Changes in tax land

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has for some time been upgrading their entire taxation system, starting with GST last year and culminating in income tax and all other information being brought into the new system this month. The advantages of this...... Read More

United we stand

The benefits of having a strong, united voice for the wider Warkworth area have come to the fore with some significant gains achieved by One Warkworth recently. Following the Town Hall talk with Mahurangi Action, we are pleased Auckland Council has reconsidered...... Read More

KiwiSaver benefits

When KiwiSaver started in 2007, there was a lukewarm response to implementing a national superannuation plan. Little did the politicians of the time truly realise they were putting in the foundations for New Zealanders to build a savings culture and develop...... Read More

Traumatic news

As an accompaniment to life insurance, trauma cover is one of the most claimed insurances available and the majority of people would benefit from some level of cover. No I’m definitely not trying to sell everyone trauma cover – but statistically...... Read More

Keep the weir

Auckland Council’s wish to remove Warkworth’s historic Wilson Weir was the subject of a Town Hall Talk hosted by One Warkworth and Mahurangi Action on February 13. One Warkworth’s manager, Murray Chapman, facilitated presentations by...... Read More

Life insurance issues

There are a few key points to understand before taking out life insurance cover. Firstly, life insurance is not there to benefit the person with the cover. It is there to assist those that we leave behind. Usually this is our spouse and children under...... Read More

Starting a business in Mahurangi

Let’s face it, starting or relocating a business can be daunting. Getting premises and equipment sorted, organising staff and getting to know the area all require planning and effort. The good news is there’s lots of support in the wider Warkworth...... Read More

Two cents worth at Christmas

By the time this article goes to print it we will be almost mid-December and even the Grinches amongst us will have to accept that Christmas is near. I love Christmas but I know all about the stresses it can bring where money is concerned and so these...... Read More

Shop local this Christmas

Christmas is on our doorstep and this means different things to different people. For some it is exciting, fun, they love the build up to Christmas day, and are at their happiest in the holiday season. For business owners it can mean different things...... Read More

Better together

Savvy business owners know that the success and value of a business is about more than just sales, suppliers and profitability. Other less measurable factors, like customer loyalty and community engagement, are also important. In fact, it can be said...... Read More