Global Impact Visa Partner Chosen

The government of New Zealand has taken an extra step forward to attracting more young entrepreneurs into the country. In a statement issued on September 28th the Minister of Immigration Michael Woodhouse announced that a partner has been found to help the government implement the upcoming Global Impact Visa in New Zealand. The new Global […]

New Zealand Convicts Human Trafficker

For the first time ever New Zealand has convicted a person for human trafficking. On September 15th New Zealand saw the first conviction handed out for the charge of human trafficking. A Papatoetoe man, Foraz Ali, was convicted of trafficking 15 Fijian nationals to New Zealand to subject them to work for minimal pay and […]

Tourist Numbers Up in July

The number of guest nights seen in New Zealand in July has risen compared to last year, but fallen if the number is seasonally adjusted. New information released earlier this week by Statistics New Zealand indicates that holiday makers in New Zealand are staying for longer periods. Over the course of July 2016, the number […]

Auckland Needs Fuel Tax

Auckland needs a regional fuel tax in order to fund the development of roads and rail, according to Phil Goff. In a radio interview aired this week, the Mayoral candidate for Auckland Phil Goff suggested that the city may need to implement a fuel tax in order to pay for the expansion of the roading […]

NZ Auditors to be Recognised in EU

New Zealand companies will find it easier to meet reporting requirements in the EU, as their local auditors will soon be recognized in Europe. In a statement issued on August 30th the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith announced that the European Union has taken the decision that New Zealand auditors shall be […]

Restaurant Owner Jailed for 38 Months

The IRD has won a case against a serial tax evader accused of dodging nearly NZD 800 000 in taxes. Late last week Zai Jian Liang, proprietor of tasty Zone Restaurant in East Tamaki, was sentenced to 38 months of jail time for tax evasion amounting to NZD 787 996. According to the Inland Revenue […]

New Bill to Revamp Provisional Tax System

Small business in New Zealand will soon have an easier time paying their Provisional Tax, if a new Bill is approved. On Monday the Minister of Revenue Michael Woodhouse announced that new bill has been introduced to Parliament, detailing the earlier proposed updates to Provisional Tax payments. The new bill details the new Accounting Income […]

Greens Slam National Over Property

The Green Party is suggesting that new data is showing that the current government is more interested in supporting housing speculators as opposed to New Zealanders wanting to buy their first home. According to the Green party of New Zealand, the current government has allowed the country to become a “property speculators’ paradise”. In a […]

More Visas Granted for Low-Skill Jobs

New data suggests that since 2010 more migrants have been approved to work in low-skilled jobs in New Zealand, while the proportion of high-skilled workers being approved has dropped. Recent modelling completed by the New Zealand immigration adviser AMG Immigration indicates that over the last 5 years a greater number of temporary work visas have […]

New Infrastructure Costs to be Borne By Buyers

The New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development is calling for the cost of new housing developments to be passed to buyer, not developers. In a press release on July 4th the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) called on the government to implement a plan for the payment and collection of funds from the […]