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Leafbox Terms and Conditions of Hire


1.1 “Owner” shall mean the Director of Leafbox Waikato, its successor or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of Leafbox’s owner.

1.2 “Hirer” shall mean the Hirer or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of the Hirer.

1.3 “Equipment” shall mean Equipment supplied on hire by the Owner to the Hirer (and where the context so permits shall include any supply of services) and is described on the invoices, quotation, authority to hire, or any other work authorisation forms as provided by the Owner to the Hirer.

1.4 “Price” shall mean the cost of the hire of the Equipment as agreed between the Owner and the Hirer subject to clause 3 of this contract.


2.1 Any instructions received by the owner from the Hirer for the hire of equipment and or the Hirer’s acceptance of equipment supplied on hire by the Owner shall constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein.

2.2 Where more than one Hirer has entered into this agreement, the Hirers shall jointly and severally liable for all payments of the Price.

2.3 Upon acceptance of these terms and conditons by the Hirer the terms and conditions are irrevocable and can only be amended with the written consent of the Owner.

2.4 the Hirer undertakes to give the Owner at tleast fourteen (24) days notice if any change in the Hirer’s name, address and /or any other change in the Hirer’s details.

Price and Payment

3.1 At the Owner’s sole discretion the Price shall be either :

(a) as indicated on invoices provided by the Owner to the Hirer in respect of Equipment supplied on hire; or

(b) the Owner’s current Price, at the date of delivery of the Equipment, according to the Owner’s current Price list; or

(c) the Owner’s quoted Price (subject to clause 3.2) which shall be binding upon the Owner provided that the Hirer shall accept in writing the Owner’s quotation within thirty (30) days.

3.2 The Owner reserves the right to change the Price in the event of a variation to the Owner’s quotation

3.3 At the Owner’s sole discretion a deposit may be required. 3.4 Time for payment for the Equipment shall be of the essence and will be stated on the invoice or any other forms. If no time is stated then payment shall be due on delivery of the Equipment or immediately upon booking.

3.6 The date upon which the Hirer advises of the termination shall in all cases be treated as a full day’s hire.

3.7 If the Equipment is lost or damaged, payment shall be due seven (7) days following the date of the invoice for the lost Equipment.

3.8 Payment will be made via eWay payment system online, by cash, or by direct credit or by any other method as agreed to between the Hirer and the Owner.

3.9 GST and other taxes and duties that may be applicable shall be added to the Price except when they are expressly included in the Price.

Hire Period

4.1 Hire charges shall commence from the time the Equipment is  delivered by the Owner to the  Hirer’s premises and will continue until either;

(a) the return of the Equipment to the Owner’s premises, and/or the expiry of the Minimum Hire Period, whichever last occurs; or

(b) compensation has been made for the loss or non return of the Equipment.

4.2 If the Owner agrees with the Hirer to deliver and/or collect the Equipment, hire charges shall commence from the time the Equipment leaves the Owner’s premises and continue until the Hirer notifies the Owner that the Equipment is available for collection.

4.3 No allowance whatever can be made for time during which the Equipment is not in use for any reason, unless the Owner confirms prior special arrangements in writing. In the event of Equipment breakdown provided the Hirer notifies Owner immediately, hiring charges will not be payable during the time the Equipment is not working, unless the condition is due to negligence or misuse on the part of or attributable to the Hirer.

4.4 The Hirer shall have the equipment ready for return by the scheduled pick up date. For each additional day that the Equipment is not returned, an additional rental charge will apply in accordance with the current Price list. If the Hirer has not returned the Equipment or rescheduled a pickup of the Equipment within 30 days, they will be charged the full retail value of the Equipment in accordance with the current price list.

Delivery Of Equipment

5.1 At the Owner’s sole discretion delivery of the Equipment shall take place when:

(a) the Hirer takes possession of the Equipment at the Owners address; or

(b) the Hirer takes possession of the Equipment at the Hirer’s address (in the event that the Equipment are delivered by the Owner or the Owner’s nominated carrier); or

(c) the Hirer’s nominated carrier takes possession of the Equipment in in which event the carrier shall be deemed the Hirer’s agent

5.2 At the Owner’s sole discretion the costs of delivery are:

(a) included in the Price; or

(b) in addition to the Price; or

(c) for the Hirer’s account.

5.3 The Hirer shall make all arrangements necessary to take delivery of the Equipment whenever it is tendered for delivery, and to present the Equipment for collection. In the event that the Hirer is unable to take delivery of the Equipment, or present the Equipment for collection as arranged then the Owner shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for redelivery 24 hours notice to reschedule deliveries or collection is required.

