Waitangi Day 2012 is now behind us. The debate continues as to whether it’s a National Day to celebrate or to protest. While it’s great to live in a country where everyone can protest (or “occupy” or hikoi) without fear of the police/army opening fire, it seems a shame if the only way you can highlight your cause (in the media) is through some form of civil disobedience. As lawyers we like to think that issues can be sorted out through reasoned debate and an exchange of ideas (or as a last resort, the courts). Wherever you sit on that issue, for most businesses Waitangi Day marks the last day of the summer holidays – kids are back at school and the long weekends are over. So it’s back to work for another year.
We have had a brisk start to 2012 – helping new and returning clients with some exciting transactions.
We are often asked how our clients find us. It’s pretty simple – all of our clients are referred to us by existing clients and people we’ve met. It’s a great thrill when an existing client recommends us to someone new. It means that we’ve done a good job when someone endorses our work with a referral. Believe us, we know the challenges every business faces to grow a client base.
So we like to reciprocate – by highlighting clients’ work in our blogs and steering clients to people we know will do a good job. On that note, in this blog, we’d like to put a plug in for:
- our favourite golf pro, Susan Farron
- a recruitment agency you can’t go past — Dale, Paul and the team at Talent Magnet
- NZ-designed and manufactured low cost central heating – talk to Massimo at HEATBOX
- great business mobile rates at 2degrees Mobile
- NZ’s market leading GPS vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions, at Navman Wireless
- Roger and the team at Scenario Communications, providing strategic and creative communications, branding and advertising solutions
- Minnie and the team at Be.Accessible, inspiring and enabling greater accessibility for all.
Finally – this is a New Year’s blog, so we are sharing our three resolutions. Firstly, we’ll be sharing legal updates and client news regularly on this blog; secondly we’ll be getting your feedback on how we are doing at the end of each job; and thirdly, we are going to make sure that whatever happens, we contribute to our clients’ success and have fun in 2012.
Nick and Jeremy