He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people
08 Apr 2022 Minimum wage increases, Announcements, Supporting Charitable Organisations, and more
02 Mar 2022 New Assistance Package, Government Leave Support, Minimum Wage, and more
17 Feb 2022 Planning for the Wave, Government Support, Surfing for Farmers, and more
21 Dec 2021 Stephen Higgs Appointment, Xero Tips & Tricks, Surfing for Farmers, and more
03 Nov 2021 Xero Tips & Tricks, Life with COVID, and more
17 Sep 2021 Wage Subsidy, Resurgence Support Payment, and more
09 Sep 2021 Wage Subsidy Eligibility a Level 2, We are in the office, Back at Work.
01 Sep 2021 HR issues and working at Level 3, Back to Work, second round of the Wage Subsidy, and more
27 Aug 2021 Stress, Maintaining your team, Wage subsidy, and more
23 Aug 2021 Face Book Live - COVID-19 Government Support, upcoming Provisional and GST payments
20 Aug 2021 COVID Support: wage subsidy scheme + others
18 Aug 2021 COVID, Gov. support, working form home, and more
28 Jul 2021 Analysis for Property Investors, Cyber Attacks, HR Update, and more
22 Jun 2021 Innovation Competition results, Client Satisfaction Survey, and more
25 May 2021 Budget 2021, Innovation Competition, Startup Dunedin Mini Showcase, and more
13 May 2021 When will the property bubble burst, Budget Announcement, HR Legislation, and more
26 Mar 2021 One year ago today, 40 years an Accountant, the Government's new land package
08 Mar 2021 Resurgence support payment, Other COVID-19 Relief, Countdown to 31 March
15 Feb 2021 COVID Level 2
04 Feb 2021 Your 2021 opportunities, Budgets, Xero, and more
20 Dec 2020 Make Summer Unstoppable, 39% Tax Rate, Holiday Pay, Xero Insights, and more
19 Nov 2020 COVID, Trusts, Small Business Loans, and more
13 Oct 2020 Level One and new habits, Cashflow models, The new Trust Act, and more
17 Sep 2020 The "new" phwealth, Sam's Project, From Server to Cloud, A Project for You
21 Aug 2020 QR codes, Wage Subsidy Extension, Mortgage Deferral Scheme, and more
12 Aug 2020 3 Long Days
07 Aug 2020 Lessons from the GFC, Changes for Landlords, Changes for Parental Level Your BCP - did it work?
26 Jun 2020 Wage Subsidy, ACC Notice, Young Enterprise Scheme
05 Jun 2020 Wage Subsidy Change, Should I Reduce My Price? It's More Thank One Lever, and more
22 May 2020 Wage Subsidy Extension, QR Codes, Talking to Creditors, and more
12 May 2020 Working at Level 2, Health & Safety, Re-engaging with Clients, IRD Small Business Loans, and more
08 May 2020 Level 2, The Budget, Working Capital, and more
01 May 2020 New Loan Scheme, Free Webinar, Tax Changes, and more
24 Apr 2020 Level 3, 2020 Year End, Strategic Thinking, and more
15 Apr 2020 Changes to Tax, Level 3?, Economic Scenarios
08 Apr 2020 Easter, relax and think strategically, Budgets and Cashflow
06 Apr 2020 Economic Updates, Talking to your Team, Business Finance Guarantee Scheme, Director Duties & Safe Harbour and Debt Hibernation
03 Apr 2020 Wellness in a Lockdown, Commercial Leases, BCP and M*A*S*H
01 Apr 2020 A webinar, business continuity, minimum wage subsidy, and April's Fool!
30 Mar 2020 More on Wage Subsidies, Annual Leave, Working from home
27 Mar 2020 Wage Subsidies, Payroll, Mortgage Holidays, and more
25 Mar 2020 Government Packages, Polson Higgs Helpline, and a Webinar
23 Mar 2020 We are working from home
17 Mar 2020 12.1 Billion Support Package for COVID-19
Specialist COVID-19 Team
It is never just one lever - COVID-19 has been a steep learning curve for businesses as they adjust not only to changing levels, but also a changing world. What hasn’t changed is the need to have an holistic approach to the challenge. The simple “pull one lever” solution does not exist. Because of this, at the start of lockdown Polson Higgs created a specialist COVID-19 team solely focused on ensuring our clients received the advice they needed to respond … READ MORE
A webinar on the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme and other ways your Bank can help:
PH Partners - A Level 3 update from the Polson Higgs Partners:
COVID-19 Briefing in partnership with Anderson Lloyd from 24/03/2020 covering:
Economic - Tony Alexander on the economic impacts (both national and international).
Human Resources - John Farrow explains your obligations to staff.
Contractual - Sarah Simmers explains what your rights and obligations are.
Business - Henry van Dyk explains the steps you should consider with your business, in respect to cash-flow and stock. Also the recent Government Package.
Working from home on the computer – 1/04/2020 covering:
- How can I communicate with everyone in my team?
- How can I share documents and files with everyone in my team?
- How to do you remote access or share computers?
- And some others tricks and tips
OSEA Covid19 – Business Information 31/03/2020
Presented by Polson Higgs and Otago Southland Employers Association. Covers:
- Employment Relations in Lockdown
- Business Impact of COVID-19
- Government Assistance
- Business Strategies:
As we move down through the lockdown levels, contact tracing will become a very important part of the new normal. You can find out more about the Ministry of Health’s guidelines on contact tracing here.
Polson Higgs has looked at the contactless tracing apps available currently in NZ and have reviewed them in here.
Wellness in a Lockdown
You’ve read a lot already, it’s been recommended by many to Stay Connected, Exercise and Eat Well. You’ve seen the funny memes and perhaps thought it wise to download Contagion for family movie night - we all make mistakes! READ MORE
How to make stress your friend (Kelly McGonigal|TEDGlobal 2013)
Just A Thought
Need to Talk? – Call or text 1737
Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland
Youthline – 0800 376 633, text 234, email or online chat
Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757
Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
Your organisation’s Employee Assistance Provider
Problem Gambling Foundation of NZ 0800 664 262
Business Continuity Planning
We are all now operating under some type of “Business Continuity Plan”, some will be very comprehensive, others a simple list of “tasks” on the back of an envelope. Now that the initial transition to lockdown, and its impact are better understood, is the time to review that plan to ensure that you have covered everything. To assist our clients with this we have prepared a free 45 minute webinar (see videos above) that will cover the key elements that your plan should cover. We also have available templates that you can use to create/update your business continuity plans, please email us for your free copies.