Take stock and thrive

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Do you have an Environmental Plan for your business?

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The national goal is for every farm to have one by 2025. Now is the time to plan how you're going to introduce and maintain more sustainable practices.
Search for networking or training events in your industry over the next six months and book yourself in.
Check your farm's health and safety practices against the free WorkSafe self-assessment table online.
Interested in being more sustainable at work? Be inspired by the Ballance Farm Environment Award winners.

Disclaimer: The information in this article is of a general nature only, and is not intended to address specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Specific advice should be sought from qualified professionals prior to relying on any information received from this article. 


Proof you can profit from going eco on your farm

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Sustainable business practices are good for the planet and its people, but can you make money from it? Here are three of the 2019 Ballance Farm Environment Award winners, who say – yes you can.

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Simply Prov Tax

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Provisional tax payment coming up? 

Ease cashflow by delaying payment until it suits you.  Read more…

Ways the NZBN will save you time and money

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Whatever the size or shape of your business, the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) will make doing business easier, faster and more professional.

Here's how:
  • Search the NZBN Register and you'll have details for all the businesses you deal with at your fingertips.
  • Know your suppliers' NZBNs and process and pay their accounts more quickly.
  • Using your NZBN means you won't have to repeat your key details to customers and suppliers.
  • It pre-populates online forms with your information to save time.
  • Always deliver goods to the right place by getting alerts when your customers change their physical address.

More than 675,000 Kiwi businesses have their NZBN, do you? Head to

Budget 2019 - Tax and the Budget

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Further developments with digital services tax and collection of the International Visitor Levy were announced and the Government remains committed to modernising and simplifying the tax system.  Read more…

Budget 2019 - Transforming the economy

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On the global stage, New Zealand's economy has obvious vulnerabilities: its reliance on export, uncertainties affecting major markets and political instability across many regions, complicated by a lack of coherent global action on climate change.  Read more…

Budget 2019 - Building a productive nation

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Innovation is seen as the key to assist New Zealand industries in the transition to an economy high in productivity but low in emissions. The challenge is for businesses to be more innovative and New Zealanders to adapt to changing job markets.
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Budget Special Alert 2019

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The lead-up to the Wellbeing Budget has been well signposted even if the track's been somewhat muddied by drama. It's a bold step to try and quantify progress in other than strictly financial terms. The brief is to implement change and manage the country's finances.

The focus is on 5 priority areas:  Read more…

Business health check for June

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Looking to export? Get insights and tips at an NZTE workshop near you or book a meeting for expert advice.
Running an R&D project? Get your paperwork sorted for your tax credit application.
Consider gifting staff or customers a good quality reusable bag to support the single-use plastic ban.

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