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Fonterra backs mymilk for more milk

Fonterra has today launched a separate milk sourcing subsidiary to grow market share in its New Zealand milk pool, and provide a new pathway to membership in the Co-operative.

ANCAP vehicle safety double-header for Subaru

Subaru has added two more 5 star Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety ratings to its marque this week with both the Outback and the Legacy joining the top ratings club.

Airline profitability improves with falling oil prices

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an outlook for improved industry profitability in its Economic Performance of the Air Transport Industry report.

VMob joins USA Technovation Solutions Centre

Internationally-awarded New Zealand mobile marketing company VMob (NZAX: VML) has joined the ranks of the most cutting-edge technology providers in the world as it launches into the Technovation Solutions Centre in Las Vegas.

Convention 'supports welfare standards and exports'

New Zealand’s decision to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention will strengthen systems for successful exporting, says BusinessNZ. The New Zealand Government today announced its ratification of the Convention aimed at ensuring fair treatment of seafarers.

Primary industry export forecasts revised

Dairy export revenue will be down this year, but the drop will be partly offset by better-than-expected growth in other primary sectors, according to revised forecasts from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

Air NZ partners with NZ Post to mark airline's 75th anniversary

Air New Zealand will celebrate 75 years of operations in 2015 and is teaming up with New Zealand Post to issue a commemorative stamp collection which has just been made available for pre-order.

Wellington decision makers 'get the facts on irrigation'

"Highlighting New Zealand’s international excellence in irrigation practice to urban audiences and dispelling myths is key to getting greater acceptance of water storage and irrigation throughout the country," said Andrew Curtis, CEO of IrrigationNZ at a breakfast of over 70 politicians, indust

Arvida priority pool offer fully subscribed

The $5 million priority pool Offer of the Arvida Group Limited’s $80 million Initial Public Offer (IPO) has closed fully subscribed with strong support from residents, staff and existing village investors.

New China Eastern Airlines seasonal flight arrives in Auckland

Auckland Airport has today welcomed the first flight of China Eastern Airlines’ new seasonal Shanghai to Auckland service.

MIE welcomes Fiona Hancox nomination

Meat Industry Excellence (MIE) chairman John McCarthy has welcomed Fiona Hancox’s acceptance of a nomination to stand for the board of Silver Fern Farms.

New home for prestigious property awards

Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Awards is moving to a new venue following its phenomenal growth since its inception.

Petroleum block offer welcomed

BusinessNZ has welcomed the announcement of block offer permit awards for petroleum exploration in offshore and onshore locations around Northland, East Coast, Taranaki and the South Island.

ARANZ Geo offers on-demand licenses for Leapfrog 3D

ARANZ Geo, a world leader in the visualisation and interpretation of geological sciences for the mining, hydrogeology and geothermal industries, is now offering consultants highly flexible on-demand licenses for its Leapfrog 3D geological modelling software.

Air NZ opens doors to new regional lounge in Auckland

Air New Zealand has today welcomed customers to the airline’s brand new regional lounge at Auckland Domestic Airport.

Industry welcomes Block offer 2014

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association CEO, Cameron Madgwick, today welcomed the awarding of the 2014 Block offer. "The 15 new oil and gas exploration permits awarded today bring new companies, new opportunities and new investment to New Zealand.

Fine over needless forklift death

Whangarei based Kiwi Timber Protection Limited has been fined $45,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $60,000 (on top of $34,040 already paid voluntarily) after one of its employees was killed when the forklift he was driving tipped over.

How important are you?

It’s not how many contacts you have but your place within a network of contacts that defines how important you are, says Professor Matthew Jackson, Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University who is visiting the University of Auckland.

Retail card spending falls slightly in November

Retail spending using electronic cards decreased by a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in November 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This slight fall followed a 1.0 percent increase in October 2014.

Yeastie Boys to equity crowdfund with PledgeMe

Internationally renowned brewers Yeastie Boys is set to launch an equity crowdfunding campaign with PledgeMe early next year.

Wynyard Group appoints Chief Marketing Officer

Wynyard Group, a market leader in advanced crime analytics software and services, has announced the appointment of international marketer and strategist Ian Scherger to the position of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Scherger will be a key member of Wynyard’s global executive team.

VTNZ to take over practical driver testing from 1 May 2015

VTNZ has been chosen as the preferred supplier by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to take over all practical driver testing from 1 May 2015.

New lead sponsors for the Public Sector Excellence Awards

IPANZ is delighted to announce the appointment of Deloitte and Fujitsu as new lead sponsors for the annual Public Sector Excellence Awards.

Dairy industry animal database goes live

The transfer of the Dairy Core Database from farmer owned co-operative LIC to industry body DairyNZ has been completed and is now part of a new Dairy Industry Good Animal Database (DIGAD).

Tech leaders elected to IT body

Creative innovator Ian Taylor has been elected President of the Institute of IT Professionals NZ (IITP), the professional body for those working in the IT sector, with Qube Global Software Managing Director Mike Dennehy named as Deputy President.

Equal employment opportunity: We have a lot of work to do - HRC

The Human Rights Commission says we have a lot of work to do following the release of the latest report into the human resource capability of New Zealand’s public service.

Alexander Communications joins TTL Group

PR firm Alexander Communications (AC), which marks its 10th anniversary in 2015, has joined forces with national management and healthcare consulting enterprise TTL Group, led by managing director Karna Luke. AC founders Kate and Dwayne Alexander will serve as joint CEOs.

Export growth falls, but still positive - NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during November 2014, shows total sales in October 2014 decreased 4.61% (year on year export sales increased by 1.11% with domestic sales decreasing 8.81%) on October 2013.

House of Travel appoint Marketing Director

House of Travel has appointed Ken Freer to the role of Marketing Director to build on the company’s record retail form of the past three years.

Wholesale sales up but show mixed results

Wholesale trade sales rose in the September 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Seasonally adjusted total sales rose 0.7 percent, after a 1.8 percent rise in the June 2014 quarter.

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