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Ruatoria company to export medical cannabis worth $160m

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:08:27 +1300 | Hikurangi Cannabis Company

Hikurangi Cannabis Company, a medical cannabis venture based in Ruatoria, has signed a Letter of Intent with Seattle-based Rhizo Sciences to produce 3,000kg of pharmaceutical grade cannabis products next year, rising to 12,000kg by 2021. More >>

Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay: Tourism and forestry take centre stage

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:34:34 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones Minister for Regional Economic Development 23 February 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $9.2 million in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay to immediately boost tourism and forestry opportunities, Regional Economic ...More >>

Future focus on Upper North Island logistics

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:10:23 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The future of the upper North Island ports, including whether Ports of Auckland should be relocated, will be considered as part of a wider transport and logistics strategy, Associate Minister of Transport Shane Jones has today announced. Cabinet has approved ...More >>

Port of Tauranga Hub Port Role Intensifies

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:25:06 +1300 | Port of Tauranga Limited

Port of Tauranga continues to grow as an international hub port, resulting in increased trade volumes and profits for the first half of the 2018 financial year. More >>

Wonderful energy ‘skills’ for customers with Amazon Alexa

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:50:52 +1300 | Mercury Energy

Mercury has become New Zealand’s first energy company to commit to bringing Amazon Alexa to consumers. More >>

TPPA rebrand betrays the national interest

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:42:53 +1300 | It's Our Future

‘It’s Our Future continues to oppose the ironic rebrand of the Trans-Pacific Partnership,’ says Oliver Hailes, spokesperson for New Zealand’s network of opponents to the economic treaty, which was released to the public yesterday.More >>

Food Safety Law Reform Bill passed

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:19:59 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Food Safety Law Reform Bill passed Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor has today welcomed the passing of the Food Safety Law Reform Bill into law. The new law addresses the recommendations from the Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) Contamination Inquiry. ...More >>

NZ's largest dairy genetics supplier gets behind A2 market

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:26:39 +1300 | LIC

Herd improvement and agri-technology co-operative LIC welcomes the announcement from Fonterra and The a2 Milk Company about their new partnership as it prepares to launch a new team of elite A2 bulls supported by genotype testing that allows farmers to ...More >>

Auckland Airport welcomes new non-stop flight to Taipei

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:00:07 +1300 | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has welcomed the announcement by Air New Zealand that it will launch a direct service to Taipei, Taiwan. More >>

US and Canada to drop ISDS from NAFTA. NZ should for TPPA

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:58:24 +1300 | Professor Jane Kelsey

US and Canada to drop ISDS from NAFTA. NZ should insist on the same for TPPA-11 Canada and the US are set to agree on withdrawing the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism from the North American Free Trade Agreement ...More >>

NZ Food Safety Company Reducing Foodborne Illness in the U.S

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:53:18 +1300 | Eagle Protect

A New Zealand company servicing local industries for 11 years is making inroads into the massive U.S. market for the supply of food safety disposable gloves and clothing. There are over 3,000 reported deaths and 48 million reported illnesses in the U.S. ...More >>

TPP-11: It’s not worth it

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:57:42 +1300 | Barry Coates

According to the government’s National Interest Analysis released today, there would be a very small economic benefit from TPP-11. The benefits will be only 0.3 – 1.0% growth in GDP by the time the TPP is fully implemented, in 20 years’ time. ...More >>

Half Year results to 31 December 2017

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:52:42 +1300 | Tourism Holdings Limited

thl half-year NPAT up 102%, including $1.8M non-recurring tax benefit. Another record result. More >>

Air New Zealand takes off to Taipei

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:13:44 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has today announced it will start operating non-stop flights between Auckland and Taipei from November 2018. More >>

Revised TPP signatories organise their out-clauses

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:42:42 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand government is in negotiations with other signatories to the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement over an unknown number of so-called 'side letters' that effectively remove ...More >>

Red Meat Sector welcomes release of the CPTPP text

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:34:01 +1300 | Beef And Lamb NZ

Media Release 21 February 2018 Red Meat Sector welcomes release of the CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis The release of the text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (CPTPP) and New Zealand’s National Interest ...More >>

A2 shares soar 25%, making it NZ's biggest listed company

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:27:13 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) - A2 Milk Co shares jumped 25 percent, making the milk marketing firm New Zealand's biggest listed company on a deal that will give it backing from Fonterra Cooperative Group. More >>

Chinese Students demand action on latest school scandal

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:31:49 +1300 | Migrant Workers Association

Justice for Chinese students- Migrant Lives Matter Meeting at UNITE Union headquarters 7:00pm this Thursday and protest 2:00pm Friday at 280 Queen St called by the Migrant Workers Association.More >>

TPPA-11 National Interest Analysis is recycled spin

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:03:24 +1300 | Professor Jane Kelsey

TPPA-11 National Interest Analysis is recycled spin, Labour squanders opportunity for real change ‘The revised National Interest Analysis (NIA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement minus the US (TPPA-11), released today, layers new spin onto ...More >>

National welcomes release of TPP agreement text

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:33:13 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

National’s Trade spokesperson Todd McClay has welcomed confirmation that the significant gains won for New Zealand during the past decade of TPP negotiations have been protected, with the release of the finalised agreement today.More >>


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