Yili announces opening of stage two development at Glenavy

Press Release – Oceania Dairy

Yili announces opening of stage two development at Glenavy dairy plant, more jobs to come 25 March 2017 Global dairy giant Yili Group today announces the opening of its stage two development of its state-of-the-art Oceania Dairy production plant … Read more »

“Use the natural resource in your own backyard”

Press Release – NZ Wood

New Zealand is missing a prime opportunity to combine its sustainable timber resources with an innovative manufacturing system to build faster and more efficiently. Read more »

Fonterra: ingredients offset gains from higher value product

Article – BusinessDesk

March 22 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group lifted first-half earnings from its consumer and food service businesses by shifting volumes into higher-value products but the gains were more than offset by a decline in earnings from its ingredients … Read more »

Largest Sawmill in Southern Hemisphere to open in Rotorua

Press Release – Red Stag Timber Ltd

The worlds most advanced sawmill and the first super-mill in the Southern Hemisphere is to be opened by Prime Minister Bill English in Rotorua this Thursday. Read more »

Just Imagine: The drawing power of imperfection

Article – Aurecon

Nothing says forever quite like a diamond does. Cubic zirconia, on the other hand, may ring of prenuptial in your partners ears. Why is that? Because, quite simply, manmade cannot rival the real thing. Anyone knows that a real … Read more »

Consumers assured of surgical mesh products’ quality

Press Release – Medical Technology Association of New Zealand

Consumers may be assured that surgical mesh products used in New Zealand meet the highest quality standards both in New Zealand and internationally, says the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand , the only national industry body representing … Read more »

Entrepreneurs to gain insights into NZ food and beverage

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation

Top Southeast Asian food and beverage business leaders and entrepreneurs will speak at this months New Zealand Food Summit as part of a programme run by the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Read more »

CP Wool & Carlisle to launch NZ wool carpet in USA

Press Release – Just Shorn

March 21 2017 North Americans will be able to enjoy Carrfields Primary Wool (CP Wool)s premium New Zealand wool carpets and rugs in their homes in just a few months, following the US re-launch of the Just Shorn brand on May 18. Read more »

Workers described as “pimple on a pumpkin” return to work

Press Release – First Union

BNT (Brakes and Transmission), the Australian-owned car parts supplier, is struggling to get products to the market after workers at its Auckland distribution centre walked off the job for the fifth time on Friday. Read more »

UPDATE: Tenon shareholders back sale of Taupo mill

Article – BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) – Tenon shareholders have overwhelmingly backed plans to sell the firm’s Taupo wood processing mill to a consortium of US and New Zealand investors and wind up the business. Read more »

National conversation needed over water pricing

Press Release – Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is calling for a national conversation over water pricing. Chief executive John Pfahlert says charging for water is a complex and difficult issue. Read more »

57 finalists announced in Food Producer Awards

Press Release – Life And Leisure

The Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards has assessed 57 producers as Finalists in the inaugural awards. Read more »

Former Foodstuffs HQ & warehouse goes on the market for sale

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group

The former lower North Island head office and distribution warehousing premises tenanted by supermarket giant Foodstuffs has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

The Best of the Best at NZ Champions of Cheese Awards

Press Release – Meyer Cheese

A second generation cheese making family with Dutch origins, Meyer Gouda Cheese has impressed local and international judges to secure the countrys top prize for cheesemaking. Read more »

Research underway on the impact of IoT

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Research underway on the impact of IoT March 19, 2017 The Internet of Things (IoT) will soon become critical to helping New Zealand raise its productivity and prosperity, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Much of the current hype around IoT has … Read more »

Rob Scoines Appointed General Manager Sanitarium NZ

Press Release – Sanitarium

Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing New Zealand is pleased to announce Rob Scoines appointment as general manager New Zealand. Read more »

New Zealand’s manufacturing activity rises in February

Article – BusinessDesk

New Zealand’s manufacturing activity rose in February after a dip in January when momentum waned in the building sector. Read more »

AFT Pharmaceuticals raises $9.1M via redeemable share issue

Article – BusinessDesk

March 17 (BusinessDesk) – AFT Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures the Maxigesic painkiller, raised new funds through a redeemable share issue to fuel international growth and announced plans to raise more capital in a share purchase plan. Read more »

Mondelez confirms Dunedin exit

Article – BusinessDesk

March 17 (BusinessDesk) – Mondelez International, the US food group on a global push to cut costs, will close the doors on the Cadbury factory in Dunedin early next year. Read more »

Mayor laments confirmation of Cadbury closure

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 17 March 2017) Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull says hes extremely disappointed and saddened that Mondelz International has confirmed it will close its Dunedin Cadbury factory. Read more »

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