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NZ Refining ekes out extra margin from recent upgrades

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By Paul McBeth Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining, operator of the country’s only oil refinery, added an extra US cent to its margins from recent upgrades, and anticipates further gains from a bigger project to be completed next month. The Whangarei-based company has lifted margins 13 US cents …

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Crown Fibre’s mandate will extend to rural broadband, mobile black spots

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By Paul McBeth Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Crown Fibre Holdings, the government entity tasked with overseeing the taxpayer-sponsored fibre network build, will have its mandate extended to cover rural connectivity, which Communications Minister Amy Adams wants delivered at faster speeds over the next decade. The agency will continue to be …

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Best on Twitter: Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

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The announcement came through overnight that trade officials from New Zealand, the United States, Japan, and 9 other Pacific rim nations have agreed after years of negotiations on the largest regional trade deal in history. NZ INC. has compiled the best tweets of the web on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, so that …

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NZ INC.’S Best of the Web: Trans-Pacific Partnership

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NZ INC. brings you the best Trans-Pacific Partnership coverage from around the web. Friday, October 2 John Key spoke at a breakfast hosted by the Asia Society this week, where he talked about China’s attitude towards the TPP and New Zealand’s place in it. See the video here.  ” AsiaSociety.org: …

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OPI’s White sentenced to 250 hours community work, A$100,000 penalty

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By Suze Metherell Sept. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Craig White, a former director of OPI Pacific Finance, has been sentenced to 250 hours of community work and A$100,000 in reparations after pleading guilty to two Securities Act charges laid by the Financial Markets Authority. White pleaded guilty on Friday to two charges under …

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Wynyard Group’s security software used to help catch global wildlife traffickers

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By Fiona Rotherham Sept. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Wynyard Group, the security software firm, says its software is being used to help track down global wildlife trafficking – the fourth-largest illegal trade in the world after drugs, humans and weapons. Auckland-based Wynyard’s investigative case management software is being used to help the recently-launched, …

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NZ ‘holding our ground’ in TPP dairy talks, says Groser

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By Pattrick Smellie Sept. 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand negotiators are “holding our ground” in talks to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment treaty with some improved access expected for dairy exports to the highly protected markets of North America and Japan, says Trade Minister Tim Groser. He acknowledged that comments from Prime …

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