Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Business News

  • New Zealand Horticulture Industry Rewarded By Outstanding Survey Result

    13:33 | 26/5/20
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    A survey showing that New Zealanders rate horticulture more highly than any other part of the primary industry sector is rewarding for fruit and vegetable growers across the country. UMR research released today shows that horticulture continues ... more»
  • Federated Farmers - Rabobank Remuneration Survey Shows Good Growth In Farmer Pay

    13:09 | 26/5/20
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    Strong growth in pay packages in the last two years is another reason for New Zealanders to consider a career in agriculture, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. The 2020 Federated Farmers - Rabobank Farm Remuneration Report, released today, shows ... more»
  • Changes To Recreational Fishing Rules For Blue Cod

    12:42 | 26/5/20
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    The recreational and commercial fishing rules for blue cod will soon change to improve the sustainability of this very important fishery. From 1 July 2020, the minimum catch size of blue cod will be standardised to 33cm across most areas (except in ... more»
  • Rosedale Fatality

    12:33 | 26/5/20
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    WorkSafe is now investigating last night’s fatality in Rosedale, Auckland. We understand machinery was involved. As we are investigating we are unable to make further comment. WorkSafe was also notified of two further incidents in South Auckland ... more»
  • Bromley Health And Safety Incident

    12:20 | 26/5/20
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    WorkSafe has filed charges over a health and safety incident in Bromley, Christchurch in May last year. Charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the Hazardous Substances regulations have been filed following the incident in which a worker suffered ... more»
  • Logging Halt Undercuts Strong Export Month

    12:10 | 26/5/20
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      Log exports fell sharply in April 2020 after logging operations were suspended during alert level 4, but average prices per cubic metre picked up, Stats NZ said today. In contrast, dairy and fruit exports were strong despite fears of ... more»
  • Record Monthly Surplus As Imports Dive

    12:05 | 26/5/20
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    Imports in April 2020 had their biggest fall since October 2009, resulting in a monthly trade surplus of $1.3 billion, Stats NZ said today. “This is the largest monthly trade surplus on record and the annual goods trade deficit is the lowest ... more»
  • EQC Apologises For The Unintended Release Of Claims Information

    12:00 | 26/5/20
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    The Earthquake Commission today apologises unreservedly to customers whose claims information was unintentionally shared with one of its customers and their lawyer. Chief Executive Officer Sid Miller says what is most disappointing about the incident ... more»
  • Investigation Opened Into Objectives’ Acquisition Of Master Business Solutions

    11:08 | 26/5/20
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    The Commerce Commission has opened an investigation into Objective Corporation Limited’s acquisition of Master Business Solutions Limited (MBS). The Commission will consider whether the acquisition would be likely to substantially lessen competition in any ... more»
  • Farmers Feeling Less Pressure From Banks, Feds Survey Finds

    11:00 | 26/5/20
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    Farmers are feeling slightly more satisfied and less under pressure from their banks, the Federated Farmers May 2020 Banking Survey shows. Responses to Research First from nearly 1,400 farmers found that the number feeling ‘satisfied’ or ‘very ... more»
  • Winter Will Be Ripe For First-home Buyers

    10:20 | 26/5/20
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    This winter young Kiwis will have the best opportunity to get on the housing ladder in more than a decade, says Derryn Mayne, Owner of Century 21 New Zealand. “Rents may have been frozen and there’s more choice for tenants with the likes of many ... more»
  • Gisborne Property Auction Yields Good Results Despite Covid-19

    10:17 | 26/5/20
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    Twenty-four out of 30 properties that Property Brokers took to market, sold for good prices under the hammer at the recent Project Gisborne Auction Event. This year’s Project Gisborne was seen as the first real test of buyer activity and property prices ... more»
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