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TPP laws risk creative handbrakes

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:21:38 +1200 | InternetNZ

InternetNZ has released its submission to Parliament on the TPP Amendment Bill. The submission sets out ways to update the draft legislation to deliver the most fair possible copyright laws for all New Zealanders.More >>

Kiwifruit exports reach record levels

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:20:34 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

In June 2016, kiwifruit exports rose $105 million (47 percent) from June 2015 to reach $331 million, Statistics New Zealand said today. Overall, goods exports rose $109 million (2.6 percent) in June 2016 (to $4.3 billion).More >>

Gordon Campbell on Todd McClay’s faulty memory

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:08:01 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

S o Trade Minister Todd McClay is unavailable for comment because – reportedly - he has gone overseas on a private trip. (Siberia? Outer Mongolia?) Any skepticism on this point reflects the credibility problem that McClay is going to face in future ...More >>

PM censures Trade Minister for 'head of a pin' answers

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:25:30 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister John Key has censured his newbie Trade Minister, Todd McClay, for "dancing on the head of a pin" in answers he gave to both Key and news media when first asked about alleged trade threats from China over steel ...More >>

John Key must sack out-of-depth Trade Minister

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:09:10 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little Leader of the Opposition MEDIA STATEMENT 25 July 2016 John Key must sack out-of-depth Trade Minister The Prime Minister must sack Todd McClay for failing to do his job as Trade Minister and be on top of a significant potential threat to ...More >>

NZ export log prices drop to 7-month low

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:10:54 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand export log prices slid to a seven-month low in July as a stronger local currency and weaker prices in key export markets dented returns.More >>

Minister clarifies China trade issue

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:04:39 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay has today reiterated that the Government has sought and received assurances from the Chinese Government that any competition issues would not impact on trade between the two countries.More >>

David Trubridge is Hawke’s Bay Exporter of the Year

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:28:23 +1200 | Export New Zealand

Whakatu lighting, furniture, and jewellery designer David Trubridge has won ExportNZ’s ASB Exporter of the Year Award. The award was presented by the Head of Trade Finance at ASB Bank, Mike Atkins, at the awards dinner last night at The Old Church in Meeanee. ...More >>

Wool Market Steady

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:17:38 +1200 | NZ Wool Services International Ltd

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s CEO, Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island Wool Auction received revived support this week with an improved 81 percent of the 5700 bales selling. More >>

Meat exporters facing foreign exchange headwinds

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:30:28 +1200 | Meat Industry Association

Meat Industry Association Chief Executive Tim Ritchie says uncertainty in the EU as a result of Brexit is one of the causes of a higher exchange rate, which will significantly affect prices our exporters receive in the European market. This, in ...More >>

Wild Appetite trumps with innovative new products

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:33:44 +1200 | Wild Appetite

Auckland-based food manufacturer Wild Appetite has scored a major coup with US retailers with its new plastic squeeze-bottled sauces and dressings. More >>

2 Cheap Cars secures finance to aid expansion

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:28:18 +1200 | 2 Cheap Cars

New Zealand’s largest second-hand car retailer 2 Cheap Cars has secured a major trade finance arrangement with ASB Bank. More >>

ContainerCo to develop new container depot in Hawke’s Bay

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:09:12 +1200 | ContainerCo

ContainerCo (NZL) Limited ( ContainerCo ), the container depot operator, today announced that it will develop a major new container services facility in Hawke’s Bay. More >>

Activists plan to block US warship

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:29:43 +1200 | Auckland Peace Action

Auckland Peace Action (APA) is planning a protest flotilla against warships visiting NZ as part of the NZ Navy’s 75th birthday. More >>

Gordon Campbell on what John Key should be asking Joe Biden

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:49:42 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Key needs to be asking Biden about how – and why – the White House is busily circumventing the TPP deal signed in Auckland earlier this year. More >>

NZ PM Visits Fonterra’s Indonesia Manufacturing Facility

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:27:57 +1200 | Fonterra

Today New Zealand Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, and Deputy Minister of National Development Planning,Gellwynn Daniel Hamzah Jusuf, visited Fonterra Brands Indonesia’s Cikarang manufacturing facility to mark the strong agricultural partnership between ...More >>

Deals worth $60m signed on Indonesia trade visit

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:57:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay says the Prime Minister’s high-level New Zealand business delegation to Indonesia have signed deals worth more than NZ$60 million on the official two-day visit.More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Update on driving conditions

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:43:18 +1200 | Martin Doyle

One can understand the desire not to upset China by complaining of steel dumping. But one should also never underplay the importance of the life and limbs of humble motorists depending on professionally built motorways.More >>

Hold Tight Till ‘Perfect Storm’ Clears

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:34:43 +1200 | Independent wool brokers

Hold Tight Till ‘Perfect Storm’ Clears Says Wool Brokers in Lead-Up To Next Wool Auction More >>

Zespri says reports of pressure from Beijing are false

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:20:13 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 19 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwifruit marketer Zespri says reports that it was called to a meeting in Beijing or has been pressured by the Chinese government over a potential Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment inquiry into the dumping of Chinese ...More >>


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