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Fitness franchise opening

Fitness franchise opening

Jetts Fitness New Zealand general manager Claire Attard gets "a real kick" every time a new club opens.

Confidence up slightly

Business confidence has improved, for now, after a three-month decline, the latest National Bank business outlook survey shows.

Scholarship opens stable doors

Scholarship opens stable doors

Jamie Richards is relishing an opportunity to spend time next year at three of the world's leading thoroughbred studs.

1080 drop: possums, rats killed, birds thrive

1080 drop: possums, rats killed, birds thrive

A recent aerial 1080 operation in the Silver Peaks area has had several benefits - not only have rat and possum populations been knocked to zero but researchers have had a chance to study the impact of 1080 on the resident South Island robin population.

Meat industry 'must act' on wool

Meat industry 'must act' on wool

Former Meat and Wool New Zealand and New Zealand Meat Board chairman Jeff Grant believes meat companies Alliance Group and Silver Fern Farms should jointly establish a wool marketing entity.

Managing Funds: Rush to invest in corporate bonds

Many investors are looking for income as current bank deposit rates of around 4%-4.5% are insufficient for their needs.

New Synlait plant largest in hemisphere

New Synlait plant largest in hemisphere

Synlait Milk has officially opened its $100 million infant nutritional facility near Dunsandel - the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Fertiliser use changing

The perception that nitrogen use by farmers continues to increase rapidly is a misconception, Fert Research technical director Dr Philip Mladenov says.

Sharemilker keen to learn

Sharemilker keen to learn

Shaun Thomas wants to gain a better understanding of his business.

Pet lambs rule the field

Pet lambs rule the field

Israel Dagg is usually a bit of a ratbag.