Govt support welcome, doesn’t go far enough

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ) today welcomed the announcement last week by the Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges of three energy efficiency initiatives to improve business productivity, but says that these dont go far … Read more »

NZ Refining shutdown to trim FY revenue by up to US$15M

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Refining 2014 processing revenue may be crimped by as much as US$15M on extended shutdown Read more »

Nufarm to close Auckland plant, shift local production to Oz

Article – BusinessDesk

April 15 (BusinessDesk) – Nufarm, the agricultural chemicals manufacturer, will close its New Zealand manufacturing plant in Auckland and shift regional production to a plant at Laverton, in the Australian state of Victoria. Read more »

Council scoops award for rubbish and recycling project

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council was named the winner of the 2014 GIS Project of the Year at the Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) Awards held in Auckland this week. Read more »

Hon. Steven Joyce visits R&D Lab

Press Release – Teknatool

On Tuesday, 1 April 2014, the Honorable Steven Joyce, New Zealands Minister of Economic Development, Science and Innovation, paid a visit to Auckland based Teknatool International Group (Teknatool). Read more »

Is Judith Collins unapologising?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Judith Collins appears to have retracted her apology for failing to disclose her meeting with her husbands fellow company directors and a senior Chinese border control official just weeks after being ticked off by John Key for not doing so, … Read more »

All-new Kia Pro_cee’d GT Turbo – Reboot Your Thinking

Press Release – Kia Motors

Kias first hot hatch has arrived in New Zealand. Built in Europe and showcasing the latest turbocharged technology, crisp handling and cool styling, the all-new Pro_ceed GT Turbo is Kias most overtly sporting model to date. Read more »

Feltex defence argues ‘rigorous’ vetting for 2004 prospectus

Article – BusinessDesk

April 10 (BusinessDesk) – Lawyers for directors in the Feltex Carpets shareholder lawsuit have argued their clients went through a rigorous process of due diligence in preparing the prospectus for the failed companys 2004 share sale. Read more »

NZ sawmillers to endure more pain as exporter margins shrink

Article – BusinessDesk

April 10 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand timber companies, who have closed more than 40 sawmills in the past decade, are likely to face more pain as plants tied to the export trade face lower-cost Chinese mills, rising competition and a high kiwi dollar … Read more »

All-New Ford EcoSport arrives in New Zealand

Press Release – Ford New Zealand

All-New Ford EcoSport arrives in New Zealand AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 10 April 2014 Combining the agility, affordability and fuel efficiency of a compact car with the versatility and spaciousness of an SUV, the all-new Ford EcoSport arrives at … Read more »

Direct-to-Scour (D2S) ‘growing at a rate of knots’

Press Release – Wools of New Zealand

Wool growers have rallied behind Wools of New Zealand’s Direct-to-Scour (D2S) spot market sales option. Launched in October last year, volumes under D2S are doubling month on month and have now reached around 350,000 kgs, with annualised volumes expected … Read more »

NZ manufacturing grows for 19th month

Article – BusinessDesk

April 10 (BusinessDesk) New Zealands buoyant manufacturing sector expanded for the 19th consecutive month in March as domestic demand for goods and fast-growing Asian economies fuelled economic momentum through the first quarter of 2014. The … Read more »

Palm Oil Campaign Gaining Support

Press Release – Unmask Palm Oil

The Auckland Zoo played host to a workshop run by Unmask Palm Oil, an Auckland-based consumer rights campaign, on Saturday morning. 45 people attended the workshop, which was held to inform the public about the adverse social and environmental effects … Read more »

Marching onwards

Press Release – Business New Zealand

Activity in New Zealands manufacturing sector continued to march onwards, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for March was 58.4 (a PMI reading above 50.0 indicates that manufacturing … Read more »

Straterra Minerals Briefing Paper Launch at Parliament

Press Release – Straterra

Mining is vital to the way we live, and we believe it is time New Zealanders had the facts about how mining is integrated into their everyday lives, announced Straterra CEO Chris Baker, at the launch of Straterras Minerals Briefing Paper … Read more »

Aquaduct NZ wins IrrigationNZ Innovation Award

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

Aquaduct NZ and its entrepreneurial founder Gerard van den Bosch took out the highly-sought-after 2014 IrrigationNZ Innovation Award at its biennial conference in Napier last night. Read more »

New Date and Venue for Charity Wine Auction

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Stunning vintage lots will be up for grabs at the HB Winegrowers Charity Fine Wine Auction set for Saturday, November 8. The event will join the FAWC! (Food and Wine Classic) summer series and has moved to the Hawkes Bay Racing Centre following … Read more »

FoodHQ welcomes ESR

Press Release – FoodHQ

FoodHQ today announced that ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research) has become the newest member of the collaboration. FoodHQ, New Zealands international gateway for collaborative food research, generates value for the global food industry … Read more »

Blue Sky Meats strengthens Chinese ties as exporter buys 11%

Article – BusinessDesk

April 7 (BusinessDesk) Blue Sky Meats has strengthened ties with China, its largest market by volume and value, after two Auckland-based businessmen paid a premium for 11 percent of the unprofitable meat processor. Read more »

Scion innovation centre funding signed off

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Scion and Bay of Plenty Regional Council have signed an agreement to build an innovation centre at Scions Te Papa Tipu Innovation Park. The centres purpose is to foster innovation in forestry and wood processing industries. Read more »

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