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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).

More choice for NZ Post parcel customers

New Zealand Post and its courier service CourierPost are making it easier for people to receive their parcels first time with an improved range of delivery options.

Wellington businesses remain confident of own trading outlook - survey

Business confidence in the Wellington region's economy has declined, although businesses remain confident of their own immediate trading outlook.

Transdev commences operations in Wellington

Making a good system even better - that’s the commitment of the Wellington’s new rail service operator Transdev which takes over the running of the region’s passenger rail services this weekend.

Hawkins and China Construction JV signs up for Park Hyatt Auckland

Hawkins Group and China Construction will be working in a joint venture to deliver Park Hyatt Auckland in the Wynyard Quarter, following a contract signing with Fu Wah International Group earlier this week.

Vodafone customers score pass to SKY Sport or SoHo

Vodafone is offering fans a front row seat to a huge year of sporting action from the comfort of their own homes with a special offer launching on July 1.

Auckland Port Study provides pathway forward - EMA

A clear pathway for the future of Auckland port has been outlined in the Port Future Study report, released today.

Report shows electric vehicles central to closing global emissions gap

Newly released research by the World Energy Council (WEC) shows that electric vehicles (EVs) will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by policy makers around the world.

BSA finds paid radio programme unbalanced and unfair

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has upheld a complaint about a programme broadcast on Te Arawa FM.

Major roading contract awarded

The awarding of a multi-million dollar Dunedin road maintenance contract marks a major shift in the way the work will be reported and assessed.

Wool attracts mixed interest

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s Marketing Executive, Mr Malcolm Ching reports that a varied selection and stronger New Zealand dollar saw winners and losers for the 10,900 bales on offer at this weeks’ South Island auction.

Premium Marlborough wine maker lists on the NXT Market

Premium wine maker, Marlborough Wine Estates Group Limited (MWE) has become the third wine company to list on the New Zealand stock exchange and the fourth company to list on the NXT market following a compliance listing today.

Climate Justice Taranaki 'wrong on landfarming'

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) Chief Executive Cameron Madgwick says claims by Climate Justice Taranaki that landfarms are toxic waste disposal sites are simply wrong and have no scientific basis.

Countdown drops price of Free Range Chicken

Countdown has made free range chicken more affordable for Kiwi families by dropping the price of its most popular cuts of Macro Free Range chicken.

Christchurch City 'takes full ownership of its digital future'

Enable Services Limited (ESL) and Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) have today announced that an agreement has been reached with Crown Fibre Holdings Limited (CFH) to change the structure of the Crown’s investment in the Christchurch UFB project.

New website throws spotlight on ISPs

InternetNZ has launched a new website, called ISP Spotlight, which will help New Zealanders make more informed choices about their Internet providers.

New fee regime will help Overseas Investment Office to increase resources

New fees that take effect on Monday will mean the Overseas Investment Office can hire more staff and further streamline its internal processes, says Land Information Minister Hon Louise Upston.

Business outlook stable over next six months

Most businesses expect overall business conditions to remain stable over the next six months, according to employers surveyed by the EMA.

Marlborough Sounds Salmon Working Group to be established

The Marlborough District Council and the Ministry for Primary Industries will establish a Marlborough Sounds Salmon Working Group to consider options to implement the Best Management Practice Guidelines for Salmon Farming in the Marlborough Sounds (the guidelines).

2degrees scoops Roy Morgan customer satisfaction award

2degrees, NZ’s fastest growing total telecommunications provider, was this week awarded Roy Morgan Research’s ‘Mobile Phone Service Provider of the Year’ for the fifth year in a row.

DCL lends expertise to Convention Centre discussions

Development Christchurch Limited (DCL) Chief Executive Rob Hall says the team is pleased to lend its expertise to ongoing Convention Centre discussions.

Research on young lawyer experiences 'shows opportunities for change'

A ground-breaking report on the experiences of new New Zealand lawyers shows some areas which the profession must consider and then act upon, the New Zealand Law Society says.

FSC welcomes FMA report on life insurance sales practices

The Financial Services Council - which represents life and income insurers, among others - welcomes today’s report from the Financial Markets Authority, on life insurance sales practices.

RBNZ outlines priorities in Statement of Intent

The Reserve Bank is positioning itself to meet the challenges posed by the economic and financial environment, Governor Graeme Wheeler said today when releasing the Statement of Intent (SOI) for 2016-2019.

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