5.4 The Owner may deliver the Equipment by separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid for in accordance with the provisions in these terms and conditions.

5.5 Delivery of Equipment to a third party nominated by the Hirer is deemed to be delivery to the hirer for purpose of this agreement.

5.6 The Hirer shall be responsible for free access by the Owner to the site on which the Equipment is located. If there are any delays due to free access not being available then the Hirer shall be responsible and shall reimburse the Owner for all lost hire fees associated with the Equipment being unavailable. The Hirer shall also be responsible for all other expenses and costs incurred by the Owner due to delays in access to the Equipment.

5.7 The failure of the Owner to deliver shall not entitle either party to treat this contract as repudiated.

5.8 The Owner shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatever due to failure by the Owner to deliver the Equipment (or any of them) promptly or at all.


6.1 The Hirer shall inspect the Equipment on delivery and shall immediately notify the Owner of any alleged defect, shortage in quantity, damage or failure to comply with the description or quote.. The Hirer shall afford the Owner an opportunity to inspect the Equipment within a reasonable time following delivery if the Hirer believes the Equipment is defective in any way. If the Hirer shall fail to comply with these provisions the Equipment shall be presumed to be free from any defect or damage. For defective Equipment, which the Owner has agrees in writing that the Hirer is entitled to reject, the Owner’s liability is limited to replacing the Equipment.

Default and Consequences of Default

7.1 Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue from the date when down payment becomes due daily until the date of payment at a rate of 2.5% per calendar month and such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate after as well as before any judgement.

7.2 If the Hirer defaults in payment of any invoice when due, the Hirer shall indemnify the Owner from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by the Owner in pursuing the debt including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis and the Owner’s collection agency costs.

7.3 Without prejudice to any other remedies the Owner may have, if at any time the Hirer is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment), the Owner may suspend or terminate the supply of Equipment to the Hirer and any of its other obligations under the terms and conditions. The Owner will not be liable to the Hirer for any loss or damage the Hirer suffers because the Owner has exercised its rights under this clause.

7.4 If any account remains overdue after thirty (30) days than an amount of greater of $20.00 or 10.00% of the amount overdue (up to a maximum $200.00) shall be levied for administration fees which sum shall become immediately due and payable

7.5 Without prejudice to the Owner’s other remedies at law the Owner shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Hirer which remains unperformed in addition to and without prejudice to any other remedies the Owner may have and all amounts owint to the Onwer shall, whether or not due for payment, become immediately payable in the event that:

(a) any money payable to the Owner becomes overdue, or in the Owner’s opinion the Hirer will be unable to meet its payments as they fall due ;or

(b) the Hirer becomes insolvent, convenes a meeting with its creditors or proposes or enters into an agreement with creditors, or makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or

(c) a receiver, manager, liquidator (provisional or otherwise) or similar person is appointed in respect of the Hirer or any asset of the Hirer.


8.1 The Equipment is and will at all-time remain the absolute property of the Owner.

8.2 If the Hirer fails to return the Equipment to the Owner then the Owner or the Owner’s agent may enter upon and into land and premises owned, occupied or used by the Hirer, or any premises where the Equipment is situated as the invitee of the Hirer and take possession of the Equipment, without being responsible for any damage thereby caused.

8.3 The Hirer is not authorised to pledge the Owner’s credit for repairs to the Equipment or to create a lien over the Equipment in respect of any repairs.


9.1 The Owner retains property in the Equipment nonetheless; all risk for the Equipment passes to the Hirer on delivery.

9.2 The Hirer accepts full responsibility for and shall keep the Owner indemnified against all liability in respect of all actions, proceedings, claims, damages, costs and expenses in respect of any injury to persons or damage to property arising out of the use of the Equipment during the hire period however arising and whether or not arising from any negligence, failure or omission of the Hirer or any other persons

9.3 The Hirer accepts full responsibility for the safekeeping of the Equipment and indemnifies the Owner for all loss, theft or damage to the Equipment howsoever caused and without limiting the generality of the foregoing whether or not such loss, theft or damage is attributable to any negligence, failure or omission of the Hirer.

9.4 The Hirer will insure, or self  insure, the Owner’s interest in the Equipment against physical loss or damage, including, but not limited to, the perils of accident, fire, theft and burglary and all other usual risks and will effect adequate Public Liability insurance covering any loss damage or injury to property arising out of the Equipment. Further the Hirer will not use Equipment nor permit it to be used in such a manner as would permit an insurer to decline any claim.


