LARFS@4

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LARFS@4: What’s the noise on rural connectivity

TUANZ are an independent and representative voice for users of digital technology and connectivity. They are a not-for-profit association striving to encourage all New Zealanders to make the most of the opportunities available in the digital economy. They are strong advocates for rural broadband and mobile coverage to bridge the urban/rural digital divide. The CEO, Craig Young, will facilitate this session and he is keen to hear the good, bad and ugly of your connectivity journey.

This talk is part of our LARFS*@4 series, bringing local farmers and growers together for an afternoon of professional development, networking and a bit of a laugh. LARFS@4 will be held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

*Lifestyle, Agribusiness, Rural and Farming Sessions

Upcoming LARFS@4 Events

4 February 2021 Chasing the waves on local internet James Watts, CEO, Inspire Net

We believe that good internet is a game changer for people and businesses in rural Whanganui, however, despite large infrastructure investment by different providers, there are still gaps. Join InSPire Net CEO, James Watts, to hear more about the community champion programme, as well as the opportunities and barriers to rural internet and the work his team are doing for Whanganui.

18 February 2021 How to transition your business for future success Bob Selden, Senior Consultant, Family Business Central

In the next few years, as farmers decide it may be time to give their body a break, we will see more farms come on the market and change hands, or be passed from one generation to the other. Whichever way you dice it, the first question is “When is the right time?” and the second question, “Am I ready?” Family Business Central CEO, Bob Selden, helps set up farm businesses for the next generation of farmers through working with those involved and including everyone in the process to promote a healthy transition. The talk will include action steps each family business can follow.

4 March 2021 Changes to Trusts Law Samantha Bills, Associate, Dewhirst Law

New Zealand is one of the most trusted countries. By that we mean, there are more than 400,000 trusts set up for families and businesses. With the Trusts Act 2019 coming into force on 30 January 2021, full disclosure to beneficiaries, extra reporting obligations and means testing, has some questioning the ongoing value of Trust Deeds. Dewhirst Law associate Samantha Bills will unpack what the changes mean and will answer questions you may have.

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LARFS@4: Rural Connectivity

December 3, 2020

4-6 pm

Location:

Stellar Function Room, 2 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui

Cost:

Free

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