Future of Work: Building Wealth from the Ground Up

Speech – New Zealand Labour Party

Good morning, and thank you for attending todays Future of Work Seminar here in Wellington. I want to particularly acknowledge Beth Houston who has spent many hours pulling together the programme for todays event, and to Olivier and the staff … Read more »

TTL campaign for Wattie’s Baked Beans and Spaghetti

Press Release – Heinz Watties

Shelley Smith, Group Marketing Manager for Watties Quick Serve Meals says, Watties Baked Beans and Spaghetti are iconic products that Kiwis have an emotional connection with. We wanted to celebrate and remind people why theyre not just a product for … Read more »

UPDATE: Methven books $2.7M after cancelling earn-out

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Listed shower and tapware maker Methven booked a $2.7 million gain in its full-year net profit adjustments after cancelling an earnout agreement with the owner of the Chinese manufacturing facility it bought in 2014. Read more »

New Kiwi Nappy Company ‘Getting in Behind’ Starship

Press Release – Starship Foundation

A new entrant into the nappy market, Rascal+Friends, has little Kiwis covered in more ways than one. Read more »

Positive momentum at Methven

Press Release – Methven

New Zealands leading shower and tapware designer Methven Ltd (MVN) today reported a 30.6% increase in Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) and a 23.9% increase in NPAT excluding non-recurring items1. Methven Chairman Phil Lough commented that We are encouraged … Read more »

Overvalued Exchange Rate Matters

Press Release – Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The New Zealand dollar remains overvalued and has risen close to the TWI 15 month high experienced last month, following comments from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand yesterday lowering expectations of significant OCR cuts. The effect of our high and … Read more »

Duvets sold as ‘premium alpaca’ mostly sheep’s wool

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Rotorua business Budge Collection Limited (Budge) and sole director, Sun Dong Kim, were convicted and fined a total of $71,250 in Auckland District Court after each pleading guilty to four charges of misrepresenting how much alpaca fibre was in their … Read more »

Proposal to stop GM food labelling denies consumer rights

Press Release – GE Free NZ

Consumers on both sides of the Tasman would be left in the dark under proposals to stop labelling of GMOs being canvassed by the Productivity Commission in Australia.[1] Read more »

A2 Milk meets guidance with return to profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – A2 Milk, which markets milk based on the supposed health benefits of the A2 milk protein, met its June guidance with a return to full-year profit and a 127 percent jump in revenue that was driven by infant formula sales … Read more »

F&P Healthcare to ‘vigorously contest’ IP dispute

Article – BusinessDesk

F&P Healthcare to ‘vigorously contest’ what’s likely to be lengthy IP legal spat Read more »

A&G Price Evening Takes Us Back To Our Roots

Press Release – Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand

A group of over 50 enthusiastic engineers were treated to a lesson in New Zealand history and heavy engineering when A&G Price opened their Thames plant up to the MESNZ Kaeser Compressors Network Evening in August. Read more »

E tū working with Amcor to minimise job losses

Press Release – E Tu

E t will be working to minimise job losses and to support workers at Amcor Flexibles NZ Ltd, following todays announcement that the firms Carmen Road plant is to close. Read more »

Bluescope seek another A$15M of annual savings from NZ Steel

Article – BusinessDesk

Australian steel manufacturer Bluescope is seeking another A$15 million a year in savings from its New Zealand operations, which broke even on an operating earnings basis, after depreciation and amortisation, in the latest financial year. Read more »

Deman for skilled trades and services talent

Press Release – Got A Trade

GOT A TRADE WEEK returns to schools and communities this Monday 22 August to raise awareness of careers that exist in 140 trades and services in New Zealand. The Week, being held from 22-26 August, will celebrate the talents and achievements of Kiwi … Read more »

E tū joins call for swift action over Chinese steel

Press Release – E Tu

E t has joined Pacific Steel in calling for immediate government action over alleged steel dumping by China. Read more »

Government’s child obesity plan flawed

Press Release – University of Auckland

The Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan is based on outdated evidence, shows the Government values corporate profit over public good, and is unlikely to solve the New Zealand obesity crisis, according to a new critique. Read more »

Volvo and Uber join forces to develop autonomous cars

Press Release – Volvo

Volvo and Uber, have formed a strategic alliance to develop next generation autonomous driving cars. Read more »

Judges wowed by New Zealand Food Awards entries

Press Release – Massey University

With a record number of entries in this years New Zealand Food Awards, the celebrity judges say they continue to be amazed by what is happening in the food scene. Read more »

Syft struggles to meet demand as turnaround gathers pace

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Christchurch-based gas analysis equipment maker Syft Technologies says demand for its high-tech instruments is starting to outstrip production capacity as the firm’s recovery from bankruptcy in 2012 gathers pace Read more »

Top scientist appointed food safety director

Press Release – Massey University

Massey Universitys Professor Nigel French, a world leader in molecular epidemiology and public health research, has been appointed the inaugural director of the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre. Read more »

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