Among the Otago and lower South Island regional winners in
this year's Deloitte Fast 50 are three businesses with
offices in the Queenstown-Lakes area. They talk to business
reporter Sally Rae.
Silver Fern Farms could be facing insolvency if shareholders
do not approve a 50:50 joint venture with Chinese company
Farmers are being urged to hold off voting on the Silver Fern
Farms joint venture deal with Shanghai Maling, with hints
that ''concrete'' alternatives will emerge.
Murray Taggart has been returned as a director of Ballance
Agri-Nutrients for a third term.
October 16 will be a big day for Silver Fern Farms
Love food, hate waste?
Mashkoor Ahmad is full of bright ideas.
Planting tussocks around the turbines at the Mahinerangi Wind
Farm has boosted the coffers at Lee Stream School.
''Don't worry.'' That is
the message from the head of the Chinese company proposing to
take a 50% stake in Silver Fern Farms, to any farmers
concerned about foreign investment in the company.
Dairy farmers have finally received some good news with a 75c
increase in Fonterra's forecast farmgate milk price for this
season, bumping it up to $4.60.
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