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Buying a farm and sharing up – what are my options?

Deciding which dairy company to supply when buying a farm is an important decision when it comes to shares. Dairy company shares make up a substantial part of a farm purchase. For an average sized Fonterra farm to be fully shared up producing 100,000 kg/ms…

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Company Annual Returns

In our quest to reduce paper, we aim to send company annual return correspondence electronically this year. If we have an email address on file for you, keep a look out for these coming via email. If we don’t have an email address for you, you…

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New Trust Law on the way

New Zealand has a high utilisation of trusts owing assets and businesses.  It is important to have legislative guidelines for their operation and management. Up until now there has been no legislation to govern Trusts in New Zealand, other than the Trustee Act which confirms the responsibilities…

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Tax implications of selling the farm

There comes a time when every farmer has to finally hang up the gumboots and retire from the farm. Even Richie had to hang the boots up. When it comes time to sell the farm, whether it is to an associated party (family etc.) or…

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Managing Christmas Leave

2017 has raced along and soon it will be Christmas. With that in mind, it is time to consider the issues around summer leave. A range of staff challenges appear over the Christmas and New Year holidays. We will have the usual requests for leave,…

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