Federated Farmers condemn breaches of animal welfare

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is emphatic farmers and trucking operators must follow the animal welfare rules when they take stock to processing works, especially as drought conditions reduce animal feed in some parts of the country. Read more »

Auditor-General’s findings: AgResearch’s Future Footprint

Press Release – Controller and Auditor-General

On 23 July 2014, the Auditor-General received a request from Hon David Parker, Dr David Clark, and Clare Curran to investigate the development and implementation of AgResearchs Future Footprint business case. Our response is set out below. Read more »

AgResearch restructuring needs an update, says auditor

Article – BusinessDesk

March 18 (BusinessDesk) – Auditor-General Lyn Provost says more work needs to be done on the business case for a $100 million restructuring of AgResearch, New Zealand’s largest Crown Research Institute. Read more »

Crown Irrigation considers further irrigation investments

Article – BusinessDesk

March 17 (BusinessDesk) – Crown Irrigation Investments, set up as a bridging financier for irrigation schemes, says it is keen to be part of the second stage of Canterbury’s Central Plains Water. Read more »

Joan Withers named chair of Television New Zealand

Article – BusinessDesk

March 17 (BusinessDesk) – Professional director Joan Withers has been named chair of Television New Zealand, replacing Wayne Walden. Read more »

Airways 1H earnings fall 36% as new businesses miss forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

March 13 (BusinessDesk) – Airways Corp of New Zealand, which is in charge of the nation’s air traffic control, posted a 36 percent decline in first half profit as its investments in new international businesses didn’t perform as well as expected … Read more »

RESEND: Television NZ expects to resume dividends in 2016

Article – BusinessDesk

March 12 (BusinessDesk) – Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, expects to resume dividend payments in 2016, having gained approval to halt payments in fiscal 2014 while refurbishing its main building on Aucklands Victoria St West. Read more »

Free Thoughts – Revealing moments: Labour

Column – ACT New Zealand

‘Free Thoughts’ is a new blog series from ACT Leader David Seymour. Unlike ‘Free Press’, this series will focus on one issue at a time and will be sent out as events occur throughout the year, rather than on a specific day every week. You can unsubscribe … Read more »

Government must fix the mess it created at Solid Energy

Press Release – Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The Government must take responsibility for the role it has played in Solid Energys current financial crisis, and support the company which has returned $600 million to the country over the past decade. Read more »

NZ tops OECD for fibre growth connections

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Fibre growth connections in New Zealand have tripled in the last year, putting us first of all 34 countries in the OECD, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. Read more »

Interislander sailings disrupted due to weather

Press Release – The Interislander

Interislander is advising customers to expect delays to sailings today and over the weekend due to the severe weather that is currently moving across Cook Strait. Read more »

AsureQuality posts 5% drop in 1H profit as costs rise

Article – BusinessDesk

AsureQuality posts 5% drop in 1H profit as costs rise; expects to beat FY target Read more »

Kordia turns to profit in 1H as Australian business improves

Article – BusinessDesk

March 4 (BusinessDesk) – Kordia Group, the broadcasting and telecommunications network operator, turned to a profit in the first half on an improved performance at its Australian business. Read more »

Review illustrates NZ’s positive electricity market

Press Release – Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authoritys annual review of the electricity market shows electricity demand is back on the increase, the four largest retailers are losing market share and electricity prices are being held, while technological innovations are likely … Read more »

Ex-Solid Energy JV partner, GTL, seeks briquette plant sale

Article – BusinessDesk

March 3 (BusinessDesk) – GTL Energy (New Zealand), Solid Energy’s former partner in an experimental briquette-making plant in Southland, narrowed its loss in 2014 in a year when it garnered no revenue and began preparing for the sale of the Mataura … Read more »

KiwiRail 1H earnings fall on lower coal, logs, dairy volumes

Article – BusinessDesk

March 2 (BusinessDesk) – KiwiRail, the unprofitable government-owned rail operator, reported a 6 percent drop in first-half operating earnings on reduced freight volumes of coal, logs and dairy, and said it would still meet guidance for annual earnings … Read more »

Govt resisting pressure to pump more cash into Solid Energy

Article – BusinessDesk

March 2 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister John Key says it is “not the government’s preferred option” to make a fresh capital injection into the troubled state-owned coal miner, Solid Energy, but dodged journalists’ questions at his weekly press conference … Read more »

TVNZ 1st-half profit drops 5% on weaker ad revenue

Article – BusinessDesk

March 2 (BusinessDesk) – Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, posted a drop in first-half profit of about 5 percent as advertising revenue weakened and costs rose. Read more »

More ACC support to help address sexual violence

Press Release – New Zealand Government

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye welcomes ACCs new support package for people whove experienced sexual abuse or assault. Its clear to me ACC has listened to feedback from clients, families, counsellors and others, and their input is reflected in the … Read more »

Fonterra’s Glencoal says Waikato mine delayed, not on hold

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group subsidiary Glencoal has denied suggestions it has put its plans for an open cast mine in the Waikato on hold indefinitely following public opposition. Read more »

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