EDANZ Conference – Raising NZ’s Low Productivity Ratings

Press Release – EDANZ

Productivity in New Zealand decreased to 164.21 index points in the first quarter of 2017 from 166.55 Index points in the fourth quarter of 2016. Read more »

NZISM Appoints Selena Armstrong Chief Executive Officer

Press Release – NZISM

The New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) is delighted to announce that Selena Armstrong will become their Chief Executive Officer with effect from 21 August 2017. Read more »

Ballance delivers strong FY2017, returns $54m to farmers

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Gross trading result up $22 million to $56.8 million Shareholder rebate of $45 per tonne, with total distribution of $54 million Record urea production of 277,224 tonnes, with staged investment in Kapuni $35 million investment in … Read more »

Immigration Policy Adjustments Helpful for Manufacturers

Press Release – NZMEA

Todays announcement of adjustments to the proposed changes in the Essential Skills visa are welcome news to manufacturers who continue to face skill shortages that hold back their businesses from expanding, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and … Read more »

Emissions Trading Scheme Changes Make Sense

Press Release – Business NZ

BusinessNZ and the Sustainable Business Council have welcomed changes signalled for New Zealands Emissions Trading Scheme. Read more »

NZ Food Innovators Little Island Showcase in Asia

Press Release – Little Island

In early August, Singapore supermarket chain Cold Storage will hold its annual Flavours Of The World food show. The largest of its kind, the two week fair showcases the best and brightest brands from around the world. This year, alongside regular New … Read more »

Fuji Decision to Temporarily Suspend New Sales & Marketing

Speech – Fuji Xerox

Decision to temporarily suspend new sales and marketing activities to eligible agencies under three All-of-Government contracts. Read more »

$1.25m boost for recycling farm plastic waste

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Scott Simpson Associate Minister for the Environment 25 July 2017 Media Statement $1.25m boost for recycling farm plastic waste Read more »

Future Mobility plans $1.5 mln acquisition of Lancer

Article – BusinessDesk

July 24 (BusinessDesk) – Future Mobility Solutions, the company formerly known as SeaLegs, plans to buy Lancer Industries for $1.5 million in cash and shares as it attempts to become more competitive in the oil barge sector. Read more »

Review of Changes to Immigration Policy Welcome

Press Release – Manufacturers and Exporters Association

24 July – We are pleased to hear that the Government is planning to review incoming immigration changes with a specific focus on how they will affect the regions. Effectively addressing skills shortages in manufacturing and other sectors needs to remain a … Read more »

AFT Pharmaceuticals now licensed in 124 countries

Article – BusinessDesk

July 20 (BusinessDesk) – AFT Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures the Maxigesic painkiller, said it is now licensed in 124 countries worldwide after it inked a deal with a private European pharmaceutical company called Amicus SA Switzerland. Read more »

The FoodBowl Making a Difference for NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Food Innovation Network

The FoodBowl making a difference for NZ July 18, 2017 – New Zealand Food Innovation Auckland, known as The FoodBowl, is more essential than ever in fostering innovative ideas into commercial success as the countrys food and beverage sector advances … Read more »

New Water Tech Company Launches Refil Water Filter

Press Release – Refil

WATER TECH COMPANY REFIL LAUNCHES UNIVERSAL WATER FILTER ENGINEERED TO FIT THOUSANDS OF PLASTIC BOTTLES WORLDWIDE Read more »

NZ manufacturing activity slows in June

Article – BusinessDesk

July 14 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s manufacturing activity extended its run of expansion for another month in June, albeit at a slower pace, as firms reined in employment in the face of growing labour shortages. Read more »

Beingmate Baby & Child in trading halt pending asset sale

Article – BusinessDesk

July 13 (BusinessDesk) – Chinese infant formula maker Beingmate Baby & Child Food had its shares halted on the Shenzhen stock exchange ahead of an asset sale to a related party in the next week and a half. Read more »

Envirocon product stewardship scheme makes concrete progress

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has visited Interbloc NZ and Envirocon to see first-hand how their cutting-edge facility turns leftover concrete into a primary resource. Read more »

Skilled staff constraint highest since 2008

Press Release – NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions, completed during June 2017, shows total sales in May 2017 decreased 2.34% (year on year export sales decreased by 5.68% with domestic sales increasing … Read more »

Glass Recycling Scheme fails to deliver

Press Release – Kiwi Bottle Drive

Associate Minister for the Environment pedalling industry propaganda as Glass Recycling Scheme fails to deliver Read more »

Significant growth for Christchurch manufacturer

Press Release – Warner Fences

With sales doubling in the past three years, Christchurch company Warner Fences has run out of space at its manufacturing plant and has had to double its size with an extension, which was officially opened today (Tuesday) by the Prime Minister. Read more »

Asahi’s Better Drinks Co takes $3.7M impairment against bran

Article – BusinessDesk

Asahi’s Better Drinks Co takes $3.7M impairment against brands, narrows full-year loss By Jonathan Underhill Read more »

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