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Online Shopping a Popular Kiwi Pastime

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:21:15 +1300 | Canstar

Auckland, 21 October 2014 - More than a third of New Zealanders spend more money shopping online than they do on a shopping trip to the store according to a new, nationwide survey by Canstar Blue.More >>

Kiwi Company Announces Multi-Million Dollar UK Expansion

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:15:35 +1300 | JUCY

A New Zealand vehicle rental company will launch a multi-million dollar expansion into the UK market to capitalise on potential British accommodation shortages during the 2015 international rugby tournaments.More >>

Kia Brand Value Continues To Soar

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:13:35 +1300 | Kia Motors

Kia has seen a massive 480% jump in the value of its brand in just seven years as a result of significant investment in research and development, high profile sponsorships, a new visual identity and a decision to make design a core driver of its future growth.More >>

NZ, South Korea free-trade agreement looks imminent

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:10:06 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - A long-awaited free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea appears close to being inked following talks in Seoul last week. More >>

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:25 +1300 | Governor General

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply. Confidence and supply agreements have been signed between the National Party and, respectively, the ACT Party and ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the latest TPP leaks

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:34:08 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

The release by Julian Assange on Wikileaks of the draft Trands Pacific Partnership chapter on intellectual property – including drug patents - contains some pretty disturbing evidence about what’s still on the table.More >>

Burgerfuel to Open Five More Restaurants in Australia

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:35:16 +1300 | BurgerFuel

BurgerFuel® Worldwide (BFW) has announced plans to open five more franchised restaurants in Australia, anticipating that these will open prior to 31 March 2015. The company has confirmed that new locations have been secured in Sydney, the Gold Coast and ...More >>

New medicines improve options for respiratory conditions

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:33:49 +1300 | PHARMAC

PHARMAC decisions to fund four new medicines will improve treatment options for over 10,000 people with a wide range of respiratory conditions. More >>

Jade Software enjoys record q3 international growth

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:19:24 +1300 | Jade Software

Christchurch, 20th October 2014 - Jade Software’s product for ports, Jade Master Terminal , is in demand from marine terminals all around the world. Mixed cargo ports are faced with increasing complexity and the need to react more quickly to remain ...More >>

Free trade agreement a priority as NZ joins Security Council

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:56:24 +1300 | Grant Thornton

New Zealand’s successful bid for a seat on the UN Security Council will be welcomed by the business sector, which has identified more free trade agreements (FTAs) as a priority for the Government in a survey conducted by Grant Thornton New Zealand.More >>

Updated Secret TPP - IP Chapter

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:38:04 +1300 | Wikileaks

Today, Thursday 16 October 2014, WikiLeaks released a second updated version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the world's largest economic trade agreement that will, if it comes into force, encompass ...More >>

Leaked draft confirms TPP will censor Internet

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:34:45 +1300 | OpenMedia

October 16, 2014 – This morning Wikileaks published a second leaked draft of the Intellectual Property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The draft confirms people’s worst fears about Internet censorship. That’s according to community-based ...More >>

Latest leak of TPPA intellectual property text confirms risk

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:31:41 +1300 | Professor Jane Kelsey

On the eve of the latest (non)round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) yet another version of the intellectual property has found its way to Wikileaks .More >>

New Zealand export log prices lift in October on weaker kiwi

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:19:41 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand export log prices lifted for the third month, as a weaker kiwi boosted local currency returns. More >>

NZ, Korean officials head for FTA talks, Yonhap reports

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:38:55 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand and South Korean officials are holding free-trade talks in Seoul for the next two days, amid hopes a deal can be concluded, the Yonhap News Agency reported.More >>

New Zealand organic wines gain easier access to Europe

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:35:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

New Zealand's organic wine exports have been given a boost with the European Commission agreeing to recognise the local industry's production methods as equivalent to its own.More >>

Construction Begins on Susubona Wharf in Santa Isabel

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:26:11 +1300 | Asian Development Bank

Work has begun to upgrade and rehabilitate Susubona Wharf on the southern shore of Santa Isabel. The Government of New Zealand is providing additional finance to upgrade the wharf which will involve the demolition of the existing wharf head and causeway ...More >>

Sri Lanka lifts temporary ban on some Fonterra products

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:45:22 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group says Sri Lankan health officials have lifted a temporary ban on some of it Anchor milk products, after testing showed the powder was safe. More >>

MyRepublic launch: NZ's First Fibre Only Broadband Provider

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:06:01 +1300 | MyRepublic

Auckland, New Zealand , 09 October 2014 – Committed to maximising the benefits of New Zealand’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) infrastructure, fibre-only provider MyRepublic is inviting all homes across New Zealand to experience its 100Mbps unlimited ...More >>

Rural Contractors question machinery and parts costs

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:10:46 +1300 | Rural Contractors NZ

Rural Contractors New Zealand is questioning the high cost of machinery and parts that contractors and farmers are currently paying. RCNZ President, Steve Levet says with the falling forecast milk price for the coming season dairy farmers are going ...More >>


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