Australia: Markhams - meet our newest member firms.

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Last Updated: 5 April 2011
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This article is part of a 7 part series. Other articles in this series are shown below:

  1. A Word from the Chairman
  2. Personal property securities regime
  3. Employment law changes that will impact your business in 2011
  4. Markhams - meet our newest member firms.
  5. Funding business expansion
  6. Division 7A - another sting in the tail
  7. Have you overpaid GST?

In November 2010 Moore Stephens welcomed the seven member firms of the Markhams network in New Zealand. With the addition of the Markhams firms, Moore Stephens now has member firms in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Wanganui.

The New Zealand member firms comprise 30 Partners, 200 staff and annual turnover in excess of NZ$25 million. The appointment of the Markhams firms is an outstanding result for the Moore Stephens network which has been looking to expand its New Zealand presence for some time.

Of critical importance for Moore Stephens was finding a firm or firms that shared its vision for the future and its commitment to the success of its clients and its people.

The Markhams firms not only meet all these criteria, they also bring to the network extensive technical expertise across a wide range of service areas, deep industry knowledge and a well deserved reputation in their markets for quality work and successful outcomes for their clients.

Moore Stephens is delighted to introduce the Markhams network of firms.


Markhams Wanganui Limited, established in the late 1970's, is now owned by four Directors, Rex McKinnon, Warwyck Dewe, Stuart Wright and Jeff Whitlock. The philosophy behind our firm is to build up close personal relationships with all of our clients, and take a healthy involvement in all of their business affairs. Our principals come from families who have lived in the Wanganui area for generations, so we think we have a unique connection with the dairy, forestry and tourism sectors.


At Markhams Clarke Craw we are a professional organisation committed to common objectives, standards of excellence and pro-active leadership. We pride ourselves on our specialist knowledge, our ability to keep fresh in today's changing environment, and our ability to maximise opportunities as they arise. With our vision, your success becomes our success.


Markhams Auckland was created in 1965. Today the firm is a partnership of companies comprising of G S Hatten Limited, A Mehta Limited, SMW Bassett Limited, C P Hemphill Limited, T M Hazleman Limited, John W Teague Limited and Dennis Munn and Associates Limited. We have based our business upon the principle of maintaining close personal involvement in the affairs of our clients, and the firm is structured to ensure that contact is maintained between clients and firm principals with the back-up of qualified staff. You will find that we are nearly always available on short notice for consultations or accountancy advice. This is part of our commitment to providing you with the support needed by businesses and individuals to best find their way through the complexities of the modern commercial environment.

Hawke's Bay

Markhams Hawkes Bay Limited has a proud history in the region spanning nearly 100 years.

Established by Mr L A Denton in 1912, 'Denton Donovan', eventually became Markhams Hawkes Bay. A 16 person team, Markhams Hawkes Bay provides a full range of accounting and business advisory services.


We are an experienced, knowledgeable firm of chartered accountants and business advisors serving the diverse needs of Wairarapa businesses. You can rely on us to provide effective practical advice backed by proven financial expertise and progressive thinking – it is a formula that has produced consistent results for our clients. We will take the time to listen to your requirements, and then provide practical and realistic advice.


At Markhams Wellington we believe attitude changes everything. Ours is simple, we are here to help businesses succeed and grow. Our firm, formerly Mason King, was founded in 1974 by Malcolm Mason and Desmond King and still acts for a number of clients dating from our early years. The firm has two partners, Peter Smith and Bruce Stormer, who, backed by an experienced team, can provide you with a full range of accounting, auditing and business advisory services.


Our major objective at Markhams Christchurch is to establish strong relationships with our clients which extend beyond just the provision of accountancy services – relationships based on understanding, trust and reliability. We have been a part of Christchurch for almost 100 years now and over that time, we have seen many of our clients grow from small concerns to thriving businesses

This publication is issued by Moore Stephens Australia Pty Limited ACN 062 181 846 (Moore Stephens Australia) exclusively for the general information of clients and staff of Moore Stephens Australia and the clients and staff of all affiliated independent accounting firms (and their related service entities) licensed to operate under the name Moore Stephens within Australia (Australian Member). The material contained in this publication is in the nature of general comment and information only and is not advice. The material should not be relied upon. Moore Stephens Australia, any Australian Member, any related entity of those persons, or any of their officers employees or representatives, will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the material contained in this publication. Copyright © 2009 Moore Stephens Australia Pty Limited. All rights reserved.

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