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Tiwai Point well-positioned in Trump roiled aluminium market

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Heightened political risk in the global aluminium market may play to New Zealands advantage, Rio Tinto executive Kellie Parker says. Read more »

Collective effort needed on emissions reduction – Ardern

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 6 (BusinessDesk) – Businesses and government are going to have to work more closely if the country is to benefit from its natural advantages in a low-carbon world, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Read more »

New CEO for NZ’s biggest business organisation

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

A new chief executive officer, Brett ORiley, will take the reins at the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) in Auckland next month. Read more »

Ecostore Recognised with New Zealand Business Awards

Press Release – Ecostore

Auckland, New Zealand 4 December 2018: Ecostore today announced that it won the Best Bodycare & Cleaning Products Provider – Asia Pacific in the New Zealand Business Awards 2018. Read more »

How to track foreign objects in food

Press Release – ESR

ESR food forensic scientists say they have a number of ways of working out whether an object found in food has been put there maliciously or accidentally. Read more »

Emerging tech makes mockery of Woods’ gas ban

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Megan Woods has added to the confusion on the Governments oil and gas exploration ban, by praising hydrogen technology but not a gas-fed hydrogen plant with no emissions, Nationals Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. Read more »

Clothing importer fined for labelling failures

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Clothing importer Goodwear Limited has been fined $50,000 for supplying childrens clothing which didnt meet product safety or consumer information standards, following a Commerce Commission investigation. Read more »

Plastic Bag Ban Good News for Environment – Retail NZ

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed today’s confirmation that the Government is moving to phase out plastic bags over the coming months. Read more »

Mandatory phase out of single-use plastic bags confirmed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Six month phase-out period Applies to all plastic shopping bags under 70 microns All retailers to comply Read more »

New product safety videos released

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today released product safety videos, including a hard-hitting story which urges businesses dont toy with the life of a child. Read more »

Medicinal cannabis producer gets Kiwi logo

Press Release – Business NZ

The Buy New Zealand Made Campaign has licensed the first medicinal cannabis manufacturer to use the New Zealand Grown logo. Read more »

A2 Milk CEO not worried by action by US producer group

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) – A2 Milk Co chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka is not concerned about a bid by the US National Milk Producers Federation to haul it over the coals for allegedly making false advertising claims there. Read more »

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