Cavalier expects earnings to improve following restructuring

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Cavalier Corp, the struggling New Zealand carpet maker, expects earnings to improve this financial year and next as it reaps the benefits from restructuring its manufacturing operations, a lower wool price and reducing … Read more »

FGC will work with Govt on healthier food choices

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council welcomes the Governments interest in food and beverage manufacturing, and looks forward to sharing the success of our members reformulation and innovation work, and working constructively to see what … Read more »

Kiwis’ favourite baked beans and spaghetti now healthier

Press Release – Heinz Watties

Whether its piled on toast, used as a pizza topping, sandwiched between a toastie, or eaten hot straight from the bowl, Kiwis love the unmistakable taste of Watties Baked Beans and Watties Spaghetti. Our love affair is no secret, and chances are … Read more »

Skellerup says first quarter earnings up 10%

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Skellerup Holdings shares rose after the industrial rubber goods maker said first-quarter trading had been strong and it expects improved earnings in 2018. Read more »

Reckon partners with TidyStock for SME stock management

Press Release – Reckon New Zealand

Reckon partners with TidyStock for SME stock management Cloud accounting provider Reckon has signed a deal with Tidy International to integrate its cloud-based stock and inventory management system, TidyStock, into Reckon One. The partnership will … Read more »

Rainbow Confectionery makes the Original “Pineapple Chunk”

Press Release – Rainbow Confectionery

Kiwis need not despair the manufacturing move of our beloved Pineapple Lumps to Aussie shores as Oamarus Rainbow Confectionery, makers of the original product, will continue to make our favourite chocolate treat right here in New Zealand. Read more »

E tū bitterly disappointed over demise of Kiwi-made Cadbury

Press Release – Etu NZ

MEDIA RELEASE E t bitterly disappointed over demise of Kiwi-made Cadbury The union, E t is highly critical of the decision by Mondelez International to move all production of Cadbury products from its Dunedin production plant to Australia. Read more »

Mondelez pulls pin on local manufacturer for Kiwi candy

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Mondelez International has given up on finding a local manufacturer for its New Zealand suite of candy and will ship production to Australia, having already decided to close the Dunedin Cadbury factory. Read more »

Manufacturing industry using the most energy

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The manufacturing industry was the largest user of total energy in the year ended March 2017, Stats NZ said today. This industry accounted for 49 percent of total energy use, compared with 62 percent in 2012. Read more »

Meet the Ford Engineer Who Wants to Tear Your Car Apart

Press Release – Ford Motor Company of NZ Ltd

Meet the Ford Engineer Who Wants to Tear Your Car Apart AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 16 October 2017 Modern cars are beautiful looking things, but there are people in this world who would like to tear them to pieces. People like Rob Carstairs, an aerodynamicist … Read more »

NZ manufacturing activity shrugs off election uncertainty

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing activity continued to expand in September, largely shrugging off uncertainty surrounding the general election on Sept. 23 with a small slowdown. Read more »

More ambition needed to keep Kiwis safe at work

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Statistics released today [Oct 4] on workplace death and injury show that we still have a big problem in New Zealand workplaces. Read more »

Epicure Launches Innovative Tableware Tackling Plastic Waste

Press Release – Epicure

Delighting customers with tasting samples and maintaining sustainable business practices need not be mutually exclusive with the release of two new disposable packaging ranges into the New Zealand market. Read more »

Market well covered with New Zealand Car of the Year top 10

Press Release – Automobile Association

9 October 2017 Market well covered with New Zealand Car of the Year top 10 Determining the best of the best for the 2017 New Zealand Car of the Year will be especially challenging for judges this December. The New Zealand Automobile Association and … Read more »

New Velar gets 5 star safety rating

Press Release – Automobile Association

The Range Rover Velar has just been awarded a 5 star ANCAP safety rating after recently hitting the New Zealand market. Read more »

Māori incorporation funded to undertake land use assessment

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

An Iwitea Mori Incorporation will receive up to $40,000 from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to find the best sustainable use for their land. Read more »

Join the PepsiCo A&IP Challenge

Press Release – AIPIA

This week we are back to look at some Active Packaging solutions , as well as an interesting tamper evident ink development and the fundamental issues surrounding Printed Electronics. As usual its an exciting mix of products and ideas, made … Read more »

Announcing a New Name for our Organisation

Press Release – Manufacturers’ Network

The NZMEA signals an even stronger focus on supporting globally competitive manufacturers with the launch of a new name. Read more »

NZMEA Launches its New Name: The Manufacturers’ Network

Press Release – The Manufacturers’ Network

The NZMEA signals an even stronger focus on supporting globally competitive manufacturers with the launch of a new name: THE MANUFACTURERS NETWORK Read more »

Exports Underpin Strong Economic Growth

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The New Zealand economy continued to grow solidly in the June quarter, posting a 0.8 per cent increase in GDP, taking New Zealand’s growth rate for the year to 2.7 per cent, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. Read more »

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