Oji Holdings cleared to acquire CHH Pulp & Paper

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Japan’s Oji Holdings Corp has been granted antitrust approval to acquire Carter Holt Harveys pulp, paper and packaging businesses from billionaire Graeme Hart. Read more »

Blue Wing Honda celebrates four decades of Kiwi success

Press Release – Honda NZ

As a nation dependent on primary industry, with more than half of our land used for farming, having the right means to navigate varying terrain can be a challenging task. Blue Wing Honda met that challenge in 1972 when it entered the market as New … Read more »

Buckley Systems Repositions for Flexible Future

Press Release – Buckley Systems

High-tech Kiwi manufacturer, Buckley Systems Ltd, today announced it has prudently made changes to its business operations to become more flexible in the face of developing market trends. Read more »

China Forum Opportunity for NZ Export Double Strategy

Press Release – Organic Systems Ltd

Media Release Friday 31 July 2014 For immediate release China Forum Offers Pivotal Opportunity for NZ Export Double Strategy Read more »

SWUG Attendance Records Threatened

Press Release – SWUG

A potentially record-breaking Single Width Users Group (SWUG) conference is in the offing this year, with 110 delegates and sponsors now registered almost four weeks out from the two-day Dunedin event. Read more »

Methylglyoxal in Guidelines for Labelling Manuka Honey

Press Release – Manuka Health NZ

New Zealands Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has acknowledged methylglyoxal as being an allowable claim in labelling manuka honey. Scientific evidence has confirmed methylglyoxal as being the key compound in manuka honey, a unique New Zealand product … Read more »

Manuka honey labelling guide a positive step for NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Interim Labelling Guide for Manuka Honey released today by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is a positive step for the New Zealand industry, Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye says. Read more »

Kiwi Beer and Cider to Star at Edinburgh Festival

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Iconic Kiwi beer and cider brands, Monteiths and Old Mout, will take centre stage at the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival. For the month of August, performers and artists descend on the Scottish city to take part in the biggest arts festival … Read more »

Equity Crowdfunder Snowball Effect Gets FMA Green Light

Press Release – Snowball Effect

Snowball Effect was this morning granted New Zealands first equity crowdfunding licence by the Financial Markets Authority and is arranging a launch date for the week beginning 11 August. Read more »

Ballance delivers record breaking performance

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Rural sector confidence has translated into record revenue and sales volumes for farm nutrient co-operative Ballance Agri-Nutrients, leading to a record $78.9 million distribution to shareholders. Read more »

China acquisition to underpin Methven profit growth

Article – BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Methven is counting on its new Chinese manufacturer to secure its supply and grow the company’s profitability as the tap and shower maker targets up to 25 percent earnings growth this year. Read more »

Parliamentary report shows bee industry in pretty good shape

Press Release – Agcarm

Managed bee hives and honey production in New Zealand is increasing and there is little or no evidence that pesticides are affecting bee health, according to a parliamentary committee report released this week. Read more »

Metroglass Lists on the NZX And ASX; Completes IPO

Press Release – Metroglass

New Zealands leading value-added glass processor[1] Metro Performance Glass Limited (Metroglass) today made its debut on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges following completion of its NZ$244.2 million initial public offer. Read more »

Methven Charts Journey for Sustainable Growth

Press Release – Methven

New Zealands leading shower and tapware designer Methven held its Annual Shareholder Meeting this morning in Auckland. Chairman Phil Lough said that while results for year-end 31 March 2014 were disappointing, Methvens outlook remains positive. Read more »

Labour’s policy promises a return to fairness at work

Press Release – EPMU

Workers across New Zealand will benefit from the Labour Partys work and wages policy, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. Labours policy is a comprehensive package which will lift wages, lower unemployment, and build a … Read more »

Metroglass shares debut at $1.75, for 2.9% gain from IPO

Article – BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Shares of Metro Performance Glass rose 2.9 percent on their NZX debut, after a $244.2 million initial public offer which saw private equity owners Crescent Capital and Anchorage Capital reduce their ownership to an 18.5 percent … Read more »

Tenon to supply Masters Home Improvement stores in Australia

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Tenon, whose locally produced wood mouldings are sold in the US, will expand its business across the Tasman, supplying the Woolworths and Lowe’s Home Improvement joint venture Masters Home Improvement stores. Read more »

New Zealand’s favourite chocolate biscuits get a ‘bakeover’

Press Release – Griffin’s

New Zealands favourite chocolate biscuits get a bakeover Two of New Zealands favourite chocolate biscuits are undergoing a bakeover in response to Kiwis requests for more of the good stuff that they love in their biscuits. Read more »

Rocket Lab poised to change the space industry

Press Release – Rocket Lab

Aerospace company Rocket Lab is developing a world-first launch vehicle to deliver satellites into orbit cheaper and faster than ever before. Read more »

Owner of Kiwi’s favourite tacos takes bold stand for climate

Press Release – Oxfam NZ

The maker of Old El Paso tacos, Betty Crocker cake mixes and Haagan Daz ice-cream has today committed to industry-leading measures to cut pollution from its supply chains and press for political action to address climate change. Read more »

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