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Foreign buyers for iconic island must add value

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:59:43 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will look very closely at any Overseas Investment Office application to purchase Pakatoa Island if it is not bought by a Kiwi, says Labour’s Land information Spokesperson Stuart Nash.More >>

A new standard for labelling of export infant formula

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:47:19 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today issued a new standard to clarify the labelling requirements for exports of infant formula. More >>

New labelling standard for infant formula

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:33:17 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed a new standard under the Animal Products Act that clarifies the labelling requirements for infant formula exports. More >>

Pacific Edge’s half year report

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:56:09 +1300 | Pacific Edge

• Signed Cxbaldder agreement with Multiplan, a large National Provider Network (NPN) in the US. This is the fourth agreement to be signed with NPNs since October 2013.More >>

TISA text: US threat to privacy, civil rights, data security

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:40:29 +1300 | AFTINET

‘ Leaked US proposals in the Trade in the secret Services (TISA) negotiations include rules that would threaten privacy and civil rights protections for digital personal data’ Dr Patricia Ranald, Coordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment ...More >>

Leaked TISA text exposes US threat to privacy, data security

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:24:52 +1300 | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The US is demanding that New Zealand and other countries accept sweeping rules that would override privacy protections for digitised personal and other data’, according to Professor Jane Kelsey from the University of Auckland.More >>

Dairy Price Lift, Need for Fonterra to Deliver Value-Add

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:08:05 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

While the 2.4 percent rise in GlobalDairyTrade, the biggest increase since 3 December 2013, is good news for New Zealand’s embattled dairy farmers at Christmas time, what they really need is for Fonterra to deliver on the value-add promise made at ...More >>

A Devil of a Film Will Go into Production in New Zealand

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:29:25 +1300 | Film New Zealand

Film New Zealand confirmed today that Legendary Pictures’ KRAMPUS will commence principal photography in New Zealand in early 2015. More >>

Video: Meet Mark Gilbert, U.S. Ambassador-Designate to NZ

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:10:50 +1300 | US Embassy Wellington

Join us in welcoming Ambassador-Designate Mark Gilbert and his wife Nancy. They are arriving in New Zealand shortly and wanted to introduce themselves. Watch this video to learn about his connections with Aotearoa, and why he thinks the partnership between ...More >>

CORRECT: Zespri says kiwifruit growers facing record returns

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:41:31 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Zespri International, the grower-owned kiwifruit marketing company, said it expects record per-hectare returns for green and green organic kiwifruit this season following supply constraints, favourable market conditions and strong ...More >>

NZ Sept quarter current account deficit near six-year high

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:49:58 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The impact of falling dairy export receipts was a primary contributor to the balance of payments deficit on current account pushing out to $2.5 billion in the three months to Sept. 30, the highest since the December 2008 ...More >>

Fixing GST Loophole Will Help Reduce Deficit – Retail NZ

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:13:32 +1300 | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is advising the Government that it will get closer to a fiscal surplus by closing a loophole that gives foreign retailers the ability to sell to New Zealanders without paying GST and duty.More >>

Entrepreneur Claudia Batten to Lead NZTE North America Team

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:09:42 +1300 | New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise has appointed entrepreneur Claudia Batten as its Regional Director for North America. Claudia, who has spent over 15 years in the technology sector, will oversee key relationships across the US, Canada and Mexico ...More >>

Kiwifruit growers facing record pre-hectare returns: Zespri

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:06:03 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Zespri International, the grower-owned kiwifruit marketing company, said it expects record per-hectare returns for green and green organic kiwifruit this season following supply constraints, favourable market conditions and strong ...More >>

7.3% increase in passenger traffic in October 2014

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:34:19 +1300 | ACI Asia Pacific

In October 2014, passenger traffic reported by Asia-Pacific airports maintained a moderate growth rate of +7.3% year-on-year while airports in the Middle East reported +7.6% in the same period. More >>

ACG finishes 2014 with fourth educational acquisition

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:24:08 +1300 | ACG Schools

ACG has had a phenomenal year of expansion and is ending it on a high by adding two more preschools to their portfolio of 13 schools and tertiary colleges in New Zealand, Indonesia and Vietnam.More >>

2015 pay: Eurozone recovery, emerging markets falter

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:49:43 +1300 | Hay Group

Global salary rises compared to last year • But workers in key emerging markets will experience real wage cuts • Increase in Europe driven by previously struggling countries such as Ireland and GreeceMore >>

VMob Chases Offshore Growth with NZTE Support

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:51:14 +1300 | VMob Group Limited

USA and Japan offer biggest opportunity for home-grown technology • Microsoft and McDonald’s partnerships underpin year of growth More >>

Brisbane Welcomes Burgerfuel

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:49:56 +1300 | BurgerFuel

Brisbane burger lovers are celebrating a long awaited day today, as BurgerFuel opens the doors to their first restaurant in Queensland’s capital city. The opening of the franchised restaurant marks the second major territory for BurgerFuel in Australia, ...More >>

Record returns for Class 2 kiwifruit into Australia

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:06:14 +1300 | Seeka Kiwifruit Industries

Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Ltd (NZX:SEK) has delivered record returns to growers from its SeekaFresh programmes, primarily into Australia, the company said today. More >>


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