Category: Media


Morison KSi shortlisted for Association of the Year 2016

By Hayes Knight – 30 August 2016 “The new billion dollar kid on the global accounting association block” (as the ICAEW publication Economia described the newly merged Morison KSi) has been shortlisted for Association of the Year in the prestigious International Accounting Bulletin and The Accountant 2016 awards. The shortlisting is entirely based on the […]

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Morison KSi unveils its brand identity and stamp of endorsement

By Hayes Knight – 26 August 2016 Morison KSi, the global association for quality, border-free business, has launched a brand identity that embodies its new overarching philosophy, strategy and personality. Hayes Knight in New Zealand is an independent member of Morison KSi. The symbol is a sum of parts, much like the organisation itself, and […]

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2013 Budget – A cautionary tale….

By Phil Barlow – 16 May 2013 The 2013 Budget once again comes with no surprises. The clear message coming through from the Government is their belief that careful stewardship of public money is key for the success of all New Zealanders. However it is a Budget with caution. The Government has earmarked an increase […]

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Celebrating Kiwi Paralympians

By Hayes Knight – 12 December 2012 Hayes Knight have acted for Paralympics New Zealand for a number of years now. While there was saturation coverage of the 2012 summer Olympics many New Zealanders sadly did not get the opportunity to see much of the Paralympics coverage. We would like to acknowledge and celebrate the […]

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Small town business, big picture thinking

By Hayes Knight – 14 August 2012 When out-of-towner James Kendall took over ITM Matakana, he managed to keep the locals on side while also growing sales – all with the help of accountancy firm Hayes Knight. As featured in Idealog Magazine September/October 2012. Download this case study. When an out-of-towner arrived in Matakana to take […]

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One size does not fit all

By Hayes Knight – 31 May 2012 New Zealand’s financial reporting framework is about to undergo a radical makeover. The changes are significant for some organisations. It is therefore important your organisation is fully aware of what is changing and the implications. Hopefully you are all remaining abreast of progress regarding the fundamental changes in […]

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Zero budget scores 8 out of 10

Our Score for the 2012 Budget: 8/10. No surprises, (as all the good stuff was leaked prior to the budget) and it delivers a combination of growth initiatives and austerity. What were some of the highlights and what, in our opinion, was missing? Although tax cuts are the highlight for most (and in our opinion […]

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Mandatory Audit and Assurance for Charities

By Hayes Knight – 21 May 2012 Mandatory audit and other assurance of charity financial statements is being proposed as part of the legislative shake-up that is impacting Not-for-Profit (NFP) entities in New Zealand. So what’s happening and why? As featured in the Chartered Accountants Journal. After many years of relative stability there are now […]

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Is time to update the definition of charitable purpose?

By Hayes Knight – 26 April 2012 The Charities Commission hosted a forum to specifically explore the appropriateness of the existing definition of “charitable purpose” in New Zealand. This two day event was held in Wellington on 17 and 18 April 2012. Those selected to attend represented a cross section of people involved in the […]

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Big changes coming for NFP entities

By Hayes Knight – 2 April 2012 After a period of relative stability there are a number of potentially significant changes coming down the line that will impact many NFP organisations in New Zealand. What is changing? Why? When are impacts likely? As featured in the April 2012 issue of Fundraising NZ magazine Readers of […]

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Use of grant funding by not-for-profit entities

Are you taking due care to use grant funding your organisation receives for the original purpose specified on application? If not: beware! Featured in the March 2012 issue of Fundraising NZ magazine As auditors we are increasingly being requested to independently report on whether organisations have used funds granted to them for the purposes that […]

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