In business there are hierarchies but at the moment the Pandemic has shown Kiwis, we are all the same. The gap is closing between the haves and have nots – even if only temporarily. You are now us. Whether we are white, brown, black, tan, olive, disabled, able-bodied, transgender, gay, ugly, pretty, fat, or skinny. In the end when our time has come, we will all look the same – as dry bones.
I have been facing my own mortality since I was diagnosed with heartfailure and COPD in 2015. If the Covid-19 virus takes me out, at least I can say:I spent the last few years of my life living the dream, doing what I love doing and that’s always to Campaign for even bigger dreams for disenfranchised business people, and a better understanding about the plight of business people who have fallen on hard times.
I dream of the day that Accountants, Book keepers, Financial and Business Advisors, Business Advisorsl provide better advice and support that actually adds real value to a business – so that there are no business failures or business loss. I dream of the day that compulsory licensing is required before Book Keepers and Business Advisors in New Zealand can practise.
I dream of the day that the Govt will Change NZ Accounting Law and introduce a Book Keeping Act (which I am still drafting at the moment).
I dream of the day that NZ’s Banks and bankruptcy regimes strike a balance between debtor and creditor needs because Christchurch’s Lisa Cowe has campaigned tirelessly for these changes not for herself but for all New Zealanders.
I dream of the day Lisa Cowe’s campaign to take people’s names off the Insolvency Register become a reality. I dream that a Lawyer can represent bankrupts and win a case – because legal clauses have been changed.
I look forward to the day that we can all say – ‘Fair is fair’ and we do indeed see things are ‘fair.’ – Fiona Green