The National Beekeepers' Association of New Zealand (Inc.) advises that the rates of levy payable under this order have been fixed by the association for 2000.
The levy is payable at 2 rates, being:
(a) Class 1: A rate of $54.00 plus G.S.T. payable for each beekeeper's first apiary site; and
(b) Class 2: A rate of $26.00 plus G.S.T. payable for each additional apiary site.
The levy for 2000 is calculated for a beekeeper on the basis of the number of the beekeeper's apiary sites on 1 June 1999.
A beekeeper who owned or controlled fewer than 11 beehives and had fewer than 4 apiary sites on 1 June 1999 is exempt from paying the levy for 2000, provided he/she supplies a statutory declaration to that effect to the association.
For further information please contact: Tim Leslie,
NBA Secretary, P.O. Box 715, Wellington. Telephone: (04) 473 7269. Facsimile: (04) 473 1081.