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Dale Adamson

Dale joined the firm in 1986 after 5 years with the IRD and 8 years in commerce.  Initially her assignment was for 6 months only to assist in the establishment of the firm's new accounting system.  However, she enjoyed the place so stayed on fulltime, with her husband becoming one of the early house husbands, looking after their two daughters.

She became an Associate of the firm in 1997 and a partner in 2005.

Areas of expertise:

  • Annual accounting and taxation
  • Management accounting and reporting
  • Taxation planning
  • Software and office systems support

Industry specialisations include:

  • Health, and aged care
  • Forestry contracting


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Stewart Russell - 22 March 1972 - 27th January 2024

Stewart passed away suddenly on Saturday due to unforeseen complications arising from his recent illness.

Stewart joined the team at PKF Far North in 2009 and quickly got involved with local businesses, many community and sporting organisations.

The following are just a few of the tributes from some of these community organisations:

"Stewart was kind and giving, non-judgemental and open-minded.  His community-first mind-set was always on show in his work with Doubtless Bay Promotion Inc..."

"Stewart was Board chair at Mangonui School for over six years.  He understood our community always showing compassion, kindness, honesty, intellect and humour."

"Stewart was the most un accountant of accountants that you could ever wish to meet, and was one of the worlds true gentleman".

"Stewart used his knowledge and abilities to help others in our community."

"Stewart was not just a boss, he was a massive friend to us all." 

He will be deeply missed, and it will not be the same without him.





Ayla Pene

Ayla joined the firm in 2012 as a junior technician and was part way through her studies. She completed her Bachelor of Accountancy in 2013 and became a Chartered Accountant in 2018.

Ayla has advanced progressively over the years doing more and more complex work, taking on more responsibilities from training and supporting staff, complex tax work, audit, building client relationships and increasing her profile in the business community. Ayla was promoted to Manager in May 2019,  Associate in March 2022, and partner in January 2023.

Ayla grew up in the Far North and enjoys raising her young family here.