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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New Zealand Government announces Small Business Cashflow Scheme and Business Finance Guarantee Scheme

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Some good news before the weekend We are happy to report that there have been a few good positive developments for businesses in the past two days.  These are: Introduction of a loan scheme for small businessesIntroduction of a loss…

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COVID-19 Level 3 – a little slice of normality is on the horizon

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Yesterday, the New Zealand Government announced the shift to Level 3 after this long weekend.  Level 3 will last at least 2 weeks and will be reviewed on the 11th of May.  Level 3 isn’t really the end of lockdown;…

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COVID-19 Level 3 – over the hump?

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As you will be aware, the Government announced what Level 3 will look like yesterday.  The official line remains that no decision to shift to level 3 has been made yet, and no decision will be made until Monday.  However,…

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