Mercer narrows first-half loss, predicts stronger 2H

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Mercer Group, the stainless steel fabricator, posted a $2.6 million loss in the first half, but said it’s anticipating a return to positive pre-tax earnings for the second half despite the “disappointing” start. Read more »

Trans-Tasman patent attorney regulatory regime in effect

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The trans-Tasman patent attorney regime, a system for joint regulation of patent attorneys in Australia and New Zealand, is now in effect, helping to create a seamless trans-Tasman business environment. Read more »

Fletcher Building Half Year Results Announcement

Press Release – Fletcher Building

Fletcher Building today reported net earnings after tax of $176 million, a 2% increase compared with $172 million in the prior corresponding period. Read more »

Judgment: Crocodile International Pte Ltd v Lacoste

Press Release – NZ Supreme Court

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Courts judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons … Read more »

Strong prospects for jobseekers, more jobs in NZ

Press Release – SEEK

There were 5 per cent more jobs advertised on SEEK this January than 12 months ago, with improved results across the regions. Read more »

Registrations now open for Hutt STEMM Festival 2017

Press Release – Hutt City Council

The Hutt STEMM Festival, in its third year, educates, inspires and showcases Lower Hutts strengths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and manufacturing (STEMM). Read more »

Labour promises $20M for Gisborne timber processing

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) – The Labour Party is pledging up to $20 million, if elected, to support the region’s timber processing sector, possibly by helping fund a prefabricated housing plant. Read more »

New Zealand’s manufacturing activity slips in January

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s manufacturing activity slipped in January from December and there may be further headwinds to come as the building sector’s momentum loses some of its ‘oomph’. Read more »

The Greens Must Be Kidding!

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Coffee was spat out this afternoon at the Taxpayers Union when Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei released a media statement labelling the closure of the Cadbury chocolate factory a tragedy for Dunedin and local manufacturing. The comments by Ms Turei … Read more »

Food marketing review ignores advice from 77 experts

Press Release – University of Auckland

Government regulation is needed to reduce the advertising industrys marketing of unhealthy foods to children and young people, according to 77 of New Zealands leading health professors. Read more »

BNZ – BusinessNZ PMI – January 2017

Press Release – Business NZ

Activity in New Zealand’s manufacturing sector saw January experience a dip in expansion, according to the BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for January was 51.6 (a PMI reading above 50.0 indicates that manufacturing … Read more »

Cadbury to close doors on Dunedin factory after 80 years

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Mondelez International, the US company that returned US$1.1 billion to shareholders last year, is to close its Cadbury factory at the end of 2018, moving production to Australia and eliminating 350 jobs to cut costs. Read more »

Time Now to Buy Only NZ Produced Chocolate

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Foreign owners have kicked New Zealanders in the teeth again with the closure of the Cadbury factory in Dunedin costing 350 workers their jobs, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Things turn sour for Cadbury employees

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Things turn sour for Cadbury employees Todays announcement from multinational giant Cadbury, that they will close their landmark factory in Dunedin taking away the jobs of almost 400 people, has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many. This … Read more »

FGC statement on Cadbury announcement

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

NZ Food and Grocery Chief Executive Katherine Rich says her thoughts are with affected employees, their families, and the people of Dunedin over todays announcement by Mondelez regarding their Cadbury factory. Read more »

Crunchy, creamy colours: how colour influences food textures

Press Release – University of Auckland

As you sit down for your next meal, think about this: what are the elements of flavour? Read more »

Cookie Company launch innovative Protein Brownie

Press Release – Justine’s Cookies

Justine’s Cookies, formerly known as The Protein Bakery, have created a brownie that is healthy – the first of its kind in New Zealand. Read more »

Australian company Bapcor runs into trouble as it enters NZ

Press Release – FIRST Union

Distribution centre workers at Auckland-based car parts supplier Brake and Transmission (BNT), now owned by the Australian company Bapcor after its takeover of Hellaby , walked off the job today – the third time in as many months – as negotiations stall. Read more »

NZ’s biggest commercial nursery placed on the market

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group

The land, buildings and business making up New Zealands biggest commercial wholesale plant and shrub nursery have been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Metro Glass shares tumble, weaker-than-expected guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 3 (BusinessDesk) – Metro Performance Glass shares dropped 17.5 percent after the company said annual profit was likely to be similar or lower than the prior year as costs were higher than expected and local sales were behind expectations on dwindling … Read more »

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