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NZ next cab off the rank to close Gulf states FTA, Key says

Mon, 4 May 2015 17:38:35 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand should be the next cab off the rank in securing a long-awaited free-trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council, with Prime Minister John Key "much more positive" about finalising a deal after his ...More >>

PM Post Cabinet Press Conference on Ponytail and Surplus

Mon, 4 May 2015 17:33:52 +1200 | Francis Cook

The Prime Minister stated today that two weeks in advance of the 2015 budget, he was happy with the progress his government had made. He said he expected further solid growth and that wages were increasing faster than inflation. He said the budget ...More >>

Iwi head to Norway to challenge oil giant

Mon, 4 May 2015 11:36:59 +1200 | Taikaha Communications

A delegation from Te Hiku o te Ika are travelling to the head office of Norway's biggest company, Statoil, to demonstrate the widespread opposition to its oil exploration programme in Te Reinga Basin.More >>

NZ wool auction volumes fall to 2-yr low amid seasonal lull

Fri, 1 May 2015 15:48:16 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand wool sold at auction declined to the lowest level in two years following the end of the main shearing season. More >>

NZ export log prices fall as Chinese inventories build

Fri, 1 May 2015 15:18:38 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand export log prices fell to a seven-month low as high inventories on Chinese ports dent demand in the country's largest market. More >>

Chinese Approval Opens Huge Market to Kiwi Tech Company

Fri, 1 May 2015 10:32:04 +1200 | Impact PR

TruScreen Limited (NZAX: TRU), a New Zealand company with a unique real time cervical cancer screening technology now has open access to a potential NZD $1 billion per annum market after receiving Chinese Food And Drug Administration (CFDA) approval ...More >>

Why The US Should Worry About Oil Sector Jobs

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:02:03 +1200 | James Stafford

Outside of individual's holding oil stocks, damage to the economy from the fall in oil has been pretty minimal so far. Indeed, the price cut in home heating oil and gasoline has probably outweighed the damage from lower oil prices… so far. Unfortunately, ...More >>

Trade with USA hits record high

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:59:16 +1200 | American Chamber of Commerce in NZ

Auckland - The American Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the launch of the 2015 AmCham – DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards, held in conjunction with Hawaiian Airlines. The awards celebrate business achievement between New Zealand ...More >>

OceanaGold Signs Letter of Intent with Newmont Mining

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:54:21 +1200 | OceanaGold

OceanaGold Signs Letter of Intent with Newmont Mining to Acquire Waihi Gold Mine Operations in New Zealand More >>

Gold Kiwifruit Exports to Australia up; Green Consistent

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:52:16 +1200 | KPG

TAURANGA, Thursday 30 April 2015: The export of New Zealand kiwifruit to Australia has begun and is showing signs of the recovery of GOLD Kiwifruit from Psa. More >>

Forecast Milk Price Drop a Tough Pill for Farmers to Swallow

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:42:03 +1200 | Fonterra Shareholders Council

Fonterra Shareholders’ Council Chairman, Ian Brown said Farmers will be disappointed with Fonterra’s latest revision to this season’s forecast Farmgate Milk Price, which has reduced from $4.70 per kg/MS to $4.50 per kg/MS.More >>

Fonterra Drop Not the End of It – Government Doing Nothing

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:41:05 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is concerned for New Zealand’s dairy farmers with Fonterra dropping its benchmark milkprice forecast 20 cents a kilogram of milksolids (kg/MS) to $4.50 and New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters believes it will go much lower ...More >>

Cracks showing in economy of milk and houses

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:39:38 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Fonterra’s latest cut to its forecast farmgate payout confirms that an economic black hole of $7 billion is opening up that will seriously affect the regions, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.More >>

Intensive dairying is causing an environmental catastrophe

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:35:12 +1200 | Green Party

A report into dairying shows how the environment is being milked by the industry for all it’s worth - and that’s before taking the use of herbicides and pesticides into account, the Green Party said today.More >>

McCully to Beijing and Guangzhou

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:36:50 +1200 | New Zealand Government

McCully to Beijing and Guangzhou Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to China this weekend for official engagements in Beijing and Guangzhou. “In Beijing I will meet with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi for discussions covering regional ...More >>

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:17:21 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 3.5 percent. Trading partner growth continues at around its long-term average, but remains dependent on highly accommodative monetary settings. Policy interest rates are at record lows ...More >>

Fonterra Revises 2014/15 Forecast Milk Price

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:14:55 +1200 | Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season from $4.70 per kgMS to $4.50 per kgMS. When combined with the previously announced estimated dividend range of 20-30 cents per share, this ...More >>

Gordon Campbell Key’s abuse of secrecy over Iraq & The TPP

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:11:54 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

For the past week or so we’ve been hearing a lot about the child-like side of our Prime Minister . So I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised that if you put him on the mat in Dubai, he will say the darndest things. Here’s what happened. During ...More >>

Māori-owned company secures world-first

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:33:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Te Ururoa Flavell congratulates Aotearoa Fisheries Limited (AFL) for being the first Māori-owned company to sign a business agreement with the Dubai Government. More >>

Commerce Commission to consider pharmaceuticals merger

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:09:11 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received an application from Pfizer Inc. seeking clearance to acquire all of the shares in Hospira Inc. More >>


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