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Trade Deal Threatens Farmers and Food Businesses

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:55:34 +1300 | GE Free NZ

The secret Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations are a direct threat to food businesses and farmers, and a moratorium on the release of GE crops must be enshrined in law before the TPP is signed.More >>

TPPA causing concern

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:55:14 +1300 | Joint Press Release

Concern over the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations is being expressed in two public meetings over the next week; one at a presentation on 5th November by former councillor Robin Gwynn to the Napier City Council, the ...More >>

Green light for New Zealand to join WTO GPA

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:19:59 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) decision on the terms for New Zealand’s accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) in Geneva. “A positive ...More >>

Strategic partnership sees NZ biotech innovation go global

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:46:04 +1300 | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute has today announced a global distribution agreement with international analytical and chemical company Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, to supply Cawthron’s unique, high-value marine biotoxins to laboratories worldwide.More >>

Nepal to protect public health from tobacco industry

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:54:34 +1300 | Bobby Ramakant

There is a direct and irreconcilable conflict of interest between tobacco industry and public health policy. This conflict of interest is also enshrined in the preamble of the Article 5.3 of the global tobacco treaty (formally called WHO Framework Convention ...More >>

Orion Health set to list on NZX Main Board and ASX

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:17:40 +1300 | Orion Health

Global healthcare software provider Orion Health Group Limited (Orion Health) has today registered a prospectus, under which it is looking to raise between $120 million and $150 million through the issue of new ordinary shares and under which interests ...More >>

Potential Of Pacific Business To Be Recognised At Expo

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:49:14 +1300 | PANZ

Recent New Zealand Trade and Enterprise information states the Pacific is New Zealand’s 6th largest export market worth over NZD$1.5 billion. More >>

Health professionals call to give trade deal a health check

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:58:03 +1300 | Joint Press Release

Health professionals say a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement must be carried out to protect the health of New Zealanders. More >>

NZMA supports call for TPPA assessment

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:48:25 +1300 | New Zealand Medical Association

The NZMA supports the call by a number of other health sector organisations for an independent assessment of the impact of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPPA) on our health system and our ability to achieve legitimate public ...More >>

Second rate deal a no go - Goff

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:31:58 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

A second rate deal on dairy in the TPP would totally contradict the agreed purpose of the Pacific trade agreement, Labour’s Trade spokesperson, Phil Goff says. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the TPP finishing line, and Amazon’s woes

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:08:38 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny. Here’s Trade Minister Tim Groser on RNZ this morning: The finish line for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is in sight after ...More >>

Minister to attend TPP Ministers’ Meeting

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:18:37 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart today for Sydney to join Ministers from countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the next round of negotiations. More >>

On The Nation this weekend

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:00:30 +1300 | The Nation

This weekend on The Nation… with dairy prices falling, China growing its agriculture sector, and the environmental costs piling up, we ask the Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings if New Zealand is too dependent on milk powder and if we’ve almost ...More >>

Agri-Food Producers Call for Strong Outcomes through the TPP

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:04:48 +1300 | Federated Farmers

International Agricultural and Agri-Food Producers Call for Strong Outcomes through the TPP At the round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations taking place this week in Australia, agri-food producer and processor groups from Canada, Australia ...More >>

National’s failed commodities export strategy exposed

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:34:59 +1300 | Green Party

National’s strategy to rely on commodities such as milk powder and logs has been exposed in the September trade figures released today, the Green Party said. More >>

Kiwi owned Spaceships Campervan Rentals: expands into Europe

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:29:38 +1300 | Spaceships Campervan Rentals

The World’s most Fuel-Efficient Campervan is now available to hire in Spain and Italy. Kiwi owned Spaceships Campervan Rentals have announced the opening of two new depots in Rome and Barcelona for 2015. More >>

Connor Gains Overseas Investment Office Approval

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:17:40 +1300 | Connor Healthcare

Connor Healthcare Limited (Connor) today advised that it had now obtained Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent for its $7.25 per share cash takeover offer for Acurity Health Group Limited.More >>

Dairy continues to drive exports down

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:09:50 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

The seasonally adjusted value of exported goods fell 3.0 percent, to $12 billion, in the September 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Imports rose 3.7 percent, to $13 billion.More >>

NZ trade deficit widens in Sept amid lower log, dairy prices

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:57:30 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's monthly trade deficit widened more than expected in September as falling prices for logs and dairy products weighed on exports while imports were boosted by an incoming aircraft.More >>

WA Super Now Accept KiwiSaver Contributions

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:31:25 +1300 | WA Super

Australian superannuation fund WA Super is thrilled to announce they will accept eligible contributions transferred from KiwiSaver accounts effective as of October 23, 2014.More >>

 

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