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Midday News for 5 February 2016

12:00 PM. Some government MPs have been advised to close their electorate offices after recent attacks on the offices of senior government ministers. The Labour Party will be forced to vote against the TPPA as it stands, after the Government confirmed it will put the planned law changes into one overall bill.

Hallenstein Glasson projects 20% fall in 1st half profit

12:17 PM. Shares in clothing retailer, Hallenstein Glasson Holdings, have taken a battering this morning after it said expects first half net profit to be down 20 percent on last year.

Zespri and TGG join forces for kiwifruit push

12:18 PM. Kiwifruit marketer Zespri and horticultural company T and G, part of the former Turners and Growers, are joining forces for a push to increase sales in south-east Asia.

Z Energy pushes NZX company code upgrade

12:19 PM. Z Energy is pushing for significant changes in the stock exchange's code of practice for listed companies, which is currently under review.

Government's break on agriculture's carbon may distort land use

12:21 PM. An economist says the agriculture sector's exemption from carbon emission targets will undoubtedly lead to inefficient land use and a lag in innovation.

Macquarie bank takes a hit

12:22 PM. The downturn in financial markets has taken its toll on the Australian investment bank, Macquarie, widely known as the millionaires' factory.

Midday Markets for 5 February 2016

12:24 PM. For the latest from the markets we're joined by Don Lewthwaite at First NZ Capital

Midday Sports News for 5 February 2016

12:26 PM. The Australian cricketers have declared Wellington's Westpac Stadium much more to their liking than Eden Park as they look to bounce back in tomorrow's second one-dayer.

Midday Rural News for 5 February 2016

12:35 PM. News from the rural and farming sectors.