NZ seasonally adjusted food prices fall 0.4% in March

Article – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand food prices fell in March as fruit and vegetable prices were weighed down by a sharp fall in the prices of apples and carrots. Read more »

Cooks targets transition to cashflow breakeven in FY 2018

Press Release – Cooks Global Foods

Cooks announces advanced negotiations to sell its Chinese business into a new joint venture and the sale of its primary produce subsidiary Progressive Processors. Read more »

Bunnies, chocolate eggs, hot cross buns … and surcharges

Press Release – Commerce Commission

With the Easter holiday upon us, the Commerce Commission is again reminding businesses that if they apply a surcharge it must be clearly and accurately disclosed to customers. Read more »

Apple prices continue to fall from January peak

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Apple prices were $2.88 a kilogram in March, down more than $2.00 since hitting a record high in January, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Housing market volumes & prices jump to reassert March norms

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

This month the Real Estate Institute are pleased to launch the REINZ House Price Index (HPI). Developed in partnership with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, the REINZ HPI provides a level of detail and understanding of housing activity over time to … Read more »

Give Kiwis the power over their electricity bills

Press Release – iGenerate

Kiwis are being left out of pocket and powerless to do anything about it because electricity companies are failing to give customers real time information on their power usage. Read more »

Country of origin labelling a step closer

Press Release – Consumer

Kiwis are one step closer to being able to identify where their fruit and veges come from after the Consumers Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill passed its first reading in Parliament yesterday. Read more »

Another Step Closer to Knowing Where Our Food Comes From

Press Release – NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women

Another Step Closer to Knowing Where Our Food Comes From The New Zealand Federation of Business & Professional Women (BPWNZ) is pleased that the Consumers Right to Know (Country of Origin Labelling) [CoOL] Bill has passed its first reading. Consumers … Read more »

New Zealanders get closer to being CoOL

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand congratulates the Government on listening to the people and passing the first reading of the Consumers Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill in Parliament today. Read more »

Kiwis one step closer to knowing where their food is from

Press Release – Green Party

Support for Green MP Steffan Brownings members bill is a win for the vast majority of New Zealanders who want to know where the food they buy is produced, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Go Orange, Queenstown Rafting and Kiwi Discovery Merger

Press Release – Real Journeys

Adventure tourism companies Go Orange, Queenstown Rafting and Kiwi Discovery are merging to form a strong active tourism brand under the Go Orange name. Queenstown Rafting is New Zealands largest white water rafting operator, Kiwi Discovery is … Read more »

Electric Vehicle Batteries research released

Press Release – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

New research released today shows electric vehicle (EV) batteries are reliable and long-lived. Read more »

Gov’t science definition of mānuka honey an important step

Press Release – Apiculture NZ

The industry organisation for the honey and beekeeping industry, Apiculture New Zealand, is pleased the Ministry for Primary Industries has released its proposed science definition of mnuka honey for industry review and consultation. Read more »

New Zealand mānuka honey science definition

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Food Safety Minister David Bennett has welcomed the Ministry for Primary Industries release of a proposed scientific definition for mnuka honey produced in New Zealand. Read more »

Business owners given the choice to open on Easter Sunday

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Council adopts Easter Trading Policy, giving business owners the choice to open on Easter Sunday Read more »

UPDATE: Electronic cards spending falls for a second month

Article – BusinessDesk

April 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards fell for a second month in March, as weakness emerges in household related spending. Read more »

Foreign Wine Looking for Greater US Market Penetration

Press Release – Rabobank

The US wine market continues to represent an attractive opportunity for many foreign wine companies, according to the Rabobank Wine Quarterly Q2 2017. However, increasing competition and ongoing wholesaler consolidation, among other factors, make it increasingly … Read more »

Electronic cards spending falls for a second month in March

Article – BusinessDesk

April 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards fell for a second month in March, following a strong gain in January. Read more »

Cheesy Innovation A NZ First

Press Release – Angel Food

Got your cheese knives at the ready? A hot-new, Kiwi-made block is hitting supermarket shelves this month. But while it may look, smell, cut and taste like the hard cheese every Kiwi loves to put on a platter, this cheddar is a much healthier alternative. Read more »

HVAC&R Trade Exhibition New Zealand 11-12 May 2017

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

The Institute of Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers Inc. (IRHACE), Climate Control Companies Association New Zealand (CCCANZ) and Refrigerant License New Zealand (RLNZ) announce details of their annual HVAC&R Trade Exhibition in … Read more »

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