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Yili announces opening of stage two development at Glenavy

Saturday, 25 March 2017, 8:57 pm | Oceania Dairy

Yili announces opening of stage two development at Glenavy dairy plant, more jobs to come 25 March 2017 Global dairy giant Yili Group today announces the opening of its stage two development of its state-of-the-art Oceania Dairy production plant ... More >>

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares mixed; Comvita up

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:00 pm | BusinessDesk

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares mixed; Comvita up, Genesis gains on gentailer yield, Tegel hurt by chicken glut More >>

NZ dollar little changed as investors await US vote

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:59 pm | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed on the week and continues to tread water as investors wait to see if the US repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, now viewed as a barometer on whether ... More >>

CBL to buy Affirmative for US$5.7M

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:57 pm | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - CBL Corp wants to add US insurer Affirmative Direct Insurance Company in a US$5.7 million deal which would expand its global footprint to the world's biggest economy. More >>

UPDATE: Hagamans say Little apology not genuine

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:56 pm | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - Defamation proceedings against Labour Party leader Andrew Little by Earl and Lani Hagaman will proceed, even though Little publicly apologised today after the Auditor-General found no link between the couple's political donations ... More >>

Hagamans to proceed with defamation case against Little

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:55 pm | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - Defamation proceedings against Labour Party leader Andrew Little by Earl and Lani Hagaman will proceed, with Little publicly apologising today after the Auditor-General found no link between a donation made by the couple and ... More >>

Rock Lobster Industry Challenge Recreational Lobbyist

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:51 pm | Joint Press Release

Bay of Plenty Rock Lobster Industry Challenge Recreational Lobbyist Commercial rock lobster fishermen in the Bay of Plenty (CRA 2) fishery are refuting statements made recently by Scott Macindoe of LegaSea, who claimed that “ there are no crayfish ... More >>

Feds Endorses Ambitious Trade Agenda

Friday, 24 March 2017, 5:10 pm | Federated Farmers

The Government’s move today to boost New Zealand’s trade efforts is positive for farmers and for New Zealand, says Federated Farmers President Dr William Rolleston. More >>

Feds Endorses Ambitious Trade Agenda

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:57 pm | Federated Farmers

The Government’s move today to boost New Zealand’s trade efforts is positive for farmers and for New Zealand, says Federated Farmers President Dr William Rolleston. More >>

South Port CEO O'Connor steps down after 17 years

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:13 pm | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - South Port New Zealand chief executive Mark O’Connor is to step down after 17 years running the nation's southernmost deep water port, having led the company to a record profit on record cargo volumes in 2016. More >>

Govt push for FTAs to cover 90% of export goods

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:10 pm | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - The government's newly minted trade agenda wants near-saturation free trade agreement coverage for locally exported goods by 2030, however it doesn't want to pass up opportunities offered by new technology enabling more service exports. More >>

Electric Vehicle DC rapid charging plug type about to change

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:08 pm | ChargeNet

ChargeNet NZ are pleased to announce the forthcoming change to their DC fast charging network from Type 1 CCS charging to the Type 2 CCS charging plug. More >>

Focus on trade strategy

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:49 pm | EMA

Today’s release of the Government’s Trade Agenda 2030 comes at an important time says the EMA. More >>

DairyNZ research on show at Farmers’ Forums

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:43 pm | Dairy NZ

The latest DairyNZ science and innovation will be revealed at Farmers’ Forum events across the country in May. More >>

Former Farmers boss ‘a great retailer and merchant’

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:18 pm | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Former Farmers CEO Rod McDermott, who died this week, was a great retailer and merchant who contributed a huge amount to retailing in New Zealand, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. More >>

NZ's weak wool market shows some improvement at auction

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:11 pm | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - The weak wool market showed some improvement at the latest New Zealand weekly auction in the South Island yesterday. More >>

NZ Post CFO David Walsh gets the top job

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:10 pm | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - David Walsh will take up the role of chief executive at New Zealand Post from May 1 as the state-owned enterprise shifts its focus away from traditional mail services that are facing shrinking revenue. More >>

Be aware of important new employment standards

Friday, 24 March 2017, 2:29 pm | Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson Partner Phillipa Muir says that from 1 April 2017, all individual employment agreements need to comply with new requirements under the Employment Relations Act 2000. More >>

NZ's trade deficit narrows in February as dairy exports rise

Friday, 24 March 2017, 2:24 pm | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's trade deficit narrowed to $18 million in February but the annual trade deficit was the largest in nearly eight years. More >>

"Use the natural resource in your own backyard"

Friday, 24 March 2017, 2:07 pm | NZ Wood

New Zealand is missing a prime opportunity to combine its sustainable timber resources with an innovative manufacturing system to build faster and more efficiently. More >>

