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Rural-eSpeaking-Spring-17.pdf

Tue, 29th Aug 2017

Rural eSpeaking Spring 2017

Inside:

  • Nuptial Settlements: Have I made one?
  • Fire Hazards: Look after your property.
  • Over the Fence:
    • Health and safety legislation sentencings expected
    • Judgements of rural interest
    • Bobby calf regulations

Click here to read the publication. We hope you find these articles both interesting and useful.  To talk further on any of the above topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don't hesitate to be in touch with us on 03 441 0125 or Queenstown@mactodd.co.nz.

Rural-eSpeaking-23-MacTodd

Wed, 22nd Mar 2017

Rural eSpeaking Autumn 2017

Inside:

  • Clean Water Package 2017: What does this mean for farmers?
  • Good Husbandry: Give it some thought when buying and selling
  • Over the Fence: 
    • Minimum wage review 2017
    • Further implementation of bobby calf regulations
    • Tenant damage ruling overturned in the District Court

Click here to read the publication.  We hope you find these articles both interesting and useful.  To talk further on any of the above topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don't hesitate to be in touch with us on 03 441 0125 or queenstown@mactodd.co.nz.

Rural-eSpeaking-22-MacTodd.pdf

Thu, 8th Dec 2016

Rural eSpeaking Summer 2016

Inside:

  • Health and Safety, and Personal Trusteeships - Not a good mix these days
  • Due Diligence - Check the primary documents 
  • Over the Fence: 
    • Post-earthquake property settlement considerations - insurance, banking - drawdown of lending facilities, and settlement
    • Employment obligations in times of natural disasters
    • Review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976
    • Dairy Industry Awards

Click here to read the publication.  We hope you find these articles both interesting and useful.  To talk further on any of the above topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don't hesitate to be in touch with us on 03 441 0125 or queenstown@mactodd.co.nz.

Rural-eSpeaking-WS2016.pdf

Rural E-Speaking Winter/Spring 2016

In this issue:

  • Obligations of working dog owners
  • Providing accommodation to your farm staff?
  • Over the fence: 
    • New regulations for bobby calves
    • Employment: staff must be paid the minimum wage 
    • Rural fires and insurance

    Click here to read the publication.  We hope you find these articles both interesting and useful.  To talk further on any of the above topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don't hesitate to be in touch with us on 03 441 0125 or queenstown@mactodd.co.nz.

    Rural-eSpeaking-Autumn-2016.pdf

    2016

    Rural E-Speaking Autumn 2016

    In this issue:

    • Health and Safety at Work: A new era begins
    • Time to Fence Those Waterways! Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
    • Over the Fence: 
      • Paid parental leave changes ahead
      • Upcoming employment law changes
      • Minimum Wage Review 2016
      • New property taxation legislation

    Click here to read the publication.  We hope you find these articles both interesting and useful.  To talk further on any of the above topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don't hesitate to be in touch with us.

    Rural-eSpeaking-Summer-2015.pdf

    December 2015

    Rural E-Speaking Summer 2015

    In this issue:

    • Be Careful with Long-term Contracts: Forgetting the details can have significant consequences
    • Company or Trust? Which is the better option in a farming situation?
    • Over the Fence: 
      • Health and safety legislation: update
      • Employee dismissed for cruelty to animals: the importance of getting the process right
      • Fonterra - an interest-free loan to shareholders
      • Dairy Industry Awards

    Click here to read the publication.  We hope that you find these articles both interesting and useful.

    To talk further on any of the above topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don't hesitate to be in touch with us.

     

    Rural-eSpeaking-MacTodd.pdf

    August 2015

    Rural E-Speaking Spring 2015

    In this issue:

    • The Health and Safety Reform Bill: Select Committee reports back
    • Section 21 Agreements and Trusts: are they a good mix for organising relationship property in the rural sector?
    • Over the Fence: 
      • Revised Federated Farmers' contract for contract milking
      • Minimum Wage (Contractor Remuneration) Amendment Bill
      • Employment Standards Bill - minimum employment standards
      • Changes proposed to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986
      • Farmstrong: looking after yourself.

    Click here to read the publication. We hope that you find these articles both interesting and useful.

    To talk further on any of the above topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don't hesitate to be in touch with us. 

    NZL186-Rural-eSpeaking-MacTodd-A.pdf

    March 2015

    Rural E-Speaking Autumn 2015

    In this issue:

    • Buying Rural Property: Due diligence is vital
    • Easements on Rural Land: Care is needed
    • Over the Fence: 
      • 'Mondayising' public holidays
      • Minimum wage review 2015
      • Sharemilking arrangements
      • New employment law provisions in force

    To read this edition please click here.  If you'd like advice on any of the above topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don't hesitate to be in touch with us.

    Rural-eSpeaking---Issue-16.pdf

    December 2014

    Rural E-Speaking Summer 2014

    In this issue:

    •    Town and Country: Not always a good mix
    •    Trust Decision-Making: What are the rules?
    •    Over the Fence:
          - Redundancy
          - Mid-season dairy farm settlements
          - New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards
          - Resource consents: compliance and enforcement

    Please click here to read this edition. If you would like further information or would like to discuss any particular topic, please do not hesitiate to contact us.  

