Sausage-maker Hellers acquires Flavour House

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Hellers, New Zealand’s biggest producer of bacon, ham and smallgoods, has acquired family-owned packaged foods business Gramart Foods, which trades as Flavour House, for an undisclosed amount. Read more »

Revolutionary Cement Eco-Cem Launched in New Zealand

Press Release – HR Cement

Kiwi ingenuity has seen a New Zealand owned cement company take lessons from ancient Roman concrete to create and launch a ground-breaking low-carbon footprint cement that helps reduce global CO2 emissions. Read more »

Manufacturing activity ends 2016 with above-average reading

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing activity finished 2016 above its long-term average, unchanged in December from a month earlier Read more »

UPDATE: Mt Maunganui chemical spill

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Fire services remain at the scene while the clean up of an ammonia leak continues at a property on Mark Road, Mt Maunganui. Read more »

NZ Refining reports record annual throughput, margins

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 18 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining, which operates the country’s only oil refinery, said Wednesday itsannual throughput hit record levels in 2016 and its fee income for the year was the third largest earned by the company in the past … Read more »

Cawthron Institute welcomes proposal to ban microbeads

Press Release – Cawthron Institute

The Cawthron Institute has welcomed todays announcement by the Minister for the Environment to ban the sale of personal care products containing plastic microbeads. Read more »

Mitsubishi ‘Black Diamonds’ shine on world stage

Press Release – Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Motors NZ service advisor Michael Strudwick (Tawa) and technician Javan Huxtable (Nelson) pitted their wits and tested their mettle against the best of their international counterparts in Mitsubishi Motors Global Skills Competition in Tokyo … Read more »

Will history repeat?

Article – CMC Markets

The combination of strong gains by the ASX 200 yesterday followed by relatively modest gains in US markets makes a steady opening look the logical assumption for our market this morning. Read more »

Politicians split on extra test for dumping penalties

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Parliament’s commerce select committee was split on a bill which seeks to introduce an additional test before anti-dumping penalties can be imposed, with opposition MPs opposed, in the run-up to a formal investigation into … Read more »

Weak NZ wool market stokes demand for storage

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 28 (BusinessDesk) – As New Zealand heads into its main wool production season, weak overseas demand for the fibre is likely to see the countrys stockpiles rise to the highest level since the Global Financial Crisis eight years ago. Read more »

MBIE launches anti-dumping probe into Chinese steel imports

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) – The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has launched an investigation into claims Chinese galvanised steel coil imports have been dumped on the local market, causing “material injury” to New Zealand … Read more »

Rakon sells 17% stake to Taiwan’s Siward

Article – BusinessDesk

Rakon sells 17% stake to Taiwan’s Siward at 115% premium to stock price to repay debt Read more »

High value sheep milk PGP programme officially kicks off

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

[ 20 December 2016 ] Building an environmentally, socially & economically sustainable industry to meet the growing demand for sheep milk products is the goal of a new sheep milk Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme that has officially … Read more »

Charred Wood Symbolic in Tūhoe Living Building Project

Press Release – Abodo Wood

Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana is a Ngai Thoe and the Department of Conservation project, to build a Visitors Centre at Lake Waikaremoana using the principles of the Living Building and Community Challenge (a ground-breaking approach to sustainability). Read more »

Response to Commerce Commission District Court Proceedings

Press Release – Godfreys

Godfreys Limited has been cooperating with the New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) in its enquiries into disclosure requirements concerning extended warranty agreements issued by Godfreys between June 2014 and September 2015. Read more »

NZ manufacturing softer in November: PMI

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing activity softened for the second month in a row in November while holding above its long-term average. Read more »

NZMP Gold Instant Whole Milk Powder Wins Customer Approval

Press Release – Fonterra

NZMPs new Gold Instant Whole Milk Powder is proving a big hit with manufacturers and consumers around the world. Sales for the top-quality instant whole milk powder have been climbing since its launch, as consumers lap up the ingredients fresh, … Read more »

CNS Biotechnology launches a new high fibre ingredient

Press Release – CNS Biotechnology

CNS Biotechnology launches a new high fibre ingredient called FibaFit designed to promote Inner Fitness. Read more »

Electricity Authority’s Reaction an Insult to Northlanders

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Electricity Authoritys claim it knew nothing about the decision to scuttle the pulp mill project at Ngawha is an insult to every Northlander who desperately wants the economy to grow. Read more »

Fonterra to build $240 mln mozzarella plant

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra will build a $240 million mozzarella plant in South Canterbury, making it the largest producer of natural mozzarella in the Southern Hemisphere. Read more »

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