Tax Due Dates
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Tax Due Dates

Don’t miss another tax deadline again. If you are unsure of what to file or pay and when to do so, do not hesitate to give us a call.
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Josh’s Comment - HB Monitor Farm

Beef and Lamb New Zealand’s Monitor Farm programs started in 1991 with the aim to help farmers plan for success by way of bringing together a community group and focusing on a selected farming business. Hawke’s Bay’s newest and only…
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Rural farm houses to comply

The clock is ticking for rural farmhouses to comply with new laws for providing insulation in rental homes Insulation requirements From 1 July 2019, ceiling and underfloor insulation will be compulsory for all rental properties in New…
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Decreases to ACC levies for farming

The 2017 ACC levies for farmers have decreased, with levies down between 6-9% on the 2016 levies. These decreases have come about from the government passing on savings generated from improved ACC financial management. The average work levy…
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MBIE prosecuting farmers over employment obligations

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has launched a nationwide investigation into Employment Law compliance within the dairy industry. This has come about after a recent investigation into Waikato dairy farmers which…
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Onwards and upwards

As I read about the latest leaders’ debate and consider the impact of a possible change in government, I can’t help but feel some empathy for our primary producers.  There is some sentiment out there that our primary sector are creaming…
Campbell Brenton-Rule
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Understanding your profit

"I’ve made all this profit – so where’s it gone?!" Does this sound familiar?   It’s probably the number one question we are asked and usually comes about when the tax needs to be paid. In simple terms, profit is not what’s…
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Water – balancing environmental and productive demands

Water is a finite resource. While it appears to flow endlessly down our rivers, and is pumped perpetually from the ground, there is only so much to go around. Effective management of our water resource is vital to ensure its benefits can be…
Dairy farm accounting packages
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9 key steps to knowing your numbers

Over the past few months I have been talking with a number of different rural business owners and it’s interesting to see the vastly different mindsets they each have even when they are in the same industry faced with the same challenges.…
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Summer is a great time to start managing our waterways

  Following the recent water quality woes in Havelock North, there has been a wider interest across communities around the way that we manage our waterways and it has been no surprise that we have seen the finger pointed at farmers for…
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Would you like more control and a better understanding of your business?

Budgeting is a word that gets a mixed response from rural business owners. A common response I hear is "Why budget when my business is largely dependent on the weather? You never know what it’s going to throw at you and the budget can go out…