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Synlait eyes the future as it works to reel in new customer
Paul McBeth | Mon, 28 Sep 2020

Synlait Milk is on the way to having more control over its own destiny.

ELECTION 2020: Greens propose $297m fund to change farming; fertiliser tax, water charges
Staff reporters | Sat, 12 Sep 2020

The Green Party is taking a carrot-and-stick approach in its agriculture policy.

Fonterra holds milk price forecast steady
Staff reporters | Tue, 01 Sep 2020

Dairy giant Fonterra Cooperative Group held its 2020-21 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range steady at $5.90 - $6.90 per kgMS, citing good demand but heightened uncertainty.“The global market is finely balanced at the moment, with both demand and supply increasing but it has the po...

Napier Port signals $20m FY profit; volumes steady
Gavin Evans | Tue, 25 Aug 2020

Napier Port is forecasting an adjusted full-year net profit of $20 million but said the trading environment is too uncertain to settle the size of its final dividend. The company, which cancelled its interim dividend in May, said the full-year forecast reflects some deferred s...

Comvita narrows annual loss after profitable 2nd half
Jenny Ruth | Mon, 24 Aug 2020

Comvita narrowed its annual bottom-line loss and stressed the turnaround in operating results with a second-half profit on record revenue. The honey products company reported a $9.7 million net loss for the year ended June compared with a $27.7 million loss the previous year....

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