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  • Treasury warns of slowing economy

    The New Zealand economy's momentum may slow further next year, the Treasury warns, saying export prices and income growth may not be as strong as expected.

    Updated at 8:06 am on 5 August 2014

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  • Fonterra's profit halves to $217m

    Fonterra's half-year profit has slumped by more than half because of high raw material costs. The Sri Lanka contamination scare also dented earnings.

    Updated at 8:23 pm on 26 March 2014

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  • WA growers deliver record grain harvest

    Grain growers in Western Australia have delivered a grain harvest of more than 15 million tonnes, the biggest in the history of the state.

    Updated at 6:16 am on 20 December 2013

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  • Fonterra promises improvements after botulism scare

    The chairman of Fonterra has promised the company will implement the recommendations from an inquiry into the handling of its botulism contamination scare.

    Updated at 2:44 pm on 30 October 2013

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  • NZ dollar rises further against Australian

    The dollar has risen to a new five-year high against its Australian counterpart, with analysts picking it will break 90 Australian cents soon.

    Updated at 9:55 am on 2 August 2013

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  • Ideas for Sunday, 16 June 2013

    The Cooperative Economy

  • World leaders hail Obama re-election

    World leaders have hailed Mr Obama's re-election and pledged to deepen their co-operation with America.

    Updated at 7:31 am on 8 November 2012

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  • Fonterra looks to cut costs as farmers face lower payout

    Fonterra plans to cut operating costs by $90 million as it tackles difficult trading and farmers face another year of lower payouts.

    Updated at 8:48 am on 27 September 2012

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  • Ideas for Sunday, 5 August 2012

    The Cooperative Economy

  • Mayor says Fonterra partly to blame for port pullout

    Timaru's mayor says the decision by shipping companies to bypass the town can be partly blamed on dairy cooperative Fonterra redirecting most of its cargo to the Port of Lyttelton.

    Updated at 7:49 pm on 11 July 2012

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  • Ideas for Sunday, 1 July 2012

    International Year of the Cooperative

    Nicola Shadbolt, a dairy farmer, Fonterra board member, and Massey University associate professor of agriculture, tells us about the advantages of producer cooperatives; Atlee McFellin describes the Evergreen Cooperatives of Cleveland which are being hailed a solution to urban decline; the general manager of the European Association of Cooperative Banks, Herve Guider, explains why cooperative banks have largely weathered the financial storms unscathed; and Ben Knight and Vivian Maidaborn describe Loomio a piece of open-source software, developed in Wellington, to help facilitate better collective decision-making.

    Evergreen Cooperatives

  • Fonterra milk prices slump, NZ dollar down

    Prices at Fonterra's latest dairy auction have slumped in the wake of fresh electoral uncertainty in Greece and an oversupply of milk on the world market.

    Updated at 7:37 pm on 16 May 2012

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  • Sharp drop forecast for next season's dairy earnings

    Analysts have cut forecasts for next season's payout to dairy farmers in what could be a billion-dollar blow for the economy.

    Updated at 11:48 am on 19 April 2012

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  • Cooling Chinese economy could affect Fonterra result

    Waning international commodity prices and a cooling Chinese economy will provide the backdrop for Fonterra's half-year earnings result when it is revealed on Thursday.

    Updated at 7:42 am on 26 March 2012

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  • Dairy prices fall again

    Dairy prices fell again at Fonterra's latest bi-monthly global dairy auction held overnight on Tuesday.

    Updated at 6:02 am on 22 March 2012

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  • High dollar tipped to affect Fonterra payout

    An economist says the state of the global economy and China's reduced growth forecasts could affect Fonterra's payout to farmers.

    Updated at 6:05 am on 8 March 2012

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  • Ideas for Sunday, 12 February 2012

    Britain’s deputy prime minister Nick Clegg recently called for the creation of a “John Lewis economy”  and he’s far from the first politician to praise the ownership structure of the John Lewis department store.

    Peter Cox, the author of Speden’s Partnership: The Story of John Lewis and Waitrose, tells Jeremy Rose about the company owned by its 75,000 employees; and Chris Laidlaw talks to Keith Orr, a manager of Golden Bay’s Tui Bee Balm worker cooperative; and Richard Aitken the chief of executive of BECA -  New Zealand’s largest employee-owned business.

  • Slow growth tipped in 2012 by IMF

    The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned the global economy is growing more slowly than expected.

    Updated at 1:22 pm on 7 January 2012

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  • Fonterra's new CEO to meet farmers

    Fonterra's new chief executive will be on the road meeting dairy farmers from Wednesday, in his third day in the job.

    Updated at 10:09 am on 28 September 2011

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  • Fonterra announces record financial results

    Fonterra has announced a record financial result and payout to farmers, saying it will distribute milk payments and dividends totalling $10.6 billion.

    Updated at 8:06 am on 24 September 2011

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  • Ideas: The Cooperative Economy ( 52′ 29″ )

    Professor of Economics at Bologna University Stefano Zamagni tells Ideas that it's no coincidence that the cooperatives of Emilia Romagna province - particularly the many worker-owned cooperatives, are a key ingredient in the provinces' high quality of life. Then Professor Bill Willmott recalls his first meeting with Rewi Alley back in 1936. Rewi Alley owes his fame to his role in establishing the Gung Ho Cooperative Movement in the late 1930s. Finally, Tait Electronics chairman Peter van Rij talks to Ideas about exploring alternative models of ownership.

    From Ideas on 25 Jul 2010

  • Sunday Morning for Sunday, 25 July 2010

    11.05 Ideas: The Cooperative Economy

    11.05 Ideas: The Cooperative Economy

    The northern Italian province of Emilia Romagna, with a population of just over four million, has one of the highest GDPs per capita in Italy. Unemployment is among the lowest in Europe and the gap between rich and poor is much narrower than that of its neighbouring provinces. Emilia Romagna also has the highest concentration of cooperative businesses in the world. Professor of Economics at Bologna University Stefano Zamagni tells Ideas that that's no coincidence and the cooperatives - particularly the province's many worker-owned cooperatives - are a key ingredient in the province's high quality of life.

  • Ideas for Sunday, 25 July 2010

    The Cooperative Economy.

    With a population of just over four million, the province has one of the highest GDPs per capita in Italy, and was recently ranked number two in terms of quality of life. Emilia Romagna also has the highest concentration of cooperative businesses in the world, with the cooperative sector responsible for a quarter of the province's GDP.

    Professor of Economics at Bologna University Stefano Zamagni tells Ideas that that's no coincidence and that the cooperatives are a key ingredient in the province's high quality of life.

  • Rural sector excited by prospect of Russia FTA

    The dairy industry hopes trade talks with Russia will lead to more dairy products, in particular milk powder, being exported there.

    Updated at 6:05 am on 2 June 2010

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  • Dairy industry untroubled by fall in milk powder price

    Dairy insiders have dismissed the first fall in whole milk powder auction prices in six months as a minor market correction.

    Updated at 2:09 pm on 6 January 2010

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  • Dollar hits 14-month high against Greenback

    The New Zealand dollar jumped over the US 73 cent mark on Wednesday after official figures showed the economy is coming out of recession earlier than expected.

    Updated at 6:32 pm on 23 September 2009

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  • Farmers warned tough times still to come

    Farmers and the public are being told a rise in dairy prices will not necessarily bring an end to hard times.

    Updated at 7:25 pm on 5 August 2009

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  • Sales rise masks weakness - manufacturers

    Manufacturers say the first rise in sales in a year masks continued weakness in the sector.

    Updated at 8:00 pm on 16 June 2009

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  • American Samoa looks for ways to develop its agriculture

    American Samoa is looking for ways to best develop its agriculture in a bid to boost the economy. The Governor's Economic Advisory Council in American Samoa met recently with the...

    Updated at 10:29 am on 29 May 2009

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  • Fonterra milk payout lower than expected

    New Zealand cooperative Fonterra is blaming volatile currency conditions and continuing low dairy commodity prices for a lower than expected opening milk payout forecast for the 2009-2010 season.

    Updated at 8:16 pm on 27 May 2009

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