Rural eSpeaking

Established in late 2009, Rural eSpeaking is another NZ Law electronic publication.

It covers stories of interest to farmers and those working in the rural sector, professionals advising agricultural clients as well as people who are interested in matters relating to New Zealand’s heartland.

2017

Rural espeaking August

Today we’ve published the Spring edition of Rural eSpeaking. We hope you find the articles both interesting and useful.

Inside:

- Nuptial Settlements - have I made one?

- Fire Hazards - look after your property

- Over the Fence - Health and Safety legislation sentencing expected - judgements of rural interest - bobby calf regulations

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.

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Rural e-speaking March

The Autumn 2017 edition of our regular farm focused e-newsletter, Rural eSpeaking is published today. We hope that you find the articles both interesting & useful.

Inside:

- Clean Water Package2017: What does this mean for farmers?

- Good Husbandry: Give it some thought when buying & selling

- Over the Fence: Minimum wage review 2017 - Further implementation of bobby calf regulations - Tenant damage ruling overturned in the District Court

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.

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Rural e-speaking March

The Autumn 2017 edition of our regular farm focused e-newsletter, Rural eSpeaking is published today. We hope that you find the articles both interesting & useful. Inside: - Clean Water Package2017: What does this mean for farmers? - Good Husbandry: Give it some thought when buying & selling - Over the Fence: Minimum wage review 2017 - Further implementation of bobby calf regulations - Tenant damage ruling overturned in the District Court 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.

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2016

Rural espeaking December

The Summer 2016 edition of our regular farm focused e-newsletter - Rural eSpeaking is published today.

We hope that you find the articles both interesting & useful.

Inside:

- Health & 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

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

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Rural Espeaking August

Today we’ve published the Winter/Spring 2016 edition of our rural e-newsletter. We hope that you find the articles both interesting & useful.

Inside:

- 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 & insurance

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.

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Rural E Speaking March

Today we publish the Autumn 2016 edition of our rural e-newsletter, Rural eSpeaking.

Inside:

Health & Safety at Work: A new era begins

Time to Fence those Waterways: Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Over the Fence: Paid parental leave - changes ahead

Upcoming employment law changes

Minimum Wage Review 2016

New property taxation legislation

To talk further on any of the above topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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2015

Rural E-Speaking Spring 2015 August

​The Spring edition of our regular rural e-newsletter, Rural eSpeaking is published today

Inside there are items on:

- The Health and Safety Reform Bill: Select Committee reports back

- Section 21 Agreements & 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

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.

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2014

NZ Rural E-Speaking December

​Today we’ve published the Summer 2014 edition of Rural Speaking. We hope you find the articles both interesting & useful.

Inside

Town & Country: Not always a good mix

Trust decision making: What are the rules?

Over the fence - Redundancy

- Mid season dairy farm settlements

- New Zealand Diary Industry Awards

- Resource consents: Compliance & enforcements

If you’d like any advice on the above topics, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with us.

The next edition of Rural will be published in March 2015

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Rural eSpeaking Issue 15A: Winter-Spring 2014 August

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; Farm buildings to be exempt from assessments.

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Rural eSpeaking Issue 14: Autumn 2014 March

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’.

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2013

Rural eSpeaking Issue 13: Summer 2013 December

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 Awards.

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