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Currency Weekly AUD-NZD: Book your parity party, but not yet

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:26:39 +1200 | HSBC Global Research

Since the 2011 high, the AUD-NZD cross has fallen about 20% and has come close to making new post-float lows. While the latest increase in interest rates from the RBNZ was widely expected. The jawboning of the currency lower as well as the announcement ...More >>

Illegal Wildlife Trading: The Global Response

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:50:11 +1200 | Fiona Gordon

At the closing session of the inaugural United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi last month, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said, “We need to act decisively to change humanity’s relationship with our planet.”More >>

Swift Opens Branch In New Zealand

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:48:25 +1200 | Swift Worldwide Resources

Swift Worldwide Resources ( ), the premier supplier of manpower resources to the oil and gas industry, has opened an office in New Plymouth, the major city in the Taranaki Region of New Zealand. This new office ...More >>

Asian markets driving growth for NZ food & beverage exports

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:32:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Consumer demand in East and South East Asia for high value foods and beverages is driving export growth and diversification, a new Government report shows. More >>

Zespri Juicy Water Fight revitalises Shanghai summer

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:40:46 +1200 | Zespri

In a marketing success for Zespri, more than 1,000 people took part in an enormous Zespri ‘Juicy Water Fight’ in Shanghai to celebrate the launch of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit in China this season.More >>

Responsible Investments Growing, Outperforming

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:35:24 +1200 | Responsible Investment Association Australasia

Australia’s most comprehensive report into the responsible investment sector has found the market is undergoing a period of huge growth, with total funds under management in Australia and New Zealand in broad responsible investments increasing by 13% to ...More >>

Safer skies as a result of Members Bill

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:27:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

National MP Dr Cam Calder’s bill to reduce the risks posed by hand-held lasers has passed its final reading yesterday in Parliament. “Time and again lives are being put in danger by an idiot or idiots misusing a laser pointer. My Summary Offences ...More >>

Well-known kiwis sign on to stop ivory trade

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:25:36 +1200 | ActionStation

Today the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee will consider a complete ban on the ivory trade in response to a petition by Auckland teacher Virginia Woolf and policy analyst Fiona Gordon.More >>

Exports fall in June quarter

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:05:10 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

The seasonally adjusted value of goods exported fell 7.4 percent to $12.4 billion in the June 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a 0.9 percent increase in the March 2014 quarter, and large increases for the September 2013 and ...More >>

NZ posts eighth monthly trade surplus in June

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:53:43 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand posted its eighth monthly trade surplus in June, led by overseas demand for the nation’s primary products such as milk powder, frozen beef and kiwifruit.More >>

Guy: Speech to GIA signing with NZ Pork

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:21:19 +1200 | New Zealand Government

It’s great to be here today to witness the signing of the Government Industry Agreement Deed by the New Zealand Pork Industry. This is a historic day. It’s the result of the hard work over several years of both industry and government to realise the ...More >>

Outstanding Success at LA Competition

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:47:57 +1200 | Olives New Zealand

New Zealand’s Outstanding Success at the 2014 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition More >>

NFU shoots and misses over Kiwi lamb

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:42:42 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers feels Britain’s National Farmers Union (NFU) is heading down the wrong track by attacking New Zealand lamb and should instead work with New Zealand to boost British lamb consumption.More >>

Downed Malaysian Plane Could Impact NZ Economy

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:33:24 +1200 | Massey University

The shooting down of Malaysian Airways flight MH17 over Ukraine may yet have an impact on New Zealand’s economy, says a Russian economist from Massey University. More >>

Cambodian Workshop successful, says Labour MP/PGA President

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:08:20 +1200 | Parliamentarians for Global Action

Labour’s Associate Disarmament Spokesperson and Parliamentians for Global Action (PGA) President Ross Robertson is pleased with the successful outcome of the Asia Pacific Regional Parliamentary Workshop held last week in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to ...More >>

Dairy farming outlook good

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:14:53 +1200 | MyFarm

The outlook for New Zealand dairy farming for this season and beyond is very good, says New Zealand’s largest farm investment company, MyFarm. MyFarm Executive Director, Andrew Watters says recent predictions of the end of the good times in the dairy ...More >>

Loss Leading could destroy Kiwi lamb’s reputation

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:47:01 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Meat companies that supply supermarkets and sell New Zealand lamb as a loss leader in the United Kingdom should lose their access to this valuable quota market, said Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor.More >>

The world’s first real-time mobile loyalty solution

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:42:47 +1200 | Collect

A real-time mobile loyalty solution designed for SME retailers and hospitality venues is set to change the in-store and online retail experience, as we know it. More >>

Peters: Policies to support NZ Manufacturers and Exporters

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:35:26 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

As we all know, a successful economy is the essential precondition for a prosperous society that will enable all New Zealanders to lead a full and satisfying life. And the plain fact is that unless we begin to dramatically improve New Zealand’s economic ...More >>

UPDATE: A2 Milk shares rise from 15-mth low on China licence

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:34:48 +1200 | BusinessDesk

UPDATE: A2 Milk shares bounce from 15-month low on Chinese licence; Synlait still waiting More >>


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