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2015 Ricardo Christie in Portugal >>

23rd October 2015 271015-Ricardo-Christie-1200-x-2. jpg   Lack of swell saw four rest days before Ricardo Christie's heat kicked off in Peniche, Portugal. In his three man heat, Ricardo was up against Jeremy Flores and Matt Wilkinson. He placed third with a score of 12. 67 while Australian Wilkinson scored 15.


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2015 Ricardo Christie Landes, Aquitane, France >>

Published 22 September 2015 IMG 3898 Ricardo went up against Ace Buchan and Italo Ferreira at Landes, Aquitane, France. Unfortunately he was knocked out in round 2 after coming close to beating Nat Young. Looking forward to Ricardo's next event in Portugal starting 20th October - running through to the 30th. Good luck Ric.        Read More >>/new-news-page/ << Read Previous/trestles-california/.


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2015 Ricardo at Trestles California >>

  Published 18 September 2015   IMG 3902 Ricardo Christie was unlucky in his recent event competing against Matt Wilkinson. Ric was leading until the last few minutes of the heat when Matt took the lead resulting in only. 77 difference in scores. Final results were Ricardo Christie 14. 83 and Matt Wilkinson 15.


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2015 Ricardo Christie Teahupo'o Break Results >>

Published 19 August 2015 IMG 4 Ricardo up against Joel Parkinson at J-Bay Ricardo Christie drew Gabriel Madina and Italo Ferreira at the Teahupo'o break in Tahiti. The round one heat saw Ferreira go straight through to round 3 while Ric faced a round 2 elimination against Medina. Unfortunately Rik was battling a back injury suffered while surfing the night before and managed a 12. 44 to Medina's 17. 67.


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2015 Ricardo Christie in Tahiti >>

 Published 30 July 2015 *Next stop - Teahupo'o Tahiti* The 7th stop on the 2015 WSL tour is Teahupo'o, Tahiti.   Last year’s contest was held in perfect 12 – 15 foot conditions and hopefully the waves will be perfect again this year to give Ric every chance.   teahupoo6 Teahupo'o Break Tahiti Following his disappointing loss to Joel Parkinson in Round 2 of the J-Bay competition, Ric has slipped to 29th place on 8,950 points.    Only the top 22 surfers will remain on tour next year.   Jordy Smith is currently holding that position, with 12,450 points so a solid result is needed by Ric at Teahupo'o to get back above the cut.



2015 Coates sponsor Ricardo Christie >>

ric Published 30 June 2015 Coates Associates are proud to be supporting Ricardo Christie during his maiden year on the world championship surfing tour. The championship tour is made up of the world’s top 32 surfers and comprises 11 contests held all over the world.   Ricardo qualified for the championship tour via his 16th place finish on the 2014 qualifying circuit (feeder tour).   He is the second only New Zealander to qualify for the top tour, the other being Gisborne local Maz Quinn in 2001. The top finishing 22 surfers at year end retain their spot on the championship tour, with the remainder being replaced by the top finishers on the qualifying circuit.



2015 Autumn 2015 Newsletter >>

Going Aero-Di-namic for a Worthy Cause

On Friday the 13th of March our team member Di Walker decided to brave a new look in her quest to fundraise for the Cancer Society. She raised $704 for a very worthy cause.

Di said she had friends and family who had battled cancer.  Some of them were going through treatment, some had survived and others had lost their battles.

Cancer is not nice, mentally, physically and emotionally.  It’s a killer and we need to try to eradicate it.” Well done Di.

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A NEW TAX filing year is once again upon us. We are pleased to report we have filed all income tax returns for the work which had been brought into us. If you are one of the few stragglers out there that didn’t get their work in we would really appreciate it if you could bring your information in a soon as possible.

2014 Winter 2014 Newsletter >>

Forestry Professional of the Year:

Stunned and speechless for a while, John Wyllie of Forestree One accepted the supreme award for forestry from Eastland Wood Council chairman Iain McInnes in front of a record crowd of about 400 at the Eastland Wood Council 2014 Forestry Awards at the Showgrounds Events Centre.

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XERO Coates Associates are now an official Xero Software Partner and we have staff who are Xero Certified Advisors.

2013 Summer 2013 Newsletter >>

Closing down for the holidays?  Here’s what you need to know

A closedown period is when an employer closes business operations for a certain length of time, often doing so during off-peak times of the year.

Many businesses tend to do this over the Christmas break and many employees are happy to take this time to enjoy summer holidays with family.  But there are some rules that employers need to be aware of before shutting up shop:


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Mixed Use Assets - taking note If you own a holiday home and rent this out commercially, there are new rules around how tax deductions are calculated. In order to accurately work out what these will be, there are some crucial points that we will require from you. You will still need to keep your normal records for income and expenses, but as well as that you will need to start recording the following information:

2013 Winter 2013 Newsletter >>

Is your workplace safe?

ACC levies will not be rising this year but that’s not the only good news.  If you run a safe work environment, you may be eligible for a Workplace Safety Discount from April 1, 2013.  In 2012, Cabinet agreed to expand the Workplace Safety Discount programme from the current seven high-risk industries to all industry groups.

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Peter Gordon the renown internationally known chef is fronting the programme. Manutuke school powhiri group offered their skills to welcome Peter onto the Marae. The community came together with offers of local kai delicacies, paintings, art and quality items for auction.

2013 Autumn 2013 Newsletter >>

Don’t be blasé about tax debt

When it comes to paying bills, we often tend to be blasé and put our financial responsibilities into the too hard basket.  Ignoring debt is the easy option at the time but eventually things catch up with you.  

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A new tax filing year is upon us bringing with it some changes mainly for employers and those with student loans. We are pleased to report that we filed all income tax returns for the work which had been brought in to us however there are a few stragglers out there that seem to be reluctant to get their work in.