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Speech – New Zealand First Party

Certainly there will be many more people at Palmerston Norths Convention Centre, this Sunday at 2pm, when New Zealand First launches its Campaign for the Regions. Read more »

Business Owners Choose Kāpiti

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

An Infometrics report commissioned by the Kpiti Coast District Council has revealed new insights into the Kpiti Coasts booming self-employed business community, with house construction taking the lead as industry of choice. Read more »

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent. Read more »

Growing job vacancies in tourism & hospitality

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

Growing job vacancies in tourism & hospitality New job vacancy data illustrates the difficulties tourism and hospitality businesses are facing to find good staff, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. The latest Jobs Online report issued today by the … Read more »

NZ consumer confidence climbs to five-month high

Article – BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand consumer confidence rose to a five-month high on a strong labour market and the government’s boost to household incomes, announced in last month’s Budget. Read more »

Transport Goliaths Grow Bigger

Press Release – Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS – Consolidation within the trucking industry is nothing new and the trend is continuing. Transport operators are confronted with an expectation freight volumes will grow by 48% by 2042 and the sector has been consolidating as … Read more »

New Stamps Guarantee Free Range Origin

Press Release – Zeagold Foods

This month, Woodland will launch New Zealands first free range eggs that bear individual stamps of origin, so that the provenance of each egg can be traced all the way back to the free range farm where the hen laid it. Read more »

Apprenticeship boost is welcome and needed.

Press Release – Industry Training Federation

Today’s $7 million boost for industry training and apprenticeships is welcome news for employers, industry trainees, and apprentices, in the face of skills shortages across the economy, says the Industry Training Federation. Read more »

Call for New Zealand nominations for agribusiness awards

Press Release – Rabobank

Nominations are being sought for the 2017 Rabobank Leadership Awards, recognising outstanding leadership among both accomplished and up-and-coming leaders in New Zealand and Australias food, beverage and agribusiness industries. Read more »

Private sector expertise for Expo 2020 steering group

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced three senior appointments to oversee New Zealands involvement in Expo 2020, being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read more »

Senior business leader appointed to chair FoodHQ

Press Release – FoodHQ

Sue Foley, a senior New Zealand business leader, has been appointed as the first independent chair of FoodHQ. Read more »

Peters: The farcical virtuous circle

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Fully aware as ones experience tells you that this is not an audience susceptible to conversion when the facts are laid out. Read more »


Press Release – Food Integrity Conference

Today is the final opportunity to register for FOOD INTEGRITY 2017, the conference in Auckland at the end of the month exploring how to keep New Zealands food exports safe and maximise brand profits. Read more »

Back on track

Press Release – BNZ

New Zealands services sector returned to its recent level of consistent and healthy expansion during May, according to the BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI). Read more »

Q+A: Minister Judith Collins interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

1-4% chance of power rationing Minister Judith Collins Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins told Q+A theres a 1-4% chance that people will be asked to make some voluntary reductions in electricity usage. Judith Collins was speaking … Read more »

Fieldays reflects positive outlook for Primary Sector

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Fieldays reflects positive outlook for Primary Sector Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated the National Fieldays Society for another successful event at Mystery Creek in Waikato. This years Fieldays was another success … Read more »

Reserve Bank tipped to hold and stick to neutral bias

Article – BusinessDesk

June 16 (BusinessDesk) Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler is expected to keep rates on hold at next week’s review and stick firmly to a neutral stance, in particular after softer-than-expected first quarter economic growth. Read more »

Speech: Makhlouf – Productivity Hub Workshop Closing Address

Speech – New Zealand Treasury

Productivity Hub Workshop Closing Address Published 16 Jun 2017 Speech delivered at the Productivity Hub Workshop in Wellington by Bryan Chapple on behalf of the Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, 16 June 2017. Read more »

Synlait revises 2016 / 2017 forecast milk price

Press Release – Synlait

Synlait Milk (NZX: SML; ASX: SM1) is forecasting a total milk price of $6.29 kgMS for the 2016 / 2017 season, consisting of a forecast base milk price of $6.15 kgMS and $0.14 of premium payments. Read more »

Allied Farmers shares jump 23% on soaring livestock sales

Article – BusinessDesk

June 16 (BusinessDesk) Allied Farmers shares jumped 23 percent after the rural services firm raised annual earnings guidance on a much stronger pick-up in livestock sales than expected. Read more »

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