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Manufacturing contraction extends into August

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealands manufacturing sector contracted for a second month in August as new orders hit their lowest level in more than 10 years. Read more »

Limited-edition Pineapple Lumps block

Press Release – Cadbury

Media release: New Zealand 11 September 2019 Chocolate lovers get ready, because Cadbury and Pascall have joined forces to deliver a fresh take on these legendary Kiwi favourites! Read more »

Myblu Products Not Linked to Reported US Lung Illnesses

Press Release – Imperial Brands

Imperial Brands Australasia is concerned by reports linking respiratory illnesses and deaths to the use of vaping products containing THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis, which is not found in liquid … Read more »

S&P: Fonterra restructuring is a ‘painful’ step to recovery

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group has taken a painful step toward recovery but any wavering would put immediate pressure on its ‘A-‘ rating, says S&P Global Ratings. Read more »

Announcing Wellington’s best new good food businesses

Press Release – Sustainable Business Network

The Sustainable Business Network and Wellington City Council are excited to announce the four winners of the 2019 Wellington Good Food Boost programme. Read more »

Aroa posts maiden profit, expands global sales presence

Press Release – Aroa Biosurgery

Aroa Biosurgery posts maiden profit as it expands sales presence in U.S. and global markets Read more »

Kiwi beverage start-up Vista opens manufacturing facility

Press Release – Vista

After two successful years in business, local beverage start-up Vista has opened its own manufacturing facility, funded by a major investment deal closed earlier this year. Read more »

New hemp factory to pave the way for product innovation

Press Release – NZ Yarn

A new hemp processing facility in Christchurch is set to open the way for ground-breaking research and development into products made from hemp and linseed flax fibres with a huge range of potential applications from yarn to construction materials. Read more »

2,300,000 Bee-friendly Trees added to National Tree Count

Press Release – Comvita New Zealand

This Bee Aware Month, Comvita is celebrating adding 2,300,000 trees to the New Zealand Governments national tree count in 12 months. Read more »

Revamped 2019 C-HR adds self-charging hybrid option

Press Release – Toyota New Zealand

As part of its plan to offer an electrified version of every vehicle in its range by 2025, Toyota will be introducing a self-charging hybrid powertrain to the facelift C-HR due in New Zealand at the end of 2019. Read more »

Compostable Bags Offer Sustainable Wins for Dry Cleaners

Press Release – This Bag

Compostable garment bags are now available to help dry cleaners significantly reduce single-use plastic. Read more »

New Zealand Food Safety to consult on its draft strategy

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Deputy Director-General of New Zealand Food Safety Bryan Wilson announced today New Zealand Food Safety will take its draft strategy out for public consultation 2-27 September 2019. Read more »

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