On The Land - Episode 98

14/3/2017

On The Land - Episode 98

Kerry Adams. DAABudget changes about to kick in.Major tax changes come into effect as of the 1 st April., including Use of Money ceiling goingfrom 50 to 60,000Payroll changes will affect many employers.Pay day reporting, PAYE deductions and return timings are all under the spotlight as IRD saythey are listening to the employers.IRD move on unqualified tax agent.A tax agent has been charged for avoiding $750,000 in tax.The agent swindled IRD out of $750,000 in tax and can’t pay it back. A call for people to useChartered Accountants.Dan SIFD.The field days Kirwee are on track.With just a couple of weeks to go, the amazing committee of 30 are on track to become thebiggest show in town.Tony Davoren.Rains bring good and bad fortunes.While northern New Zealand is taking a hiding from too much rain, other regions havedodged a bullet.Remaining crops now need sunshine.The rain has been great, but those with crops including those growing grapes are indesperate for sunshine to finish the season off on a good note.Dennis Carter.Crops need more than water.Build up the mulch levels in you soil for the ultimate results, water alone won’t give youmaximum results.Get the grubs before they get you.Grass grubs and porina are in full swing and with 4 porina grubs per square metre equatingfor a sheep per acre, you need to wipe them out.Round Up about to disappear.Round up is very likely to be banned in two thirds of European countries and may disappearaltogether, leaving growers with nothing to replace it.Michaela.Being a committee member of SIFD opens doors.Working for the SIFD committee has lead one woman to winning a Kellogg’s managementaward.Scott Hobson.There are ways to get amazing pasture grow without using Nitrogen, but who is listening.It is all about what happens under the ground, but for generations we have listened to thewrong information for the wrong reasons.Phil and Gillian.Townies take on showing cattle.Rangiora High school students are taking a hands on approach to learning about cattle, andhow to show them off in the show ring.Karen Degen.Why people are committing Suicide.There are two reasons why people take their own lives, and both can be fixed by simplemeans.

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