Investment paves the way for future growth at Giesen Wines

Press Release – Giesen Wines

January 9, 2015 – Investment in new equipment is helping Giesen Wines to replenish the soil in its vineyards, allowing for healthier vines, high quality fruit and ultimately excellent wine. Read more »

Fakes fail at the border

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service

Customs made over 400 interceptions of counterfeit goods last year, totalling over 43,000 branded items. The most common fakes were branded sports clothes and caps, clothing, smartphones and accessories, footwear and toys from childrens films. Read more »

Watson’s US dairy venture to merge into iced tea maker

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Eric Watson, the expatriate New Zealand businessman with a fortune estimated at $400 million in the National Business Review 2014 Rich List, is changing tack with his planned US dairy farming venture, with plans to merge the … Read more »

Renaissance to brew the world’s first “crowd-brewed” beer?

Press Release – Renaissance Brewing

Multi Award winning Renaissance Brewing is excited to announce that on the 13th January it will be undertaking an exciting new brew, a crowd-brewed beer. Read more »

Education Ministry faces smaller bill for leaky schools

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Education Ministry faces smaller bill than feared for leaky schools, as Carter suit looms Read more »

New high performance filling system step change for produce

Press Release – BBC Technologies

BBC Technologies will this week be displaying the worlds fastest fresh produce filling machine at an influential United States fruit and vegetable conference and trade show. Read more »

Sealegs fined $8,000 by NZX over shortfall of independents

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Sealegs Corp, the amphibious vehicle maker, has been fined $8,000 and publicly censured by the New Zealand Markets Disciplinary Tribunal after failing to maintain the minimum number of independent directors on its board. Read more »

Vega Appoints Former Tait Exec as CEO

Press Release – Vega

Arjen Maarleveld, former Global Operations Manager for Tait Communications, has joined Vega as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Wellington-based company. Read more »

Martin Jetpack reviews ASX listing as Chinese investor commi

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand jetpack maker, Martin Aircraft Co, has secured more than twice the $25 million funding it has been seeking in a proposed initial public offering on the Australian Stock Exchange to commercialise its single person … Read more »

New building for Tetra Pak at Waikato Innovation Park

Press Release – Waikato Innovation Park

Waikato Innovation Park has signed an agreement with existing tenant, Tetra Pak, to construct a custom-built national headquarters on its Hamilton East campus. The new building will be the fourth constructed on the Parks campus since it opened … Read more »

Infant formula body applauds new export labelling standard

Press Release – Infant Nutrition Council

The Infant Nutrition Council applauds the implementation of a new standard for the labelling of infant formula exports from New Zealand, says Chief Executive Jan Carey. Read more »

Steel & Tube mulls position on Lewis Holdings judgment

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Steel & Tube Holdings is considering its legal position after an interim judgment found in favour of Lewis Holdings’ $1.75 million claim over a disputed lease contract. Read more »

A new standard for labelling of export infant formula

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today issued a new standard to clarify the labelling requirements for exports of infant formula. Read more »

New labelling standard for infant formula

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed a new standard under the Animal Products Act that clarifies the labelling requirements for infant formula exports. Read more »

Strong sales for sections in Central Otago technology park

Press Release – Harcourts

Cromwell will soon have a vibrant innovation and technology park with more than 20 of 42 available sections on the Highlands Motorsport Park site already sold. Harcourts is the exclusive agent for the project. Read more »

Reserve Bank: Brighter Money Update

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank has today released a Bulletin article explaining how it chose the designs for the next series of New Zealand banknotes. The article takes readers through the design process, including the often intricate challenges of ensuring that the … Read more »

IkeGPS’s COO Paul Brewerton resigns, no replacement sought

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Paul Brewerton, chief operating officer of ikeGPS Group, has left the remote measuring devices and software company and will not be replaced. Read more »

Dairy Price Lift, Need for Fonterra to Deliver Value-Add

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

While the 2.4 percent rise in GlobalDairyTrade, the biggest increase since 3 December 2013, is good news for New Zealands embattled dairy farmers at Christmas time, what they really need is for Fonterra to deliver on the value-add promise made at … Read more »

Turning up the heat on working conditions

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A Jobs That Count campaign has the full support of Labour, the partys Labour Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. Read more »

Comvita shortfall bookbuild priced at 7% premium

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Comvita, the Te Puke-based maker of health products based on manuka honey, raised $24.4 million as strong demand in the yesterday’s shortfall bookbuild saw investors pay a 7 percent premium to the rights issue. Read more »

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