Colliers collects eight honours at Property Awards

Staff Reporter Colliers International came out in flying colours winning eight awards given by the industry for achieving excellence in a number of areas. The Company received the distinction at the Annual Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) New Zealand Commercial Property Awards held on May 18, 2015. Colliers won the ‘Overall Award for Most Sales Transactions over $5 million’…

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Volunteer expo opens job doors

Trish Fleetwood Volunteering is now seen by many employers as an essential component of an employee’s CV, and Massey University students got an opportunity recently to see how they can make a difference at the annual Volunteer Expo. The Volunteer Expo was held on the Massey University campuses in Auckland and Manawatū on May 13, offering the chance for students…

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Make your GST payment on the go

Abdul Rafik –  The new mobile app of Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is simplifying GST filing for small businesses and already 7270 people have downloaded it. IRD’s myIR mobile app was developed in collaboration with the winners of our crowd-sourcing challenge called APP4IR, a competition to find a way to make it easier for small businesses to interact with the…

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Funding will boost innovation       

Phil O’Reilly –  Incentives for firms to invest in innovation are welcome. The government announced $80 million increase in funding for Growth Grants announced on April 14, 2015. This funding will provide more incentives for companies to increase their research and development, The Growth Grants, administered by Callaghan Innovation, are allocated to firms that spend at least $300,000 per year,…

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Varying risk factors affect businesses

Most of all beware of AML and CFT Programmes Staff Reporter –  Businesses and people constantly transferring money between bank accounts and remitting overseas are often faced with a serious question, “What is my Risk and how should I assess the risk to my Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Programme?’ Internal Affairs Department (IAD), which supervises…

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