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Presscoin vs Civil, Steemit, Wikitribune, & De-Correspondent

Article – Bitcoinist.com

PressCoin aims to change the state of the public sphere with a range of interconnected platforms, built on the blockchain, powered by the NEWS utility token. The ICO is underway. Read more »

New Year’s tobacco tax hike means pain

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

A new report by the Taxpayers Union shows the ineffectiveness of tobacco tax hikes as a tool to reduce smoking rates, and reveals the unintended consequences of the policy: direct financial harm to smokers and their families, and crime towards … Read more »

Updated Fonterra Revises Milk Collection Forecast

Press Release – Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today revised the forecast for its New Zealand milk collections for the current 2017/2018 season to 1,480 million kilograms of milk solids (kgMS), down from its forecast in November 2017 of 1,525 million kgMS. Fonterras … Read more »

Silver Fern Farms workers to strike

Press Release – E tu Union

Nineteen maintenance shift workers at Silver Fern Farms have voted unanimously to strike for three days from 3 January as the company has refused to give them a fair offer in negotiations. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 1.9% gain in 2017 after December boost

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 1.9% gain in 2017 after December boost By Rebecca Howard Read more »

Fonterra Revises Milk Collection Forecast

Press Release – Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today revised the forecast for its New Zealand milk collections for the current 2017/2018 season to 1,480 kilograms of milk solids (kgMS), down from its forecast in November 2017 of 1,525 kg MS. Fonterras revised … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZX50 runs away with 22% gain in 2017

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares dipped in the final trading day of 2017 on lacklustre holiday volumes, rounding out a 22 percent annual gain for the benchmark index in what’s been a stellar year for a2 Milk Co. Read more »

Rhythm and Vines creating traffic delays in Gisborne

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Anyone heading to the Rhythm and Vines Festival should expect long delays and is asked to be patient. Read more »

Serko shares soar 659% in 2017, topping NZ stock market

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Serko is on track to be 2017’s best performer on the stock exchange after gaining 659 percent so far this year as investors are increasingly confident it will move into the black. Read more »

NZ dollar edges higher as greenback remains unloved

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar edged higher as the greenback remained out of favour in holiday trading, reinforcing demand for risk-sensitive assets such as commodities and currencies linked with raw materials. Read more »

While you were sleeping: Copper continues ascent

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Wall Street moved higher as did commodities, notably copper, as investors bet on sustained demand for the metal amid an upbeat outlook for the global economy and corporate profits. Read more »

Trouble in Paradise

Press Release – Aotea PoisonFree

A huge number of Aotea (Great Barrier Island) residents have spoken out against DOCs plans to drop 10 tonnes of poisoned bait on Rakitu Island, a relatively small offshore island 2 km east of Barrier, to rid the island of rats. Read more »

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