Groundbreaking Bioactive Supplement Launch at Expo West

Press Release – Manuka Health NZ

Manuka Health, one of New Zealands most succesful and fastest growing honey brands, is preparing to unveil MGO Manuka Honey with CycloPower, an advanced natural bioactive supplement, at Expo West in California, the worlds largest tradeshow … Read more »

Entrepreneur Appointed to Chair Wedgelock Board

Press Release – Wedgelock

Globally recognized designer and supplier of excavator Quick Couplers, Wedgelock Equipment Ltd, has appointed Auckland business leader, Tenby Powell as Company Chairman. Read more »

Bürgen challenges Vogels to a “Which tastes better?” battle

Press Release – Burgen

Auckland, 20 February, 2015 This weekend sees the opening rounds of a contest between the current title holder and a former champ making a strong comeback. But the contest wont take place on a sports field. It will be fought and won in the … Read more »

Leading motorhome manufacturers to launch new models

Press Release – Enthuse

TrailLite, Allisee Autohomes, RV Supercentre, SmartRV and Auckland Motor Homes are among a number of leading motorhome and RV industry players who have chosen the Covi SuperShow in Auckland next month to not only exclusively exhibit at the show, but … Read more »

AMP Capital halves its stake in Skellerup

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Fund manager AMP Capital Investors (New Zealand) has halved its stake in Skellerup Holdings, while remaining a substantial shareholder of the industrial rubber goods firm. Read more »

Lovenotes hits 500,000 milestone

Press Release – Lovenotes

Auckland-based thoughtful stationery company Lovenotes is halfway to completing its monumental milestone of reusing one million pieces of office scrap paper and transforming them into beautiful notebooks. Read more »

GPG’s Coats sells EMEA crafts unit for US$10 mln

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Guinness Peat Group’s Coats unit, the UK threadmaker, has agreed to sell its Europe, Middle East, and Asia crafts unit for US$10 million, which has been a drag on earnings over the past year. Read more »

Nuplex shares jump 6.7% on positive outlook for earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Nuplex Industries shares jumped 6.7 percent to a three-month high after the specialty chemicals maker confirmed it expects to meet its annual earnings forecast as it benefits from a reorganisation of its business. Read more »

Short-lived chemicals threaten ozone progress

Press Release – Science Media Centre

19 February, 2015 Scientists report that chemicals that are not controlled by a United Nations treaty designed to protect the Ozone Layer are contributing to ozone depletion. Read more »

iSocket Information About Power Outages in NZ

Press Release – iSocket

– Prompt notification of a power outage helps to avoid the costly damage they can cause. Without committing themselves to a monthly fee, customers get a cell phone alert that gives them time to take corrective action. Read more »

Fonterra’s Wilson says dairy prices at level to hit forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group chairman John Wilson said dairy prices need to be trading around the level of this weeks GlobalDairyTrade auction to hit the current seasonal forecast of $4.70 per kilogram of milksolids. Read more »

Nuplex plans share buy-back, half-year jumps on abnormals

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Nuplex Industries, the specialty chemicals maker, more than tripled first-half earnings after it profited from the sale of two non-core businesses and because the year earlier period included significant one-time costs. Read more »

Skellerup 1H profit falls 10%, missing forecast; shares fall

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Skellerup Holdings, the industrial rubber goods firm, said first-half profit fell 10 percent and annual earnings growth may stall after Australian mining customers delayed maintenance spending. Read more »

Tenon delivers $2m profit in first half, divvies in 2016

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Tenon, whose locally produced wood mouldings are sold in the US, turned a first-half profit as an improving US housing market pushed revenue, as forecast by the company, and signalled plans to pay dividends in the 2016 financial … Read more »

Souter invests $12 million in double deck buses for Auckland

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Souter Investments, the global public transport company owned by Scottish transport entrepreneur Brian Souter, is investing $12 million in 15 new double-decker buses for Auckland. Read more »

Jeanswest ordered to pay more damages after copyright appeal

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) – The Court of Appeal has ordered Australian company Jeanswest to pay additional damages, but stopped short of imposing a permanent ban, for infringing Dutch clothing firm G-Star Raw’s copyright on biker jeans, said to be inspired by … Read more »

Fonterra kicks off $144M partnership with Dutch cheese maker

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Co-operative Group, the worlds largest dairy exporter, has commissioned a new dairy ingredients plant in Heerenveen, in the north of the Netherlands, its first wholly-owned and operated ingredients plant in Europe. Read more »

Four Weeks until Airborne National Honey Week Returns

Press Release – Airborne Honey

The 2015 Airborne National Honey Week is only four weeks away, kicking off on Monday 16 March. Tying in with the end of the New Zealand honey harvest, it will be a celebration of the countrys sweetest natural resource, with a particular emphasis on the versatility, … Read more »

A message to gardeners wanting the perfect lawn

Press Release – Agcarm

Home gardeners attending to pesky weeds in their lawns need to be mindful of what they are spraying them with, especially when composting lawn clippings. Read more »

Orora targets 15% energy savings

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

One of New Zealands leading manufacturers, Orora, aims to save up to 15% of its energy as part of an ambitious 3 year plan developed with the support of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). Orora manufactures packaging for a … Read more »

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