Martin Wakefield is an accounting practice established in Timaru during the early 1900's. We have grown from those early days to now have offices in both Timaru and Christchurch.

At Martin Wakefield we pride ourselves in being friendly, accessible accounting specialists who make it our business to make your business more successful!

We provide a full suite of rural accounting, general accounting, auditingbody corporate servicesbusiness advice, taxation, and succession planning services to a large client base that extends throughout Canterbury, and includes clients as far afield as Kaikoura, Westland and Otago.

By helping our clients to succeed, we are able to continue to grow our client base and expertise in the many areas in which we excel.

Whatever stage your business is at, your Martin Wakefield adviser is here to counsel and assist you through all the major and minor transitions. We ask the right questions because we've been helping our clients with the challenge of change for over 100 years.

Local Accountants Get in Behind New Zealand Dairy Farmers
Announcing Gold Sponsorship of 2016 Dairy Business of the Year

Improving farm profitability and developing resilient and sustainable farming systems are two of the key drivers behind NZ Chartered Accountants Limited's (NZ CA) gold sponsorship of this year's Dairy Business of the Year (DBOY). Timaru chartered accounting firm Martin Wakefield is a member of NZ CA.
Hamish Moorhead, a director of Martin Wakefield, says, "We are delighted to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2016 Dairy Business of the Year. So many of our clients are dairy farmers so it's a logical move to support and help to further develop these businesses. With the continuing slump in milk solid prices this year and the effect of this on farm businesses, it's more important than ever that dairy farmers get good independent business advice from their chartered accountants. 

"So, not only are we keen to continue to work with dairy businesses to support and improve their business systems and profitability, but we're also eager to acknowledge and reinforce the value to a business of motivated and innovative owners and managers."

Entries for the 2016 Dairy Business of the Year close on Thursday, 31 March. Each entry will be assessed, analysed and scored. From those entries a shortlist will be compiled, and the finalists audited. The winner of the 2016 Dairy Business of the Year will be announced on 23 June, together with the winners of the best financial performance, eight regional award winners, best people management, best environmental score and business resilience awards.

"Martin Wakefield, and indeed all NZ CA member firms, has a strong interest in supporting their dairy business clients to achieve a profitable well-run sustainable business. By entering the awards, dairy farmers will have an opportunity to work on their businesses - not just in the business, benchmark themselves against industry leaders and challenge their current farming systems."

"We're very much looking forward to being deeply involved in this gold sponsorship. We will be taking a hands-on approach, pulling on our gumboots and will attend the autumn Regional Optimisation Days and the Field Days to be held in late spring," says Hamish Moorhead.

NZ CA is an association of independent chartered accountants located throughout New Zealand. NZ CA's mission is to help its 28 member firms improve their business delivery to their valued clients. More information can be found at

For more information please contact Hamish Moorhead, Director, Martin Wakefield, Timaru. Ph: 03 687 7122, email:

For more information on the 2016 Dairy Business of the Year, go to:

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