IR and ACC: No cheques from 1 March
12 February 2020
What: Inland Revenue and ACC will no longer accept payments by cheque or any cheques dated 1 March or later. ACC levy refunds will also no longer be issued by cheque.
The Push to Ban Plastic Straws
3 October 2019
From Donald Trump to Kim Kardashian, many people have taken a position on the vexed issue of plastic straws.
A movement to ban single-use plastic gathered steam in 2016, stemming from a Greenpeace awareness campaign. It spread quickly, with countless celebrities decrying war on plastic straws on social media and the United Nations declaring war on single-use plastics.
Calling 'time' on cheques
25 September 2019
Inland Revenue and the Accident Compensation Corporation are calling ‘time’ on cheques.
From March next year, IR and ACC will no longer accept payments by cheque from customers who are able to use alternative payment options.
IR received more than 430,000 cheques last financial year, the largest number received by any public sector agency. ACC received approximately 25,000 cheques from business customers.
The Art of Email Etiquette
10 July 2019
Ahh electronic mail, everyday we are inundated with it. Some of the emails we receive are imperative for work, others might be personal, and a fair few will be junk. Whatever the case, you're likely trying to get out quick responses, file emails away to restore some kind of order to your inbox, or find a way to unsubscribe from whatever company has just sent you another discount code.
Guidance released for businesses ahead of July plastic bag ban
19 June 2019
To assist with preparing for the upcoming plastic bag ban, the Ministry for the Environment has released guidance for businesses.
The Waste Minimisation (Plastic Shopping Bags) Regulations 2018, announced last December, ban single-use plastic shopping bags under 70 microns in thickness from 1 July 2019.
Rugby World Cup 2019™ Tournament Pass now available for purchase from Spark Sport
9 May 2019
Rugby fans can now get ready for wall-to-wall coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019. Until the end of May, fans can purchase their Tournament Pass for just $59.99. The Spark Sport Rugby World Cup 2019 Tournament Pass is the only way New Zealanders can access all 48 matches of the tournament live and on demand.
Jeff Latch, Head of Spark Sport is urging fans who want the complete Rugby World Cup experience, to get in early and purchase their Tournament Pass at the super-early bird price of $59.99.