ACCREDITED EMPLOYER WORK VISA – NOW OPEN
The third and final stage for a new simplified work visa is now live. This Accredited Employer Work Visa was introduced to help with skilled worker shortages and allows offshore migrants to apply and work for a New Zealand-accredited employer. Partners and dependents of work visa applicants are also able to apply.
For you to be able to hire an offshore Migrant under the new AEWV policy, you must:
- Apply for employer accreditation (Takes approximately 10 working days)
- Apply for a job check (Takes approximately 10 working days)
- Ask the migrant to apply (Takes approximately 20 working days)
The job would need to have been listed on a national listing website for at least 2 weeks, and meet advertising requirements to give a New Zealander the chance to apply before you can do step 2 (the job check application).
You can find more about the application details and eligibility requirements below, and read the government article here.
COVID-19 SHORT TERM ABSENSE PAYMENT NOW CLOSED
Applications have now closed for the One-off payment of $359 that was previously available for eligible employees while they await a PCR test result. You can still apply for Leave Support Scheme payments for eligible employees who are sick with COVID, or must self isolate. For more details about the Leave Support Scheme, see the link below.
CARBON EMISSIONS & ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTING BENEFITS
We’re in the process of attending formal training & upskilling on environmental accounting – why?
New Zealand is ramping up towards achieving Net Zero Carbon targets and we see the importance of environmental accounting & incorporating this into your ethos & external communication. We all see the effect of climate change in our communities and the growth of the environmentally-conscious consumer. We are soon to see credit card companies rating the carbon emissions of each transaction, so we can expect this trend to continue to grow strongly.
If you’re interested in finding out more, and how to start preparing for this in a positive way that will benefit your business, have a chat with Sari by calling 03 374 9393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPROVE YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has developed Digital Boosts new website diagnostic tool called Checkable. This is a free, safe and fast tool you can use to check, improve and better understand your online presence.
If you feel like you may need some professional help to make some changes, please feel free to contact us on 03 374 9393, and we can refer you to someone that can help.
MEET PHILLIPPA – NEW ZONTA INTERNATIONAL GOVERNOR (NZ)
A huge congratulations to our client Phillippa of Pinnacle & Co, who has now been appointed the Zonta International Governor D16 (NZ).
Zonta International is an organisation of members in business and professions working together to empower women through service and advocacy. The members volunteer their time, talents and money to local and international service programs, as well as scholarship and award programs to further women’s education, leadership and youth development.
This is an outstanding achievement, Phillippa. We’re so proud of the great work you and other Zonta members are doing in the community and worldwide. 😊
MEET OUR NEWEST TEAM MEMBER SARI PANTHER
Some of you may have had the pleasure of meeting Smiley Sari, who has recently joined our team as a Senior Chartered Accountant and Mentor. Originally from the Far North, she joins us with over 20 years of global experience in accounting and finance.
She is passionate about working with our clients to ensure they achieve the goals that are uniquely important to them. “It’s about being more than just a voice on the phone, it’s about ensuring people understand I’m 100% invested in their success, and I’m here for all the ups and downs in their businesses and lives”.
Sari keeps herself just as busy outside the office. When she’s not being dragged around the park by her dogs or providing unpaid taxi services to her teenage son’s various sporting commitments, you’ll find her wielding a hammer, drill, or circular saw as she renovates her home.
Come and say hi next time you’re in the office!