Food companies’ job to help consumers understand choices

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

The food industry is built on trust and its up to companies to make sure their consumers understand what they are buying, says the New Zealand Country Manager for Nestl, Veronique Cremades. Read more »

Charging Ahead

Press Release – Vector

Vector, in conjunction with Kings Plant Barn Silverdale, is proud to announce the installation of two rapid chargers for electric vehicles at the popular site. Read more »

Euro Corporation resumes sales of steel mesh

Press Release – Euro Corporation

Euro Corporation is resuming sales of its SE615-500STD steel mesh, after reaching an agreement with the Commerce Commission to lift the suspension of sales announced on 4 March 2016. The company will ensure that additional tests from each batch of … Read more »

Commission lifts ‘stop’ on Euro Corporation’s steel mesh

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has lifted its advice to Euro Corporation Limited (Euro Corporation) not to sell ductile steel mesh represented as grade 500E after reaching an interim agreement. Read more »

Latest Fashion Report Helps Kiwis To Buy Ethical Brands

Press Release – Tearfund

Baptist World Aids latest fashion report helps kiwis to buy brands that dont use forced labour, child labour, or exploitation says Tearfund New Zealand. Read more »

Understanding Your Risks in Business

Press Release – Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand

The HASAW Act has placed a new set of pressures on industry, but totally justified if you look at our terrible record. If your company is already operating a compliant health and safety system, not too much changes other than an emphasis on identifying … Read more »

Bottled water concerns misplaced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The call from opposition parties for a moratorium or a new tax on consents for bottled water plants is typically uninformed and scientifically unsound in respect of dealing with the challenges New Zealand has in freshwater management, says Environment Minister … Read more »

AFFCO Talley sentencing: does the punishment fit the crime?

Press Release – Meat Workers Union

The conviction and $30,000 fine today in the Tauranga District Court for the horrific injury of a worker caught by a meat hook and left angling for nearly an hour at AFFCO Talleys Rangiuru plant in 2014 is not a sufficient deterrent, says the Meat Workers … Read more »

Water Exporters Should Pay a Royalty

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

It is economic folly and a slap in the face to New Zealanders for mainly foreign-owned companies to be allowed to export our water and sell it at a profit, when the nation receives nothing in return, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Changes to Food Licensing Fees And Charges

Press Release – Stratford District Council

The Food Act 2014 came into effect on 1 March 2016. Stratford District Council heard and considered submissions to its Food Act 2014 Fees and Charges, at the Policy and Services Committee Meeting on Tuesday 12 April. Two submissions were received. Read more »

Analysis: Deposit scheme would cost NZ $75 million a year

Press Release – The Packaging Forum

New economic analysis says the net cost of introducing a 10 cents charge on beverage containers would cost New Zealand $75 million a year. [Headline] Read more »

Ngāi Tahu Seafood opens new processing plant

Press Release – Ngai Tahu Seafoods

Ngi Tahu Seafood officially opened a new purpose-built facility in Bluff today – 15 April. Read more »

Substantial orders already secured for new UHT plant

Press Release – Westland Milk Products

Westland Milk Products has already received substantial orders for products from its new $40 million ultra high temperature (UHT) plant in Rolleston. Read more »

NZ manufacturing activity slowed for a second month

Article – BusinessDesk

April 14 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing activity slowed for a second month in March to the lowest level in five months although it remains above its longer term average. Read more »

Safer vehicles more affordable for middle New Zealand

Press Release – Automobile Association

Big or small, luxury or standard the latest release of 5 star ANCAP safety ratings show consumer choice for buying a safe vehicle is at an all-time high. The small Holden Spark, Skoda Superb, Jaguar XF and Kia QL Sportage were all released in 2016 … Read more »

Revolutionary new approach to chilled meat handling

Press Release – FoodCap

Innovative New Zealand company, FoodCap has developed a fresh approach to chilled meat material handling which it is preparing to launch on the world stage at the upcoming IFFA meat industry trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. Read more »

Michael Hill confirms plan to move primary listing to ASX

Press Release – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – Michael Hill International, the listed jewellery retailer, confirmed it will go ahead with plans to list its shares on the ASX, given most of its operations are now based in its dominant market of Australia and its financial … Read more »

Cavalier asked to explain 27% share price jump

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – The NZX has written to Cavalier Corp asking the carpet maker for an explanation for a 27 percent jump in its share price in under a week. Read more »

NZ manufacturers at most confident for five years

Article – BusinessDesk

April 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturers are the most confident they’ve been in more than five years, spurred on by a gain in exports, according to the latest survey. Read more »

phil&teds recalls early production dash™ v5 buggy frames

Press Release – Phil and Ted’s

Juvenile products company, phil&teds, is voluntarily recalling early productions of its dash v5 buggy – replacing each with a free new frame. Read more »

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