Christmas hours 2023: Closed 22 December, reopening on the 3rd of January.

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Rescue work in bookkeeping is like being a financial detective, and it's a task that many experienced bookkeepers find themselves undertaking at some point. Essentially, it involves helping a client whose books or payroll have fallen into disarray – whether due to falling ...
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Welcome to 2024!

January 5, 2024

Welcome to 2024

We started again on the 3rd of January and are finishing our first working week of the year. We feel energised refreshed and ready for 2024. We wish you and your loved ones a year filled with love, health, joy, and prosperity....
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Christmas hours

December 14, 2023

Christmas hours 2023

We are all taking some time off over Christmas to rest, recharge, and spend time with our family and friends. We are closed on Friday the 22nd and will re-open on the 3rd of January. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!...
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Lift in milk price forecast welcome news

Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd today increased its forecast Farmgate Milk Price and earnings guidance for FY24 following a strong start to the year. The forecast Farmgate Milk Price midpoint for the 2023/24 season is up 25 cents to $7.50 per kgMS, with the forecast ran...
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Credit Crunch

October 27, 2023

Credit Crunch Ambush caused by high interest and dropping farm values

This month I have again been confronted by the crunch created by a low payout, high costs, high interest rates and a change in how banks operate with a couple of clients. Ironically, it is the seasoned farmers who get caught out by this. They have been with the same ba...
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Your values are essential for finding the right staff

This month I got inspired to challenge you to define your values and the mission of your farm and include them in your recruitment process.Why are your values important when recruiting?The reason for struggling to find the right staff or retain staff (even if they have the s...
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Breakeven Milk Price

DairyNZ has revised its breakeven milk price, as one way to help farmers navigate the challenging economic conditions they face this season. DairyNZ head of economics, Mark Storey, says many dairy farmers will be finding the current milk price and inflation issues difficult ...
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Meet West Coast dairy farmer Panda Mirfin.Panda Mirfin can’t actually remember how he got the moniker — it dated back to primary school and stuck — but he definitely gets called Panda more than he is called Andrew.Panda’s family have been on the coast since the ...
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Year of the Farmer 2023

September 18, 2023

People's choice award

Farmlands is backing ‘Year of the Farmer 2023’ by sponsoring this year’s People’s Choice Award.   ‘Year of the Farmer 2023’ is all about highlighting the achievements of South Island farmers and growers who pride themselves on their excellent farming practices...
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Nurturing the Land and the Soul

September 14, 2023

Self-Care Options for Farmers in a Tough Year

Farming is not just a profession; it's a way of life deeply intertwined with the rhythms of nature. However, the life of a farmer can be incredibly demanding, both physically and mentally, especially during challenging years when factors like market downturns, cost increases...
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