Effluent Management Systems (EMS Ltd) | Walking the environmental talk

When Tania and Steve Crockford started their plumbing and drainage business 28 years ago, they never imagined how diverse it would become.

Metris | Taking the guesswork out of growing

It’s true that you can’t control the weather, but thanks to science and modern technology, it’s now possible to eliminate some of the risk factors from the business of growing crops. And for that, growers are thankful.

Mark and Annie Ferguson | Family agribusiness has strategic plan to create secure future

A farm forestry block is a vital part of a fifth-generation farming business. Mark Ferguson’s father, Ian began to plant some of the 100ha pine forest in the 1970s and his foresight in doing so is reaping economic benefits for two generations of Fergusons.

The changing face of tax residence

Determining whether you are a New Zealand tax resident is very important. Generally, New Zealand tax residents are taxed on their worldwide income.

Junction Wines | Family rules in this wine and farm business

The combination of farming and viticulture on John and Jo Ashworth’s rural property in Takapau, Central Hawke’s Bay, sounds like a Sunday roast. Beef, sheep, peas and wine are the main ingredients on their 364-hectare block, which they established more than 30 years ago.

Wharerata Farm | Motherhood and farming all in a day’s work for fifth generation farmer

When Sophie Atkinson took over running the family farm Wharerata in Pirinoa late last year, she became the fifth generation to manage the property.