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Broadband failure sucks up more cash

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 17:15:54 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Commerce Committee has blocked an inquiry into the $300 million rural broadband initiative (RBI) despite mounting evidence it’s a massive policy failure and waste of money, says Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran.More >>

RESEND: Alliance shareholders confident of forcing meeting

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 13:48:39 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 3 (BusinessDesk) - Disgruntled Alliance Group shareholders say they hope to have the support from 5 percent of their number within the next 10 days that's required to force a special meeting to discuss the potential benefits and risks of a merger ...More >>

Alliance shareholders confident of forcing meeting on merger

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 12:41:22 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 3 (BusinessDesk) - Disgruntled Alliance Group shareholders say they hope to have the support from 5 percent of their number within the next 10 days required to force a special meeting to discuss the potential benefits and risks of a merger ...More >>

Relevance in a modern World

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 12:11:30 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Members of National Council, Ladies and Gentlemen. It gives me great pleasure to be delivering this president’s address to you. More >>

Beingmate joins Shenzhen selloff

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:55:59 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Beingmate joins Shenzhen selloff to trade 12% below price Fonterra paid for 18.8% stake More >>

Guy: Speech to Federated Farmers 2015 Annual Conference

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 10:49:22 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Good morning and thank you all for the opportunity to speak to your annual conference here this morning. More >>

Silver Fern Farms chief executive appointed to deer board

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 20:40:48 +1200 | Deer Industry NZ

Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean Hamilton has been appointed to the Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) board for a three year term. More >>

Federated Farmers National Conference 2015

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 17:26:52 +1200 | Federated Farmers

King Salmon CEO Grant Rosewarne told Federated Farmers National Conference this afternoon that being efficient with practice and popular with wider society did not guarantee social license to operate.More >>

Federated Farmers "Resilient Agri-business" Conference

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 17:23:53 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Massey Professor Ralph Sims challenged Federated Farmers National Conference today that New Zealand is not doing enough to mitigate and adapt to climate change. More >>

Weak dairy prices prompt pull back in payout expectations

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 15:52:49 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Weak dairy prices prompt pull back in expectations for payout to NZ dairy farmers this season More >>

NZ commodity prices fall for third month to 3-year low

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:40:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand commodity prices fell for a third consecutive month in June to a three-year low, on weakness in aluminium, dairy, and meat. More >>

Bleak Times for NZ as Dairy Prices Continue to Slide

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:39:55 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Bleak Times for NZ as Dairy Prices Continue to Slide The outlook for the New Zealand economy, as dairy prices took another huge tumble overnight, is bleak as New Zealand First has consistently warned. “On one hand we have an economy at a standstill ...More >>

Low dairy prices highlight the failure of National

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:38:37 +1200 | Green Party

Further falls overnight in dairy auction prices have highlighted the failure of National’s economic strategy, the Green Party said today. More >>

Women of Waikato Announced Best Young Butchers

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:06:02 +1200 | Retail Meat New Zealand

In the fourth leg of the 2015 Alto Young Butcher and Competenz Butcher Apprentice of the Year regional finals, the best young butchers of the Waikato have been announced, and the female entrants have come out on top. Alana Empson from New World Hillcrest ...More >>

New phase for NAIT programme

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:55:57 +1200 | OSPRI New Zealand

July is the start of the next phase for OSPRI’s NAIT programme with the three-year exemption period for pre-NAIT cattle now over. This means that all cattle must be tagged and registered in the NAIT system, even if they are not leaving your property ...More >>

Fonterra Updates Progress of Its Business Review

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:49:19 +1200 | Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today provided an update on the business review it announced in March this year. Fonterra Chief Executive Theo Spierings said the purpose of the review is to ensure that Fonterra is best placed to respond to a rapidly ...More >>

Top Performing Sheep Farmers And Industry Leaders Celebrated

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 08:09:47 +1200 | NZ Beef and Lamb

Sheep farmers have celebrated the top performers in their industry at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards in Invercargill tonight. More >>

Bad week for NZ economy gets worse

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 07:58:23 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The bad news for the New Zealand economy got worse this morning with the 8th successive drop in dairy prices at this morning’s global dairy auction, again exposing the absence of any Plan B from the National Government, Labour’s Finance spokesperson ...More >>

Advance Parties gaining traction

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 19:38:10 +1200 | Deer Industry NZ

Deer Industry NZ is fielding an upsurge in the number of farmers wanting to join an Advance Party (AP). More >>

Livestock Threatened, Farmers Face Unfair Competition

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 19:27:50 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand farm livestock could be under threat from contaminated grain, but the government refuses to act. More >>

 

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