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North and South Island wool auctions receive varied support

New Zealand Wool Services International ltd’s CEO Mr John Dawson reports that the wool auctions in the North and South Islands this week produced considerable price variations for comparative types with the North Island levels well below the South’s.

Otago tourist spending continues to grow - Waitaki MP

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says as tourists continue to flood into the Central Otago and Wanaka areas this summer, the on-going growth in visitor spending in Otago will be giving local tourist operators renewed confidence.

EQC land assessments underway

The Earthquake Commission’s assessments of claims for customers whose properties suffered land damage in last November’s Kaikoura earthquake are underway.

ANZ NZ Commodity Price Index December 2016: Comeback kid

The ANZ Commodity Price Index rose 0.7% m/m in December, largely due to the continuing comeback story of dairy prices over the second half of 2016. The December rise in the index was the eighth in a row, driving it 19% higher over the course of 2016.

ASX: No Trumps

By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets)

NZ joins world agreement to control marine pests

New Zealand has taken its fight against marine pests up a step, formally joining an international agreement on the management of ships’ ballast water.

Tourist spend remains strong over November 2016

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today show that tourism expenditure grew in most regions over the year to November 2016.

Fonterra and LIC set to release farm performance system

Fonterra and Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) are in the final stages of developing an online tool, Agrigate, designed specifically to help farmers improve their farm performance through the use of their existing data.

Pinot Noir NZ 2017 attracts global wine industry leaders to Wellington

An astounding selection of global wine imbibers and influencers will descend on the nation’s capital this month for New Zealand’s most significant wine event, Pinot Noir NZ 2017.

ANZ Truckometer: Approaching a variable speed zone

There was virtually no change in the two Truckometer indexes in December. The Heavy Traffic Index fell 0.1%, while the Light Traffic Index rose 0.1%.

The Heavy Traffic Index rose 2.9% in the December quarter, suggesting another solid GDP outturn is on the cards.

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