Draft report on statutory review of Fonterra’s Price Manual

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Media release – Commerce Commission releases draft report on statutory review of Fonterras 2014/15 Milk Price Manual Read more »

Weet-Bix Goes Gluten Free

Press Release – Sanitarium

Weet-Bix Goes Gluten Free Nothing says good morning like waking up to a bowl of Weet-Bix. But if youve been avoiding gluten and havent had Weet-Bix in a while, wed like to say welcome back. Because Weet-Bix, New Zealands number … Read more »

Houghton v Saunders – the Feltex Claim

Press Release – Wilson McKay

Eric Houghton, the representative claimant in the Feltex Claim, has today filed and served on each defendant in the High Court proceeding a Notice of Appeal of the decision of Justice Dobson dated 15 September 2014. Read more »

From No. 8 wire to bungy jumping – World Standards Day

Press Release – Standards New Zealand

Did you know that the first New Zealand standard developed was for No. 8 wire? And that New Zealand was the first country in the world to establish a standard for bungy jumping? Read more »

New Zealand organic wines gain easier access to Europe

Article – BusinessDesk

New Zealand’s organic wine exports have been given a boost with the European Commission agreeing to recognise the local industry’s production methods as equivalent to its own. Read more »

Pete’s Natural Lemonade: Champions for ‘fair trade at home’

Press Release – Pete’s Natural Lemonade

Perseverance and determination to produce all-natural lemonades, made with entirely local ingredients, is paying off for Nelson artisan company, Petes Natural Lemonade. Read more »

Riesling leads NZ charge at major global competition

Press Release – NZ Winegrowers

A Central Otago Riesling has scooped two top awards at the prestigious UK-based International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC), while a Pinot Noir hailing from Wairarapa secured the competitions coveted Pinot Noir Trophy. Read more »

Drop in Animal Testing Welcome

Press Release – Humane Society International

New Zealands Drop in Animal Testing Welcome, But #BeCrueltyFree Campaigners Renew Call for Cosmetics Cruelty Ban Read more »

Consumer NZ survey reveals most trusty cars

Press Release – Consumer NZ

Skoda owners are a satisfied bunch, with 95 percent of those who responded to a Consumer NZ car reliability survey saying they would buy the same make again. Read more »

Scott Technology FY profit falls on strong kiwi, competition

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Scott Technology, the industrial automation firm, reported a 41 percent drop in annual earnings as a strong kiwi dollar and stiff competition eroded margins across all of its sectors. Read more »

UPDATED: IkeGPS shares jump on expanded defence deal

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) – IkeGPS Group, the makers of remote measuring devices, says it will beat its prospectus forecast and earn some contract revenue this year after it expanded a deal with US defence technology investor In-Q-Tel. The shares jumped. Read more »

Tru-Test major shareholder ups stake in $10M share buyback

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Agri-tech company Tru-Test Corporation has completed a $10 million share-buyback while the stake of major shareholder KTT has been boosted from 21.7 percent to 39.6 percent. KTT is a limited partnership owned by Australian private … Read more »

Innovative Milk Meter Wins Supreme Design Award

Press Release – Plastics New Zealand

Innovative Milk Meter Wins Supreme Design Award Millennium Plastics was awarded the Supreme Award at the 2014 New Zealand Plastics Industry Design Awards. Millennium won the award for their contribution to the design and development of Waikato Milking … Read more »

Orica invests $35m at Mt Maunganui

Press Release – Orica

A $35 million state-of-the-art upgrade of Oricas manufacturing facility at Mt Maunganui is being officially opened today by Mayor Stuart Crosby. Read more »

SeaDragon 1H sales rise 17% as new supply boosts production

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) – SeaDragon, which manufactures fish oil for health supplements, boosted first-half sales 17 percent after securing supply of raw material to help bolster production, and has building consents for its new refining plant worth $7.5 … Read more »

Take off the blinkers: Sustainability and Raw Materials

Press Release – Grant Thornton

The latest Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) survey reveals that New Zealand businesses are among the least concerned in the world about future access to raw materials. This begs the question as to whether there is a need for businesses … Read more »

Millennium Plastics takes out Supreme Award

Press Release – Millenium Plastics

On 3 October Hamilton-based Millennium Plastics Ltd was awarded the overall Supreme Award at the 2014 Plastics Industry Biennial Design Awards for their contribution to the design and development of Waikato Milking Systems all-new Electronic Milk … Read more »

Brother wins prestigious Good Design Awards

Press Release – Brother International NZ

Brother Industries Ltd, a parent company of Brother International (NZ) Limited, one of the leading global manufacturers of print and imaging equipment, sewing and craft machines and labelling hardware, has won the prestigious Good Design Award 2014 … Read more »

NZ Joins the Greats of World Whisky

Press Release – Alice Hansen

Oamaru, New Zealand Oct 7, 2014 New Zealand has become the first nation outside Japan and Europe to mature and release a 25 year old Single Malt whisky. Following extensive barrel selection, the company has released a limited quantity of just 484 … Read more »

PJS WITH PURPOSE

Press Release – Joint Press Release

No girl can deny the simple pleasure of slipping into her favourite PJs and getting a good nights rest. However for women diagnosed with breast cancer, drifting into a peaceful slumber is often not so easy. Read more »

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