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Where is the coalition government at with changes to environmental regulations?

Where is the coalition government at with changes to environmental regulations? Currently there is a lot of uncertainty over what the new coalition government will change in current environmental policy. This is what we know so far; Resource Management Act The new government repealed the Natural and Built Environment and Spatial Planning Acts, which were […]

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More increases on the way

The Minimum wage is increasing The minimum is set to increase again come 1st April 2024. The adult minimum wage will increase by 45 cents, from $22.70 to $23.15 per hour. The starting out, and training minimum wage will increase by 36 cents, from $18.16 to $18.52 per hour. These rates are before tax and lawful deductions. It

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What does Fonterra’s on-farm emissions reduction target mean?

What does Fonterra’s on-farm emissions reduction target mean? Recently Fonterra released its 30% intensity reduction for on-farm emissions by 2030.  Many farmers will be asking “what does this mean for my farm”. I’m going to break this down for you. First, you need to understand what emissions intensity is. Emissions are predominately reported two ways:

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How do I pay my relief milker?

How do I pay my relief milker? One of the most common queries coming across the Payroll desk is “How can I pay my relief milker?” Some relief milkers will refuse to accept work unless paid in cash, ‘under the table’, and this puts the employer in a difficult position. Someone is needed to do

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Why farm compliance matters

Looking at farm compliance as a cost to your business is now an outdated view.  While it may not be creating value, it is protecting the value of your business, with multiple financial implications for not complying with regulations today. These include; fines for breaching regulations, missing out on premium payments from Farm Assurance Programmes

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Exciting news!! We have a brand new Agri-Compliance service. Checkbox helps alleviate the burden of on-farm compliance for Dairy Farmers.

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