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Unison welcomes Electricity Authority's call for changes to distribution pricing

Electricity distribution company, Unison, has welcomed the Electricity Authority’s decision that Unison did not breach the Electricity Industry Participation Code (2010) when it reduced the subsidy for residential customers with distributed generation (solar).

Collaboration delivers first large container ship visit

Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company and Kotahi, New Zealand’s leading export supply chain collaborator, are set to welcome the largest container ship to ever visit New Zealand waters capable of carrying 9,500 TEU[1] calling at Port of Tauranga at the start of the peak

Westpac reacts to investor driven market

Westpac NZ has reduced its interest only lending term from 15 years to a maximum of five years as investors continue to dominate the housing market.

Sponsorship applications open for major events in Auckland

Event organisers and promoters planning events in the Auckland region from July 2017 onwards now have an opportunity to apply for sponsorship.

Back-to-back international honours for NZME

NZME Ellerslie’s exemplary print quality has again been recognised on the global stage, with the firm being bestowed repeat entry to the exclusive WAN-IFRA International Newspaper Color Quality Club.

Changes to Milk New Zealand

Milk New Zealand today announced that Andy Macleod, CEO of the Pengxin New Zealand Farm Group, has resigned with effect from 8 July 2016. Milk New Zealand oversees the management of 16 farms located in the Central North Island and 13 in the Canterbury region.

Igloo to close down in 2017

Low-cost pay TV service IGLOO is closing on 31 March 2017. From this date, IGLOO Channel Packs, Front Row events and IGLOO on demand will no longer be available.

Housing risks require a broad policy response - RBNZ

Growing imbalances in the housing market require policy action on a number of fronts, Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Grant Spencer said today.

'Potential gain from dairy pain if farmers stay ahead of future price curves'

Experience gained from managing through recent industry downturns should benefit New Zealand dairy farmers if they choose to set up their businesses to be "one step ahead of the price curve", according to a new industry report.

Mathematicians combine power to solve industry challenges

New Zealand’s best and brightest mathematical scientists are combining their power to solve significant business and industry challenges at New Zealand’s second annual Mathematics-in-Industry NZ event this week at Victoria University, Wellington.

Cruise NZ welcomes Auckland port study

Cruise New Zealand has welcomed the consultant’s report and recommendations of the Consensus Working Group for the Auckland Port Future Study, saying it highlights the importance of the cruise ship sector to the Auckland and national economies.

NZ Yarn appoints new CEO

Colin McKenzie has been appointed as the new CEO for Christchurch based NZ Yarn Ltd, effective Monday, 4 July. NZ Yarn manufactures and markets high quality wool spun yarns for the carpet industry worldwide.

Fletcher targets UK market for construction leaders

Fletcher Construction is looking to recruit top-level British building talent to help deliver a 30-year pipeline of the largest infrastructure projects in New Zealand’s history.

Bright fisheries future - Seafood NZ

New Zealand fisheries are in good heart, with great potential for the future, Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst said today.

It is all about people - NZMEA

There is an obvious disconnect between our education system, both secondary and tertiary, and what industry needs to grow our economy and prosper.

'No' to Auckland $78m electricity transmission price hike

Entrust (formerly Auckland Energy Consumer Trust) and Waiheke Island’s Hip Op-eration crew have joined forces to say ‘No’ to a $78 million electricity transmission price hike for Aucklanders that has been proposed by the Electricity Authority.

Aussie election uncertainty could impact NZ

Continued political uncertainty in Australia could have a negative impact on New Zealand businesses says leading online accounting software provider MYOB.

Electricity Authority declines undesirable trading claim

The Electricity Authority’s Board has completed its investigation of Electric Kiwi’s allegation that an undesirable trading situation (UTS) occurred on 2 June 2016, when electricity prices briefly spiked to over $4,000 per megawatt hour (MWh).

Livestock and sustainability - challenges and opportunities for NZ

Livestock may provide one-third of the value of global agricultural production, but it comes at a big cost for the planet.

Avsec seeks swift resolution to airport security strike

The Aviation Security Service staff strike action has triggered a decision by Avsec to bring the matter to a head to minimise disruption to passengers and its employees.

Hamilton company convicted after illegally taking water

Hamilton construction company Sam Pemberton Civil Limited has been convicted and fined $1500 plus costs for illegally taking water from a Hamilton City Council hydrant.

New grower board members elected to HortNZ

Two new grower board members have been elected to the Horticulture New Zealand board. Northland kiwifruit grower David Kelly has been re-elected for what will be his third and final term.

Aviation security unions agree to mediation in industrial dispute

Aviation security unions will take part in last-minute talks to resolve their industrial dispute, but the Public Service Association and E TÅ« say strike action will still go ahead unless a deal is reached.

Biosecurity toothache for passenger

A tooth intercepted by Ministry for Primary Industries staff at Queenstown Airport cost its owner a hefty fine and lessons in both biosecurity and animal dentistry.

Fonterra Lichfield achieves one million building hours

Major milestones are being knocked off as construction on one of the world’s largest dryers races towards completion - the result of over one million working hours on the new Fonterra Lichfield milk powder dryer.

CQ Hotels Wellington scoop prestigious prize at Wellington Gold Awards

CQ Hotels Wellington has claimed top honours by winning Team Gold at the Wellington Gold Awards, in a spectacular black tie gala event at the TSB Arena on the weekend.

Timber industry ready to contribute to home building catch-up

The timber industry believes the government’s announced boost to home construction, through a Housing Infrastructure Fund, needs to have a timber focus.

Local Govt 'must act quickly' on new infrastructure funding pool

Local Government in the membership region of the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) needs to quickly take advantage of Government’s $1 billion infrastructure fund announced at the weekend, says EMA GM Advocacy Mark Champion.

ContainerCo appoints Cameron Partners as investment banking advisor

ContainerCo (NZL) Limited (ContainerCo), the container depot operator, today announced that it has appointed investment bankers, Cameron Partners, to advise on its strategic growth options.

ASB granted MIS licence

ASB Group Investments has been granted its Managed Investment Scheme (MIS) licence by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).

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