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Dairy company Synlait has reached a sale-and-leaseback agreement on its Mangere property that it paid $12.4 mln for in 2017
9th Sep 21, 10:10am
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Dairy company Synlait has reached a sale-and-leaseback agreement on its Mangere property that it paid $12.4 mln for in 2017
Dairy company Synlait is signalling the cutting of perhaps 200 staff, through which it aims to save $10 mln-$12 mln a year
8th Sep 21, 9:22am
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Dairy company Synlait is signalling the cutting of perhaps 200 staff, through which it aims to save $10 mln-$12 mln a year
New Zealand's largest corporate farmer is Government-owned Pāmu who deliver a modest return, but trial many alternate land use options
2nd Sep 21, 7:30am
New Zealand's largest corporate farmer is Government-owned Pāmu who deliver a modest return, but trial many alternate land use options
The drive for local government centralisation and the pressure from Wellington to impose national 'solutions' to local issues, is disconnecting the 'public' from the 'service' they expect and are required to fund, observes Guy Trafford
27th Aug 21, 10:16am
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The drive for local government centralisation and the pressure from Wellington to impose national 'solutions' to local issues, is disconnecting the 'public' from the 'service' they expect and are required to fund, observes Guy Trafford
With rural New Zealand sensing the public policy wheels are about to fall off, Guy Trafford wonders if another 'cuppa tea' is required to get some of the developing flaws sorted out
22nd Jul 21, 1:15pm
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With rural New Zealand sensing the public policy wheels are about to fall off, Guy Trafford wonders if another 'cuppa tea' is required to get some of the developing flaws sorted out
Allan Barber reports that the large-employer group of meat processing companies are fearful of what the Fair Pay Agreements will bring for productivity and flexibility. They remember the grim relationships before 1991
4th Jun 21, 2:37pm
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Allan Barber reports that the large-employer group of meat processing companies are fearful of what the Fair Pay Agreements will bring for productivity and flexibility. They remember the grim relationships before 1991
Dairy company Synlait says it has been given a waiver on its banking covenants for the current financial year as it continues to be hit by ongoing shipping delays
24th May 21, 9:33am
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Dairy company Synlait says it has been given a waiver on its banking covenants for the current financial year as it continues to be hit by ongoing shipping delays
Guy Trafford sees a Budget low on ambition or transformation. He wonders if we will ever get the impetus to make the serious changes needed. This Government isn't engaging in the goals it set for everyone else
21st May 21, 11:26am
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Guy Trafford sees a Budget low on ambition or transformation. He wonders if we will ever get the impetus to make the serious changes needed. This Government isn't engaging in the goals it set for everyone else
Dairy company Synlait says it is 'continuing to experience significant uncertainty' within its business; has 'proactively engaged' with bankers to increase leverage ratios on its covenants
29th Mar 21, 11:08am
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Dairy company Synlait says it is 'continuing to experience significant uncertainty' within its business; has 'proactively engaged' with bankers to increase leverage ratios on its covenants
Dairy company Synlait says it is continuing to experience significant uncertainty and volatility within its business
4th Mar 21, 9:52am
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Dairy company Synlait says it is continuing to experience significant uncertainty and volatility within its business
Government puts deal on table for local authorities: You give up some of your autonomy and team up to meet new water standards, we help cover the costs
8th Jul 20, 12:03pm
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Government puts deal on table for local authorities: You give up some of your autonomy and team up to meet new water standards, we help cover the costs
Terry Baucher talks to John Lohrentz about his proposal to to use tax incentives/disincentives to encourage change and innovation, which for an agricultural economy like New Zealand represents a huge opportunity
3rd Feb 20, 5:00am
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Terry Baucher talks to John Lohrentz about his proposal to to use tax incentives/disincentives to encourage change and innovation, which for an agricultural economy like New Zealand represents a huge opportunity
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says banks have enough time and money to implement new capital rules without making dairy farmers pay the price
