New Zealand helps Việt Nam add value to its dragon fruit – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Experts share the lessons learnt from the successful “New Premium Fruit Variety Development Project”, a six-year dragon fruit project funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme at a workshop held yesterday (June 5) in HCM City. Photo Thu Hằng HCM CITY — Achieving excellence at every step in the value chain is critical to the long-term commercial success of premium fruits, experts have said.  Speaking at a national workshop in HCM City yesterday (June 4) on the successful commercialisation of premium fruit varieties, Trần Kim Long, director of the Ministry of…

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Money 

Huawei launches New Zealand charm offensive, appealing to the country’s love of rugby

China’s Huawei has taken out full-page ads in major New Zealand newspapers in which they equate the idea of a ban on the company to a rugby tournament without the All Blacks. The advertisement reads: “5G without Huawei is like rugby without New Zealand”, referring to the upcoming nationwide roll-out of the mobile technology. National telco Spark has been temporarily banned from using Huawei equipment in the roll-out after the New Zealand’s spy agency the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) warned it would pose “significant national security risks”. The advertisement,…

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Singapore 

Body of actor Aloysius Pang on the way home from New Zealand on RSAF aircraft, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The body of actor Aloysius Pang is on the way home to Singapore from New Zealand, with plans for a farewell here now being finalised, said NoonTalk Media said in a Facebook post on Friday (Jan 25). This comes a day after the co-founder of the talent agency, Mr Dasmond Koh, told reporters that a public memorial service is being considered for Mr Pang. The actor, 28, died on Wednesday night from injuries suffered last Saturday during a military exercise in New Zealand. Corporal First Class (NS) Pang…

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New Zealand grants developer of Auckland tower exemption under anti-foreign buyer law

Foreigners are allowed to buy units in the new 57-storey Pacifica project under construction in Auckland despite the government’s law change restricting non-citizens and non-residents’ purchase of property in New Zealand. Gavin Lloyd, residential projects national director at sole marketing agents CBRE, said developers of The Pacifica had been granted an exemption by the Overseas Investment Office so they could sell to foreigners. This was the first time the government had granted an exemption under the new anti-foreign buyer law, he said. The government passed amendments to the Overseas Investment…

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What’s next for Huawei as New Zealand becomes latest US ally to shut its doors?

Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment supplier, could be facing tough prospects in its overseas markets amid reports that the United States has put pressure on its closest allies to block the Chinese company from taking part in 5G mobile network projects because of security concerns. Questions about the security of Huawei’s equipment re-emerged this week after Spark, the biggest telecoms network operator in New Zealand, said in a statement on Wednesday that the country’s intelligence agency blocked its proposal to use the Chinese firm’s equipment for its 5G…

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Deserted New Zealand village up for sale for US$1.8 million after stampede to live in cities

An entire village that has been deserted for three decades is up for sale in New Zealand. Lake Waitaki village was built in the 1930s as workers accommodation for dam labourers but has lain largely empty since 1989 when the dam’s operation was automated. Located on the edge of the Waitaki dam in the South Island, it boasts mountain views as well as eight three-bedroom homes, a restaurant, a lodge, water rights, nine garages and 14 hectares of land – all for US$1.8 million. Waitaki is just one of many…

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Money 

New Zealand bars foreigners buying homes: Chinese blocked but Singaporeans are still allowed

New Zealand has banned most foreigners from buying homes as it tries to tackle runaway housing prices. Previously the housing market was open to investors worldwide, but the government on Wednesday passed legislation that allows only New Zealand residents to buy homes. In recent years, there have been many anecdotal stories of wealthy foreigners from Silicon Valley and beyond buying ranches in picturesque rural New Zealand as a “bolt hole” or escape option from a turbulent world. There have also been stories of wealthy Chinese buyers outbidding New Zealanders on…

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Vietnam 

Vietnamese rambutan comes to New Zealand – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Vietnamese rambutan comes to New Zealand for the first time after many years of negotiation. – Photo baodautu.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam shipped its first boxes of rambutan to New Zealand on October 3 after seven years of negotiation on exporting this fruit to the market, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Việt Nam is the first country granted a licence to export fresh rambutan to the Pacific country, reported baodautu.vn. The exports this time had 520 boxes containing 2 kilos of rambutan…

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