Welcome to our e-newsletter

Welcome to the latest version of The Edge - Whitelaw Weber's quarterly newsletter. In this edition you will find a round up of what has happened recently at WWL, information on the bill that will provide employment protection for victims of domestic abuse, an update on Mbovis & a Tourism Industry update. As well as much more, we wish you happy reading!

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

Growing the Whitelaw Weber family

With more than 2000 views, our online video ‘Working 9 to 5’ featured some dubious lip-synching from all our team members including a heavily pregnant Chelsea Downey. In between recordings, business reporting and end of year financial accounts, Chelsea Downey found time to give birth to Abby Rose at the end of July.

Calling all women

Whitelaw Weber is proud to support the Bay of Islands Women’s Nexus Group.  Meeting on a monthly basis, this group is designed for women from all walks of life, looking to learn something new from a personal, business or community perspective.

Cracking down on dirty money

With more than 1.3 billion dollars of dirty money being laundered each year through reputable businesses and organisations, the New Zealand government is ramping up regulations. To find out more about how the AML/CFT Act may affect you, follow the button below.

Paying tax overseas


To ensure businesses pay the correct amount of tax in the appropriate jurisdictions, New Zealand has joined a group of 100 countries that use common reporting standards (CRS). As a result, each year by 30 June certain entities are required to submit reports to the Inland Revenue Department where particular criteria apply. To find out more about that criteria follow the button below.

Employment protection for victims of domestic abuse

The Domestic Violence – Victims’ Protection Bill is set to impact a range of employment acts and may require employers to pay for domestic violence leave.

Mycoplasma Bovis Update

As at 7 August 2018, Biosecurity New Zealand reported 37 Mycoplasma bovis active infected properties nationwide with a number of Northland properties receiving Restricted Place Notices or Notices of Direction.

Tourism Debrief

The off-peak season has seen a raft of tourism conferences aimed at supporting and upskilling operators for the 2018/19 season. Check out this free material to help you identify your target markets and refine your tourism offering.

How do your leadership skills stack up?

Our Leadership Quadrants framework is a great way to assess your skills and fill in gaps. When you operate in each of the quadrants you create direction, focus and momentum.