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2017 – Agribusiness

  Inside: The tide of innovation has well and truly reached the shores of agriculture, with international competitiveness a key driving force. As Executive Editor Fran O’Sullivan summarised in the report, “New Zealand agriculture is going through a huge transition as farmers morph into “food producers” and embrace drones, apps and robots to stay internationally competitive.” The behemoths of New Zealand …

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2016 – Mood of the Boardroom

  The growth pressures in Auckland were the clear issue in the 2016 Mood of the Boardroom report – housing and infrastructure were in sore need of addressing and the CEOs wanted to see action in these areas. The Auckland mayoral election of 2016 saw widespread dissatisfaction for the business community, with Phil Goff receiving the reluctant plurality of support. …

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2015: Summit Highlights

  Highlights video from the 2015 China Business Summit. This year we focused on supply chains, free trade, investment, commerce in the digital age and growth markets in China. Videos of selected speakers and in-depth interviews will be published in the coming weeks.

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Making the most from Chinese investment in New Zealand

  By Bill Bennett Pengxin International director Terry Lee says revisiting the government veto of his company’s attempt to buy Lochinver  is critical. Lee maintains the process is unbalanced and flawed. “We need clarity, consistency and speed. We need to reduce risks for investors. In our case we came up against tailor-made conditions.” Lee is referring to the way government …

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Romance focus for Chinese travellers

  By Grant Bradley – NZ Herald, Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon says his airline’s marketing in China aims to portray this country as romantic and an ideal destination for families. He said his airline had just enjoyed its best ever performance in China in the past year, despite increased competition and an economic slowdown there. Air New …

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Air New Zealand’s romantic lure for tourists

  By Grant Bradley – NZ Herald Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon says his airline’s marketing in China aims to portray this country as romantic and an ideal destination for families. He said his airline had just enjoyed its best ever performance in China in the past year, despite increased competition and an economic slowdown there. Air New …

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New Zealand China expert warns on growth

  By Christopher Adams – NZ Herald Beijing-based investment advisor David Mahon delivered a sobering message to today’s China Business Summit – prepare for more bad news about the Chinese economy. The New Zealander, who has lived in China since 1984, said the world’s most populous nation was heading into a difficult couple of years. Chinese economic growth – which …

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Pengxin not over Lochinver

  By Christopher Adams – NZ Herald China’s Shanghai Pengxin hasn’t completely given up hope of buying Lochinver Station, despite the Central North Island property having been sold to another company. In September government ministers declined an application by Pengxin subsidiary Pure 100 Farm to buy the 13,843ha sheep and beef station near Taupo, saying the benefits to New Zealand …

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PM defends decision to block sale of Lochinver

  By Bernard Hickey – interest.co.nz PM defends decision to block sale of Lochinver to Shanghai Pengxin; says decision not political; ministers made independent decisions; says public debate over foreign land sales not hurting National in polls. Prime Minister John Key has defended the decision by two of his ministers to reject the sale of the Lochinver Station near Taupo …

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Changing the China game

  After years of high-speed economic growth, China moved down a gear. This has created concern in some circles, yet as session moderator Minter Ellison Rudd Watts chair Cathy Quinn notes: both Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon and Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings think any negativity is overdone. Instead, they are tuning their strategies to meet the challenge of a …

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