Government announces false solution for tyre woes

Press Release – Product Stewardship Council

After rejecting an industry-designed workable product stewardship scheme for end of life tyres, Environment Minister Nick Smith announced today the government would allocate $19 million taxpayer dollars into a false solution instead – most of the … Read more »

Recycling tyres into the built environment

Press Release – Scion

Three Scion research projects to recycle waste tyres into useful products are making good progress with investment from the Governments Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF). Around 5 million tyres are disposed of each year in New Zealand. Some 30 per cent … Read more »

NZ’s first certified Cicerone to judge craft beers

Press Release – New Zealand Food Awards

New Zealands first certified Cicerone to judge craft beers at NZ Food Awards Due to high demand, entries for the New Zealand Food Awards have been extended until July 14 The New Zealand Food Awards 2017 is proud to announce Josh Scott, New Zealands … Read more »

Calls to Ban Toxic Chemicals in New Zealand Products

Press Release – Cawthron Institute

A group of 200 scientists and medical professionals have called on the international community to further restrict the use of two chemicals in the US- triclosan and triclocarban. Research suggests these chemicals have a number of adverse health and environmental … Read more »

Minister Caught Out on Misleading Water Statement

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Minister Caught Out on Misleading Water Statement National have been caught out again, making up facts to suit their story, says New Zealand First Primary Industries Spokesperson Richard Prosser Minister for the Environment Nick Smith has misled … Read more »

New purpose built Dunedin harbour premises for Steel & Tube

Press Release – Steel and Tube Holdings

Steel & Tube has unveiled its new warehousing, office and trade shop space to customers and shareholders at an official opening by Minister and Dunedin MP Michael Woodhouse. Read more »

Car wrecking can be a vehicle for stroke rehab

Press Release – Massey University

Dismantling car engines and sorting parts is proving to be a successful form of rehabilitation for stroke survivors under 65 in a unique project at the Manfeild Raceway, near Feilding. Read more »

Scott Technology buys Dunedin engineering firm DC Ross

Article – BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) Scott Technology has bought Dunedin engineering firm DC Ross out of receivership and, separately, plans to expand its existing facilities in the Otago city. Read more »

Study recommends identification of investment in composting

Press Release – The Packaging Forum

New study recommends clear identification of coffee cups, product innovation and investment in compost facilities Read more »

Endace Delivers High Performance, Reliability, Affordability

Press Release – Endace

Endaces new multispeed DAG10X4-S card provides 100% accurate packet-capture up to 40Gbps and will be announced at Sharkfest, USA this week Read more »

Food-fraud more lucrative than heroin

Press Release – Food Integrity Conference

Food-fraud more lucrative than heroin and illegal firearms combined Dunedin, Monday 19 June 2017 Reported instances of food fraud are on the increase and occur on a global scale, worth an estimated 47bn globally each year. Thats more than the … Read more »

NZISM Announces New Advisory Board Chair Mike Cosman

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Safety Management

The New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) is delighted to announce that Mike Cosman will become the new Chair of its Advisory Board with effect from 16 June 2017. Samantha Sharif, the current Advisory Board Chair, will step down as Chair, … Read more »

NZ Master Joiner Awards

Press Release – Master Joiner Awards

NZ Master Joiner Awards The 2017 winning entries in the annual NZ Master Joiner Awards have been announced this evening at the NZ Master Joiner Awards Dinner at the Wairakei Resort in Taupo. The aim of the Awards is to promote excellence in joinery … Read more »

NZ manufacturing activity expands in May

Article – BusinessDesk

June 16 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand’s manufacturing activity expanded in May, reaching the highest value since January 2016 and boding well for second-quarter economic growth. Read more »

SAFE’s Evolutionary Growth Pains

Press Release – Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand

The Maintenance Engineering Societies Kaeser Compressors Network Evening series has provided a firsthand view of the evolutionary change taking place across New Zealand manufacturing and engineering as industry adapts to the modern world. The … Read more »

Time for national conversation about water pricing

Opinion – Water New Zealand

The overwhelming public support for royalty charges to companies bottling and selling water offshore is a signal that a national conversation over water pricing is long overdue. Read more »

We need to produce more high-value goods and services

Press Release – NZMEA

The latest growth figures from Statistics New Zealand and the latest OECD report review of our economy, published yesterday, show that while our economy keeps growing, were lacking in areas that can really make us a wealthier nation, say the New … Read more »

Investors buy Balex Marine from liquidators

Article – BusinessDesk

June 15 (BusinessDesk) Two expat Kiwi businessmen who participated in Balex Marine’s $330,000 equity crowdfunding last year have bought the automatic boat loader’s assets from the liquidator for an undisclosed sum. Read more »

Chapman Tripp Corporate Governance Trends and Insights

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

A more activist shareholder culture, more boardroom diversity, more intense accountability and enhanced disclosure requirements are among the themes identified in Chapman Tripps Corporate Governance Trends and Insights report . Read more »

Live calf probiotic a world-first at Fieldays

Press Release – BioBrew

In a first for Fieldays, New Zealand company BioBrew is preparing to showcase CalfBrew, a live animal probiotic. Read more »

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