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New leader steps up in agri-tech

Dunedin Trac Map's new chairman says it is an exciting time for the Mosgiel-based agri-tech company. Chris Dennison, who farms at Hilderthorpe, in North Otago, replaces...

Research spending up 29% in two years

Auckland New Zealand business spending on research and development has grown by more than $350 million in just two years, with software companies leading the...

Xero reaches milestone

Auckland Xero, the cloud-based accounting software firm, says it reached a milestone of signing up one million customers just ahead of its March 31 year-end,...

Rabobank annual profit down 14%

Wellington Rabobank New Zealand posted a 14% decline in annual profit last year as the rural lending specialist boosted its provisioning for bad debts in...

Holcim’s ‘chief burner’

AS the Cape Foulwind cement works breathes its last, after almost 60 years of operation, Westport clinker kiln operator, Leanne Aitken, is considering her future. Ms Aitken has been...

Hospital demolition

Anatoki departs Greymouth

Big red bus

Coast logging wars

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