Keep up to date for your business advantage
18 Mar 2022

Keep up to date for your business advantage


In this newsletter: 

  • One Week to go – Pay Pacific Gap Talanoa

  • Minimum wage is increasing April 1

  • Applications close Monday for Business Advisor (Full-time)

  • Accounting and Tax – Part 2 workshop

  • Upcoming Workshops

  • Watch Moana Pasifika vs Gallagher Chiefs tomorrow

One Week to go – Pay Pacific Gap talanoa

Are you a Pacific worker, self-employed contractor, or business owner? We are inviting you to come and talanoa with us. Share your experiences of racial discrimination, unequal pay, work condition, lack of progression and equal employment opportunities.   Our Pacific team and the New Zealand Human Rights Commission are hosting a talanoa on improving pay gap and working conditions for businesses and workers next Wednesday.

Meet Your Presenter

Join us online on Wednesday 23 March starting at 4pm! Register Here

Minimum wage is increasing on 1 April   As a business owner or manager, you need to be ready for the increase in minimum wage rates on Friday, 1 April 2022.   If you have not yet talked to your accountant, payroll provider or your finance/HR teams, now is the time. It’s also an opportunity to check your employment records, processes, and systems.   The details of the changes are:

  • The adult minimum wage will increase from $20.00 to $21.20 per hour.

  • The minimum wage for starting-out and training will go up from $16.00 to $16.96 per hour

All rates are before tax and any lawful deductions for example PAYE tax, student loan repayment, child support. Click here to read more about minimum wage. To read more on how to be ready for the increases. Click here

Applications close Monday for Business Advisor (Full-time)

Are you someone who enjoys creating an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and provides practical business advice and assistance to help grow Pacific businesses in New Zealand? Come and join our Auckland team.   This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an exciting and fast-paced organisation working with a supportive group of colleagues.   Applications close 5pm on Monday, 21 March. To learn more about the role click here.

Book Your Spot Now - Accounting and Tax Part 2

Are you a business owner, entrepreneurs or sole traders wanting to strengthen your understanding of accounting and tax?   Join us online next Tuesday March 22 at 4pm!   This workshop is great for start-up to medium business, entrepreneurs and sole traders wanting to strengthen their understanding of accounting and tax. We start with the basics of accounting and tax and then progress into financial management and reporting and why this is so important from a business perspective.   You’ll learn:

  • Recap of Accounting and Tax part 1

  • Business Expenses

  • How to pay yourself and the impact on your tax

  • Tax Rates and Tax Returns

  • COVID-19 Financial Support

Meet Your Presenter

When: 22 March 2022

Where: Online via Zoom

Register Here

Upcoming workshops 

We have our upcoming workshops for those who might be interested. Make sure to mark your calendar, so you don’t miss out. Click here to view more. 

ONLINE | Risk Management 

Thursday, 24 March 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Understand the key concepts of risk management for a small to medium-sized business. 

ONLINE | Health and Safety for General businesses workshop 

Tuesday, 29 March 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

This workshop helps you understand the Health & Safety Law functions that protect workers and learners in the workplace.

ONLINE | Business Strategy

Tuesday, 5 April 2022 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

This workshop helps Pacific business owners and entrepreneurs consider what is needed to be successful in business.

There is lots of exciting sport playing this weekend. Catch Moana Pasifika play the Gallagher Chiefs on Sky Sport this Saturday at 7:05pm in the only Super Rugby Pacific game played in NZ this weekend. The squad will make their much-anticipated return to Mount Smart Stadium, albeit without a crowd. Stay up-to-date and follow the team on Facebook or Instagram. On Sunday, 11 am the White Ferns play the defending champions England to stay in World Cup contention in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. The game is at Eden Park and limited tickets are available to watch the game, and follow all the action on Facebook and Instagram.   You can also watch country’s leading female rugby players in the Super Rugby Aupiki Sunday in Round 3. The Hurricanes Poua play their second and final match against Matatū at FMG Stadium Waikato on Sunday at 5.45pm, while the nib Blues and Chiefs Manawa face off to determine who will be crowned the inaugural Sky Super Rugby Aupiki champion at 7.45pm. Both games will be live on Sky Sport and follow on Facebook and Instagram. Mou ma'u ha uike faka'osi fiefia. Malo, PBT Team


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