Your trusted CPD partner


Fonterra Update and Federated Farmers (employment relationship issues) - Webinar Package

NZ $121.00
Sean O'Sullivan Chris Spargo
Sean O'Sullivan
DLA Phillips Fox
Chris Spargo
Blackman Spargo

To learn more about what you need to do to access webinars and archived presentations please click here.

To watch a website tutorial video please click here. video.gif

Webinar Package includes:

Archive Presentation  l  Booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation


Webinar Package Fee (incl GST)
$91 - NZLS members and Associate members
$121 - Non-members

Note: Access to the online files is via your "My CLE" page. If you would like to purchase multiple packages, please contact us here.


Webinar Archive Presentation

Presentation time: 60 minutes

Practising rural law is becoming more and more complex as the rural industry evolves. Rural clients need and expect their legal advisors to be knowledgeable and aware of what is transpiring within the industry. Prudent practitioners in this area must be fully informed to ensure legal documentation for clients is up to date and clearly understood by all involved.

This one-hour webinar will provide firstly, a practical outline of dairy sector issues regularly faced by rural practitioners relevant to:
  • Fonterra capacity adjustment charge
  • Implications of Fonterra dividend payments
  • Growth milk contracts
  • Fonterra’s proposed Trading Among Farmers scheme (TAF)
  • Permitted activities and resource consents
The second part will cover employment relations and contractual provisions relating to the unique rural environment. Topics will include:
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • OSH
  • ACC and medical incapacity
  • Tenancies
  • Sharemilking and contract milking
  • Dispute resolution clauses

Please contact us if you use a dial up internet connection.



Authors: Chris Spargo, Sean O'Sullivan
Published: 28 June, 2012
Pages: 41



The dairy industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, including the complexities of Fonterra.

The purpose of this part of the booklet is to provide a practical outline of relevant issues in the New Zealand dairy sector faced by rural professional advisors on a regular basis. There are new issues to be dealt with following the Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited’s (“Fonterra”) restructure approved in 2009, with further implications likely from the capital restructure to implement Trading Among Farmers (“TAF”).

The practice of rural law continues to rapidly evolve with more complexity. Dairy farmers are facing rapid changes in Fonterra, more rules around the care of livestock, requirements for resource consents to operate a dairy farm depending on the regional area farmed in, nutrient bench marking, more regulation about what can and cannot be done on a dairy farm and much more.

To be able to prudently practice in this area one must be fully informed of the relevant issues to ensure that the legal documentation we are creating for clients is up to date and well understood by those involved.

The following areas are addressed to better understand relevant issues of today:
  • Fonterra Capacity Adjustment Charge
  • Implications of Fonterra Dividend Payments
  • Growth Milk Contracts
  • Fonterra’s proposed Trading Among Farmers
  • Permitted Activities and Resource Consents

PowerPoint Presentation

These are the slides included in the webinar presentation.
Number of Slides: 29

You might also be interested in ...

Registrant Details

Use this window to add all the registrants you wish to register on behalf of. If you want to attend the course also, ensure you add yourself as one of the registrants. Make sure you press ‘save’ after adding each new registrant.

Proceed to Checkout

Changes to Court Legislation - what you need to know - Webinar Package

Publication Date: 21-Jun-2017

Authors: Andrew Beck, Allison Ferguson

NZ $179.00

Multiple Registration

Practical Enforcement of Judgments - Webinar Package

Publication Date: 13-Nov-2012

Author: Bob Hollyman

NZ $255.00

Multiple Registration
freephone (within NZ)
0800 333 111

[email protected]

04 472 7837

04 463 2986
Level 4, 17-21 Whitmore Street
Wellington 6011

DX SP 20202
PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand