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solarcity appoints chief financial officer

Vallabh has a successful track record as CFO of some of New Zealand’s leading companies including Fronde Group, AMP NZ Office and Housing New Zealand. At solarcity he will oversee the company’s accounting, structured finance and investor relations.

Commission wool scouring conference deferred

Yesterday the Commerce Commission was provided with new confidential information in relation to the property valuations involved in Cavalier Wool Holdings Limited’s application to acquire 100% of New Zealand Wool Services International’s wool scouring business and assets.

'Collaboration paying off' for NZ's avocado industry

Plans to quadruple sales of New Zealand avocados by 2023 is off to a roaring start with the industry almost hitting the half way mark last season with a record 7.1m trays worth $135m harvested during 2014-15 season.

HortNZ award recognises commitment to horticulture

Horticulture New Zealand presented its inaugural President’s Award to lifelong kiwifruit industry supporter and grower Ian Greaves last week.

The award was presented to Ian by HortNZ president Julian Raine at the Horticulture New Zealand conference awards dinner in Rotorua.

Tenders open to operate Napier-Gisborne rail line

KiwiRail has opened tenders from tourism or freight rail operators interested in running services on the Napier-Gisborne rail line.

Six DairyNZ spots up for election

Nominations open this week for farmer-elected directors on the board of DairyNZ, with one spot vacated by long-serving chairman John Luxton, who is standing down from the industry body.

Poultry industry supports $15k fine for illegal importing

The Poultry Industry Association of New Zealand (PIANZ) supports the $15,000 fine given to an Auckland man for attempting to illegally import dried birds’ nests, a Chinese delicacy that threatens New Zealand’s poultry industry and native birds.

Falling commodity prices flow through to the pump

Falling commodity prices led to a 5 cent reduction in petrol prices, and an 8 cent drop in diesel prices during July, according to AA PetrolWatch.

AMP awarded a silver rating from Morningstar

Leading KiwiSaver provider AMP is pleased to announce it has again been awarded a Silver analyst rating from international rating house Morningstar - the highest rating awarded to a KiwiSaver scheme.

NZ finalists showcased in international tech awards

InternetNZ welcomes the announcement by Communications Minister Amy Adams today that six New Zealand companies have been selected as finalists in this year’s World Summit Awards.