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Archive for March, 2016

Wool Prices Lower Locally

Press Release – NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island offering of 8,600 bales saw an 86 percent clearance with most types easing in local terms mainly due to a significantly stronger New Zealand dollar. Read more »

It’s in the family for new A&P Association President

Press Release – TDM Events

Sheep and beef farmer Warrick James has been elected as President of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association for 2016 at the Annual General Meeting at Riccarton Park Racecourse on 30 March. Read more »

Auckland’s Tāmaki housing transfer confirmed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The transfer of ownership of thousands of houses today marks a significant step in regenerating the Tmaki area and improving the stock of social and affordable housing in Auckland, Ministers Bill English and Dr Nick Smith say. Read more »

Testing work to start on East West project

Press Release – NZTA

As part of the planning and consenting phase of the East West project, the NZ Transport Agency will be carrying out ground testing work throughout April. Read more »

New Ashburton Resthome and Hospital Creates 80 New Jobs

Press Release – Radius Residential Care

Ashburtons new 80 room aged care facility, Radius Millstream, opens its doors at the end of May creating some 80 new jobs in the local community. Read more »

Auckland Airport AUD FX Rate for 2016 interim dividend

Press Release – Auckland Airport

The foreign exchange rate to be used for the Auckland Airport FY2016 interim dividend paid to Australian investors in AUD has been set at 0.8979. Dividends will be paid to investors on Thursday 7 April, 2016. Read more »

Change to Tax Treatment of Earthquake Strengthening Vital

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First hopes to amend the tax treatment of earthquake strengthening later this year, says Ron Mark, New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Spokesperson on Building and Construction. Read more »

NZ farmer confidence falls in first quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand farmer confidence fell in the first quarter, as downbeat dairy, sheep and beef farmers outweighed more optimistic horticulture growers. Read more »

ScreenSafe leads health and safety in NZ screen sector

Press Release – ScreenSafe

New Zealands screen sector has been quick off the mark to interpret the new health and safety legislative regime with the launch of ScreenSafes website on 31 March. Read more »

NZ Farmers Need Protection Against Damaging Agribusiness

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The New Zealand Government must establish a mechanism to protect farmers against legislative changes or agribusiness partnerships that threaten the non-GE status of New Zealand’s agricultural sectors. The shared value of New Zealand’s reputation … Read more »

Rotorua Eastern Arterial designation lifted

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick has today welcomed the announcement from NZ Transport Agency that they will not be constructing the Rotorua Eastern Arterial and that the designation in place since 1963 can be lifted. Read more »

Fun in the workplace is essential for success

Press Release – Corporate Challenge Events NZ

Encouraging fun and play in the workplace is essential for todays business to be successful, according to New Zealand and Australian team building and corporate culture expert Dwain Richardson. Richardson, who has dedicated his career to bringing … Read more »

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