Saturday, 29 April 2017

Business News

  • Farmers must stand stock prior to transport

    13:53 | 27/4/17
    The closure of the Manawatu Gorge and the necessity for transport operators to use the alternative route over Saddle Road has once again highlighted the need for farmers to stand stock prior to transport, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken ... more»
  • Synlait Milk gets FDA 'GRAS' notice for lactoferrin

    13:51 | 27/4/17
    April 27 (BusinessDesk) - Synlait Milk said it has gained a GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) notice from the US Food and Drug Administration to export lactoferrin to the US for use in infant and toddler milk formula. more»
  • Air NZ increases capacity as passengers rise in March

    13:49 | 27/4/17
    April 27 (BusinessDesk) - National carrier Air New Zealand beefed up domestic capacity in the face of rising passenger numbers, particularly on Auckland-to-Queenstown routes which showed up in higher domestic passenger movements in Auckland International ... more»
  • Concentrate wins international digital marketing award

    13:30 | 27/4/17
    Christchurch, 27 April 2017 – Marketing company Concentrate has been awarded a HubSpot Impact Award, which recognises excellence in digital marketing amongst HubSpot’s 3,400 member community worldwide, for its work with Christchurch-based electronics ... more»
  • World Championships big earner for region

    13:23 | 27/4/17
    The 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships, held in Invercargill in February, was widely heralded as the best event in the competition’s 40-year history. Now, independent analysis has backed that up, revealing a $6.78 million to $7.48 million ... more»
  • Navis Capital acquires majority stake in Mainland Poultry

    13:19 | 27/4/17
    April 27 (BusinessDesk) - Private equity firm Navis Capital has acquired a majority stake in Mainland Poultry, whose businesses include New Zealand’s biggest egg producer, and is reportedly interested in buying Freshmax, the Australian-registered, NZ-based ... more»
  • Promisia gets R&D funding from Callaghan

    13:17 | 27/4/17
    April 27 (BusinessDesk) - Promisia Integrative, which makes a dietary supplement for sore joints, will receive funds from Callaghan Innovation for research and development for a new supplement for canines. Its shares surged 19 percent to 3.8 cents. more»
  • Plus-sized knitting hobby turns into big business

    13:01 | 27/4/17
    When it comes to her business, Plump & Co, everything is on a plus-size scale: giant wooden knitting needles and chunky yarn look as if they have had the Alice in Wonderland treatment, supersized to unexpected proportions. more»
  • Fresh water report highlights the need for collective action

    12:18 | 27/4/17
    The release of ‘Our fresh water 2017’ is a call to action for all New Zealanders, says IrrigationNZ CEO, Andrew Curtis. The report measures fresh water quality, quantity and flows, biodiversity and cultural health.  more»
  • Emirates Goes All A380 to Spain with Second Daily to Madrid

    12:12 | 27/4/17
    New Zealand travellers will be able to fly A380 all the way on all services to and from Madrid from September, with Emirates upgrading its second daily Madrid flight to the flagship double-decker aircraft. more»
  • Visitor diversity drives TOP 10 Holiday Parks to rebrand

    12:10 | 27/4/17
    April 2017 –TOP 10 Holiday Parks are unveiling a smart new look which includes segmenting the brand into three, allowing for better communication to and consumer understanding of what the parks offer. more»
  • Unfiltered appoints Kevin Roberts chair, Rob Fyfe director

    12:07 | 27/4/17
    April 27 (BusinessDesk) - Unfiltered Media, whose subscribers can access long-form interviews with business leaders and entrepreneurs, has appointed ad man Kevin Roberts and Icebreaker boss Rob Fyfe to its board, with Roberts taking the chair.  more»
  • AWF plays down price spike query after shares jump

    12:04 | 27/4/17
    April 27 (BusinessDesk) - AWF Madison Group, the country's largest contract labour firm, played down an inquiry into a recent share price spike that's seen the stock trade near a three-and-a-half year high.  more»
  • More can be done to protect New Zealand’s waterways

    11:55 | 27/4/17
    Protecting New Zealand’s waterways are a priority and dairy is one of many sectors that needs to play a role.  more»
  • Forestry Marks Workers Memorial Day with Major Initiative

    11:53 | 27/4/17
    The forestry industry is marking Worker Memorial Day (April 28th) by confirming it will launch a major initiative to keep forestry workers safe.  more»
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