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Pro Wellbeing
Are you personalising your health and wellness
Since COVID has hit – ‘workplace health and wellness’ are the new buzz words, There has been a big increase in health and wellness programs both online and in gyms and lots of discussion about stress reduction. We are all different and our bodies respond differently to stress, diet exercise and our environments. What might work for your best friend...
Pro Business advice
Are you paying the right amount of tax?
As we start to get a better understanding of the new ‘Business as usual’ operating landscape and the initial urgency around business disruption dissipates, at BDO our focus has now shifted to ensure local business have the ongoing support and strategies in place for the medium to long term time periods.  By building resilience and taking full advantage of the...
Pro IT
IT Security – Threat Management
The problem we are all facing Security has become a more in-depth executive discussion because of the many ways through which businesses can and are being attacked. Mobility, BYOD (bring your own device), virtualisation, the cloud, and social media have all opened new doors and security loopholes into all our businesses. At the same time, all organisations need IT Security...
Pro Finance
Here we go again
Let’s not talk up a recession New Zealand, it seems, is leading the world in its handling of the Covid-19 crisis. Although none of us have a crystal ball, we are in a much better position than most nations, many of whom are suffering under the pressure of vast numbers of new cases and struggling economies. Over the last few...
Pro Legal
Putting your best foot forward in a booming property market
By Anna Bernie The COVID-19 pandemic has created a great deal of economic uncertainty both globally and in New Zealand.  During the lockdown in April and May 2020 we were all questioning how the housing market would be impacted. Contrary to the expectations of some commentators, the NZ housing market has been booming since the end of lockdown.  Whether this...
Pro HR
Is your business ready for changes to alert levels?
The last Alert Level 3 Lockdown in Auckland has once again shown that businesses need to be prepared, at short notice, to make to significant changes to the way they work if required to move to Alert Level 3, or 4.  As a result, it’s important to have a plan that you can put into action should this next occur....
Pro Property
Policy changes come into force
August and September saw several new pieces of legislation come into force. Two of these include: 1. The National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 2. The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 The National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 came into effect on 20 August 2020. It replaced the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity 2016. The...
Pro Commercial property
Investor competition set to drive values higher
Despite some uncertainty and short-term disruption to market conditions from COVID-19, low interest rates are fueling investment activity, especially for prime properties with strong covenants. The flight to quality and limited stock available to purchase is likely to elevate the level of competition amongst experienced investors driving values higher. Overall Investor Market Conditions The economic downturn created by the COVID-19...
Pro Education
Industry hungry for tech-savvy EIT graduates
EIT’s Schools of Business & Computing are ready to kick off a new term, now accepting enrolments for the Master of Digital Business, the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business as well as the Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Business. These programmes are delivered at both Hawke’s Bay and Auckland campuses and have been a major draw card for students since their...