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Upper North Island ‘Growth Triangle’ Confidence Reinforced

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:45:11 +1300 | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Upper North Island ‘Growth Triangle’ Confidence Reinforced by Port Action The decision of Ports of Auckland to establish an inland port in Hamilton will give upper North Island businesses greater choice for moving exports and imports around New ...More >>

Energy Ministers and Business Leaders to meet at Summit

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:14:04 +1300 | Business NZ

The growing importance of resilience is demonstrated in the calibre of delegates gathering in New Zealand’s capital next month for the Asia-Pacific Energy Leaders’ Summit hosted by the World Energy Council and BusinessNZ Energy Council.More >>

Dunne Speaks - I agree with Labour on the TPP

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:15:15 +1300 | Peter Dunne

I agree with the Labour Party on the TPP. Well, some of what it is saying anyway. Actually, to be more accurate, some of what Andrew Little is saying, because everyone else in his Caucus seems to be trying to cover all sides of the argument, all of ...More >>

Registrations open for TPP roadshows

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:45:59 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay announced today the Government will be running nation-wide roadshows on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). “The roadshows are for interested members of the public to learn more about this important trade agreement, and to ...More >>

Fed Farmers Misguided in Push For GMOs

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:29:54 +1300 | GE Free NZ

The High Court appeal by Federated Farmers against local level oversight of GMOs is misguided and damaging to New Zealand's future export success. More >>

NZ beef exports to Taiwan rise to record

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:51:57 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ beef exports to Taiwan rise to a record, propelling it to 3rd largest market More >>

TPP Presented for Treaty Examination

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:46:17 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay today announced the commencement of Parliamentary treaty examination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), following signature of the Agreement on 4 February 2016. “The Government has presented the final text ...More >>

McClay Visits Europe to Progress EU-NZ FTA

Sun, 7 Feb 2016 14:40:24 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay leaves for Europe this weekend for introductory meetings with counterparts in the EU and certain Member States, with a focus on progressing a European Union-New Zealand free trade agreement (EU-NZ FTA).More >>

NZX dairy futures point to further decline in WMP

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 14:57:24 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZX dairy futures point to further decline in whole milk powder from six-month low More >>

Fresh NZ seafood reaches China via Alibaba's Tmall platform

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 14:40:13 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Fresh New Zealand seafood is being shipped directly to consumers in mainland China using Alibaba Group Holding's third-party sales platform, More >>

Zespri and T&G's collaboration an example for all industry

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 13:43:10 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Horticulture New Zealand says the memorandum of understanding signed today between former foes Zespri and T&G Global is an example of how the horticultural industry will achieve a planned doubling in value by 2020.More >>

TPP Good News for New Zealand

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:47:14 +1300 | IANZ

TPP Good News for New Zealand by Dr Llew Richards, chief executive of IANZ We all like to travel. We all buy stuff from overseas. But sometimes we pay up to twice the price for something in New Zealand that we would pay overseas. In some cases, ...More >>

Opportunities for NZ Businesses to Reach Rural China

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:45:26 +1300 | Alibaba Group

Auckland, New Zealand, February 5, 2016 – An increasing number of New Zealand seafood retailers are using Alibaba Group’s B2C e-commerce platform,, China’s largest third-party platform for brands and retailers to sell fresh products ...More >>

Domestic manufacturing sales robust, but weaker exports

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:07:45 +1300 | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during January 2016, shows total sales in December 2015 decreased 2.84% (year on year export sales decreased by 10.76% with domestic ...More >>

World’s largest fruit trade show shines spotlight

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 10:10:24 +1300 | Plant and Food Research

World’s largest fruit trade show shines spotlight on Kiwi ingenuity. Auckland, New Zealand, February 5, 2016 - The world’s fresh produce industry is gathering in Berlin this February to showcase its wares as well as discussing global trends ...More >>

How APEC Reconciles Trade and Climate Policies

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 09:39:26 +1300 | APEC

Originally published in Foreign Affairs online on 1 February 2016 and viewable directly at this link . More >>

TPP Agreement bad for democracy

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 09:26:09 +1300 | ITUC

International Trade Union Confederation TPP Agreement bad for democracy, rights, public services and health Brussels, 4 February 2016 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) a major setback for employment ...More >>

Peru signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership in NZ

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 09:20:00 +1300 | Government of Peru

Thursday 4 February 2016 Press Release Peru's Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva has signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in New Zealand's city of Auckland today along with her counterparts from 11 Pacific countries. The ...More >>

Kiwis reject the TPPA

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 17:19:04 +1300 | It's Our Future

Around 15,000 Kiwis marched down Queen Street today to protest against the signing of the TPPA. The march was loud, diverse, family-friendly, peaceful and passionate in its opposition to the TPPA.More >>

NZ-US Council welcomes the signature of the TPP

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 17:15:06 +1300 | NZ US Council

NZ-US Council welcomes the signature of the TPP The Executive Director of the NZ-US Council, Fiona Cooper Clarke, has welcomed the signature of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in Auckland today. “We are delighted that the TPP has been signed, ...More >>


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