Government’s Trade Agenda 2030 Welcomed

Friday, 24 March 2017, 2:02 pm | Beef And Lamb NZ

Exports are the lifeblood of the sheep and beef sector with 92% of New Zealand’s sheepmeat production and 80% percent of beef production exported and so it’s great to see a refresh of the trade agenda to support competitiveness in an increasingly ... More >>

TeamTalk to sell controlling stake in Farmside to Vodafone

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:41 pm | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - Unprofitable telecommunications minnow TeamTalk plans to sell a 70 percent stake in its problematic Farmside rural internet services provider to Vodafone New Zealand for $10 million, almost half what Spark New Zealand is willing ... More >>

Fonterra Welcomes NZ Government’s Trade Agenda 2030

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:38 pm | Fonterra

"Trade is critically important to New Zealand's overall economic success. I'm pleased to see the government increasing resources and building capability to better help exporters to succeed. New Zealand has a great track record in trade liberalisation ... More >>

Downer raises A$757mln from institutional entitlement offer

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:24 pm | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sydney-based Downer EDI said it raised around A$757 million from its institutional entitlement offer, with approximately 66 percent of entitlements being taken up by eligible institutional shareholders. More >>

PM English mounts case for free trade with $90 mln package

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:49 pm | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Bill English wants to bring the public on board with a new trade strategy that will inject an extra $90 million to chase more deals and build on existing relationships. More >>

Zespri welcomes Government goal to reduce barriers to trade

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:41 pm | Zespri

Zespri supports the aims announced by the Government today to redouble efforts to expand New Zealand’s network of free trade agreements and improve access to markets for New Zealand exporters. More >>

NZ govt to spend $35.3M to help primary sector export trade

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:30 pm | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - The government is earmarking $35.3 million of new funding over the next four years to help primary sector exporters trade in overseas markets. More >>

Intueri to exit Australia on March 29

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:28 pm | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - Intueri Education Group, the ailing private training provider, says it will exit the Australian market on March 29, having failed to convince education authorities to re-register its colleges across the Tasman or renew funding. More >>

DCANZ says strong trade agenda will benefit everyone

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:24 pm | Dcanz

The Dairy Companies Association is welcoming the Trade Agenda 2030, released by Prime Minister Bill English earlier today. More >>

Labour, Greens pledge fiscal responsibility if elected

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:04 pm | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - The Labour and Green parties are promising to be fiscally responsible if they win the Treasury benches at the September general election and will set up a body independent of government to make sure they stick to their rules. More >>

While you were sleeping: US healthcare vote looms

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:57 am | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - Wall Street advanced as investors scrutinised the vote on a Republican healthcare bill that is seen as a litmus test of US President Donald Trump’s credibility to push his agenda. More >>

NZ dollar little changed

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:56 am | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed as financial markets awaited the outcome of a US vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, as a test of whether the Trump administration can enact a policy platform ... More >>

NZ Post names new Chief Executive

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:44 am | NZ Post

NZ Post Board Chair Jane Taylor today announced that David Walsh will take up the role of Chief Executive Officer at NZ Post, with effect from 1 May 2017. More >>

China relationships subject of business workshop

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:09 am | Export New Zealand

Building business relationships with China is the topic of a one-off workshop featuring trade experts to be held in Napier next Wednesday, April 5. More >>

Largest annual trade deficit in almost eight years

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:51 am | Statistics New Zealand

The annual trade deficit for the year ended February 2017 was $3.8 billion, the largest since April 2009, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Pixi Donate Services to Richard Branson Charity Auction

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:49 am | Pixi

Auckland based SEO & SEM services provider, Pixi are donating their comprehensive search engine optimisation package for auction at an evening with Sir Richard Branson. More >>

New trade focus to benefit tourism

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:46 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The Government’s new focus on services exports will benefit tourism – New Zealand’s largest export sector, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. TIA has welcomed today’s launch of the refreshed trade policy strategy, Trade Agenda 2030 – Securing our ... More >>

IP firm expands to meet market growth

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:44 am | James and Wells

National intellectual property specialists James & Wells have appointed John Mansell to join the firm’s Food and Beverage and Life Science Innovation teams as a Senior Associate. More >>

New Zealand Winegrowers welcomes Trade Agenda 2030

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:41 am | New Zealand Winegrowers

New Zealand Winegrowers welcomes Trade Agenda 2030 New Zealand Winegrowers has warmly welcomed today’s announcement by the Prime Minister of the government’s new vision for trade strategy outlined in Trade Agenda 2030. The shifts in trade policy will ... More >>

Vodafone NZ to acquire 70% stake in TeamTalk's Farmside

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:39 am | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone New Zealand Limited ( Vodafone NZ ) and TeamTalk Limited ( TeamTalk ) (NZX: TTK) have reached an agreement that would see Vodafone NZ acquire 70 per cent of the shares in BayCity Communications Limited for $10 million in cash. More >>

