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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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EU is a concern for Fonterra in Chinese market

By John Boylan Fonterra looks for sales expansion in China, but CEO Theo Spierings is worried about the EU gaining market share. Theo Spierings, Fonterra CEO, told the China Business Summit in Auckland that losing Chinese market share to EU competitors is a concern for New Zealand. Christopher Adams, reporting …

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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 …

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EU threat to NZ China dairy trade

By Christopher Adams – NZ Herald Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings says losing Chinese market share to European dairy competitors is a concern for New Zealand. Addressing the China Business Summit in Auckland this morning, he outlined the dairy giant’s five-year plan in the world’s second-biggest economy. Spierings said Fonterra …

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China Business Summit: Innovation key to Auckland’s growth

Brett O’Riley is adamant that innovation will be a key element of Auckland ‘s new global brand narrative. The chief executive of Auckland’s economic development agency Ateed has set a goal for Auckland to be  world-leading advanced industries city by 2020 as measured by the Brookings Institution. A key element …

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China Business Summit: Speaker’s Warning

By Fran O’Sullivan New Zealand is on a winning streak with China despite the perception of setbacks, says China investment strategist David Mahon. But cautions Mahon, who is chief executive of Beijing-based investment advisory firm Mahon China, NZ has to box clever to retain its pole position. Mahon who is …

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China Business: Joint venture takes to the air

By Alexander Speirs Air New Zealand’s General Manager of China, Nick Judd, sat down with the Heraldin Shanghai recently to explain how their new joint venture with Air China between Beijing and Auckland will work. Judd likens the new joint ventures to other JVs the airline has with its Cathay …

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