Real Estate

Complusory Zero Rating for GST

The Compulsory Zero-Rating scheme (CZR) came into effect on 1 April 2011.Under the CZR rules, a vendor who is a registered person must charge GST at the rate of 0% when:  making a supply wholly or partly consisting of land to a purchaser who is a registered person; the supply is made in the course or furtherance of the vendor’s taxableactivity; the purchaser intends using the goods...

“As safe as houses”

It seems everybody wants a slice of the housing market at the moment. During the first Covid lockdown the 'expert' economists forecast doom and gloom for real estate. It didn't happen. During the second lockdown they forecast it again - more or less their earlier prediction was still sound, just a bit of a delayed reaction yet to be seen. Meanwhile out in the real world people are voting with their...

New look, same great team, same great service

At Rural and Lifestyle Sales we are excited to launch our new brand - signifying the next evolution for our company. It has always been our priority to stay ahead of the game and play our part in shaping the future of real estate, and that means being open to change and redefining yourself to be the best you can be.  Over the past eight years our brand has been built on trust, credibility and...

Fonterra Dairy Payout 2000-2020/21 Forecast

A very good profit announcement for Fonterra today reversing a big loss last year into a gain - around a $1 Billion shift - and at the same time paying down $1 Billion of debt. This should give farmer shareholders a lot of comfort given the testing times for other business sectors. We've been tracking Fonterra Payout since 1999. The pic below shows the trend over this time. While we well remember the...

M.Bovis on steroids

I think the whole country is now starting to have a greater appreciation what the “victims” of M.Bovis infection must have been going through this past couple of years...

Time to buy an farm?

Is it time to secure your future and get into farm ownership? Record low interest rates, good demand for milk and meat, and land prices that aren’t sky-rocketing out of control...

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