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By HARPER, Rebecca Cambridge High School students did their best to get a policy out of him, but National leader John Key stayed tight-lipped on his party's student allowance stance yesterday. Mr Key was in Cambridge to speak to the students and address the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce.
By JANES, Andrew New Zealand's Fonterra will face a powerful new competitor across the Tasman with National Foods set to buy Australian co-op Dairy Farmers for $1.1 billion.
By VAN DEN BERGH, Roeland Infratil yesterday urged shareholders to take a longer-term view of the share price, which has shed about 40 per cent in the last year. The shares opened the financial year in July 2007 at $3.02 and closed on June 30 this year at $1.83.
By JANES, Andrew SHOPPERS switching to cheaper house-brand dairy products have led to Goodman Fielder writing down the value of its New Zealand dairy operations by about a quarter. Goodman Fielder is No 2 in the New Zealand dairy market after Fonterra.
By Vasantha Ganesan FONTERRA, the dairy company whose brands include Anlene, Fernleaf and Anmum, expects Malaysia to remain its third largest market in Asia and the Middle East as it continues to innovate and market more products here.
By WOOD, Alan An equivalent of dairy-based Fonterra seen as crucial to export expansion. Alan Wood reports.
Dairy giant Fonterra says the valuable contribution dairying makes to the New Zealand economy has been highlighted in a report that shows it accounts for a quarter of the country's export earnings. The report, was prepared by Statistics NZ for Fonterra.
By HUNTER, Tim IN SEPTEMBER, when shareholders in Silver Fern Farms vote on whether to sell half their company for $220 million, the money may not be the deciding factor. Equally important, or perhaps more so, will be the character of the people they are being asked to do business with.
SOME of the reasons given for the prediction that Southland is set to become the energy and dairy powerhouse of the New Zealand economy within a decade: wMore than 1100 megawatts of wind power and small-scale hydro schemes are slated for construction.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Activists protesting against Canada's annual seal hunt said dozens of angry hunters and fishermen had trapped them in their hotel in northeast Quebec on Thursday and damaged one of their vehicles.
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