Cavalier and NZ Wool Services to merge wool scouring units

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Cavalier Wool Holdings and New Zealand Wool Services International will merge their two wool scouring operations, handing Melbourne-based Lempriere the biggest stake in the new business. Read more »

Hellaby expects to complete at least one acquisition in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Hellaby Holdings, the diversified investment company, expects to proceed with at least one acquisition this financial year as it looks to further broaden its portfolio. Read more »

Government work programme checks out for business

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

The surprising quality of today’s speech by the Prime Minister is the balance between its business focus and strong set of social initiatives, said Kim Campbell, chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association. Read more »

Airwork sees annual profit growth of 48%

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Airwork Holdings, the aviation service firm which listed on the stock exchange last December, expects to lift annual profit 48 percent in the current year, with first-half earnings tipped to beat its offer document forecast … Read more »

Proposed Air Quality Bylaw tackles pollution

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Councils Regulatory and Bylaws Committee adopted a draft Air Quality Bylaw today to tackle Aucklands air pollution. The proposed bylaw has been recommended as a way of meeting national air quality standards, as required by the Government. Read more »

Enztec Wins NZ Innovator Awards

Press Release – Enztec

Enztec is proud to have won the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2014 for its Quad Sparing Knee Replacement Instruments in the categories of Innovation in Health & Science and Export Innovator of the Year. Read more »

Launch of The Packaging Forum

Press Release – The Packaging Forum

THE PACKAGING FORUM SETS OUT TO BE THE NEW FACE OF PACKAGING WITH A STRONG FOCUS ON PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP Read more »

Toilet tissue and Tea take top spots

Press Release – Countdown

20 October 2014: Countdowns annual Supplier of the Year Awards saw Kiwi company ABC Tissue Products and Cerebos Greggs Ltd taking out Supreme Suppliers of the Year for the small and large business categories respectively. Read more »

Meat works employee maimed by hoof machine

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Meat works company Riverlands Eltham Limited has been fined $57,949 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,000 after a workers left hand was caught and trapped in a machine. The employees hand was crushed and lacerated, leading to surgery and … Read more »

SUVs dominate NZ Car of the Year top 10 line up

Press Release – Automobile Association

Media Release: 20 October 2014 SUVs dominate NZ Car of the Year top 10 line up A pack of SUVs dominate the top finalists for the 2014 New Zealand Car of the Year. Read more »

Steel & Tube to defend $1.75 mln lease contract claim

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Steel & Tube Holdings, the steel products manufacturer, says it is defending a $1.75 million claim in the High Court today over a disputed lease contract. Read more »

W$3M for value-added food production

Press Release – Waikato Innovation Park

The Waikato Innovation Park has received a $3 million equity injection from Callaghan Innovation. It will use the funds to kick off a $5.0 million expansion of its FoodWaikato spray drying facility this month. Read more »

Consumers to vote on NZ’s fairest products

Press Release – Fairtrade

This month, Kiwis can champion their favourite Fairtrade Certified product as part of the annual Fairtrade Awards. The Fairtrade Awards recognise brands and retailers for their significant contribution to empowering farmers in developing countries, … Read more »

Trilogy International appoints new Managing Director

Press Release – Trilogy International Ltd

Trilogy International Limited (NZX:TIL) has appointed Angela Buglass as managing director of Trilogy Natural Products as it gears up for a new phase of international growth. Read more »

Lancer sedan streets ahead as 2015 line-up arrives

Press Release – Mitsubishi

Year upon year, Mitsubishis Lancer retains its unstoppable appeal to private small sedan buyers. Read more »

Kia To Introduce 7-speed Dual Clutch Technology

Press Release – Kia Motors

Kia is looking to introduce its own seven-speed Dual-clutch Transmission on a yet-to-be-released new model within the next 12 months, as part of an initiative to deliver new technologies. Read more »

Tasman Insulation proposes consolidation of NZ manufacturing

Press Release – Tasman Insulation New Zealand

Tasman Insulation, a subsidiary of Fletcher Building, has announced a proposal to consolidate its Christchurch and Auckland manufacturing operations in response to changing market conditions. Read more »

Fletcher to close its Christchurch insulation plant, 29 jobs

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building, New Zealand’s largest listed company, will close its Christchurch insulation factory, as it consolidates its Tasman Insulations operations in a “highly competitive market”. Read more »

NZ manufacturing growth accelerates in September

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing accelerated in September, its fourth monthly increase after a mid-year lull, with a pick-up in agricultural production stoking activity in the food and beverage sector. Read more »

Kia Climbs Quality Ladder

Press Release – Kia Motors

Kia Motors is one of the big winners in two recent surveys of vehicle quality. Read more »

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