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Bodies corporate GST status to be clarified

Legislation introduced yesterday will clarify the GST status of bodies corporate.

Here’s the press release: http://taxpolicy.ird.govt.nz/news/2015-02-26-bill-clarifies-gst-bodies-corporate-rules

This issue has some history.

In the past Inland Revenue took the view bodies corporate did not have to and could not register for GST. 345 more words


Expat Life in New Zealand #12-Christchurch and the Earthquake Recovery

This past weekend I happened to be visiting Christchurch on the four year anniversary of the earthquake that demolished much of the city. My husband and I were living in Christchurch for both the big September and February quakes in 2010 and 2011. 415 more words

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The power of reflection four years on

On 22 February 2011 my son Thomas was visiting his grandparents in Christchurch. Thomas and Dad were in the basement of Ballantynes when the earthquake struck. 96 more words

Authentic Leadership

12.51pm 22 February 2011 / 12.51pm 22 February 2015

12.51pm 22 February 2011. Our clocks stopped.

Our love goes out to people who lost whanau and friends, and suffer and grieve.
Our love to those struggling still. 14 more words


February 22, Four Years On

It’s hard to know what to write today.  In some ways, 2011 feels like a lifetime ago, in others it’s just like yesterday.

I go to work, I come home, I live, I eat, I play.   849 more words


Time warp (pen vs earthquake)

This coming Sunday will be the fourth anniversary of the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that rocked Christchurch (22nd February 2011). Four years on and we are still the City of Orange Road Cones. 150 more words


Should car insurance be run like earthquake insurance in New Zealand?

Would you think it is a good idea that you have two car insurers if and only if your car is hit by a pink car? 330 more words

Politics - New Zealand