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NZ Post signs landmark agreement with China logistics giant

New Zealand Post this week signed an agreement with the Henan Bonded Logistics Centre (HNBLC) and Trademonster that will simplify access for New Zealand companies to one of world’s largest consumer markets.

New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards are heading south

The 2018 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards are heading south!

Focus on trade strategy - EMA

Today’s release of the Government’s Trade Agenda 2030 comes at an important time says the EMA. The recalibration of our trade effort with the particular emphasis on revising all existing trade deals is timely, as well as ambitious, says Kim Campbell, CEO, EMA.

Former Farmers boss ‘a great retailer and merchant’

Former Farmers CEO Rod McDermott, who died this week, was a great retailer and merchant who contributed a huge amount to retailing in New Zealand, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford.

Strong support for new trade agreements from business - MYOB

The Government’s Trade Agenda 2030 will be welcomed by the wider business community says MYOB.

Spark responds to Team Talk target company statement

Spark New Zealand responded to TeamTalk's target company statement and independent adviser's report, which was released today.

Research shows New Zealanders support faster rural Internet

New research reveals that New Zealanders want faster home Internet, and are ready to move on from old-fashioned copper connections.

Diversity Award 'a big boost for New Zealand businesses'

Recognition at the Diversity Awards NZ has helped two innovative local companies make an even bigger impact with their initiatives designed to create an inclusive workplace for New Zealanders.

Construction firms have high proportion of hard-to-fill vacancies

Almost 80 percent of businesses in the construction industry reported vacancies in 2016, with 58 percent of these reporting that they had hard-to-fill vacancies, Stats NZ said today. This means that of the approximately 4,600 construction businesses represented, around 3,600 had vacancies.

Forest industry 'important nationally, regionally and environmentally'

A report on the plantation forest industry has highlighted its value to national and regional economies, as well as forestry’s beneficial effect on New Zealand’s ecology. The NZIER Report was commissioned by the New Zealand Forest Owners Association and Farm Forestry Association.

Petroleum Conference opens tomorrow in New Plymouth

The 2017 New Zealand Petroleum Conference opens tomorrow in New Plymouth, the first time the Conference has been hosted in Taranaki.

Chamber wishes Lacoua well

CQ Hotels CEO Olivier Lacoua is the epitome of a Wellington businessman facing tough economic times or almost impossible odds, says Wellington Chamber Chief Executive John Milford.

Network NZ Business Awards announced

Network NZ announce their first annual New Zealand Business Awards, with nominations open from 30th June 10am to 28th July 8pm, Judging from the 29th July to 25th August, People’s Choice Voting from 31st July 10am to 18th August and the Winners announced on September 2017.

Ministers from TPP countries confirm focus

On March 15, 2017, the Trade Ministers and representatives from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries met in Vina del Mar, Chile, to discuss the future of the TPP.

World-class waterfront hotel planned for downtown Auckland

A world-class luxury hotel is planned for the last remaining waterfront site in downtown Auckland.

Spark building next generation mobile network as 4G coverage hit 90%

Spark has welcomed news today from Communications Minister Simon Bridges that the target of ninety per cent of New Zealanders having access to 4G has been reached ahead of schedule, and the company is already taking the first steps towards the next evolution of mobile technology - 4.5G.

Biofuel RFI update

Alliance partners Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand have today announced the findings of their investigation into commercially viable biofuel sources within Australasia.

Fly Buys welcomes Genesis Energy

Loyalty NZ, the company behind the Fly Buys loyalty programme, has confirmed that Genesis Energy will be joining the coalition on 7 May.

Economic growth eases in December quarter

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.4 percent in the December 2016 quarter, following an increase of 0.8 percent (revised) in the September 2016 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

Interim Chief Executive appointed at HBRC

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has appointed an interim Chief Executive to replace its existing Chief Executive who leaves at the end of this month.

Tradies turn to tech eliminating paperwork from building sites

A new online workflow tool means tradespeople can now run their entire business paperlessly.

Higher earnings from overseas shrinks current account deficit

New Zealand earned more income from our overseas investments in the December 2016 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This resulted in the lowest current account deficit since March 2014.

Conscious Consumers and Meridian partner to promote sustainable business

Conscious Consumers and Meridian Energy partner to promote ethical and sustainable business practices. Conscious Consumers believes that everyday consumers and ethical businesses have the power to transform the world we live in.

Techweek 2017 to showcase the best of New Zealand tech

Techweek 2017’s launch is fast approaching, the website is live and is being regularly updated with events as they are added to the schedule.

LeaderBrand salad product recall announcement

On Thursday the 9th of March at 11am, LeaderBrand Produce Ltd. was advised that one of its salad product lines tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria or ‘Listeria’ as it is more commonly known.

Retail card spending quiet in February

Retail spending using electronic cards was $4.8 billion in February 2017, up $121 million (2.6 percent) from February 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. February 2016 had an extra day of trading, as 2016 was a leap year.

Spark offer 'woefully inadequate'

TeamTalk Limited (NZX: TTK) shareholders will shortly receive an offer document from Spark New Zealand Trading Limited (Spark) seeking to acquire their shares for 80c each.

NZ now top 3 wine import into USA by value

The value of New Zealand wine imported into the US has grown significantly in the past 12 months according to a recent Gomberg Fredrikson Report.

Sheep and beef industry welcome progress towards bilateral FTA with EU

Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association welcome the successful completion of joint scoping discussions towards an EU - NZ Free Trade Agreement (FTA) announced by Minister McClay in Brussels.

Tomatoes NZ backs call for country of origin labelling

Tomatoes New Zealand is calling for all political parties to support the bill for compulsory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) following the release of a survey showing New Zealanders want to know where their food comes from.

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