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.

Ranald Gordon

Service: Arbitration

Area of Expertise: Agriculture, Banking and Finance, Farming and Dairy, Real Estate, Rural Property, Valuation, Other

FPINZ, FNZIV, DipAgriculture

Career Summary

  • 1974-1978 Appraiser Rural Banking & Finance Corporation, Hamilton
  • 1978-1986 Appraiser Rural Banking & Finance Corporation, New Plymouth
  • 1986-2006 Associate Staples Rodway Stratford – Registered Public Valuer, Farm Management consultant and arbitrator
  • 2006-2012-General Manager Land Assets PKW Incorporation
  • 2102-2015- Assets Manager PKW


  • Tribunal member MAF Appeals Committee Agricultural Recovery programme – Lower North Island Flooding Council Member, AMINZ
  • Principal Conciliator (Appointments) Variable Order Panel Dispute Resolution Conciliators


  • Paper to Lincoln College Valuation Students re Maori Land Valuation (2000)
  • Paper on Maori Land Valuation Issues to Joint API/Massey Inaugural Certificate of Native Title Course (2003)
  • Paper on Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness Conduct to NZPI Conference
  • Paper on Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness Conduct to NZIPIM Conference


  • 1974-1992 Owned a 45 hectare combined dairy unit carrying 120 cows and replacements with 700 fattening pigs.
  • 1992-2009 Owned a 110 hectare seasonal supply dairy unit calving 280 cows and replacements producing 104,000 kilograms run by a 50/50 sharemilker

Speciality Areas

  • Rural Property Valuation,
  • Land Compensation (Transmission Lines and Pipeline Easements),
  • Maori Land Issues
  • Arbitration/Mediation Sharemilking Disputes
  • Agri Business Disputes


  • Fellow (Arb), Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand Inc. (AMINZ)
  • AMINZ Panel of Arbitrators; AMINZ Panel of Mediators AMINZ List of Rural Dispute Resolution Professionals
  • Diploma of Agriculture, Lincoln College
  • Diploma of Valuation and Farm Management, Lincoln College
  • Registered Valuer FPINZ; FNZIV
  • Registered Farm Consultant MNSFM
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent MREINZ