Archives - 2008

2008 Legal Ruminations Articles

Succession Planning

2008 27/11/08
Who do you want to inherit your farm? Have you started the succession plan for your farm? Read More...

Animal Welfare

2008 13/11/08
Recent media stories about a cow being impaled on a tractor fork and a deer farmer convicted for illegally removing velvet from his deer has raised some questions about the scope of the Animal Welfare Act. Read More...

Farm Transactions and Due Diligence

2008 30/10/08
Given that we have seen a number of Agreements for Sale and Purchase coming through the office for May/June 2009 settlement, we thought that due diligence in a property transaction context was a fitting and timely topic. Read More...

Electronic Tagging

2008 16/10/08
There has been a lot of discussion in the media lately about the electronic tagging of cattle and deer. Read More...

Weed Control

2008 02/10/08
Farmer Flo from Tikorangi prides herself on keeping her farm clear of weeds. Read More...

Sustainable Practices

2008 18/09/08
Is your farming operration sustainable? Read More...

Transaction Duties

2008 04/09/08
Water Water Everywhere... Read More...

Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992

2008 21/08/08
Farmer Dobson owns a large farm near Opunake. At any one time, Farmer Dobson may have Worker Bob, Contractor Sue, Camper Campbell, Meter Reader Rory and Surfer Sam on the farm. Read More...

Public Access Rights

2008 07/08/08
You may remember the Government's proposal in 2005 to provide for public access to significant waterways - including access across private farmland. Read More...

Resource Consents

2008 24/07/08
Any use of resources in Taranaki requires a Resource Consent, unless the activity is permitted by a district and/or regional plan or the Resource Management Act 1991. Read More...

Equity Partnership

2008 10/07/08
New Zealand farms have typically been owned and operated as family businesses. Read More...

Climate Change

2008 26/06/08
Whether you believe in climate change or not, our present government does and any new government later this year will too. Read More...

Wandering Stock Liabilities

2008 12/06/08
Farmer Abbot from Okato recently shifted some of his stock onto his run-off. Read More...

KiwiSaver

2008 29/05/08
Employers in the farming industry should be aware of the recent changes to KiwiSaver. Read More...