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South Canterbury Finance Supports PGG Wrightson-Silver Fern Farms Settlement

South Canterbury Finance Supports PGG Wrightson-Silver Fern Farms Settlement

24 April 2009 - South Canterbury Finance Group has assisted the mediated settlement of the outstanding issues between Silver Fern Farms and PGG Wrightson by providing funding to PGG Wrightson.

Seasonality And Currency Volatility Impacts Half Year Results

Seasonality And Currency Volatility Impacts Half Year Results

24 April 2009 - Silver Fern Farms has reported a net loss of $5.9m for the six months ended 28 February 2009 on revenues of $1,002.4m (February 2008: $884.5m).

New Zealand Post Group Finance Raises $200m Through Note Offer

New Zealand Post Group Finance Raises $200m Through Note Offer

24 April 2009 - New Zealand Post Group Finance announced today that it has raised $200 million through its unsecured, subordinated Note offer.

Suggested Solutions Won't Fix The Problem

Suggested Solutions Won't Fix The Problem

24 April 2009 - Raising alcohol taxes and the purchase age of alcohol will not fix the problem of alcohol misuse, says Hospitality Association Chief Executive Bruce Robertson, responding to a speech by Sir Geoffrey Palmer.

Aboutanywhere.com Launches PPC Model

Aboutanywhere.com Launches PPC Model

AboutAnywhere.com (http://www.aboutanywhere.com) has implemented an additional facet to its online distribution model - Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising for its Hotel Partners.

Vast Majority Of Otago's Dairy Farmers Responsible

Vast Majority Of Otago's Dairy Farmers Responsible

23 April 2009 - Federated Farmers is defending the environmental record of Otago's dairy farmers. Of the region's 379 dairy farms, only five percent are being prosecuted, a drop in serious non-compliance when compared to last year.

Wool Prices Rise On Weaker Kiwi Dollar

Wool Prices Rise On Weaker Kiwi Dollar

23 APRIL 2009 - New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd reports prices lifted for most types at today's auction of 10,700 bales of North Island wool in Napier.

A weaker currency, along with renewed Chinese interest, assisted these gains.

0800 Drought Back For Gisborne/Wairoa Farmers

0800 Drought Back For Gisborne/Wairoa Farmers

22 April 2009 - Federated Farmers successful 0800 DROUGHT (0800 376 844) line is back matching farmers with feed to sell, with those needing it. The line will also put members of Federated Farmers in contact with other service providers during the current Gisborne/Wairoa drought.

Harcourts Reports Significant Jump In Sales

Harcourts Reports Significant Jump In Sales

22 April 2009 - Four of Harcourts' five New Zealand regions recorded a significant jump in written sales last month, reporting increases of up to 52% when compared with March 2008, according to CEO Bryan Thomson.

Continued Focus Needed On Small And Start-Up Exporters

Continued Focus Needed On Small And Start-Up Exporters

21 April 2009 - Small and start-up exporters must not be allowed to fall through the cracks in the wake of the Government's changes to business assistance programmes, says Business NZ.