Important COVID-19 Update


These are certainly challenging times for us all.

We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, those who use our services and their representatives and the communities we serve to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, our people will begin working remotely from today, Monday 23 March.

Having well developed online dispute resolution options, it will in many ways be business as usual for us as we focus on providing a seamless service, regardless of where our Registry staff, arbitrators, mediators and other dispute resolution practitioners are working.

We know you are working through similar challenges to ours and that these are uncertain times for everyone. From all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and families.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you and we will keep you informed with any further updates.


TaranakiNew Zealand

Dip VFM Dip Agric FNZIV (life) FPINZ (life) FNZIPIM (Reg) FAMINZ (arb)


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An arbitrator, conciliator and mediator with rural specialization being a registered valuer and primary industry consultant with over 40 years experience.

Established the firm of Larmers in 1973 and merged with the national TelferYoung Group in 2000. Following 10 years with TelferYoung set up in independent practice again in April 2010 being sole director of LARMER ADVISORY LTD providing services in dispute resolution, litigation support, and consulting valuer, as well as discharging ongoing advisory / trustee duties.

Positions held include President Arbitrators and Mediators Institute 1996 – 1998; President Institute of Valuers 1993 – 1995; Member Valuers Registration Board 1996 – 2004; Chair National Panel of Conciliators; Additional Member High Court 2007 – .

Private sector appointments span the dispute resolution spectrum in the land and property, forestry, agribusiness and sharemilking sectors.

Ministerial appointments include membership of review committees advising on gasline easements over farmland, the Valuers Act 1948, the Maori Reserved Land Act 1955, and the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998. Arbitrations relating to treaty settlement land and crown forest licences have also been conducted.