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Report shows need to protect Pukekohe food hub

A lettuce costing $5.54 - 58 percent more than today - and a big economic hit to Auckland could be the case if the value of fruit and vegetable production in Pukekohe isn’t recognised, a report released at a function at Parliament today finds.

oOh! full motion "winner, winner" is a free-range chicken dinner

The "Winner, Winner …" campaign concept to celebrate Nando’s New Zealand’s commitment to using only 100% NZ raised Free Range Chicken has been awarded $120,000 of full motion retail media split across oOh!media’s network of EVOKE and Shopalive panels in New Zealand.

Mycoplasma bovis confirmed in Tasman district

Biosecurity New Zealand today confirmed a property in the Tasman district as positive for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. It's the first time the disease has been found in this region.

ServiceIQ appoint Chief Executive

ServiceIQ Board Chair Rick Christie has confirmed the appointment of Andrew McSweeney as its new Chief Executive. ServiceIQ is the industry training organisation (ITO) for the aviation, hospitality, retail, travel, tourism and museums sectors.

Quarry workers win fair pay deal - First Union

Around 20 quarry workers and concrete truck drivers who began striking at the start of the month near the Brynderwyn Hills have today reached a settlement with Atlas Quarry that gives the group between $2 and $4 dollars more an hour.

Grant for cultural and economic assessments of Whakaki land

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will provide $100,000 for cultural, land use and economic impact assessments to be done of the Whakaki catchment area in the Hawke's Bay.

Conviction of repeat offenders justifies MPI spending

LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council welcome the prosecution of Hawke’s Bay Seafood after the longest running district court case on record.

Eves Real Estate enters the Whangarei market

Established Bay of Plenty and Waikato real estate brand Eves Real Estate has expanded to Northland with the acquisition of LJ Hooker Whangarei.

Eves Real Estate chief executive Simon Anderson said the move to Northland was a natural fit for his brand.

Another hefty fine for dairy pollution

An Ōtorohanga farmer has been convicted and fined a total of $57,000 for discharging dairy effluent into the environment. This hefty fine comes within a week of a $41,000 fine imposed on a Reporoa farmer, also for dairy pollution.

Decades of rural experience for new NZ Pork Chair

NZ Pork has appointed former Southland MP Eric Roy as Chair of a new board of directors, as the industry-good body positions itself to face key challenges for New Zealand’s commercial pig farming industry.

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