Joyce in Dreamland with His Failing Economic Plan

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Minister of Economic Development Stephen Joyce has ducked for cover to avoid embarrassment over the dumping of a plan to build a $300 million pulp mill at Ngawha near Kaikohe, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Mothballing of Ngawha Plan Alarming

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

A proposal for a major Northland wood processing plant, potentially employing hundreds at Ngawha, appears to have been killed off by a self-serving, dysfunctional electricity industry, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

International award for Sea Anchor system from small town NZ

Press Release – Coppins

A family business from a small town at the top of New Zealands South Island has just taken out a top award from the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) at their recent expo in North Carolina, USA. Read more »

Annies wins at Munch Awards

Press Release – KONO NZ

Annies, a subsidiary of Kono NZ, are excited to announce that their fruit bars have been named as the Best Kids Food Product in the 2016 Munch Foods Awards. The awards, now in their fourth year, are run by Munch, an eco-friendly New Zealand company that … Read more »

Business confidence strong, skills shortage is a concern

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

Business is going into 2017 with a confident outlook, according to the most recent EMA Employers Survey. However, the skills shortage is a concern. Read more »

Book Publishing Industry Rebounds

Press Release – Copyright Licensing NZ

A report released today on the economic contribution of New Zealand book publishing shows that the industry has rebounded from difficult trading conditions in 2013 and 2014 to a position of growth in sales of both physical books and eBooks in 2015. Read more »

Kathmandu Sustainability Report

Press Release – Kathmandu

Kathmandu increased their use of sustainable cotton from 38% to 59% in 2016 according to their 2016 Sustainability Report. Read more »

Godfrey Hirst ends fight on wool scour monopoly

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 2 (BusinessDesk) – Godfrey Hirst says it will abandon its fight to overturn the regulatory approval for a wool scouring monopoly in New Zealand involving NZX-listed rival Cavalier, despite judging it a “major blow to the wool industry and competition … Read more »

We Need a Freight Solution

Press Release – NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association

Manufacturers continue to face additional freight costs, as well as delays and disruptions to supply chains, with the road and rail closures following the Kaikoura Earthquake, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). Read more »

On Consumer NZ ‘Bad Taste Food Awards’ announcement

Press Release – Kelloggs

We approach the advertising of our foods with a strong commitment to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Nutri-Grain is a source of fibre from wheat and oats and is a source of protein with 8.5g per serve. The information on pack … Read more »

Fonterra Opens World’s Joint Largest Milk Powder Dryer

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra today celebrated the official opening of its new state-of-the-art milk powder dryer at its Lichfield site the Co-operatives most efficient milk powder dryer to date. Read more »

Scott Technology to boost staff in local markets

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Investors in Scott Technology, the industrial robotics firm, have been told its order book remains at a high level, with moves afoot to increase its manufacturing capacity and the number of staff. Read more »

Leader Products bought by Pacific Equity Partners’ Patties

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Leader Products, the New Zealand frozen convenience food manufacturer has been bought by Australian food maker Patties. No price has been disclosed. Read more »

Sealegs margin boost counters soft Australia, Europe sales

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Sealegs, the amphibious vehicle maker, says increased margins have helped counter soft sales in Australia and Europe. Read more »

New Awards Unearth Outstanding Food & Drinks Producers

Press Release – Food Producer Awards

Kiwi producers are being encouraged to enter new awards developed to recognise New Zealands outstanding food and drinks producers. Read more »

Big, Bold and Brash vs Small, Stealthy and Strategic?

Press Release – Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association

WPMA held another two in its series of regional meetings last week in Rotorua and Gisborne. This follows rapidly on the back of business luncheons for members and local politicians in Napier and Invercargill. The theme of the regional meetings … Read more »

Student entrepreneur crowdfunds yak-wool clothing

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Its not a typical next move for a freshly graduated engineer to take on the highly competitive clothing industry. Read more »

Kids’ health should come before sugar barons’ profits

Press Release – Green Party

25 November 2016 Kids health should come before sugar barons profits Children drinking a cup of fizzy or other sweetened drink a day shows ingrained habits undermine public health and that the National Government needs to tax sugar-sweetened drinks, … Read more »

NZ Jerky in over 1000 American Stores in just 18 months

Press Release – New Zealand Jerky

Product Innovation in NZ Beef – Jerky in over 1000 American Stores in just 18 months Read more »

Sharp NZ aims for 100% recycling

Press Release – Sharp

Auckland Sharp New Zealand adopts new waste minimisation initiatives as part of the Minister for the Environments Product Stewardship Scheme that will see the company reuse and recycle an additional 2.5 million kilograms of waste. Read more »

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