Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

UK companies have much to offer

UK companies have much to offer


The UK’s Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Livingston, will be in New Zealand next week to spotlight the benefits of doing business with UK companies.

“British companies have exceptional experience in collaborating with international partners on major infrastructure projects. They have a long and proud track record of finding new and innovative ways to produce results,” he said.

“There is a considerable amount of infrastructure work already under way or planned in New Zealand, especially in Auckland and Christchurch.

“Some British companies are already operating successfully in New Zealand and want to expand their business. Others are keen to enter the market. All have a considerable amount of experience to offer.”

Lord Livingston will be in Auckland Monday for talks involving infrastructure companies and stakeholders for rail, road, airports and bus.

He will also visit the new Team McMillan MINI showrooms in Newmarket, the biggest MINI dealership in the Asia Pacific region and the second biggest in the world.

He will visit Christchurch on Tuesday for the formal blessing of the land where Vodafone plans to erect a new $50 million South Island headquarters and innovation hub.

The blessing will involve members of Ngai Tahu, Christchurch Central MP and Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Nicky Wagner, the British High Commissioner to New Zealand Vicki Treadell, and senior Vodafone management.

Lord Livingston will also hold talks with UK companies who are already in partnership with New Zealand companies in Christchurch and who wish to expand their operations. He will also meet with New Zealand companies who are operating in Britain.

Bilateral talks involving Lord Livingston and Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce are scheduled for Tuesday.

Lord Livingston will meet the New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser in Sydney later next week.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Crown Accounts: Slightly Softer Growth Expected In PREFU

A slightly softer growth forecast is the main feature of largely unchanged Pre-election Fiscal Update compared to the Budget forecasts three months ago, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>

ALSO:

Water: Farming Leaders Pledge To Help Make Rivers Swimmable

In a first for the country, farming leaders have pledged to work together to help make New Zealand’s rivers swimmable for future generations. More>>

ALSO:

Unintended Consequences: Liquor Change For Grocery Stores On Tobacco Tax

Changes in the law made to enable grocery stores to continue holding liquor licences to sell alcohol despite increases in tobacco taxes will take effect on 15 September 2017. More>>

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

By May 2018: Wider, Earlier Microbead Ban

The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More>>

ALSO: