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Archive for December, 2015

Buller Electricity wins takeover of Pulse Energy

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Three of Pulse Energy’s directors have accepted Buller Electricity’s share offer, giving the South Island lines company more than 90 percent of the energy retailer’s shares and the ability to enforce compulsory acquisition of the remaining … Read more »

Dairy farmers top farm poll for optimism about 2016

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Dairy farmers are the most optimistic group in New Zealand’s agricultural sector for the coming year, according to a Federated Farmers poll. Read more »

NZ dollar falls on weak oil prices, local importer selling

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar declined as weaker oil prices weighed on commodity currencies and local importers sold the kiwi to pay for Christmas goods in a period of low foreign exchange liquidity. Read more »

While you were sleeping: Oil drops on US crude buildup

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Equities continued to take their cue from oil prices, which moved lower after a report showing an unexpected build in US stockpiles Read more »

Federated Farmers mourns the loss of life member

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers expresses their deepest sympathies to the family of farmer and environmentalist Gordon Stephenson who died on Boxing Day. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by Auckland Airport

Article – BusinessDesk

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by Auckland Airport, Z Energy; A2 falls from record Read more »

NZ dollar slips from 11-wk high, seen resuming upward trend

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell from an 11-week high but is seen resuming its upward trend as the nation’s relatively appealing interest rates attract investors. Read more »

Gordon Stephenson A Great Kiwi

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is joining with others to honour the life of farming environmentalist, Gordon Stephenson, who has passed away aged 91. Read more »

Whananaki Footbridge Damaged and Closed until Further Notice

Press Release – Whangarei District Council

The Whananaki footbridge linking North and South Whananaki has been damaged and is closed until further notice. Read more »

Poll shows 83% satisfaction with Key Government in 2015

Press Release – Federated Farmers

A poll from Federated Farmers shows 83% satisfaction with the performance of the National-led government among the countrys farmers. Read more »

Lights, camera, action!

Press Release – Destination Coromandel

Destination Coromandel are on the search for video and photo footage to help promote The Coromandel . The region’s marketing agency has partnered with outdoor retailer Torpedo 7 who are offering monthly prizes for the best videos. Meanwhile the best … Read more »

T-shirt competition launched to celebrate 30yrs

Press Release – Ravensdown

This year will be Ravensdowns 30th year sponsoring the FMG Young Farmer of the Year. To celebrate the farmer owned cooperative is launching a national t-shirt competition. Greg Campbell, Ravensdown Chief Executive says the key to any long standing sponsorship … Read more »

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