Archives - 20082008 Legal Ruminations Articles
Who do you want to inherit your farm? Have you started the succession plan for your farm? Read More...
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
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...
There has been a lot of discussion in the media lately about the electronic tagging of cattle and deer. Read More...
Farmer Flo from Tikorangi prides herself on keeping her farm clear of weeds. Read More...
Is your farming operration sustainable? Read More...
Water Water Everywhere... Read More...
Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
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
You may remember the Government's proposal in 2005 to provide for public access to significant waterways - including access across private farmland. Read More...
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...
New Zealand farms have typically been owned and operated as family businesses. Read More...
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
Farmer Abbot from Okato recently shifted some of his stock onto his run-off. Read More...
Employers in the farming industry should be aware of the recent changes to KiwiSaver. Read More...