Air NZ’s 75th exhibition hits millionth visitor milestone

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:35 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand’s 75th anniversary exhibition has welcomed the one millionth visitor through its three-year, nationwide tour. More >>

Toyota Supports Need to Meet Paris Climate Commitment

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:31 am | Toyota New Zealand

Toyota New Zealand wants to see all businesses with a vested interest in New Zealand’s future to work towards the climate change and reduction targets in greenhouse gases to meet the Paris climate commitment. More >>

Rabobank Agribusiness Monthly (NZ) - March 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:18 am | Rabobank

The latest edition of Rabobank’s Agribusiness monthly report. The Agribusiness Monthly provides timely information and analysis on agricultural conditions, commodity price updates and commentary on the latest sectoral trends and developments. Agribusiness ... More >>

Exporters endorse trade strategy

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:17 am | Business NZ

ExportNZ has welcomed the Government’s report on recent trade achievements and future strategy released this morning. More >>

Innovation in trade strategy

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:14 am | Business NZ

New Zealand’s trade agenda is well oriented for achieving more innovative and diversified exports, says BusinessNZ. More >>

Seafood industry welcomes trade policy refresh

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:03 am | Seafood New Zealand

The seafood industry has welcomed the government’s launch of its refreshed trade policy strategy. More >>

Horticulture's export growth reliant on sound trade policy

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:56 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says to continue its rapid growth, horticulture needs good trade policy, and he welcomes today’s announcement from the Government enabling that. More >>

The next evolution of ATMs is here

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:44 am | ANZ New Zealand

From today, ANZ customers will be able to access an ANZ ATM with a simple tapof their card or smartphone. More >>

Bank of NZ commended for putting health before profit

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:22 am | Hapai Te Hauora

This week the Bank of New Zealand confirmed a new responsible investment policy which will exclude companies involved in unethical activities. General Manager for the National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service Zoe Hawke says the inclusion of the powerful ... More >>

Prominent Southland station up for sale

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:51 am | Sotheby's International Realty

One of Southland’s largest farming stations is on the market for the first time in 40 years. More >>

HiFX Morning Update, March 24 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:12 am | HiFX

The NZD has been the worst performing currency of the majors overnight (with the exception of the AUD) as risk currencies were sold. Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a seven-week high, representing a departure from other data showing ... More >>

Fewer NZ farmers feeling pessimistic, says Rabobank

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8:09 am | BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) - Net confidence edged up in the latest Rabobank confidence survey of New Zealand farmers, with growing optimism in the horticulture, beef and sheep sectors. More >>

Kearns reaped fees, returns from 18 related investments

Friday, 24 March 2017, 7:26 am | BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Motueka-based founder of the Forestlands investment companies set up a group that generated fees and other returns for his family trust and other entities including a share of subscribed capital raised and guaranteed ... More >>

TVNZ flags job cuts to arrest profit decline

Friday, 24 March 2017, 7:24 am | BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) - Television New Zealand has announced plans to streamline its businesses, cutting jobs to stem a decline in earnings in the face of falling advertising revenue. More >>

Vodafone selected for GCSB's Cortex malware disruption pilot

Friday, 24 March 2017, 7:19 am | BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) - Vodafone New Zealand, the country's second largest internet service provider, is trialling a pilot programme for the Government Communications Security Bureau, using top-of-the-line technology to mitigate an increasing number ... More >>

NZ dollar little changed after RBNZ stands pat

Friday, 24 March 2017, 7:18 am | BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed, retreating from an earlier gain after the central bank reiterated rates will be on hold for the foreseeable future and as markets await the outcome of a US vote to repeal Affordable ... More >>

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, Metro Glass and A2 gain

Friday, 24 March 2017, 7:16 am | BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by Metro Performance Glass and A2 Milk Co, while Fletcher Building began falling again after giving up dividend rights. More >>

NZ’s Conventional Farming at Expense to Environment

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 5:23 pm | Commonsense Organics

The results of latest Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report come as no surprise to Commonsense Organics. More >>

RBNZ's geopolitical concerns now 'extensive'

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 5:20 pm | BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank's concerns about geopolitical uncertainties have been upgraded to "extensive" at a time when US President Donald Trump is facing a tougher battle in winning over legislators to enact his regulatory and ... More >>

Rock Lobster Industry Again Shoulders the Burden

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:29 pm | NZ Rock Lobster Industry Council

The Chief Executive of the NZ Rock Lobster Industry Council, Daryl Sykes , has expressed disappointment that rock lobster fishery management decisions announced today by the Minister of Fisheries have not extended to definite actions and deadlines in ... More >>


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