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Turners and Growers posts higher underlying profit

Turners and Growers posts higher underlying profit
Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Turners and Growers Ltd has posted a rise in interim underlying profit and is forecasting a rise in annual profit.

NZ sharemarket nudges lower in quiet session

NZ sharemarket nudges lower in quiet session
Wellington, Aug 10 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket nudged lower in a session lacking much in the way of corporate news. The benchmark NZX-50 index closed down 9.39 points, or 0.3 percent, at 3045.11, after yesterday gaining nearly 10 points.

Modest early gains for NZ sharemarket

Modest early gains for NZ sharemarket
Wellington, Aug 10 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket made modest early gains, even as a small volume of shares in retailer Hallenstein Glasson gave up some of the strong gains of the past two trading days.

New ambassador for Egypt named

New ambassador for Egypt named
Wellington, July 5 NZPA - Career diplomat David Strachan is New Zealand's next Ambassador to Egypt. Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Mr Strachan would also be cross-accredited to Libya, the League of Arab States, and the African Union.

Trade Minister reprimanded for rowdy behaviour on a plane

Trade Minister reprimanded for rowdy behaviour on a plane
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - Trade Minister Tim Groser has been reprimanded by the prime minister's office for drinking and rowdy behaviour on an international flight.

NZ joins other nations to call for support for Doha

NZ joins other nations to call for support for Doha
Wellington, April 21 NZPA - New Zealand has joined 18 other nations in calling for recommitment to the next round of Doha negotiations. Trade Minister Tim Groser made the call for New Zealand. He was at the Cairns Group meeting in Uruguay.

Peter Wilson: Apples And Milk Present The Same Trade Problems

Peter Wilson: Apples And Milk Present The Same Trade Problems
We've probably got about as much chance of prising open the United States dairy market as selling apples to Australia. And for the same reason -- brute force politics.

Govts try not to upset applecart

Govts try not to upset applecart
Wellington, April 14 NZPA - The New Zealand Government appears to be looking for a way to settle the trans-Tasman apple row on a government-to-government basis, in the wake of the World Trade Organisation's a draft decision in favour of access to Australian markets.

Govt sits on WTO 'apple victory' draft report

Govt sits on WTO 'apple victory' draft report
Wellington, April 12 NZPA - The Government is declining to confirm that the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) interim panel report on Australia's non-tariff trade barriers to New Zealand pipfruit is a big win for local growers.

NZ growers eye trans-Tasman pipfruit premiums

NZ growers eye trans-Tasman pipfruit premiums
Wellington, April 12 NZPA - Apple and pear growers have finally notched up a win against Australia at the World Trade Organisation over use of non-tariff trade barriers to block the export of NZ pipfruit across the Tasman.

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