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Fonterra loses legal action brought by former NZ Dairies milk suppliers over inferior supply contracts
1 Dec, 4:15pm
Farmers who formerly supplied milk to the failed New Zealand Dairies’ milk processing plant at Studholme have won a High Court case against Fonterra Cooperative Group challenging the legality of new inferior supply contracts they were offered by the... More »

RMA reform bill queue-jumps over legislative backlog as MPs begin last sitting of parliament
1 Dec, 1:35pm
Members of parliament begin their last sitting session today with the government running out of time to deal with a backlog of legislation and introduce reform of the Resource Management Act... More »

NZX lifts minimum volume threshold for block trades of whole, skim milk futures, citing improved liquidity
1 Dec, 12:15pm
NZX, New Zealand's financial markets operator, has increased the minimum volume of lots required in block trades of whole and skim milk powder futures, citing increased activity... More »

NZ house values rise at fastest pace in 9 years, Auckland may be slowing
1 Dec, 12:10pm
New Zealand home values rose at their fastest annual pace in more than nine years in November, although there are some signs the pace of growth may be slowing in the overheated Auckland market... More »

NZ terms of trade falls 3.7% in third quarter as petrol drives fastest gain in import prices in for 7 years
1 Dec, 11:40am
New Zealand's terms of trade fell more than expected in the third quarter as petroleum products drove up import prices, outpacing a gain in export prices that was led by meat... More »

Infratil sells iSite to Australia's QMS Media for $49 mln
1 Dec, 11:20am
Infratil, the listed infrastructure investor, has sold its advertising subsidiary iSite to Australian media company QMS Media for $49 million... More »

Fronde hires former F&P Appliances executive Anthony Belsham as new CEO
1 Dec, 11:00am
Fronde Systems Group, which provides IT services to businesses, has hired former Fisher & Paykel Appliances executive Anthony Belsham as its new chief executive... More »

Hellaby downgrades earnings outlook, citing economic, market conditions
1 Dec, 10:00am
Hellaby Holdings, the diversified investment company, downgraded its estimate for annual earnings, citing variable economic and market conditions across its major markets... More »

Augusta goes on $92.8 mln property buying spree for new fund
1 Dec, 9:15am
Augusta Capital, the listed property investor and fund manager, has bought a $92.8 million property portfolio, which it plans to pour into a new unlisted fund for investors next year... More »

NZ dollar advances as investors favour higher yielding currencies
1 Dec, 8:50am
The New Zealand dollar advanced, stopping shy of 66 US cents, as investors sought higher yielding currencies in an environment where many central banks are looking to ease policy... More »

While you were sleeping: Central banks hug limelight
1 Dec, 8:00am
Wall Street slid, while eurozone equities rose, as investors eyed speeches by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen this week as well as a European Central Bank meeting on Thursday... More »

Affco, Meatworkers Union head for mediation as meat company prepares to appeal Employment Court ruling
30 Nov, 5:20pm
Affco New Zealand and the NZ Meatworkers Union will sit down to mediation this week after the Employment Court ruled that the Talleys Group-controlled meat processor unlawfully locked out workers and didn't act in good faith... More »

NZ dollar little changed as RBA review looms, local business confidence improves
30 Nov, 5:15pm
The New Zealand dollar was little changed ahead of tomorrow's Reserve Bank of Australia policy review, kicking off a busy week for economic data and central bank activity... More »

Government's RealMe future up in the air as Treasury questions affordability
30 Nov, 5:00pm
The government's RealMe project to give every New Zealander one log-in for all online government services is among several dozen major government initiatives attracting extra scrutiny from the Treasury, with recommendations that it be... More »

Newly NXT-listed G3 reports 29% first-half profit fall
30 Nov, 4:50pm
G3 Group, the mail operations and document management company that listed on the NXT platform in June, reported a 29 percent decline in first-half profit as it bore one-off costs from listing on the NXT market and restructuring its business, and as s... More »

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline as traders bet US jobs data will support Fed rate hikes
30 Nov, 2:50pm
The New Zealand dollar may decline this week in the face of US dollar strength as upcoming employment data stokes speculation the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in December... More »

NZ business confidence rises to 6-month high amid economic pickup
30 Nov, 2:00pm
New Zealand business confidence rose to a six-month high in November, signalling a pick up in the economy... More »

David Parker returns to Labour front bench with water, regulation in reshuffle
30 Nov, 12:35pm
The Labour Party's former finance spokesman, David Parker, has returned to the party's parliamentary front bench with a brace of weighty portfolios, including environment, water, regulatory affairs and the information communications technology sector in a... More »

Fonterra strikes deal with Bellamy's to make organic infant formula at Darnum
30 Nov, 12:30pm
Fonterra Cooperative Group and Bellamy’s Australia have entered into a five year, multi million dollar deal to manufacture a range of new baby nutritional powders at the Darnum infant formula plant in southeast Victoria... More »

NZ auditors still struggling to meet standards in latest FMA review
30 Nov, 12:30pm
The country's auditors are still struggling to meet minimum accounting standards, with less than a fifth reviewed by the Financial Markets Authority characterised as 'good' and the rest needing to improve... More »

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