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Banks are providing some much needed support to New Zealand's dairy industry during a period of low prices, a survey from Federated Farmers has revealed.  Only 6.6 per cent of dairy farmers say they have come under undue pressure from banks...

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A new airline connecting Tauranga and Auckland is going through the final phases of civil aviation accreditation before operations begin. North Shore Air will offer scheduled and charter services from Tauranga to Dairy Flat on Auckland's North Shore,...

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Home improvement giants Bunnings have delivered a quick response to staff who opted to go on strike at their Mount Maunganui store today. Workers at the store walked off the job at 1pm after learning that the company is proposing a change which would...

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Bunnings staff at Mount Maunganui are taking to the streets this afternoon in protest at the company's proposed changes to their hours and pay. The strike action began at 1pm today as FIRST Union Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay accused the...

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Workers at Bunnings in Mount Maunganui have walked off the job this afternoon after learning that the company is proposing a change which will remove the right to determine their start and finish times. The strike action began at 1pm today as FIRST Union...

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A boost in the public transport system will bring new job opportunities for Tauranga says Kiwi Bus Builders managing director Richard Drummond. A fleet of 53 double-decker buses will be hinting Auckland roads from October. The announcement was made by...

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Protesters concerned about the mining aspects of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement greeted Prime Minister John Key as he visited Waihi College today. And according to Green Party MP and protestor Catherine Delahunty, much of their gripe is aimed...

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Fuel prices continued to fall throughout August, with the national price of 91 octane petrol dropping below $2 a litre for the first time in four months. According to AA PetrolWatch, the price of 91 octane petrol at most outlets ended the month 9 cents...

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Last night's 10 per cent lift in Global Dairy Trade auction is good news for dairy farmers – but won't necessarily translate into a higher payout this season. That's the view of Te Puke dairy farmer John Scrimgeour, who believes...

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Kiwifruit growers are being warned not to be complacent about the vine disease Psa, which could be more active this growing season due to the cold winter. “Psa may be more significant this season than it has in the last couple of years,” says...

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