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Chartered Accountants Certificate of Public Practice

Congratulations to Director, Rory Noorland, who recently gained his Chartered Accountants Certificate of Public Practice. To gain this, Rory achieved a number of things including; experience as a Chartered Accountant for more than 2 years, courses in New Zealand Company and Partnership Law and New…

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Changes for dairy goat farmers

With the recent review of the Dairy Goat NSC values, it was announced that the Dairy Goat values were set to increase significantly for 2018. With the imminent increase, this would impact our goat farming clients quite substantially with the goat value changes resulting in…

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Can you see the tax through the trees?

When buying or selling land, it is important to consider the tax implications of any standing timber on the property. Standing timber refers to a block of trees that will yield saleable timber.  The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) excludes fruit trees, ornamental or incidental trees.…

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Picking the cream of employees

Each year around this time, employees are looking for new farm positions and farm employers are looking for staff.  This is the natural result of staff looking to up their skills and position in the industry, and meet those next steps in their career path.…

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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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