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Employment agreements crucial this Gypsy Day

Friday, 26 May 2017, 11:47 am | Crowe Horwath

“In an industry renowned for seasonal averaging, it is important dairy farmers focus on ensuring all current and new employees have the correct employment agreements, especially with the introduction of new employment laws in April,” says Melissa ... More >>

Farmers to see changes to farmhouse deductibility

Friday, 31 March 2017, 12:45 pm | Crowe Horwath

With farmers spending an increasing amount of time in the office, or at the kitchen table as the case is for many farmers across New Zealand, the changes to the deductibility of farmhouse expenses may come as a surprise. “With changes impacting farmers for ... More >>

Crowe Horwath Nelson appoints new Associate Principal

Friday, 24 February 2017, 11:15 am | Crowe Horwath

The Nelson Tasman region’s largest business advisory and accountancy firm Crowe Horwath has appointed Justine Kennard to Associate Principal. Justine was promoted from the role of Senior Client Manager. More >>

Rural professionals need to cut through the noise

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:04 pm | Crowe Horwath

As agricultural debt passes $60 billion set against the backdrop of continued market volatility and regulatory pressure, successfully managing a farming business in New Zealand has never been more challenging according to Crowe Horwath’s Head of Agribusiness ... More >>

Volatility in dairy presents tax opportunity

Friday, 3 February 2017, 11:55 am | Crowe Horwath

With the release of the 2017 National Standard Cost (NSC) values for livestock, advisory firm Crowe Horwath says ongoing volatility in the dairy cattle market presents both opportunity and risk in the tax structures for New Zealand’s farmers. Tony ... More >>

Is the IRD playing Grinch by taxing Christmas cheer?

Friday, 16 December 2016, 10:30 am | Crowe Horwath

There is no such thing as an easy year in farming and after 12 months of fighting fluctuating commodity prices, legislative curve balls and more often than not the weather, agribusiness owners and workers alike have well and truly earned a pat on ... More >>

New Zealand Bloodstock – a victim of its own success

Friday, 25 November 2016, 3:14 pm | Crowe Horwath

The record turnout for last week’s New Zealand Bloodstock’s (NZB) Ready to Run Sale at Karaka shows our bloodstock industry is still punching well above its weight says Crowe Horwath’s bloodstock specialist Hayden Dillon. As interest from Australian ... More >>

Farmers need to be vigilant around fixed rate mortgages

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 4:31 pm | Crowe Horwath

27/10/2016 Farmers need to be vigilant around fixed rate mortgages Market commentators are indicating with 80% certainty the Reserve Bank of New Zealand will lower the official cash rate by 25 basis points next month and then it will begin to stabilise. ... More >>

Auditing Stock – A crucial component

Monday, 3 October 2016, 9:58 am | Crowe Horwath

The recent theft of 500 dairy cows has been another harsh wake up call for the industry as farmers consider if they are taking the right precautions in protecting their second largest asset. Michael Lee, an agribusiness audit specialist at Crowe Horwath, ... More >>

Growth continuing for horticulture as cherry sector booms

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 12:37 pm | Crowe Horwath

New Zealand’s traditional horticulture industry is set to maintain its success as the buoyant sector continues to grow exports. Alistair King, Crowe Horwath’s horticulture specialist says, ‘The numbers are stacking up to support this and ... More >>

Farmers need to be bank ready

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 9:43 am | Crowe Horwath

With the dairy pay out remaining stubbornly low and equity positions becoming more precarious many farmers are seeing more of their bank manager, according to Crowe Horwath’s Head of Corporate Agribusiness, Hayden Dillon. Dillon is quick to point ... More >>

Agribusiness needs to budget for volatility

Friday, 15 July 2016, 11:01 am | Crowe Horwath

While volatility in business is to be expected, many of New Zealand’s primary producers have experienced a bumpy ride in recent years. Increased volatility driven by to swings in international commodity prices and the value of the NZ dollar is ... More >>

Strong 2016 vintage confirms positive outlook for NZ wine

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 10:43 am | Crowe Horwath

As demand for New Zealand wine continues to grow in the key markets of the USA, the United Kingdom and Australia, the industry is rising to the challenge. That’s according to Alistair King, Crowe Horwath’s viticulture specialist, who says the ... More >>

Farmers can optimise tax through preferential valuation

Friday, 3 June 2016, 10:35 am | Crowe Horwath

With this years continued convergence of values between the Herd Scheme Value and National Standard Cost for dairy cattle, professional services firm Crowe Horwath says farmers are presented with an opportunity to review their livestock valuation ... More >>

‘Safely.nz’ app targets better farm health and safety

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:42 am | Crowe Horwath

‘Safely.nz’ app targets better farm health and safety without the hassle With the launch of a new app specifically tailored for New Zealand’s farms, professional services firm Crowe Horwath is making it easier and more convenient to institute ... More >>

dvisory boards can offer guidance for farmers

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 1:46 pm | Crowe Horwath

As the agricultural sector grapples with high levels of dairy debt and increased volatility, Crowe Horwath’s Head of Agribusiness, Neil McAra, says farmers need to look at getting sound governance support. McAra is a strong advocate for advisory ... More >>

New online financial problem-solving platform for farmers

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:39 pm | Crowe Horwath

Earlier this month accounting and business advisory firm Crowe Horwath announced the launch of the online platform, ASK Crowe Horwath. More >>

New laws shouldn’t limit duck shooters enjoyment this season

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 4:02 pm | Crowe Horwath

Agribusiness Health and Safety Specialist Melissa Vining, wants to assure duck shooting enthusiasts and farmers that the new health and safety legislation should not curtail their enjoyment this opening weekend of the season. “Farmers can rest assured that ... More >>

Farmers may be paying too much ACC

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 10:58 am | Crowe Horwath

Farmers may be paying too much ACC The work of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is essential in maintaining social security in New Zealand, with the contributions of all employers and employees ensuring prevention, care and recovery from injuries. ... More >>

Commodity Prices Remain Greatest Concern for NZ Agribusiness

Friday, 19 February 2016, 2:46 pm | Crowe Horwath

A recent survey conducted by business advisory firm Crowe Horwath during the Southern Field Days asked farmers, rural professionals and others heavily involved in New Zealand agribusiness for their views on the industry’s key influences. Technology, ... More >>

 

 

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