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Quayside Holdings' six-monthly report shows the company made a net profit of $47.8 million for the first half of the financial year. The figures outline an increase of 13.5 per cent over the same period last year. The result was presented to the...

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Ballance Agri-Nutrients have taken full responsibility for the release of sulphur dioxide into the region's atmosphere in May last year. The fertiliser manufacturer have held their hands up after being fined $60,000 in Tauranga District Court following...

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Fertiliser manufacturer Ballance Agri-Nutrients has been fined $60,000 for a discharge of sulphur dioxide into the air during May last year. Bay of Plenty Regional Council prosecuted the company in Tauranga District Court for breaching the Resource Management...

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International conflicts and political unrest are among the factors affecting the incomes of New Zealand dairy farmers, and that volatility is not likely to change in the short term. That's the belief of Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings, who told a press...

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The Single Point of Entry kiwifruit marketing structure is crucial to increasing wealth for Maori in the industry, and the overwhelming support for its retention is “fantastic” says Te Awanui Huka Pak chairperson Neil Te Kani. The kiwifruit...

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Fonterra has announced an unchanged pay-out forecast of $4.70 per kgMS - a level below farmer expectations, chairman John Wilson says. Given the results achieved in the first half of the year and the continued volatility in international prices, the co-operative...

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Tauranga Chamber of Commerce is casting its net far and wide in the search of a new chief executive – an approach that is so far proving fruitful. Applications to replace outgoing chief executive Dave Burnett opened earlier this month, with a strong...

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Bay of Plenty kiwifruit growers will benefit from the New Zealand–Korean Free Trade Agreement, thanks to reduced tariffs imposed on their export fruit. Their biggest competitor, Chile, currently pays no tariffs on kiwifruit it sells into Korea,...

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Petrol prices have fallen another two cents on the back of last week's price drop. The price cut was led by BP and was predicted by the Automobile Association last Thursday. Petrol prices have dropped another two cents. 91 Octane is now $1.92 across...

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New Zealand kiwifruit growers have voted overwhelmingly to retain the industry's unique marketing structure, despite moves by a “small vocal minority” to undermine it. New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc president Neil Trebilco says the...

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