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A rising tide of protectionism could hit NZ dairy sector

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:09:18 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy would be hard hit if there is a retreat to protectionism in the global dairy sector, a report from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research has found. More >>

Auckland Airport welcomes Sichuan Airlines

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:01:47 +1300 | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport welcomes the announcement that Sichuan Airlines will start flying between Auckland and Chengdu in China from June this year. The service will operate three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday using an A330-200 aircraft with ...More >>

Funding to boost diversity of trades sector announced

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:23:44 +1300 | Building and Construction Industry Training Org

As part of the solution to New Zealand’s under-resourced construction sector, a new three year research project looking at how to get more women into trades has been launched.More >>

Dairy an Integral part of the NZ Economy says Report

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:13:23 +1300 | Federated Farmers

In spite of two years of economic instability and uncertainty fueled by fluctuating prices, the New Zealand dairy industry remains a significant player to the country’s economy.More >>

Report finds NZ loses billions to trade barriers each year

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:37:52 +1300 | DCANZ - Dairy Companies Association New Zealand

Trade barriers cost New Zealand billions of dollars annually, according to an NZIER report for the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ). More >>

New report shows importance of dairy industry

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:45:00 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A new report launched tonight confirms the dairy industry makes a major contribution to New Zealand’s economy, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. More >>

Pressure on Parliament to Support GM Free Growing Regions

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:41:15 +1300 | Pure Hawke's Bay

The pressure to protect Hawke’s Bay’s GM Free status mounts as the Prime Minister, Ministers and MPs descend on Hastings for a major economic summit hosted by Ngati Kahugnunu.More >>

Living Wage rate will increase to $20.20 on 1 July 2017

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:11:46 +1300 | Living Wage Aotearoa

The official 2017 New Zealand Living Wage is $20.20. The 40 cent increase will come into effect on 1 July 2017. More >>

NZ services sector sees growth in January

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:18:43 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's services sector, which accounts for about two-thirds of the economy, rose last month to a near-record, with ongoing strength in wholesale, retail and hospitality.More >>

BNZ - BusinessNZ PSI - January 2017

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:58:51 +1300 | BNZ BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index

New Zealand’s services sector experienced ongoing expansion during January to start 2017 on a very positive note, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI). The PSI for January was 59.5. This was 1.0 point up from ...More >>

ASB Housing Confidence Survey - Price expectations cool

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:54:06 +1300 | ASB Bank

Buyer sentiment has improved in the ASB Housing Confidence Survey, but ultimately, New Zealanders still think it’s a bad time to buy a house. More >>

NZ house price growth to 'slow sharply'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:15:46 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand housing market is in for a "pronounced and overdue slowdown", with national house price inflation forecast to fall to around 5 percent a year, says one of the world's top three credit rating agencies, ...More >>

RBNZ, Treasury talk up global economic risks

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:16:05 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank and the Treasury warned incoming Finance Minister Steven Joyce about the international threats posed to New Zealand's economy, which they both saw as being relatively robust. More >>

Little Version of ‘Think Big’ for Gisborne

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:20:25 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Labour Leader Andrew Little’s pledge today to spend $20 million of taxpayers’ money “to enable the construction of a timber prefabrication plant and associated infrastructure in Gisborne” , announced ...More >>

Labour pledges to build on Gisborne’s strength

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:48:38 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is poised to inject up to $20 million into the Gisborne economy to enable the construction of a plant for prefabricated building materials, says Labour Leader Andrew Little.More >>

New Zealand businesses set for asset buying spree

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:26:06 +1300 | Alleasing

More than half of New Zealand businesses are planning to increase their asset base in the first quarter of 2017, with the vast majority purchasing equipment to increase their asset base rather than replacing existing equipment. The bullish intentions ...More >>

NZ consumer confidence eases in February

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:18:28 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence eased in February, although remained above average, with more consumers feeling better off personally than they did a year earlier.More >>

New Zealand can do better than Joyce’s jumble

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:58:57 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

New Finance Minister Steven Joyce has failed his first test with an uninspiring and empty effort in his first major speech, Grant Robertson Labour Finance Spokesperson said.More >>

Government Financial Statements, 6 Months to 31/12/16

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:37:20 +1300 | New Zealand Treasury

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand For the Six Months Ended 31 December 2016 More >>

Mayor moves to support affected Cadbury workers

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:31:22 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 16 February 2017) – Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull says he is working with local agencies to support workers affected by today’s announcement that Mondelēz International plans to end manufacturing operations at its Cadbury’s Dunedin factory ...More >>


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