Three fledgling - and very diverse - Otago businesses have
been selected, to go through to the next stage of the ANZ
Flying Start business plan competition. Business reporter
Sally Rae speaks to their founders.
The signing of an agreement with a Californian medical group
is further confirmation Pacific Edge Ltd is ''moving
forward'' in the United States, Craigs Investment Partners
broker Peter McIntyre says.
Farmers will be ''definitely asking questions'' following
Westland Milk Products' decision to cut its forecast payout
by 60c for the 2014-15 season.
Fonterra will spend about $157 million installing three new
plants at its Edendale site as part of a more than
half-billion-dollar upgrade of processing capacity.
Fonterra's decision to hold its forecast farm-gate milk price
for the 2014-15 season at $6 reflects the longer-term outlook
for international dairy prices, chairman John Wilson says.
Helen Darling admits she was ''really chuffed'' to be named a
finalist in the business entrepreneur category of this year's
Women of Influence awards.
State-owned Landcorp Farming has more than doubled its profit
for the June year, with dairy production expansion
contributing to the strong result.
Difficult trading conditions in Australia and a strong New
Zealand dollar have affected carpet manufacturer Cavalier
Corporation's result for the year to June.
When Fred Ellis boarded a ship at Port Chalmers in 1957 in
charge of a consignment of stud sheep bound for Brazil, he
was ''dead scared''.
Dairying is likely be a regular topic of discussion in the
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