Silver Fern Farms suppliers are being urged to vote ''no'' to
a joint venture proposal with Shanghai Maling and subscribe
to a potential issue of new shares.
''Far from perfect'' is how Fonterra describes the outcome of
the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement for New Zealand's
Business confidence has dropped to its lowest level since
March 2011, the latest New Zealand Institute of Economic
Research's quarterly business opinion survey shows.
West Otago farmer Allan Richardson, an advocate of the rural
co-operative model, is chasing a position on the board of
The prospect of getting out of bed at 5am to gain work
experience on a dairy farm does not bother Caleb Unahi.
It's not just farmers who are grappling with the implications
of the Otago Regional Council's water plan change 6A.
New Zealand's beef industry is set to fulfil its United
States beef quota of 213,402 tonnes shipped weight for the
first time since 2004.
Futures contracts prices are pointing to further price rises
at this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction.
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
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