Exciting Mānuka honey scheme launche

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new initiative to boost the mnuka honey industry in Northland and provide educational and employment opportunities has been launched today at Northland College by Mori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Primary … Read more »

Fonterra Darnum JV to ship first product to China in 2H

Article – BusinessDesk

Fonterra’s Darnum JV with Beingmate to ship Chinese product in second half of 2016 Read more »

Record Setting January For New Vehicle Registrations

Press Release – Motor Industry Association

David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says Businesses and consumers continued to buy up large in January 2016, with 11,893 new vehicle registrations resulting in the strongest month of January on record. January 2016 … Read more »

Labour writes to Talley’s urging resolution of Affco dispute

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 3 (BusinessDesk) – The Labour Party has urged Talleys Group to resolve the five-month dispute between Affco and Wairoa meatworkers, saying it is causing severe financial hardship for the employees, their families and the local community. Read more »

TPPA – Good news for New Zealand Cosmetic Manufacturers

Press Release – CTFA

Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement – Good news for New Zealand Cosmetic Manufacturers and Exporters Garth Wyllie Executive Director of the Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association of New Zealand today said The Trans Pacific Partnership is good news … Read more »

Omega-3 Refinery completes first commercial production run

Press Release – SeaDragon

SeaDragon Limited (NZX:SEA) is pleased to announce that the first commercial production run through its new Omega-3 factory has been completed and that the refined oil has successfully met the requirements for commercial sale. As previously announced on … Read more »

Lowest urea price since 2007

Press Release – Ravensdown

Farmers stand to benefit from a $50 per tonne saving for urea from 1st February, when Ravensdown will drop its prices. Read more »

Charles Parsons brings Line 7 Marine licence back into fold

Press Release – Line 7

In line with key technological advances, brand development and the ability to leverage extensive global networks, the Charles Parsons Group has brought the Line 7 Marine brands licence back into its fold. Read more »

Defence Force Stitched up on Foreign-Made Uniforms

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

An Official Information Act reply to New Zealand First reveals problems with the Armys foreign-made uniforms that were introduced from 2013. Read more »

Rubicon director Hugh Fletcher buys on share price slump

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Rubicon director Hugh Fletcher, who once headed up conglomerate Fletcher Challenge before it was broken up, has used the recent slump in the biotech firm’s share price to buy stock on market. Read more »

BNZ lifts New Zealand 2016 growth forecast after robust data

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Bank of New Zealand raised its estimate for New Zealand economic growth this year after robust services and manufacturing data. Read more »

Meatworkers lockout stoush with Talley’s Affco back in court

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 25 (BusinessDesk) – An Employment Court hearing has begun in Auckland over stalled negotiations between Talleys-owned meat processor Affco and the Meat Workers Union on a return to work by 200 Wairoa freezing workers who have been out of work for … Read more »

Comvita’s share price soars as more honey equals more money

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Comvita, the manuka honey and health products maker, is riding the crest of a consumer push for health and wellness products with its share price having risen 124 percent in the past year. Read more »

GoShift starts building-consent revolution

Press Release – Wellington City Council

GoShift starts building-consent revolution Twenty one councils around central New Zealand have signed up to GoShift a programme to standardise and simplify the building consenting process. GoShift is a partnership between central and local government … Read more »

NZ manufacturing activity jumps to 14-month high in December

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing activity rose to a 14-month high in December, with an uptick in new orders pointing to further improvements ahead. Read more »

Kiwi companies using totara extract see sales boom

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwi companies making products, including toothpaste, that contain an extract from totara trees are riding a wave of global demand for natural healthcare. Read more »

New Zealanders urged to say ‘no’ to dangerous microbeads

Press Release – Convergence

An international Christchurch-based supplement and skincare company supports the Ministry for the Environments focus on the damaging use of plastic microbeads, and is encouraging New Zealanders not to purchase or use personal care and consumer … Read more »

Oji’s Pan Pac forestry unit to invest $23M to expand Milburn

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 15 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand forestry unit of Japan’s Oji Group plans to invest $23 million to consolidate and expand capacity at its sawmilling and drying facilities in Otago. Read more »

Lewis Road Creamery eyes China as potential export market

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Lewis Road Creamery, the premium dairy brand company, will make a final decision this year whether to export, most likely fresh organic milk into Chinas Shanghai. Its also planning to release a number of product extensions … Read more »

Bang on Xmas – Talley’s sacks workers

Press Release – Meat Workers Union

Coming on top of a year of turbulence in AFFCO Talleys meat plants, two union delegates have been sacked right on Xmas because they went into work early to talk to union members, says the NZ Meat Workers Union. Read more »

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