Simon Moor from RightWay Limited joins Wellington CBD BoB Club – Better Business Networking


Simon Moor, RightWay Limited


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RightWay Limited
Accountants and Business Advisors
PO Box 6519
Member of the Wellington-CBD BoB Club












Chartered Accountants and Regional Partner in Lower Hutt – Wellington, New Zealand

SiWhat do you love about Small Business?
The courage of small business owners to take on the risk of starting their own business and their hard work and tenacity required to be successful.

Where do you live and what do you love about your community?
Lower Hutt, Normandale to be specific. I love the friendly and relaxed community spirit and the fact that the beach, mountain bike trails, cafes and the ‘Cake Tin’ are all close by.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Spending time with family and friends, running, playing cricket and golf, or hitting the trails on my mountain bike.

Why did you join RightWay?
After spending 11 years working as a manager in several different companies, I was after a new challenge and was excited by the opportunity to use my experience to help small businesses succeed. Also it’s hard not to like the way RightWay is looking to break away from the traditional accountant stereotype.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Relaxing on the couch with an ice cold beer, watching sports on TV

Who is your idol? Business related.
Sir Richard Branson. I admire the way he’s built his empire by constantly challenging the status quo and making a point of having fun along the way.

What is the best example of kiwi ingenuity you have witnessed?
Hmm, there’s plenty to choose from, although if I had to choose one, I’d say Sir Ernest Rutherford splitting the atom. Purely because of the magnitude of the achievement given the limited resources he had to work with.

Carl Cachopa from RSM New Zealand joins the Mairangi Bay BoB Club


Carl Cachopa, RSM New Zealand


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RSM New Zealand

Chartered Accountants
Unit C3, 17 Corinthian Drive
North Shore
09 4146262
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Chartered Accountants in Albany and Highbrook, Auckland, New Zealand

RSM NZ, Chartered Accountants provide a full range of accounting and advisory services to its clients. We have offices in Albany on the North Shore and Highbrook in East Tamaki which enables us to service clients Auckland wide. RSM NZ have been in business for over 65 years and during this time have built a team that is strong in technical ability, focussed on helping clients achieve sustainable growth and committed to building enduring relationships with their clients. At RSM NZ we acknowledge that each client operates in a unique environment and that they have varying business and personal goals. For this reason we tailor our services to the needs of each client.

We are able to offer our clients access to additional expertise through our membership of NZ CA – an Association of Independent Chartered Accountants, and globally through our international affiliation with RSM International. These alliances allow us to support our clients as they grow on a national or international level.

RSM NZ provide a complete offering of services across all industries. While being strong in compliance, we also offer specialist services in Audit, Tax (including Transfer Pricing documentation and reviews), Business Consultancy, Due Diligence, Valuations, Cash Flow projections and Growth Options reporting to name a few. We are big enough to assist no matter what you do but are small enough to provide a personal service and to provide access to staff  from accountant to Partner.


Vik Sidhu from Thexton Armstrong joins Takapuna BoB Club – Better Business Networking


Vik Sidhu, Thexton Armstrong


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Thexton Armstrong
Business Coach
49 Eskdale Rd
022 191 2234
Member of the Takapuna BoB Club

Do you want results for your business and want them fast?

Vik loves fostering long term relationships by doing exactly that. He enjoys helping teams and businesses take their performance to levels they didn’t think possible.His secret is to use a Project Management based approach and to focus intensely on the major issues at hand. Where most skim the surface, Vik dives deep into root causes of challenges.

Vik has nearly 15 years’ experience in Process Improvement. This experience spans across the US, India and New Zealand. Vik has helped improve processes in IT, Finance, Supply Chain among other areas. His experience includes working for competitive, results-driven organisations such as GE and Dell. In 2014 one of Vik’s projects was short listed a semi-finalist for the Project of the Year award at the CI (Continuous Improvement) NZ Forum.

Vik earned his MBA from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He holds certifications in Project Management (PMP – Project Management Professional) and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt from the American Society for Quality.

Here is a sampling of some of the projects Vik has worked on

  • Increased the productivity of a call centre by nearly 20%.
  • Reducing project lead times in a Consulting company by 25%.
  • Streamlining Supply Chain operations in one of  NZ’s largest hospital to the point where there was 99.9% stock availability. A critical improvement area until then.
  • Helping teams reduce the amount of rework they were doing (but didn’t know they were!) by over 50%.
  • Helping IT teams set up processes so they could be more productive by focusing on what was important. Rather than go from fighting one fire to another.

To see what Vik can do for your business, call him at 022-191 2234 or email for a free consultation.

NZ dollar hits record high against euro

23 Jul 2012 – AAP –

The New Zealand dollar rose to record high against the euro after policymakers finally approved a €100 billion bailout for Spain’s banking sector.

The New Zealand dollar rose as a high as 65.98 euro cents, the most since the single currency entered circulation in 2002, from 65.74 cents at the close of trading in New York. It traded at 65.80 cents at 8am.

The kiwi declined to 79.70 US cents from 79.93 cents.

Eurozone finance ministers met by conference call on Friday to finally approve an agreement to provide aid to Spain.

The move did little to ease concern about Europe’s woes, with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy forecasting a second year of recession and Valencia becoming the first region to seek a rescue from the nation’s central government.

“It is the Spanish news which sent the euro tumbling,” Stuart Ive, currency strategist at HiFX said

“Certainly it’s not good news but I don’t think it will lead to a Spanish sovereign bailout.

“The kiwi and the aussie are still holding up remarkably well,” Mr Ive said.

The New Zealand dollar was little changed at 76.90 Australian cents at 8am from 76.93 cents at the close of trading in New York.

The dropped to 62.50 yen from 62.71 yen and the trade weighted index eased to 72.34 from 72.40.

NZ Dollar Holds Near Seven-Week Low


The kiwi held near a seven-week low against its trans-Tasman counterpart as Australia’s interest rate advantage widened on the weak local inflation.

The kiwi edged lower to 77.05 Australian cents from 77.11 cents. It was little changed at 80.05 US cents at 5pm in Wellington from 79.99 cents at 8am and up from 79.63 cents.

The Australian dollar rose to $US1.0388 from $US1.0307.

Australian interest rates have been increasing their yield advantage over New Zealand rates after tepid second-quarter inflation figures and ahead of next week’s central bank meeting.

Traders are betting on an outside chance of a New Zealand rate cut over the coming year, with 14 basis points of reductions to the official cash rate priced in, according to the Overnight Index Swap index.

“These things are keeping a lid on interest rates in New Zealand, whereas in Australia, they’ve got more room to respond to positive offshore events,” said Imre Speizer, market strategist at Westpac Bank.

“The Aussie has really outperformed the kiwi.”

New Zealand’s one-year swap-rate fell half a basis point to 2.51 percent, just above the official cash rate of 2.5 per cent.

Mr Speizer said the New Zealand dollar will probably grind higher with more positive investor sentiment, though Europe will continue to loom over any sustained optimism.

The kiwi dollar rose to 65.15 euro cents from 64.08 cents after a JP Morgan client note said it could beat its record high as the eurozone’s debt crisis lingers.

The trade weighted index rose to 72.34 from 72.15. The kiwi rose to 51.14 British pence from 50.86 pence and was little changed at 62.87 yen from 62.91 yen.