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NZ manufacturing PMI eases in September, still expanding

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s manufacturing activity was still expanding in September although a dip in production and new orders may signal tougher times ahead. Read more »

Consistent machine guarding failures a wakeup call

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

In the last three months, four manufacturing companies have been sentenced under the Health and Safety at Work Act on charges for inadequately guarding machinery. So far this year, 11 manufacturing companies have been sentenced for machine guarding … Read more »

New Programme to Brew Unique Hops and Craft Beer from NZ

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

A new joint craft beer and hop breeding programme launched today aims to develop unique super-premium hops for exceptional craft brewers and uniquely New Zealand craft beer for top tier markets. Read more »

Exclusive partnership to distribute NZ wool carpets in US

Press Release – CP Wool

October 8 2018 Premium New Zealand wool carpets and rugs will soon be available to thousands more US consumers under a new distribution partnership between Carrfields Primary Wool (CP Wool) and J Mish Mills. Read more »

Huhtamaki job losses “devastating blow”

Press Release – E tu Union

E t says the loss of 128 jobs at the Huhtamaki factory in Henderson is a devastating blow for workers there. Read more »

FNZC says Fletcher’s play for Steel & Tube opportunistic

Article – BusinessDesk

FNZC says Fletcher’s play for Steel & Tube opportunistic but on strategy By Rebecca Howard Read more »

SailGP sea trials set for Northland

Press Release – SailGP

SailGPs new-class wingsailed F50 catamarans will be tested from mid-October in Northland. The region will become the central technical and development hub for the production and delivery of some of the most advanced boats in the world. Read more »

Changes to R&D Tax Credit Policy a Good Step Forward

Press Release – Manufacturers’ Network

The Government has announced their final Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit policy, following consultation with the public and businesses. The Government has listened to some of the concerns of manufacturers and made some positive improvements … Read more »

Top Kiwi designers get behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Press Release – Sealy

Sealys annual Designer Bed fundraising campaign is stepping up a notch in 2018, with an exciting new concept involving four of the countrys leading designers. Read more »

Pohokura production cut for second time this year

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Shell says it is too soon to say when it will restore full production from the Pohokura gas field. Read more »

Edwards Elected President of The Manufacturers’ Network

Press Release – The Manufacturers’ Network

Trevor Edwards, Managing Director of Superheat Ltd has been elected as the President of The Manufacturers Network (formerly NZMEA) at the Associations 139th AGM. Trevor takes over the helm from Rick Smith, who completed his two year term as President. Read more »

Kemppi releases new, tough and cost-effective X3 MIG Welder

Press Release – Kemppi

Leading international welding equipment manufacturer, Kemppi, has launched the new Kemppi X3 MIG family, an evolution of its popular HiArc MIG range. The X3 is a basic and cost effective MIG alternative to Kemppis premium FastMig welding family, … Read more »

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