Business & Markets

New Zealand avocados step closer to China

New Zealand is a significant step closer towards supplying fresh avocados to Chinese consumers and opening up access to a brand new market for our growers. A series of technical discussions and the negotiation and signing of a protocol to agree export...... Read More

The rebirth of Tauranga Airport

NZ8260 was on approach to Tauranga when a wee mite called Kristie burst into the terminal and made a beeline for the automatic doors to the observation area. She pulled up short, and disappointed. “Closed indefinitely,” says the sign on...... Read More

Are poor managers driving employees to quit?

A new survey from Hays recruitment company shows more than half of skilled professional workers have left a job wholly or partly to get away from their manager. The online poll surveyed more than 850 skilled professional workers. Hays' managing...... Read More

New Zealand avocados a step closer to China

New Zealand is a significant step closer towards supplying fresh avocados to Chinese consumers and opening up access to a brand new market for the country's growers, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and New Zealand Avocado announced today. A...... Read More

Enhancing NZ fishery management

New Zealand fisheries’ Quota Management System is being presented as an international example by a prominent US-based conservation group.   Thelong established Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s largest conservation organisations...... Read More

Dry winter raises electricity prices for producers

Higher electricity and farm-gate milk prices contributed to rises in producer output and input prices, says Stats NZ. Overall, producer output prices - the prices producers get for their goods and services - rose one per cent in the September...... Read More

International visitors spent $10.4 billion

Spending by international visitors in New Zealand was $10.4 billion for the year to September 2017, according to the latest International Visitor Survey by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. MBIE’s manager of sector trends Mark...... Read More

NZ retains top spot for ease of doing business

For the second year in a row, New Zealand has claimed top spot in the World Bank Doing Business 2018 report for ease of doing business, ahead of 190 other economies. “This ranking recognises the effectiveness of New Zealand’s business regulators,...... Read More

Failed piggery directors convicted

Two former directors of a failed piggery operation, which posed a significant risk to the environment, have been convicted and fined thousands of dollars each in the Hamilton District Court. Waikato Regional Council, which brought the prosecution,...... Read More

Tracking honey through the supply chain

A Tauranga company has spent seven years developing a unique platform to safeguard the more than 800,000 hives in New Zealand, and satisfy overseas market access requirements, with its globally unique software. ApiTrak, which launches this month,...... Read More