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We understand the unique nature of rural business, which allows us to help with the concerns and issues that our clients face. Our highly experienced team work with you to provide the advice and accounting services you need.

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Belinda Kelly BBS, CA
Rural Advisor

P 027 224 2922
E belinda@hcrural.co.nz

Belinda has recently returned to South Canterbury following 4 yrs living and working in Cambridge.

Prior to this Belinda was a Director with HC Partners LP for 7 years. She grew up on a sheep, cattle and deer property in Hawkes Bay. She worked in Hastings and then Invercargill as an Accountant before settling in South Canterbury in 2004. Belinda has a passion for the rural industry and alongside her husband Dan they farm a grazing and cropping block on the outskirts of Pleasant Point. They operate two dairy farms, both with contract milkers and one as an equity arrangement.

Alongside her Chartered Accountant qualification, Belinda has been involved in many aspects of the rural industry from rearing calves to contract milking arrangements, FEP audits and the financial management of her own farming businesses.

“The business of farming is constantly changing, it is important to have a good understanding of both the numbers and the environment you are operating in. Surround yourself with a team of people who complement your strengths, acknowledge your end goals and will hold you accountable for your business decisions.”

Outside of her professional work Belinda is married to Dan and they have three children Sophie, Jack & Flynn. As a family they enjoy the outdoors and are involved in many different sports.

She is well qualified in both academic and practical terms to assist you with your rural business.

Megan Prue
Rural Accounting Advisor

P 021 533 238
E megan@hcrural.co.nz

Megan is a born and bred Waimate girl and has over 20 years experience in the accounting industry. Megan has worked alongside many farmers in this time helping them with a wide range of accounting work from accounting software setup, GST preparation, annual compliance work to farm succession planning. Megan has always enjoyed working with Farmers and helping them with their accounting requirements.

Megan and her husband Austin have three children Harrison, Taylor & Zac and run their own building business in the local area. She also enjoys her sports and has been involved in many committees. As a family they enjoy escaping to the lakes in the summer.

Nicola Manchester
Rural Accounting Advisor

P 027 417 0737
E nicola@hcrural.co.nz

Nicola has lived in rural South Canterbury all her life, starting school at Pleasant Point Primary before moving to Salisbury School and later secondary school in Timaru. After marrying Grant, a sheep and beef farmer, she lived in Southburn, before relocating to Taiko, and is now based on a farm near Cave. Grant and Nicola also operate a mobile sheep crutching business.

Nicola started with HC Partners in 1993 and has worked there ever since, with some time out for bringing up her family. She loves being involved in all aspects of the rural industry and understands the unique business aspects of it, both financially and practically.

Nicola manages the financial side of their own farming businesses and also looks after the financial needs of a Christchurch based freight company and her childrens’ businesses.

Nicola and Grant have three adult children, Jordan, Kate, and Ben, who are also all involved in the agricultural industry throughout the South Island.

Nicola is an experienced user of Farm Focus (previously known as Cash Manger Rural), Xero, Figured, & MYOB. She can assist with your administration through to your cashflow, budgets, and bank reporting along with your annual accounts and taxation planning.

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We’re committed to providing excellent advice and support to you and your rural business. We provide a diverse range of specialist services specifically designed to add value whatever stage your business is at.

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