10.1 No Warranty is provided by the Owner in respect of the condition of the Equipment or if its fitness for any particular purpose. The Hirer shall indemnify and hold harmless the Owner in respect of all claims arising out of use of the Equipment.

Hirer’s Disclaimer

11.1 The Hirer hereby disclaims any right to rescind, or cancel the contract or to sue for damages or to claim restitution arising out of any misrepresentation made to the Hirer by the Onwer and the Hirer acknowledges that the Equipment is hired relying solely upon the Hirer’s skill and judgement.

Hirer’s Responsibilities

12.1 The Hirer shall:

(a) Satisfy itself at Commencement that the Equipment is suitable for its purpose; and

(b) operate the Equipment safely, strictly in accordance with the law, only for its intended use (including, but not limited to, not using the Equipment for transporting of unpackaged food products, flammables, dangerous or hazardous goods, and chemicals), and in accordance with any manufacturer’s instruction whether supplied by the Owner or posted on the Equipment; and

(c) ensure that all persons operating or erecting the Equipment are suitably instructed in its safe and proper use; and

(d) comply with all occupational health and safety laws relating to the Equipment and its operation; and

(e) on termination of the hire, the Hirer shall deliver the Equipment complete with all parts and accessories clean and in good order as delivered, fair wear and tear accepted, to the Owner; and

(f) keep the Equipment in their own possession and control and shall not assign the benefit of the hire contract nor be entitle to lien over the Equipment; and

(g) not alter or make any additions to the Equipment including but without limitation altering, make any additions to, defacing or erasing any identifying mark, or number on or in the Equipment or in any other manner interfere with the Equipment; and

(h) employ the Equipment solely in its own work and shall not permit the Equipment of any part thereof to be used by any other party for any other work; and

(i) not fix any of the Equipment in such a manner as to make it legally a fixture forming part of any freehold; and

12.2 Immediately on the request by the Owner the Hirer will pay:

(a) The new list price of any Equipment that is for whatever reason destroyed, written off or not returned to Owner;

(b) All costs incurred in cleaning the Equipment;

(c) All costs of repairing any damage caused by the ordinary use of the Equipment up to any amount equal to 10% of the new list price of the Equipment;

(d) The cost of repairing any damage to the Equipment caused by the negligence of the Hirer or the Hirer’s agent;

(e) the cost of repairing any damage to the Equipment caused by vandalism, or (in the Owner’s reasonable opinion) in any way whatsoever other than by the ordinary use of the Equipment by the Hirer.


13.1 The Owner may cancel these terms and conditions or cancel any delivery of Equipment at anytime before the Equipment is delivered by giving written notice. On giving such notice the Owner shall repay to the Hirer any sums paid in repect of the Price.The Owner shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatever arising from such cancellation.

13.2 In the event that the Hirer cancels delivery of the Equipment the Hirer shall be liable for any loss incurred by the Owner (including but not limited to, any loss of profits) up to the time of cancellation.


14.1 Nothing in this agreement is intended to have the effect of contracting out of any applicable provisions of the Fair Trading Act 1986 of New Zealand, except to the extent permitted by those Acts where applicable.

14.2 If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be invalid, coid, illegal or unenforceable the validity, existence, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected, prejudiced or impaired.

14.3 These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the Laws of New Zealand and are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand.

14.4 The Owner shall be under  no liability whatever to the Hirer for any indirect loss and/ or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Hirer arising out of a breach by the Owner of these terms and conditions.

14.5 In the event of any breach of this contract by the Owner the remedies of the Hirer shall be limited to damages. Under no circumstance shall the liability of the Owner exceed the Price.

14.6 The Hirer shall not be entitled to set off against or deduct from the Price any sums owed or claimed to be owed to the Hirer by the Owner.

14.7 The Owner may license or sub contract all or any part of its right and obligations without the Hirers consent.

14.8 The Owner reserves the right to review these terms and conditions at anytime. If following any such review, there is to be any change to these terms and conditions, then that change will take effect from the date on which the Owner notifies the Hirer of such change.

14.9 Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock out, industrial action, fire, flood, drought, storm or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party.

14.10 The failure by the Owner to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be treated as a waiver of that provision, nor shall it affect the Owner’s right to subsequently enforce that provision.


15.1 All prices are stated in New Zealand dollars (NZD).


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