When life gives you lemons, pivot.

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The world of work has been transformed this year and the only way forward is to adapt. Here are two businesses who rejigged their offering to keep the invoices rolling and experienced great success.
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Five ways to boost mental well-being at work

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If you're a business owner or manager, there's a lot you can do to support your staff to maintain positive mental health and in turn, keep your business profitable.
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Livestock Herd Scheme Values 2020

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Inland Revenue have recently announced this year's livestock Herd Scheme Values and we think this is a great opportunity to update you on the latest movements. The Herd Scheme Values are the National Average Market Values as determined by a process involving a review of the livestock market as at 30 April. For a closer look, here's some analysis on specific livestock classes - dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, deer and goats.
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NZX Milk Price Futures Contracts in a nutshell

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NZX has developed milk price futures and options contracts in response to the need for risk management tools for New Zealand's dairy industry. Read more…

Support when you need it

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Farming is challenging and unpredictable. That's why having the support – financially and holistically – is key. Here are several ways you can access guidance during the ups and downs.  Read more…

Keep taking environmental sustainability seriously

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"In our catchment, nitrogen leaching is a concern so we're looking keenly into our own figures around the subject of milk urea. We want to learn how to be more efficient with nitrogen usage so we can lower urine nitrogen in cows and reduce leaching.
" Ashburton farmer Ralph Tompsett.

Looking on the bright side

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"We're all in the same storm, just different boats" rings true when it comes to the impact of COVID-19 on farmers around New Zealand. Despite challenges for all, most will agree that being an "essential" is a good waka to be in. Let's hear how things are panning out for two regional winners of the 2020 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards Read more…

The 2020 Budget - Our Communities

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It's a Wellbeing Budget: investment in health is critical. The brief is to keep everything going as well as being prepared for further response to the pandemic, with a total investment of $5.6b in services and $755m in capital investment, including:  Read more…

The Jobs Budget 2020

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The focus is on sustaining existing jobs, job creation, job training and retraining. To support this, Budget 2020 allocates funds to infrastructure investment, business support, housing development and construction, an environmental jobs package, and a trades and apprentices package.  Read more…

Budget Special Alert 2020

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It's hard to imagine a Budget being delivered into a more singular situation. The 2020 Wellbeing Budget's one job is to help New Zealand recover from the impact of the pandemic. The lockdown to safeguard us from a public health crisis has been phase 1. The Budget takes us into phase 2: economic recovery while staying clear of a second wave of COVID-19. We don't know at this stage how many more phases there will be.  Read more…

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