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New Zealand's a2 Milk expands U.S. business to the North East

January 16, 2018 / 9:32 AM / Updated 16 minutes ago Jan 16 (Reuters) - New Zealand's a2 Milk Company Ltd said on Tuesday that it was expanding its operations in the United States to include the country's north-east region. The dairy company said in a statement that it aims to expand to states such

REUTERS - 2018-01-16 09:28:55

Forex - Aussie Little Changed, Kiwi Slips Lower in Late Trade

Aussie steady and kiwi lower as greenback mildly recovers Investing.com - The Australian dollar was little changed against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday, while the New Zealand dollar slipped lower after the release of downbeat local data and as sentiment on the greenback mildly recovered from rece

INVESTING.COM - 2018-01-16 08:41:40

New Zealand Report Show Sharp Drop in Business Confidence

Business confidence had fallen in the previous quarter ahead of the General Election, and it appears uncertainty over new Government policies have made businesses even more downbeat. Forex traders took advantage of the U.S. bank holiday on Monday by driving the U.S. Dollar sharply lower against a ba

CNBC - 2018-01-16 07:22:12

New Zealand Overall Credit Card Spending Gains 0.2% In December

(RTTNews) - Overall credit card spending in New Zealand picked up a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on month in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 0.4 percent following the 1.4 percent gain in November. Retail credit card spending was up

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-15 23:16:11

Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated

LEGAZPI, Philippines -- Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology increased the alert level

CTVNEWS.CA - 2018-01-15 11:25:00

Auckland International Airport Finds Buyers for Australian Airport Stake -- Update

WELLINGTON, New Zealand--Auckland International Airport (AIA.NZ) will sell its quarter stake in an airport in regional Australia to existing investors for 370 million Australian dollars (US$295 million) following a review. Continue Reading Below Two existing stakeholders, Perron Investments and The

FOXBUSINESS - 2018-01-15 08:26:03

How to move to a new country alone, from someone who's done it twice

Moving across the other side of the world can seem scary, but it's the best decision you'll ever make, says Laura Hampson I first moved to a new country when I was 18. Growing up in New Zealand, I wanted to work in journalism - specifically within the magazine industry - and I knew there would be mo


The Queen was almost assassinated by a teenager in New Zealand, former police officer claims

The Queen was almost killed by a teenager in an assassination attempt later covered up by New Zealand authorities, a former police officer has claimed. Retired Dunedin detective Tom Lewis says an attempt on the monarch's life was made when she visited the city in October 1981. The former officer to


Brexit and agriculture: British farmers to plough new course

For a foretaste of both the jolt and the opportunity that Brexit could bring to the British countryside, look no further than the Ice Cream Farm near the village of Tattenhall in Cheshire, north-west England. The farm was a family dairy outfit with 350 cows in the 1980s when the government decided


Passing panorama: New Zealand’s glory from a train window

It's 8.15am on the dot and with one mellow toot the TranzAlpine passenger train is off on its journey from Christchuch to Greymouth. As we rattle through the flat and fertile Canterbury plains we are soon climbing up steep gorges in the foothills of the Southern Alps, the backbone of South Island. B


New Zealand man 'nearly killed the Queen' in failed 1980s assassination attempt, reports claim

The Queen came perilously close to being assassinated by a teenage fanatic during a 1981 trip to New Zealand, a new report has claimed. New Zealand magazine Stuff claims to have uncovered the story of then-17-year-old Christopher John Lewis, who is claimed to have fired his .22 rifle at the British


Being a mother in Hawaii during 38 minutes of nuclear fear

Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events (iStock) We knew there was a big swell coming in, so when the alarm blared on my phone at 8 a.m., my first sleepy thought was that we were flooding and need


Auckland Classic: Roberto Bautista Agut defeats Juan Martin del Potro for 2nd New Zealand title

Auckland: Roberto Bautista Agut continued to shine in New Zealand when the Spaniard won his second Auckland Classic title with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 victory over second seed Juan Martin Del Potro on Saturday. Del Potro had advanced to the final behind his booming forehand that nullified the superb defensi


'Damn … I missed': the incredible story of the day the Queen was nearly shot

In 1981 a New Zealand teenager fired at the British monarch - and a new investigation claims the assassination attempt was brushed aside by officials Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip wave to wellwishers during their 1981 tour of New Zealand. Photograph: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images In 1981 a New


Lima Sopoaga to Wasps - All Black will be an upgrade on Danny Cipriani... but who will New Zealand turn to next?

Signing an All Blacks fly-half entering his prime at the age of 26 is a huge move for Wasps. In Lima Sopoaga, director of rugby Dai Young has a No 10 for the next three years (at least) who can take the club back to the top in Europe.What has he achieved? Sopoaga has been playing Super Rugby going b


New Zealand's inflation gauge ditches sat-nav and DVDs for Uber and craft beer

Every three years, New Zealand reviews the items it includes in a basket of goods that it uses to measure inflation, which is also a gauge of the country's changing habits. The new inflation gauge reflects a country that, while still mad about rugby and beer, increasingly prefers the craft kind of b


Australia and New Zealand at loggerheads over manuka honey trademark

A trans-Tasman fight has erupted over which country has the right to claim lucrative manuka honey as its own. Manuka honey is produced from bees feeding on the pollen of the Leptospermum scoparium plant; known as "manuka" in New Zealand, and "tea tree" in Australia. New Zealand's manuka honey expor


HNA's financial sector push suffers new blow as ANZ axes unit's sale deal

(Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ.AX) has dropped plans to sell its vehicle finance unit to HNA Group after New Zealand blocked the $460 million deal last month over concerns about the Chinese conglomerate's ownership structure. HNA had agreed to buy UDC Finance, New Zeal


Bamboozle: NZ restaurant's 'racist menu' sparks anger

A New Zealand restaurant has been accused of using mocking racial cliches on its menu. Asian fusion restaurant Bamboozle in Christchurch features dishes with the names "Chirri Garrik an Prawn Dumpring" and "Ho Lee Kok". The restaurant has operated with the menu for two years, local reports said, but


New Zealand to test dairy farms nationally for cattle disease

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will roll out a nationwide program to test dairy farms for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis as the number of affected properties steadily grows, the Ministry for Primary Industries said on Friday. Fourteen farms in the world's biggest dairy exporter have tested