Holy smoke where did that year go! I cannot believe that we are at the end of another year. I would like to say a big thank you for your support. We are very fortunate to have a great client base which we love to support and work alongside.

A big thank you to those of you who have referred clients to us. We really do appreciate it.

We understand that it is a busy time of the year so this newsletter will be shorter than usual, with a few important snippets of information as you wrap up your year.

We've Moved!
In November we moved offices. We are now located at 39 Rossall St near the corner of Rossall and Holmwood Rd.

We are lucky to be sharing a character home with Hierarchy Architects.  We seem to gravitate towards those architects!

Street parking is available not far from the house.

Christmas and New Year office hours
We will be winding down on the 22nd Dec to take a bit of a break and we will be back on deck on the 11th Jan.
We understand that emergencies of all sorts can happen, so if you need urgent assistance please email Nicole - and I will get in touch as soon as I can.

GST direct from Xero to the IRD – coming soon
Inland Revenue has been working with Xero to let you file your GST returns directly from your accounting software. This will reduce the amount of time businesses spend on processing these returns.
The IRD are currently working with Xero to trial the digital filing of GST returns, and we’ll be in touch closer to the release date. 

The new Xero search function

Have you checked out this really helpful function?  Now you can search for contacts, invoices, bills, purchase orders, quotes, and bank transactions.
Simply click on the ? on the top right on any page in Xero.

Search for contacts by entering one of the following:


  • Contact name
  • First name
  • Last name

Search for transactions by entering one of the following

  • Reference
  • Invoice number
  • Contact name
  • Account name
  • Bank account name
  • Tracking category name
  • Tracking item name

Enter 2-12 characters to search for items containing your search term. If you enter 13 or more characters, you must enter the term in the entire field saved in Xero to find a match.

Leadership lessons from the best

I had the privilege of attending the Xero Conference in Auckland earlier in the year. What a fantastic event with some outstanding speakers. One in particular stood out for me. The holidays can provide a good time to reflect and think how you can improve things in your business, so we wanted to share this .

Below are 10 Dynamic Business Principles from Graham Lowe.
Graham Lowe's 12 Dynamic Principals

1. Plan for a great year
2. What is a winning team
3. Let the dog see the rabbit - Don't lose sight
4. There is no such thing as can't
5. Practice to the lights go out
6. Look for the man in the dinner suit- Look for the people in your organisation that can get the job done and make it happen. Listen to their ideas
7. Never die wondering
8. Kick for the seagulls- Look for the opportunities
9. Be ready and well prepared
10. Keep shifting the attack- Be innovative
11. Put up with the pain
12. Discover the power of your team early
Never let success get to your head


Never let failure get to your heart

Ziad K Abdelnour

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy, successful and exciting New Year!

Best wishes

Nicole and Bonnie



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