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NZ dollar holds gains as positive yields attract increasingly nervous investors
10 Feb, 5:35pm
The New Zealand dollar held on to most of its gains in the local trading session as the country's positive yields attracted investors struggling to find actual returns, while they become increasingly nervous about the prospects for global growth... More »

Livestock Improvement first-half profit drops 46% as farmers spend less
10 Feb, 5:26pm
Livestock Improvement Corp, the farmer-owned cooperative that focuses on herd genetics, farm software and automation, says profits slumped 46 percent, due to the lower dairy payout and reduced farmer spending... More »

More PPP schools being considered by Ministry of Education
10 Feb, 4:15pm
Plans for more schools to be built under the Ministry of Education's Public Private Partnership have been set out in a tender document sent to interested companies... More »

FMA appeals breach of natural justice ruling over Vivier deregistration
10 Feb, 3:48pm
The Financial Markets Authority has appealed a High Court ruling that it breached Vivier & Co's rights to natural justice by failing to provide the firm with detailed evidence for the decision to remove it from the F... More »

'Health freedom' groups win extension for feedback on natural health product regulations
10 Feb, 3:28pm
The government has extended the deadline for feedback on regulations for a bill that will create a register and regulator for natural health products, a proposed law that's awaiting its third reading after more than a decade in the making... More »

Alliance plans to start docking farmer payments for shares to bolster balance sheet
10 Feb, 2:57pm
Alliance Group, New Zealand's second-largest meat cooperative, plans to start withholding some stock payments to its farmers from next week to bolster its balance sheet and force suppliers to meet their share requirements... More »

Housing NZ directors get 63% pay hike after boardroom shuffle
10 Feb, 1:55pm
Low pay was among the reasons for a rapid turnover in Housing New Zealand's boardroom in recent years, and the government's social housing agency has bumped up its fees by 63 percent after getting an exemption from the State Services Commission... More »

Govt inks $22.1 million deal with NZ Merino to boost strong wool returns
10 Feb, 1:17pm
The Ministry for Primary Industries signed a seven-year $22.1 million contract with wool marketer The New Zealand Merino Company to improve returns from strong wool... More »

NZ beef exports to Taiwan rise to a record, propelling it to third largest market
10 Feb, 1:09pm
New Zealand beef exports to Taiwan rose to a record in 2015, propelling it to the country’s third-largest beef market behind the US and China... More »

NZ credit, debit card retail spending rises in January on hospitality, durables
10 Feb, 12:50pm
New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards rose in January, led by hospitality and durables, while the falling price of petrol led to lower expenditure on fuel... More »

Wynyard signs $2.8 mln three-year deal with state policing agency
10 Feb, 12:43pm
Wynyard Group, whose shareholders will vote next week on giving the board more freedom to issue shares, has signed a $2.8 million deal to provide its intelligence software services to a state policing agency... More »

NZ dollar advances as greenback drops on outlook for weak oil prices
10 Feb, 9:34am
The New Zealand dollar advanced on expectations continued weakness in oil prices reduces the likelihood of further US interest rate hikes, weighing on the greenback. ... More »

Benefits of Chow property deal in reverse takeover of RIS outweigh negatives, independent adviser says
9 Feb, 11:58am
An independent adviser’s report gives the thumbs up to a proposed backdoor listing of a company owned by Wellington property developers and brothel owners John and Michael Chow despite existing shareholders of the shell company RIS Group being heavi... More »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain; A2, Kiwi Property rise, Hallenstein, retailers fall
5 Feb, 5:55pm
New Zealand shares rose, led by milk marketer A2 Milk Co and Air New Zealand, although the value of trading continued to be relatively light as volatility in world markets and commodities kept some investors on the sidelines. Hallenstein Glasson dropped a... More »

NZ dollar slips from month-high ahead of US payrolls; Fed rate hikes questioned
5 Feb, 5:35pm
The New Zealand dollar fell from a month-high ahead of employment data in the US that may give investors more clarity on how much time the US Federal Reserve will take to raise interest rates again... More »

Fonterra offers payout to organic farmers based on market returns, a first for the cooperative
5 Feb, 4:15pm
Fonterra Cooperative Group is for the first time offering its organic dairy farmers a payout based on market returns in a bid to boost organic supply as competition and consumer demand increase... More »

NZX dairy futures point to further decline in whole milk powder from six-month low
5 Feb, 3:00pm
The price for New Zealand's key dairy product, whole milk powder, looks set to fall further, according to traders who are pricing in declines on the NZX futures market... More »

Fresh NZ seafood reaches rural China via Alibaba's Tmall platform
5 Feb, 4:00pm
Fresh New Zealand seafood is being shipped directly to consumers in mainland China using Alibaba Group Holding's third-party sales platform, Tmall.com... More »

Zespri and T&G's collaborative marketing example for all industry, says Hort NZ
5 Feb, 1:45pm
Horticulture New Zealand says the memorandum of understanding signed today between former foes Zespri and T&G Global is an example of how the horticultural industry will achieve a planned doubling in value by 2020... More »

NZ wool prices slip on higher kiwi dollar, reduced demand from China
5 Feb, 1:35pm
New Zealand wool prices declined as an increase in the kiwi dollar made the country's exports less attractive... More »

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