6th Dec 19, 6:51am
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson says banks have enough time and money to implement new capital rules without making dairy farmers pay the price
Andy Glenie and Joanna Trezise review the outcomes of more active enforcement activity by the OIO over failure to seek consents, and failure to comply with conditions of consents when granted
25th Nov 19, 1:01pm
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Andy Glenie and Joanna Trezise review the outcomes of more active enforcement activity by the OIO over failure to seek consents, and failure to comply with conditions of consents when granted
Government to get greater powers to decline foreign investment bids that don't meet a new 'national interest' test, and bids involving strategic assets that wouldn't otherwise need Overseas Investment Office consent
19th Nov 19, 12:48pm
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Government to get greater powers to decline foreign investment bids that don't meet a new 'national interest' test, and bids involving strategic assets that wouldn't otherwise need Overseas Investment Office consent
James Shaw's Zero Carbon Bill passes with near-unanimous support, however National commits to making tweaks if elected into government 
7th Nov 19, 4:25pm
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James Shaw's Zero Carbon Bill passes with near-unanimous support, however National commits to making tweaks if elected into government 
Keith Woodford casts an eye over the latest Mycoplasma bovis report and finds no one is any closer to the specifics of identifying how the disease got to New Zealand
30th Oct 19, 4:23pm
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Keith Woodford casts an eye over the latest Mycoplasma bovis report and finds no one is any closer to the specifics of identifying how the disease got to New Zealand
TOP's Geoff Simmons sees farmers getting increasingly frustrated having to contend with an emissions proposal that will do little except require massive paperwork, while facing water quality policies that have no detail
28th Oct 19, 9:48am
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TOP's Geoff Simmons sees farmers getting increasingly frustrated having to contend with an emissions proposal that will do little except require massive paperwork, while facing water quality policies that have no detail
TOP's Geoff Simmons channels Peter Fraser, and joins the dots between a co-operative under existential pressure and the environment. Are we now thinking about a dairy industry without Fonterra as we know it?
7th Jul 19, 12:15pm
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TOP's Geoff Simmons channels Peter Fraser, and joins the dots between a co-operative under existential pressure and the environment. Are we now thinking about a dairy industry without Fonterra as we know it?
Guy Trafford looks at the recent prosecution of Evergreen Life for its adulteration of manuka honey and also looks at other examples which are going unchallenged
3rd Jul 19, 3:37pm
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Guy Trafford looks at the recent prosecution of Evergreen Life for its adulteration of manuka honey and also looks at other examples which are going unchallenged
Our compilation of some of the key comments made in response to the 2019 Budget
30th May 19, 4:33pm
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Our compilation of some of the key comments made in response to the 2019 Budget
RBNZ enforces $10.1b increase in risk weighted assets on ANZ NZ related to mortgage and farm lending in a move that comes with an $800 mln increase to ANZ NZ's minimum regulatory capital requirements
20th May 19, 5:59pm
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RBNZ enforces $10.1b increase in risk weighted assets on ANZ NZ related to mortgage and farm lending in a move that comes with an $800 mln increase to ANZ NZ's minimum regulatory capital requirements
'Bittersweet' moment for Fonterra as it sells iconic NZ brand to global ice cream company Froneri
13th May 19, 9:04am
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'Bittersweet' moment for Fonterra as it sells iconic NZ brand to global ice cream company Froneri
The Spinoff's Toby Manhire sits down in a parliamentary corridor with Climate Change Minister James Shaw to discuss the Zero Carbon Bill, and why he’s been bending over backwards to win National’s support
11th May 19, 9:31am
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The Spinoff's Toby Manhire sits down in a parliamentary corridor with Climate Change Minister James Shaw to discuss the Zero Carbon Bill, and why he’s been bending over backwards to win National’s support
Tom Coupe and Olivier Gergaud on the contribution of wine to the NZ economy, climate change & wine, wine as an investment, wine quality and wine research
12th Apr 19, 10:00am
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Tom Coupe and Olivier Gergaud on the contribution of wine to the NZ economy, climate change & wine, wine as an investment, wine quality and wine research