Curly COVID-19 New Zealand wage subsidy scenarios

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There are a couple of scenarios that we have come across multiple times in the last couple of weeks. It turns out that WINZ has a secondary website that contains some useful and concise information that…

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Wage subsidy extension open for applications

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The Wage Subsidy Extension went live yesterday morning.  The full criteria were published at the same time.  As we saw with the original scheme, we expect that the information WINZ published will change over time. The turnover drop threshold and…

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New normal seems to be on the horizon

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As we write this article there is just one remaining “active” case of Covid-19 as there has been no new cases for 12 days.  There seems no obvious reason why we have not already moved to Level 1.  In terms…

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WK Strawbridge merger strengthens business in the top of the south

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www.wkstrawbridge.co.nz A merger between two well-established accounting firms, bridges the gap between Nelson and Marlborough and provides local businesses with a wider scope of business resources and tools, and an enhanced range of specialist skills. Since…

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Breweries pivot for COVID19

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While the national lockdown brought the country to a standstill for more than a month, it’s been awesome to see many New Zealand businesses pivoting their brand’s offerings, marketing and strategies in light of Covid-19.  Two such businesses, WK clients…

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Arapawa Seafarms

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For over 15 years Arapawa Seafarms have been continually growing, farming, breeding and reseeding New Zealand Abalone (Haliotis iris or Paua). Throughout the years they have learned, through trial and error how to successfully spawn (breed) wild Paua, grow larvae,…

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WK Client Higgins Shearing Continues to Impress

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Here at WK we are continually impressed with the skill, hard work and talent of our clients and Higgins Shearing is no exception.  This team of determined young women, led by Sarah…

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Budget 2020 – long term solution for an immediate problem?

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New Zealand Budget 2020 was promised to be the “jobs budget” by the Prime Minister just yesterday.  However, it is difficult to see how this budget saves or creates many jobs in the short term.  Of course, it must be…

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Modest government loans for small businesses

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From the 12th of March 2020, businesses have been able to apply for the “Small Business Cash-flow Scheme” or “SCBS” loans directly from Inland Revenue. Inland Revenue will accept loan applications from 12 May to 12 June. Applications can only…

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COVID19 Level 2 – levelling-out

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The New Zealand Prime Minister has announced what Level 2 will look like.  The decision to shift to Level 2 is yet to be made.  Cabinet meets on Monday to decide if, and when, the shift to Level 2 will…

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