Good news for Farmers – however beware!

Good news for Farmers – however beware! With being a farmer you are no doubt enjoying the increased pay-outs, that are long deserved! With this being a good season so far, it provides you the opportunity to potentially pay down debt, which no doubt was largely been...
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Calendar of Farming Events for Women in Taranaki

– presented by Women in Farming, Rural Women, Landgirls Date Event Hosted by Sunday, April 13 Pamper Your Patures – soil health, understanding soil test results, pasture pests and weed identification Landgirls April 5 Wainaki Regional Event – combined Taranaki Waikato day. Venue – Cambridge Rural women...
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Snippets – Feb 2014 – Apr 2014

Bomb squad needed by the IRD A $2 coin resulted in the evacuation of the IRD’s Lower Hutt building in December last year when a taxpayer sent in a suspicious looking package. Police were called to the scene where IRD employees were uncomfortable with how the mail...
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Buying and Selling Land – the taxpayer loses

The Taxation Review Authority (TRA) has recently heard a case involving a Trust that had been buying bare land, building houses and then selling them but not treating the proceeds as taxable. The Trust itself comprised three trustees, Mr and Mrs B, and their solicitor who acted...
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Are Dairy Farmers Breaking the Law?

Dairy farmers should have accurate, detailed wage records ready when the labour inspectors come calling to check their compliance with minimum employment rights.  The inspector’s primary focus is to check on “seasonal averaging”.  This is the practice of averaging out pay across a season which allows an...
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