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Nov 29

Support after the earthquakes

Posted by Karen Ruane on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The past couple of weeks have been very unsettling for everyone affected by the recent earthquakes and flooding.

If your business has been affected by the extreme events, we want to let you know that there may be some assistance available to you.  Inland Revenue are waiving late filing fees and providing late payment options for some tax payments.  For more information on Inland Revenue and other assistance available please use the links below for further information.

You could also check with your bank to see if they can provide assistance as well – see below examples of the support announced by ANZ and Kiwibank:

Jun 22

Scam Calls About Unpaid Taxes

Posted by Karen Ruane on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A flood of scam calls about unpaid taxes prompts warning from IRD - to read Catherine Groenestein's article on and hear an audio of a phishing scam claiming to be the IRD click here

Nov 13

New Health and Safety at Work Act

Posted by Karen Ruane on Friday, November 13, 2015


The new health and safety legislation has passed and we all need to start planning.

Businesses needs to be compliant by 4 April 2016, when the new Health and Safety at Work Act takes effect, replacing the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.

A lot of information is still to come on how the Act will operate.  Regulations will be released to clarify how it will work for different industries.  WorkSafe New Zealand will provide guidelines to businesses and workers.

The legislation has brought in new concepts of who is responsible, for what and where.  You need to be aware of these to assess whether your health and safety systems are adequate or if they need a reboot for your business to be compliant.

Our Special Alert newsletter relating to this legislation was emailed to clients today

Jun 26

Pen Moore travels to Normandy for D-Day Anniversary

Posted by Karen Ruane on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pen Moore, a former Partner of Moore & de Lisle, was honoured to be one of the nine New Zealand World War II Veterans to attend the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy “D-Day” Landing commemorations.

Pen (on right in photo) at the war graves Bayeaux

For many past clients (and quite a few current clients), Pen will be a familiar face having only left Moore & de Lisle in 2012, 20 years after forming the practice with his daughter Jenny back in 1992.
Pen was away for 13 days with the Government led delegation travelling on the New Zealand Air Force jet.  The Veterans were treated like Royalty and one of the many highlights of the trip for Pen was meeting Queen Elizabeth. 

Pen talks with Prince Philip just after being introduced to Her Majesty The Queen

TV One interviewed Pen and the other Veterans before they left New Zealand - to view the video click on the link here

If you’re interested in reading a little more of Pen’s wartime Naval history the following link provides a summary