Start Me Up!

Start Me Up!

I’m a born and bred Wel­ling­to­ni­an, and as such am fiercely proud of our city. It isn’t like any­where else in the coun­try and there’s nowhere else I’d rather live. Think­ing about all the things I love about Wel­ling­ton, the cre­at­ive sec­tor is def­in­itely high on my list. By cre­at­ive, I mean arts, design and […]

About Peta Walker

Peta is Fish­Head’s enter­prise writer. A born and bred Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Walk­er is own­er of BW Chartered Account­ants and a long-term busi­ness adviser — she is cur­rently fight­ing all the usu­al account­ing ste­reo­types.. and win­ning. Lov­ing long walks in the hills, her long-term ambi­tion is to walk the entire Te Araroa walk­way: at about 100 kilo­metres per year this is a 30-year pro­ject. She lives on a Makara life­style prop­erty that is also home to Pester and Lester the chick­ens, and cows French, Door, Blue and Vein.

Time for paws in the city

Time for paws in the city

A few weeks ago, on a day I was away from the office, my team decided to have a very ran­dom doggy day, where every­one brought their dogs to work in the after­noon for a bit of a play date. I’m sad I missed out, because I have a lovely dog called Ken, who would […]

About Peta Walker

Peta is Fish­Head’s enter­prise writer. A born and bred Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Walk­er is own­er of BW Chartered Account­ants and a long-term busi­ness adviser — she is cur­rently fight­ing all the usu­al account­ing ste­reo­types.. and win­ning. Lov­ing long walks in the hills, her long-term ambi­tion is to walk the entire Te Araroa walk­way: at about 100 kilo­metres per year this is a 30-year pro­ject. She lives on a Makara life­style prop­erty that is also home to Pester and Lester the chick­ens, and cows French, Door, Blue and Vein.

Celebrating in the right style

Celebrating in the right style

How many people have you heard say “Wow, it’s Decem­ber – where has the year gone?” A few, I bet. It seems to me that the month of Decem­ber is a shock to people when it arrives, which is slightly bizarre, because it hap­pens every year at the same time. But, by the time this […]

About Peta Walker

Peta is Fish­Head’s enter­prise writer. A born and bred Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Walk­er is own­er of BW Chartered Account­ants and a long-term busi­ness adviser — she is cur­rently fight­ing all the usu­al account­ing ste­reo­types.. and win­ning. Lov­ing long walks in the hills, her long-term ambi­tion is to walk the entire Te Araroa walk­way: at about 100 kilo­metres per year this is a 30-year pro­ject. She lives on a Makara life­style prop­erty that is also home to Pester and Lester the chick­ens, and cows French, Door, Blue and Vein.

Is Xero the best?

Is Xero the best?

The earli­est known writ­ing dis­covered by archae­olo­gists takes the form of tax accounts. Egypt and Meso­pot­amia were keen on hav­ing their fin­an­cial ducks in a row, and records found date back to 3300bc. As gov­ern­ments and cit­ies were built, account­ing became a neces­sity. It wasn’t until the Renais­sance that mod­ern account­ing star­ted to be shaped. […]

About Peta Walker

Peta is Fish­Head’s enter­prise writer. A born and bred Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Walk­er is own­er of BW Chartered Account­ants and a long-term busi­ness adviser — she is cur­rently fight­ing all the usu­al account­ing ste­reo­types.. and win­ning. Lov­ing long walks in the hills, her long-term ambi­tion is to walk the entire Te Araroa walk­way: at about 100 kilo­metres per year this is a 30-year pro­ject. She lives on a Makara life­style prop­erty that is also home to Pester and Lester the chick­ens, and cows French, Door, Blue and Vein.

The woof and the smooth

The woof and the smooth

When your busi­ness life hands you lem­ons, you’ve got a few options. Lem­on­ade is the com­mon answer. A single, cool and refresh­ing glass to quench your business’s thirst (i.e. to tide you over a drought), or you can take the tum­bler of lem­on­ade and make a cock­tail! Add a few umbrel­las, pack­age it in a […]

About Peta Walker

Peta is Fish­Head’s enter­prise writer. A born and bred Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Walk­er is own­er of BW Chartered Account­ants and a long-term busi­ness adviser — she is cur­rently fight­ing all the usu­al account­ing ste­reo­types.. and win­ning. Lov­ing long walks in the hills, her long-term ambi­tion is to walk the entire Te Araroa walk­way: at about 100 kilo­metres per year this is a 30-year pro­ject. She lives on a Makara life­style prop­erty that is also home to Pester and Lester the chick­ens, and cows French, Door, Blue and Vein.

FAST awareness

FAST awareness

The week of 9–15 Septem­ber is Stroke Aware­ness Week. Wheth­er you are close to people who have suffered from a stroke or not, this is a very ser­i­ous busi­ness: some 9,000 New Zeal­anders are vic­tims every year. Most of these cases are pre­vent­able. As people in busi­ness, our health can some­times slide when we are […]

About Peta Walker

Peta is Fish­Head’s enter­prise writer. A born and bred Wel­ling­to­ni­an, Walk­er is own­er of BW Chartered Account­ants and a long-term busi­ness adviser — she is cur­rently fight­ing all the usu­al account­ing ste­reo­types.. and win­ning. Lov­ing long walks in the hills, her long-term ambi­tion is to walk the entire Te Araroa walk­way: at about 100 kilo­metres per year this is a 30-year pro­ject. She lives on a Makara life­style prop­erty that is also home to Pester and Lester the chick­ens, and cows French, Door, Blue and Vein.