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And Lastly…

Mark Hughson, Pottsy and Anna are walking to lunch when they find an old oil lamp. Anna rubs off some of the grime and a Genie comes out in a cloud of smoke.  The Genie says “I only grant three wishes, so I will grant one for each of you”. “Dibs on the first one!”…
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Anti-Money Laundering Legislation

WHY WE NEED TO ASK YOU FOR INFORMATION? New Zealand has passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“the AML/CFT law” for short). The purpose of the law reflects New Zealand’s commitment to the international initiative to counter the impact that criminal activity has on people and economies…
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Four-day working weeks

The idea of a four-day working week might previously have seemed like a dream, but one Kiwi company is looking to make it a reality. Perpetual Guardian recently concluded an eight-week trial of the shortened working week, with managing director Andrew Barnes, claiming it was a “massive success”, adding that he wants it to become…
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Ring-fencing rental losses

Labour’s pre-election manifesto proposed to increase the fairness of the tax system and improve housing affordability. In the six months since the Labour-led coalition entered Parliament, we have started to see some changes filtering through. As part of the proposals aimed at house prices, Inland Revenue has recently released an Issues Paper proposing to ring-fence…
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