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Minister to attend TPP Ministers’ Meeting

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:18:37 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart today for Sydney to join Ministers from countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the next round of negotiations. More >>

On The Nation this weekend

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:00:30 +1300 | The Nation

This weekend on The Nation… with dairy prices falling, China growing its agriculture sector, and the environmental costs piling up, we ask the Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings if New Zealand is too dependent on milk powder and if we’ve almost ...More >>

Agri-Food Producers Call for Strong Outcomes through the TPP

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:04:48 +1300 | Federated Farmers

International Agricultural and Agri-Food Producers Call for Strong Outcomes through the TPP At the round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations taking place this week in Australia, agri-food producer and processor groups from Canada, Australia ...More >>

National’s failed commodities export strategy exposed

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:34:59 +1300 | Green Party

National’s strategy to rely on commodities such as milk powder and logs has been exposed in the September trade figures released today, the Green Party said. More >>

Kiwi owned Spaceships Campervan Rentals: expands into Europe

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:29:38 +1300 | Spaceships Campervan Rentals

The World’s most Fuel-Efficient Campervan is now available to hire in Spain and Italy. Kiwi owned Spaceships Campervan Rentals have announced the opening of two new depots in Rome and Barcelona for 2015. More >>

Connor Gains Overseas Investment Office Approval

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:17:40 +1300 | Connor Healthcare

Connor Healthcare Limited (Connor) today advised that it had now obtained Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent for its $7.25 per share cash takeover offer for Acurity Health Group Limited.More >>

Dairy continues to drive exports down

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:09:50 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

The seasonally adjusted value of exported goods fell 3.0 percent, to $12 billion, in the September 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Imports rose 3.7 percent, to $13 billion.More >>

NZ trade deficit widens in Sept amid lower log, dairy prices

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:57:30 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's monthly trade deficit widened more than expected in September as falling prices for logs and dairy products weighed on exports while imports were boosted by an incoming aircraft.More >>

WA Super Now Accept KiwiSaver Contributions

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:31:25 +1300 | WA Super

Australian superannuation fund WA Super is thrilled to announce they will accept eligible contributions transferred from KiwiSaver accounts effective as of October 23, 2014.More >>

Magic Memories creates new experiences for guests & partners

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:01:56 +1300 | Magic Memories

Queenstown-based photographic solutions company, Magic Memories, is celebrating the success of two new guest experiences developed in partnership with international entertainment giant, Merlin Entertainments.More >>

Japanese group enjoys NZ Aviation English study

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:45:14 +1300 | Airways New Zealand

A group of Japanese trainee pilots are in New Zealand to benefit from intensive training in Aviation English before they commence their commercial pilot flight training. More >>

$8 Billion Tech Industry Shows Record Growth

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:20:03 +1300 | Technology Investment Network

New Zealand ‘s Tech Export Sector’s revenue has increased by 62% over the last decade to a record $8.3Billion, says the Technology Investment Network in its tenth annual TIN100 Report released today. The report measures the performance of the New ...More >>

BioGro Assists New Zealand Organic Exporters

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:34:55 +1300 | BioGro

BioGro is New Zealand’s leading organic certification agency holding eight internationally recognised accreditations supporting New Zealand’s export growth. BioGro is the leading certifier for a number of organic industries including kiwifruit and viticulture ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Pharmac, Gough Whitlam and Sleater-Kinney

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:13:27 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about yesterday’s leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations.More >>

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 >>


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