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$8.6m to streamline and protect border

Tue, 31 May 2016 14:25:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2016 is investing 1.5 million over two years into export security initiatives and $7.1 million over four years to reduce compliance costs, speed up border clearances and increase the effectiveness of risk assessment tools say Customs Minister Nicky ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on tobacco politics, and the TPP death watch

Tue, 31 May 2016 10:58:15 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Has Act leader David Seymour got the easiest job in the world, or what? Roll out of bed, turn on the radio and hmm…there do seem to be a lot of problems out there in the world. Must think of something. And so it came to pass that this morning , ...More >>

Nikkei Conference: NZ’s Response to the Trade Challenge

Tue, 31 May 2016 09:01:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Nikkei Conference: New Zealand’s Response to the Trade Challenge Mr Chairman, thank you for your introduction and for the opportunity to be here today as the Government representative for New Zealand. Like everyone in this room, New Zealand has a stake ...More >>

Prime Minister to visit Fiji

Mon, 30 May 2016 16:00:36 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will travel to Fiji to meet with Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama to further strengthen relations between the two countries. More >>

Innovation expedition to Israel “politically naïve”

Mon, 30 May 2016 12:12:17 +1200 | Palestine Solidarity Network

Palestine Solidarity Network 28 May 2016 Media release: Innovation expedition to Israel “politically naïve” New Zealand’s so termed innovation expedition to Israel is ‘politically naïve and economically desperate’ according to Palestine ...More >>

McClay to attend OECD meeting

Sat, 28 May 2016 21:32:22 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay leaves for Europe today to attend the annual Ministerial Council Meeting of the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. More >>

Peters: Farmers Must Reject Being National’s Doormat

Fri, 27 May 2016 17:26:05 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Twenty-eight years ago, the late David Lange said: "Farming is a sunset industry and manufacturing and tourism will take its place." More >>

Accelerating Safety, Environmental & Business Performance

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:55:16 +1200 | Intent Group

New Zealand’s global competitiveness is declining. We’re not performing as well as we used to. So the knowledge that safety and care for the environment can be used as key drivers to accelerate business performance, will come as welcome news to many ...More >>

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:55:52 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

Public submissions are now being invited on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill. The closing date for submissions is Friday 22 July 2016 . More >>

Seeka’s avocado policy pays off

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:13:06 +1200 | Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Limited

Te Puke, 26 May, 2016 -- Seeka Kiwifruit Industries’ commitment to its avocado growers has paid off with average export returns of $26.86 per export tray for the 2015-16 season, well up on last season’s $16.64 per export tray.More >>

Avocados Break Record for New Zealand Sales at $41 million

Thu, 26 May 2016 12:30:04 +1200 | NZ Avacado

TAURANGA, Thursday 26 May 2016: New Zealand’s love affair with avocados has produced record-breaking domestic sales of $41 million during the 2015-16 season. More >>

Pacific Edge Reports Another Year of Commercial Progress

Thu, 26 May 2016 11:08:57 +1200 | Pacific Edge

Cancer diagnostics company Pacific Edge Limited (NZX: PEB) has reported another year of commercial progress and growth as it continues to gain traction for its bladder cancer diagnostic products in the United States and other targeted markets. More >>

Mainfreight FY profit rises 6.3%

Thu, 26 May 2016 09:36:12 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) - Mainfreight, the transport and logistics group, reported a 6.3 percent gain in full-year profit as improved trading in New Zealand, Asia and Europe was offset by weaker results in Australia and the Americas.More >>

NZ dollar hits 3-month low vs sterling

Thu, 26 May 2016 09:26:21 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar hit a three-month low against the British pound as confidence builds that the country will vote to remain in the European Union, allaying fears about the impact on the economy.More >>

FMA Announcement

Wed, 25 May 2016 17:19:45 +1200 | Silver Fern Farms

• FMA completes consideration of complaints and finds they “ do not have any reason to believe the [Notice of Meeting and Shareholder] Information Pack was misleading or deceptive” More >>

Bank of China NZ unit funds Chinese-NZ mission

Wed, 25 May 2016 14:52:11 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) - Bank of China, one of the country's biggest lenders, funded 55 of its Chinese company clients to meet with 120 Kiwi agricultural businesses in a bid to grow trade and help meet its goal of becoming the largest Chinese bank in ...More >>

NZ posts trade surplus in April as fruit drives exports

Wed, 25 May 2016 11:56:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand posted a bigger-than-expected trade surplus in April as increased volumes of gold kiwifruit and apples drove up shipments of fruit, the country's fourth-biggest export product. More >>

Higher fruit exports offset dairy fall

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:59:33 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Goods exports rose 4.0 percent in April 2016, up $166 million to $4.3 billion, Statistics New Zealand said today. Fruit exports led the rise, up $59 million (16 percent), offsetting a similar fall in dairy values.More >>

International Campaign Set to Boost NZ Dairy Exports

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:23:58 +1200 | Munchkin

A new multi-million-dollar marketing campaign has begun to educate Australian, Chinese and ultimately U.S consumers on the health benefits of New Zealand’s grass fed dairy products.More >>

Vista Group's Vista Entertainment

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:05:09 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) - Vista Group International, named PwC Hi-Tech company of the year at New Zealand's annual Hi-Tech Awards, has inked its first deal to provide its cinema software to theatres in Africa.More >>


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