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Dairy farmers are facing a “very tough and grim season” in light of Fonterra's forecast Farmgate Milk Price of $5.25 per kgMS for the 2015/16 season, with the rural economy also likely to be affected. That's the view of DairyNZ...

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It was the email they dreaded: “Can you please ensure all of your [vending] machines have been removed prior to June 4.” And they're not just any vending machines. These were a major $250,000 investment for Carol Haimes and husband Allan...

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Hauraki mayor John Tregidga says his council will ‘pull out all stops' to support those who've lost their jobs as a result of today's announcement from Newmont Waihi Gold. The mining company has terminated its contract with Macmahon...

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Newmont Waihi Gold is continuing to evaluate safe mining options for the Martha pit following a slip on the North Wall in early April. The mining corporation suspended mining activities in the open pit to ensure workers were not at risk and to allow...

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Outstanding sales have seen Paengaroa-based natural health products company Comvita Ltd announce record earnings for the year ended March 31. Net profit after tax is $10.2m, a 28 per cent increase from $8m in 2014. Securing honey supplies is paying off,...

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A Tauranga building company with some 26 Christchurch clients on their books has gone into receivership – joining a raft of similar firms going bust in Christchurch since the city's 2011 earthquake. According to a report by Stuff, NZ Design...

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Growers of Zespri Green Kiwifruit have achieved the industry's highest-ever return of $53,884 per hectare. The marketer says its final result for 2014/15 shows an industry that is back on track and on course for the strong growth outlook ahead. Photo:...

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A diminutive solo mum with big attitude has won a landmark court case over her landlord and avoided eviction from her rented Merivale home. “Wonderful news, unbelievable,” says the pumped up mum-of-three Amy Barlow. Amy Barlow result 1521...

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Prime Minister John Key has paid tribute to Zespri and the Bay of Plenty's kiwifruit industry for its “remarkable” ability to regroup and recover in the wake of Psa. As part of his day-long trip to Tauranga, Key visited Zespri's...

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Port of Tauranga will host the giant cruise ship Ovation of the Seas on its maiden voyage to New Zealand during the summer of 2016/2017. The Royal Caribbean vessel is 348 metres long, more than 50 metres high and can host nearly 5,000 passengers and 1500...

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