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National Fieldays - a farming event like no other

The strength and relevance of the New Zealand primary sector was showcased and celebrated at this week’s national Fieldays at Mystery Creek in the Waikato.

ANZ and NZ Cricket strengthen and expand alliance

New Zealand Cricket has strengthened and expanded its alliance with long-term partner ANZ - renewing the existing 18-year association by another term.

Rotorua woman emerges as Holiday Parks star

Jasmine Adams of the Rotorua TOP 10 Holiday Park has won the inaugural Holiday Parks’ Emerging Star Award for holiday park professionals under the age of 35. Ms Adams has been recognised for her efforts in leading the wider industry and her community, as well as her own park.

Feds heartened by Labour's election pledge on immigration

Federated Farmers is heartened by the Labour Party’s proposal to create a regional skills shortlist which places emphasis on the settlement of skilled workers to the provinces.

Coromandel benefits from government tourism infrastructure funding

A toilet facility at the new Hahei Village Entrance car park has received $130,000 from the Government's Regional Mid-Sized Tourism Facilities Grant.

54% of Kiwis to ask for a pay rise: Here's how to approach your boss

Fifty-four per cent of skilled professionals say they intend to ask for a pay rise in their next review, with another 22 per cent considering doing so, according to findings in the recently released Hays Salary Guide.

Financial literacy education available for young people - Dean

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister and Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says young people around the region will be given the opportunity to learn about budgeting and money management thanks to new Government investment.

Arbor Day: Dairy farmers dig it when it comes to planting trees

Come Monday, Arbor Day, many people will be out planting trees, but for dairy farmers this is a year-round affair.

New Zealand insurance professionals celebrate success

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has announced its latest Honorary Member, Fellow, and top achieving students at the annual Celebrating Success Awards in Auckland last night.

Entries open for 2017 Deloitte Fast 50

The Deloitte Fast 50, the index that ranks and celebrates fast growing Kiwi companies, is open for entries from today until Friday, 28 July. The 2017 results will be revealed on 9 November.

Silver Fern Farms confirms Fairton closure

Silver Fern Farms has confirmed it will close its Fairton sheepmeat processing plant following a continued decline in regional sheep numbers. Silver Fern Farms Chief Executive Dean Hamilton says support is being offered to the 370 people at Fairton affected by the closure.

Village Accommodation Group buys Ohtel in Wellington

Village Accommodation Group continues its growth with the acquisition of the unique and boutique Ohtel on Oriental Parade.

'NZME come out on top' in awards run

NZME has every reason to be celebrating this week, taking out top honours in the Canon Media, International News Media Association (INMA) and Pride in Print awards.

JV between Landcorp and Milk NZ celebrated

The Joint Venture between Milk New Zealand and Landcorp, formed in 2012 to manage 16 North Island farms, was celebrated at an event in Hamilton today.

Irrigation investment first step towards food security - HortNZ

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Government’s planned increase in grant funding and capital investment towards irrigation and water infrastructure in Budget 2017.

Finite Group appoint national manager

The Finite Group are delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Newick as National Manager for recruitment brands Finite NZ and Ninetwenty.

The value of forecasting in an uncertain world

Forecasting is a valuable part of the monetary policy process, helping the Bank plan for the future, communicate its current understanding and intentions, and react to unexpected events, Reserve Bank Assistant Governor and Head of Economics Dr John McDermott said today.

Rock lobster fishing families 'want a fair go'

Rock lobster fisherman Sam Wood is 33 Years old. Based at Whitianga, Sam is a third-generation commercial fisherman. Like his father and grandfather before him, Sam fishes in the CRA 2 management area which extends from Te Arai Point to East Cape.

Invercargill dairy farmer wins Dairy Community Leadership award

It was the call of the land that saw Katrina Thomas return to the farm after 21 years working in the tourism industry in New Zealand and abroad.

Spark brings email home to New Zealand

Spark has now completed the process of moving its Xtra email service away from Yahoo to New Zealand-owned email platform provider SMX. Spark and SMX now have over 800,000 Xtra email accounts up and running on the new email platform.

Toyota scores top three in Corporate Social Responsibility ranking

Toyota New Zealand’s sustainability efforts have been recognised with a New Zealand top three award in the Annual Review of the State of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).

NZIER's Shadow Board's views on OCR broadly unchanged

NZIER’s Monetary Policy Shadow Board continues to recommend the Reserve Bank leaves the Official Cash Rate on hold this Thursday at 1.75 percent. Similarly, the Shadow Board again sees a tightening bias as appropriate.

Christchurch tech sector impresses Prime Minister

Virtual reality goggles and robots aren’t a usual part of Prime Minister Bill English’s day, but Christchurch tech businesses were keen to show the PM the cutting-edge technology being developed in the city and showcased as part of Techweek’17.

Wine exports to the USA surpass $500 million for the first time

The latest data from Statistics New Zealand show wine exports to the USA have surpassed $500 million for the first time, up 11% in the last year.

New Zealand’s first electric vehicle dedicated to waste collection

Waste Management continues its move towards a fleet of electric cars and trucks operating on the country’s roads.

120 strong-delegation of Japanese business leaders visit Auckland

A high-level delegation of Japanese business leaders provides a golden opportunity for Auckland and its ambitious businesses to forge closer economic ties with a major trading partner.

Priority on infrastructure that supports growth - BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the new spend of $11 billion on infrastructure supporting growth. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says in key areas, including Kaikoura and Auckland, there is a need for priority spending on road and rail.

Dollar eases, wool market follows

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s CEO, Mr John Dawson reports that the 6,150 bales on offer from the North Island saw an 70 percent clearance with slightly easier levels compared to the last comparable North Island auction.

Christchurch marketing firm wins global digital marketing award

Marketing company Concentrate has been awarded a HubSpot Impact Award, which recognises excellence in digital marketing amongst HubSpots 3,400 member community worldwide, for its work with Christchurch-based electronics exporter AuCom Electronics.

Door-to-door farm visits welcomed as floodwaters recede

Teams from the local Rural Support Trust and Red Cross have been documenting destroyed pastures, damaged homes and inundated orchards, as they carry out assessment visits to flood-affected farms and orchards in the Bay of Plenty.

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