GRAPHIC: Sheep mauled to death

A Tauranga man is calling for a dog or dogs “to be shot” after he found his sheep mauled to death. Ryan Powell, who lives at a property in Aquavue Way in Bellevue, says all his sheep have been attacked by a dog in the Bellevue area and have... Read More

Rural lives at risk

The lives of rural New Zealanders are at risk every day because of poor connectivity and inequitable health services, according to a rural health leader. Dr Martin London, chair of the Rural Health Alliance of Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ), says the... Read More

Fonterra revenue hits $13.9B

As a result of higher milk prices, Fonterra's revenue of $13.9 billion for the first nine months of 2016/17 is up eight per cent on the same period last year. Making the announcement on Wednesday, chief executive officer Theo Spierings says the... Read More

Homeowner insurance premiums raised

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is concerned that major increases in taxes and levies on people who insure their homes could see low income households not be able to protect themselves from disasters. Chief executive Tim Grafton says by the end... Read More

Record Zespri sales, record dividend

The Zespri Board approved the intention to declare a 2017 final fully-imputed dividend of 17 cents per share, payable in August, bringing the total dividend to 25 cents a share.  The returns are based on outstanding returns for Gold kiwifruit,... Read More

$4 billion in new capital spending

As part of Budget 2017, the government is allocating $4 billion in new capital spending in a bid to build infrastructure “for a growing economy”. Finance Minister Steven Joyce says this $4b investment is the single biggest investment of new... Read More

Budget 2017: Live

UPDATED: Finance Minister Steven Joyce says Budget 2017 will deliver for New Zealanders with significant investments in public services and infrastructure, and a Family Incomes Package that will help them get ahead. “Our economy is performing well... Read More

Dairy, wood & wine exports up in April

More dairy, wood, and wine exports in April 2017 led to a goods trade surplus of $578 million, says Statistics New Zealand. International trade statistics senior manager Daria Kwon says because of this increase in April, New Zealand experienced the... Read More

New Zealand awaits Budget 2017

At 2pm today, Finance Minister Steven Joyce will deliver his first Budget since stepping into his new role. Pre-Budget announcements already made include: $178 million package for tourism, infrastructure and the Department of Corrections, $321m social... Read More

Fonterra increases Farmgate Milk Price

Fonterra Co-operative Group has increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 15 cents to $6.15 per kgMS. Chairman John Wilson says the increase announced on Wednesday reflects the strong fundamentals supporting global dairy markets, with world... Read More



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