Saturday, 18 August 2018

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  • Scales sells bulk liquid storage unit for $20M

    19:25 | 13/8/18
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    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Scales Corp will sell its bulk liquid storage unit to Taranaki's SBT Group for $20 million as the agriculture group builds up a war chest to seek out new acquisitions.  more»
  • Govt doubles funding for tree-planting

    19:24 | 13/8/18
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    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - The government is doubling to nearly $500 million the funding for forestry planting from its Provincial Growth Fund, meaning one-sixth of the $3 billion, three-year fund will be spent on trees.  more»
  • Marsden Point firefighting foams

    18:29 | 13/8/18
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    Reports by Radio New Zealand about contamination from firefighting foams at the Marsden Point Refinery are misleading.  more»
  • Farmers workers pledge opposition to labour-hire

    17:21 | 13/8/18
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    Distribution workers at Farmers are taking a stand in solidarity with their labour-hire colleagues who do not receive the protection of the same terms and conditions of permanent work. Some labour-hire employees have been working at the distribution ... more»
  • Contact to improve access to prompt-payment discounts

    17:17 | 13/8/18
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    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - New products being developed by Contact Energy will improve benefits to customers and make it harder for them to miss out on prompt-payment discounts, chief executive Dennis Barnes says. more»
  • Lisa Owen to Present Checkpoint on RNZ

    16:58 | 13/8/18
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    Investigative journalist Lisa Owen is joining RNZ as a drive-time news and current affairs presenter, fronting the agenda-setting, multimedia Checkpoint programme.  more»
  • NZ steel operations deliver strongest earnings lift

    16:04 | 13/8/18
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    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - BlueScope Steel's two Kiwi businesses, New Zealand Steel and Pacific Steel, delivered an 84 percent lift in underlying earnings in the year to June 30, outstripping strong gains across the rest of the multi-national Sydney-based ... more»
  • JB Hi-Fi expects another year of shrinking NZ sales

    15:29 | 13/8/18
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    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - JB Hi-Fi expects to see another year of declining revenues on this side of the Tasman as the ASX-listed discount consumer electronics retailer attempts to drive profitability in its New Zealand unit. more»
  • Forsyth Barr cuts future dividend forecast for Fonterra

    15:05 | 13/8/18
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    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Forsyth Barr has cut its dividend expectations for Fonterra Cooperative Group for the next two years after the dairy giant last week abandoned plans to pay a final dividend for the 2018 financial year, citing weaker margins ... more»
  • NZ food prices rise in July

    14:27 | 13/8/18
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    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's food prices rose in July, once again led by higher prices for takeout and restaurant meals and echoing strong activity in the hospitality sector in a separate indicator of services.  more»
  • NZ services sector activity perks up in July

    14:20 | 13/8/18
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    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's services sector activity picked up in July as strong tourism numbers continued to underpin the wider economy, allaying fears about the impact of slowing manufacturing.  more»
  • Freightways cautiously optimistic about coming year

    13:49 | 13/8/18
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    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Courier and information management company Freightways lifted annual profit and is targeting further earnings growth in the current financial year despite an "apparent" decline in national business confidence.  more»
  • NZ-first technology for bottled gas customers

    13:44 | 13/8/18
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    No more cold showers for Genesis’ bottled gas customers with the launch of Bottled Gas Monitoring, a new service to help customers manage and control their bottled gas use. more»
  • A similar ban on plastic packaging would be a step too far

    13:42 | 13/8/18
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    Packaging New Zealand says that it understands the Government’s reason for its ban on single-use plastic bags, but it would be alarmed if this was extended to plastic packaging. more»
  • Perks of being an agricultural contractor revealed

    13:26 | 13/8/18
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    Central Taranaki Young Farmers member Phillip Hopkins reveals the perks of being an agricultural contractor.  more»
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