    Rural-eSpeaking-Mactodd-Winter-2014.pdf

    August 2014

    Rural E-Speaking Winter 2014

    In this issue:

    • Protecting your brand: looking after the intellectual property;
    • Health and safety reforms: who will be responsible on the farm?
    • Over the fence:
      - Minimum wage order change;
      - Animal welfare (dairy cattle) code of welfare 2010 has been revoked; and
      - Farm buildings to be exempt from assessments.

    Please click here to read this edition. If you would like further information or would like to discuss any particular topic, please do not hesitiate to contact us.  

    Rural_eSpeaking_Autumn_2014.pdf

    March 2014

    Rural E-Speaking Autumn 2014

    In this issue:

    • Personal Property Securities Register: Be careful when selling stock
    • Animal Welfare Amendment Bill: Better enforcement, clarity and transparency
    • Over the Fence
      - Public holidays: Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day
      - Minimum wage review 2014 - Sharemilking arrangements
      - Contractual considerations when entering into Agreement for Sale & Purchase of Farms 'Proper Farming'

    Click here to read this edition. If you would like to know more or discuss a particular topic, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Rural_E-Speaking_Summer_2013.pdf

    December 2013

    Rural E-Speaking Summer 2013

    In this issue:

    • Rural Buildings: Earthquake-prone buildings?
    • Independent Trustees: Understanding your liability
    • Over the Fence
      - Farmers: be careful of minimum wage requirements
      - Livestock grazing - Entries now open for the Dairy Industry Award

    Click here to read this edition. If you would like to know more or discuss a particular topic, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Mactodd_Rural_E-Speaking_Winter_2013.pdf

    August 2013

    Rural E-Speaking Winter/Spring 2013

    In this issue we have articles on:

    • Fire and General Insurance: Be careful with the level of cover you choose
    • Health and Safety: More duties, greater accountability
    • Over the fence:
      - Insurance cover when entering into an Agreement for Sale and Purchase
      - Is the redundancy landscape changing?
      - Employment relations amendment bill
      - Social security (long-term residential care): amendments to means testing

    To read these articles, please click here. If you would like to know more or discuss a particular topic, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Rural_E-Speaking_Autumn_2013.pdf

    March 2013

    Rural E-Speaking Autumn 2013

    In this issue we have articles on:

    • Rural Dispute Resolution: alternative dispute resolution method
    • Water: a natural resource or a commodity?
    • Over the fence:
      - NAIT update: deer tagging now mandatory
      - Time frame for redundancy consultation

    To read these articles, please click here. If you would like to know more or discuss a particular topic, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Rural_E-Speaking_Summer_2012.pdf

    December 2012

    Rural E-Speaking - Summer 2012

    In this issue we have articles on:

    • Forestry Rights: purchasers beware
    • Agreements for Sale and Purchase of Dairy Farms: TAF issues in the Agreement
    • Over the Fence:
      - Fonterra Trading Amongst Farmers (TAF): sharemilker obligations
      - Trusts review
      - Employment contract cancelled due to misrepresentation

    To read these articles, please click here. If you would like to know more or discuss a particular topic, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Rural_E-Speaking_Spring_2012.pdf

    September 2012

    Rural eSpeaking - Spring 2012

    In this issue:

    • Buying a Farm and GST Rating: Make sure you complete the set of warranties
    • Succession Planning without Gift Duty: Now more straightforward
    • Over the Fence:
      - National Animal & Identification Tracing Act 2012
      - Casual and fixed term employees
      - Emissions Trading Scheme
      - Proposed changes to rules for agricultural vehicles

    To read all articles please click here. If you would like to know more about any particular topic, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    NZL113_Mactodd.pdf

    March 2012

    Rural eSpeaking, Autumn 2012

    In this issue:

    • What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is your problem: Your things can cause headaches when they head out of bounds
    • Biosecurity Law Reform Bill 2012: Bringing New Zealand’s biosecurity up to date
    • Over the Fence:
      • Crafar Farms: What is of the most benefit to New Zealand?
      • Fonterra end of season share purchase
      • National Animal Identification and Trading Act 2012
      • Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS): Caveat emptor

    To read all articles please click here. If you would like to know more about any particular topic, please don’t hesitate to contact us

    NZL085_Mactodd.pdf

    March 2011

    Rural eSpeaking

    In this issue:

    • Personal Properties Securities Act (PPSR): It is now possible to search for incumbrances on all property which included livestock.
    • Leasing the Farm can be a preactical solution
    • New minimum wage reates
    • Sharemilking Arrangements: 2011-12 season
    • GST zero-rating land transactions

    If you’d like to talk further about any information in this newsletter, or about trusts in general, please contact us. To read all articles please click here.

    NZL082_MacTodd.pdf

    December 2010

    Rural eSpeaking - Summer

    In this issue:

    • Water, Water Everywhere: Now a finite resource
    • Public access to the Outdoors: Unlocking the gates to your property
    • Changes to employement legislation
    • Livestock grazing agreements

    If you’d like to talk further about any information in this newsletter, or about trusts in general, please contact us. To read all articles please click here.