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The importance of cyber security

Hackers are evolving faster than technology, and the stakes are extremely high.  Cyber security and protecting yourself is more crucial than ever. To create more awareness around the importance of cyber security, we would like to pass on some advice we’ve recently received for keeping…

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Finding the time for regular catch ups on farm

Written by John Brosnan, Human Resources Adviser. Calving is well underway and mating is looming up. Add in all the other variables that you cannot control, such as weather and the differing issues that can result from that. Then someone says “Maintain the communication on farm”,…

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Meet Coral.

Coral Phillips is one of the recent additions to the team of Directors at CooperAitken.  Not that she is new to the firm - Coral joined CooperAitken 20 years ago while studying for her accounting degree. Accounting was a change of direction from her earlier degree…

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Meet Carissa.

Meet Carissa, one of our newly appointed Directors, based in our Matamata office. Carissa was born and raised in the Matamata area with her two brothers, Scott and Ross, and sister, Alicia. Mum and Dad were dairy farmers when Carissa was younger so she spent…

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What you need to know about ACC levies

What you need to know Whether you’re self-employed, a contractor, or you have staff, you’ll likely receive an invoice from ACC between mid-July and mid-August. Everyone in New Zealand who is in business has to pay ACC levies, which are separate from general tax and…

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