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New Incorporated Societies Act

Jun 13, 2022

We now have new legislation governing incorporated societies in New Zealand – the Incorporated Societies Act 2022. The previous Incorporated Societies Act was first passed in 1908 and was one of the oldest, pieces of legislation still in place in NZ. After many years of delays, due to this update being “important but not urgent” a new and updated Act […]

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NEW AML/CFT Regulations – July 2021

Jul 27, 2021

On 9 July 2021, new amendment regulations became effective and amended four of the six regulations. The regulations include some increasing compliance obligations and others make things easier. These changes require all reporting entities to make changes to processes and documents. Reporting entities need to be aware of these changes and take immediate preparatory action to ensure they are operating […]

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Knowing your Client (KYC)

Apr 13, 2021

How are you doing with AML? Undoubtedly by now, you have a well-written risk assessment specific to you your industry and your compliance programme has been formulated from this. Although in practice it is not all that easy, is it? As experienced AML auditors, we have gained many insights on matters real estate professionals are finding tough. I think it […]

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Key Tips to get you through your AML audit with a winner’s score

Sep 12, 2019

Auditing to many people is a dark and mysterious art. The very presence of an auditor and the fact that you have to pay them to put you under scrutiny you don’t really want to enforce Anti Money Laundering laws you sure as heck didn’t vote for, is enough to raise your anxiety levels and have you reaching for your blood […]

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Intrepid Auditing – Tarawa, Kiribati, Micronesia.

Jul 14, 2019

On occasion, my auditing career and travel have aligned to offer adventure in far-flung places. I seize these opportunities. Recently, I threw caution to the wind and accepted an engagement of a Kiribati Trust. The trust’s aim is to protect the remaining pristine environments in Micronesia and promote awareness of ecological conservation. But to achieve this, I must first journey to […]

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Map of New Zealand : Doing Business in NZ

Guide to Doing Business In New Zealand

Aug 7, 2018

We have recently summarised some basic information for doing business in New Zealand. This guide is to help overseas interested parties gain a general understanding of the business and taxation environment in New Zealand. You can read the full guide here: https://kreston.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/New-Zealand.pdf Setting up your Business in New Zealand Issues to consider New Zealand (NZ) has a relatively deregulated and open […]

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