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Lifetime achievement award for Villa Maria founder

Lifetime achievement award for Villa Maria founder

Sir George Fistonich, Owner and Managing Director of Villa Maria Estate, has just received the International Wine Challenge's highest honour at the glittering awards dinner where he accepted the esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award.

Joe Edwards appointed president of contractors' federation

Joe Edwards appointed president of contractors' federation

Joe Edwards, Construction Manager for McConnell Dowell Constructors, has been appointed president of the New Zealand Contractors' Federation.

Landcorp goods to be auctioned

Turners Auctions will put more than 200 items under the hammer next month in its annual clearance auction on behalf of State-Owned Enterprise, Landcorp Farming.

Paymark network RWC ready

Paymark network RWC ready

As tourists from all over the world arrive en masse for the Rugby World Cup, Paymark is advising that its network is ready to handle the increased payment activity, but reminds merchants that due to the diversity of international card types and the way they are processed, there will be a few thin

100% farmer control of Fonterra not negotiable - Couper

Following extensive coverage and discussion in some quarters that Trading Among Farmers (TAF) presents a threat to farmer ownership and control of the Fonterra co-operative, Fonterra Shareholders' Council Chair Simon Couper has sent a message to shareholders and board alike stating that when it c

Gold Reserves revealed in premier building awards

National Gold Reserve finalists have been announced in the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2011 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards.

NZ 'needs to be a leader' in green growth

Pure Advantage, the organisation championing a green growth paradigm shift for New Zealand - says that the country, rather than investing in fossil fuel exploration and extraction, should be strategically positioning itself to benefit from the global shift to a more sustainable, low carbon, green

Stretton Group appoints new National Manager

Sally Connell has been appointed to the new role of National Business Manager/NZ Her Business Network/ Stretton Publishing under the guidance of Annah Stretton, International Fashion Designer.

NZD falls against USD

NZD falls against USD

The NZD was once again in the bottom ranks of currency performers over the past 24-hours, declining 1.40% relative to a broadly stronger USD. It trades around 0.8220 this morning.

NZD forecast to ease further

NZD forecast to ease further

CURRENCY: Expect a further easing of the NZD today as Asian markets watch for the reaction to the moves of the Swiss National Bank who have seen red lately and now have placed a minimum level of the EURCHF cross.