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Businesses urged to seek protection following global cyber attack

Dated: May 17, 2017

The recent global cyber-attack has sent shockwaves around the world, and the impacts are being felt close to home. More than 200,000 people in 150 countries have been affected by the unprecedented ransomware attack which occurred on Friday. A number of businesses across Australasia have fallen victim, and we’re being warned that more is yetContinue reading 

Harnessing and Cultivating Innovation through Divergent Thinking

Dated: March 31, 2017

The concept of innovation has become a core competency for organisations to remain competitive within their respective industries. Organisations that embrace innovation and embed a free flow of ideas and thinking into their organisational culture stand to benefit in this continually evolving business environment. What is innovation? Innovation is about challenging the traditional business modelContinue reading 

“Safely.nz” app targets better farm health and safety without the hassle

Dated: May 27, 2016

With the launch of a new app specifically tailored for New Zealand’s farms, professional services firm Crowe Horwath is making it easier and more convenient to institute sound health and safety practices in rural workplaces. Dubbed ‘Safely.nz’, the app is the result of a partnership between Crowe Horwath’s Human Resources division, Progressive Consulting, and developerContinue reading 

Analysis system helping farmers

Dated: May 1, 2016

Strong beef prices are driving returns for farm business that have improved for the second year running. That’s according to accounting and business advisory firm Crowe Horwath, which has released the results of its annual farm benchmarking analysis ” and, despite challenges, it anticipates another strong performance for Hawke’s Bay agribusiness in 2016. The CroweContinue reading 

Cash out of research and development tax losses

Dated: April 14, 2016

Legislation passed on the 24 February 2016 allows research and development (R&D) companies to ‘cash out’ their tax losses arising from R&D expenditure. The new rules focus on start-up companies engaging in intensive R&D and are intended to reduce their exposure to market failures and tax distortions arising from the current tax treatment of losses. However, the newContinue reading 

Crowe Horwath offers online financial problem-solving with ‘ASK Crowe Horwath’

Dated: April 11, 2016

Accounting and business advisory firm Crowe Horwath today announced the launch of the online platform, ASK Crowe Horwath. ASK Crowe Horwath, an obligation-free, online financial problem-solving service for business and individuals, allows questions to be posed by the general public and answered by Crowe Horwath advisers – ‘get a real answer from a real adviser’Continue reading 

Crowe Horwath partners with Catalyst Fuel Refunds

Dated: March 3, 2016

Crowe Horwath has partnered with award-winning technology company, Catalyst Fuel Refunds. The Hawke’s Bay based company offers clients a simple-to-use, fast and effective system for processing their fuel refunds. Businesses that operate petrol vehicles and machinery off-road are eligible for a refund on the petrol used of $0.66 per litre. Often, due to the timeContinue reading