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FTA negotiations with the Pacific Alliance trade bloc welcomed

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) welcome Minister McClay’s announcement that New Zealand will start free trade agreement negotiations with members of the Pacific Alliance trade bloc, including Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

$2.7b securitisation programme will give UDC room to grow

TIP Trailer Services, a European subsidiary of HNA Group leading the purchase of UDC from ANZ, has secured new financing arrangements to a total of $2.7 billion for UDC which will be effective when the sale from ANZ Bank New Zealand Ltd is complete.

NZ-Nice now all the way by Emirates A380

Nice in the south of France is now among the list of attractive Europe destinations to which New Zealanders can fly all the way by Emirates A380 daily from Auckland and Christchurch, with a direct connection in Dubai.

Northland's Extension 350 initiative to improve farm performance

The first group of Northland farmers have started working with mentor farmers to raise their on-farm productivity, sustainability and profit as part of the Extension 350 initiative.

Shopping centre rebranded as WestCity Waitakere under new ownership

The WestCity shopping centre in Auckland is being rebranded as WestCity Waitakere under new ownership and management from today. The sale of the regional shopping centre in Henderson was announced in February and the transaction settled today.

Seafood's men and women tell their stories

New Zealand’s seafood industry is publicly promising to protect the environment and secure long-term sustainable fisheries.

NZ economy ticking over - BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the June 2017 quarter shows positive performance in the New Zealand economy. Construction, tourism and agriculture are performing at a strong level and the services and manufacturing sectors are showing solid expansion.

Ports of Auckland: Best Seaport in Oceania 2017

Ports of Auckland has beaten out competitors from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to be crowned Best Seaport in Oceania for the second year running.

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.

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