Welcome to our e-newsletter

Welcome to the latest version of The Edge - Whitelaw Weber's quarterly newsletter. In this edition you will find updates on whats happening with the WWL Team, information about AirBNB tax and a Q&A with Mike Stephens from Primary ITO regarding the new agricultural apprenticeships.

If you have any questions about a particular topic or need further advice we are just a phone call away - 09 407 7117.

Happy reading!



Team member Tracey French went skydiving mid-July to raise money for Alzheimer's Northland. A phenomenal effort by Tracey, the combined total of the fabulous people fundraising was around $9,500!

Agricultural apprenticeships - are they fruitful?

A Q&A with Mike Stephens, General Manager, Primary ITO
Struggling to recruit ambitious workers? Find out how two new apprenticeships, developed by Primary ITO and Federated Farmers, could help you tackle your skill shortage.

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AirBNB - what you need to know.

If an air B&B finds itself needing to be registered for GST, the land and buildings will need to be apportioned between private and business in accordance with the new rules brought in on 1 April 2011.

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Tax Changes for Landlords

The topic of ring-fencing of tax losses has once again been in the spotlight. Ring-fencing refers to keeping tax losses separate (from other taxable income sources) and relates specifically to residential rental properties. The aim is to stop landlords reducing their tax liability by offsetting a tax loss (on their rental property) against income from a salary or business. So while landlords may have escaped a capital gains tax, this new legislation does have serious implications, particularly given its retrospective application date: it takes effect from 1 April 2019.

It is a complex piece of legislation, so if you are a landlord and are concerned about the impact of loss ring-fencing, then please give us a call on 407 7117.     



Kaitaia: Tuesday 10 September 2019

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

RSA, 12 Matthews Ave, Kaitaia

Kerikeri: Wednesday 11 September 2019

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

The Turner Centre, 43 Cobham Road, Kerikeri

This is THE MUST ATTEND event of 2019 for architects, designers, builders, electricians, plumbers, contractors and construction professionals. Check out the latest products, business tools, trends and industry changes.

At the Whitelaw Weber stand we are showcasing the latest technology and systems to take the pain out of managing your business. Our team of construction specialists and business advisors will be on hand to show you how to save time, save money and grow your business. With free giveaways, and great advice as always, there will also be new add-ons, specifically for the construction industry.


MYOB Partner Awards 2019

We're excited to announce that our wonderful Operations Manager, Kerrin Paget, has been shortlisted for a Lifetime Achievement Award from MYOB!

Kerrin is one of our technology & information gurus, keeping our team & clients at the forefront of the latest changes in the accountancy industry. Having been in working in accountancy & business for longer than she cares to admit, Kerrin is an absolute wealth of business knowledge.

We'll let you know when the winner is announced!