this is the time to start looking at tidying up your finances,...... Read More

One Warkworth - Vital vote

With the Business Improvement District (BID) campaign underway and voter apathy the biggest risk to its success, take a minute to remember the advocacy wins One Warkworth has achieved and, importantly, if you are a business or commercial property owner,...... Read More

Becoming your own boss

Hey you! Yes you, young person who aspires to be “the boss”, or alternatively, parents or relatives of young people who harbour this aspiration – make yourself a tea and sit down as what you are about to read could change your life. I...... Read More

Debt threat

The last few months may have been loads of fun with Christmas shopping sprees and holiday treats – all so easily racked up on the credit card, afterpay schemes and buy-now-pay-later deals. But now, back to school expenses may be piling on top of...... Read More

BID to beat bureaucrats

Warkworth has massive growth ahead of it. Designated as a satellite town in Auckland’s Unitary Plan, Warkworth is expected to grow from a town of 4500 people to be over 25,000 within the next 20 years. The motorway extension is due to be complete...... Read More

Stressmas is here

Christmas is fast approaching and this signals for a lot of business owners a stressful time of the year. Customers want things done before Christmas and many shop owners have long hours and a large amounts of customers and sales prior to the day. Thankfully...... Read More

Business - Little Black Book lifesavers

As I walk around town I see a lot of people looking a little stressed as we approach the festive season, and I wonder why we continually put ourselves under so much pressure at this time of year. The mad rush to buy gifts and, for many of us, that terrible...... Read More

No more cheques and other changes

From March 1, 2020, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) will no longer accept cheques. The organisation says that cheques only accounted for five percent of payments it received last year and it is confident that there are enough other payment methods...... Read More

Safety first on SH1

When the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway opens in late 2021, it will extend the four-lane Northern Motorway (SH1) 18.5km from the Johnstones Hill tunnels to just north of Warkworth. It will be constructed to the highest safety standards, creating a safe,...... Read More