NZ And International Investment Welcomed by Farmers

Press Release – Fonterra Shareholders’ Council

Fonterra Shareholders Council Chairman, Ian Brown said todays announced investments in New Zealands milk pools and a global partnership with Chinas Beingmate were bold moves that would be welcomed by the Co-operatives Farmers. Read more »

Fonterra Maintains Forecast Farmgate Milk Price for 2014/15

Press Release – Fonterra

27 August 2014 Fonterra Maintains Forecast Farmgate Milk Price for 2014/15 Season Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today maintained its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season at $6.00 per kgMS. Read more »

Support for capital gains tax misguided

Press Release – NZ Property Investors’ Federation

Nearly half of the respondents to TV Ones Vote Compass survey supported a Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is hardly surprising given the information presented to them. Read more »

Food prices fall 0.7 percent in July

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Food prices fell 0.7 percent in the month of July 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This fall follows a 1.4 percent rise in June and a 0.6 percent rise in May. Read more »

Triple growth target for new acceleration programme

Press Release – Great Lake Taupo

Enterprise Great Lake Taupo today launched a new business growth initiative to help up to 20 local businesses fast-track their growth plans. Read more »

Gull Drops Pump Prices

Press Release – Gull New Zealand

Auckland, 27 August 2014 Today, Gull has announced a drop in fuel prices of 10c per litre, commencing at 7am Wednesday 27 August and running through to midday Thursday 28 August. Read more »

Bridges: Speech to AusIMM Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good morning everyone. Its a pleasure to be here for the 2014 AusIMM New Zealand Annual Conference my second since becoming Energy and Resources Minister. Read more »

National gets fast and loose with the facts

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

In their desperation to make it look as though they are doing something about the housing crisis, National is playing fast and loose, says Labours housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

Time to rethink India’s IT reputation, delegation says

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) – India’s reputation as a low-cost hub for IT “offshoring” is becoming a thing of the past and the country is emerging as an innovation hub with capacity to take ideas to commercial scale, says a leading member of a 15-strong … Read more »

NZ credit ratings, stable outlook affirmed by S&P

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s credit ratings were affirmed by Standard & Poor’s, citing the nation’s fiscal and monetary policy flexibility, economic resilience, public policy stability and sound financial sector. Read more »

‘Rock star’ economy hitting the rocks

Press Release – Green Party

Nationals so-called rock star economy is unravelling and todays trade figures for July showing a 7.5 percent fall in exports from June is a sign of the trouble ahead, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Building Apprentices Still Not Enough to Meet Growing Demand

Press Release – BCITO

26 August 2014 The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) is experiencing unprecedented growth in new apprenticeships, but the construction industry still remains woefully short on skilled tradespeople. Read more »

Aucklanders and Wellingtonians Ignore Engine Warning Lights

Press Release – Canstar Blue

Fifty per cent of Aucklanders are turning to DIY car service jobs to save money Read more »

2014 REM survey

Press Release – Institute Of Directors

The Institute of Directors 2014 Directors Fees Report shows directors fees have risen this year after several years of little change. Read more »

NZ turns to a trade gap in July, led by falling log prices

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand posted its first monthly trade deficit in nine months in July, led by falling prices for export logs and wood products. Read more »

Office sector leads New Zealand commercial property returns

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Sydney, 22 August 2014 : The PCNZ/IPD New Zealand Quarterly Property Index Q2 2014 results, released today, showed a total return of 11.1% for the year-ending June 2014. This was comprised of 7.7% income return and 3.1% capital growth. Read more »

Continued US Dollar strength keeps Kiwi on the ropes

Press Release – CMC Markets

The weekends gathering of global central bankers at Jackson Hole has reinforced the different challenges facing major economys at present, and endorsed the view of a stronger US Dollar. Fed Chair Janet Yellen acknowledges the improving unemployment … Read more »

National and Labour to outline economic visions

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

The deputy leaders of National and Labour will outline their visions for the New Zealand economy in two upcoming public lectures hosted by Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

Tourism Manifesto

Press Release – Regional Tourism Organisations New Zealand

Tourism Manifesto The Tourism Election Manifestos six key priorities will keep an emphasis on reaching the $41B target set out in Tourism 2025. David Perks, Chair of Regional Tourism Organisations New Zealand (RTONZ) commented that its time … Read more »

Labour trims new spending plans by $300 million a year

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) – The Labour Party has trimmed its new spending plans by about $300 million a year to take account of weaker economic forecasts and smaller Budget surpluses presented in last week’s Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Update, published … Read more »

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