Shanahan debunks plucky NZ punching above its weight

Article – sticK

You have to give the effusive and self-effacing Greg Shanahan his due. Read more »

Fonterra starts consultation on two new SI milk driers

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Co-operative Group, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, has begun a consultation process prior to lodging consent applications to build two new high-efficiency milk powder driers at its Studholme site in South Canterbury. Read more »

CarbonScape seeks $1.5M from crowd with ‘green coke’ offer

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) – CarbonScape, which makes “green” coking charcoal, wants to raise as much as $1.5 million from equity crowd funding to commercialise its product for the steel manufacturing market. Read more »

Focus on Water Quality at Te Waihora Living Water Open Day

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra and the Department of Conservation (DOC) held an open day to update the local community on their 10-year Living Water programme to improve water quality in the Te Waihora catchment in Canterbury. Read more »

Cavalier Wool Holdings merger with NZWSI

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received an application from Cavalier Wool Holdings Limited (Cavalier) seeking authorisation to acquire New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds (WSI) wool scouring business. Read more »

International Awards Coup for Hamilton Printing Company

Press Release – Admark Visual Imaging

The awards keep rolling in for Hamilton-based printing company, Admark Visual Imaging, winning overnight four international awards. Read more »

$8 Billion Tech Industry Shows Record Growth

Press Release – Technology Investment Network

New Zealand s Tech Export Sectors revenue has increased by 62% over the last decade to a record $8.3Billion, says the Technology Investment Network in its tenth annual TIN100 Report released today. The report measures the performance of the New … Read more »

1080-baited pellets no risk to Rolleston residents

Press Release – Pest Control Research

The business behind the plan to manufacture possum bait pellets containing the pesticide 1080 at Rollestons Izone industrial park says there is no risk to peoples health or the environment in the proposal. Read more »

Goodyear and Dunlop tyre products given efficiency tick

Press Release – Dinniss

The New Zealand government agency, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), has identified 186 tyres as fuel efficient as part of its new ENERGYWISE programme. Of these products, 101 are Goodyear or Dunlop branded passenger and SUV … Read more »

Hyundai Genesis lifts the active safety bar – AA

Press Release – Automobile Association

Hyundais luxury offering to the market, the Genesis sedan will reach New Zealand with a 5 star Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) rating. The large car is the latest rated Hyundai to achieve the maximum ANCAP safety rating for a … Read more »

Kiwinet Challenge for new mussel-processing technologies

Press Release – KiwiNet

Sanford Limited is taking on a KiwiNet Business Challenge to uncover novel proposals for high-speed automated technologies that will help it process its current daily rate of 1.5 million mussels. Read more »

Rockburn Pinot Noir #1 in New Zealand with Cuisine Magazine

Press Release – Rockburn Pinot Noir

Rockburn Wines have beaten stiff competition to take out the number one spot for Pinot Noir with Cuisine magazines just-released New Zealand Pinot Noir Tasting. Read more »

UPDATE: Nuplex shares rise 3.9% on sale of ANZ units

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: Nuplex shares rise 3.9% on sale of ANZ units to CHAMP backed company Read more »

Nuplex agrees to sell ANZ units to Champ for A$127.5 mln

Article – BusinessDesk

Nuplex agrees to sell ANZ units to Champ-backed company for A$127.5 mln Read more »

Cavalier and NZ Wool Services to merge wool scouring units

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Cavalier Wool Holdings and New Zealand Wool Services International will merge their two wool scouring operations, handing Melbourne-based Lempriere the biggest stake in the new business. Read more »

Hellaby expects to complete at least one acquisition in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Hellaby Holdings, the diversified investment company, expects to proceed with at least one acquisition this financial year as it looks to further broaden its portfolio. Read more »

Government work programme checks out for business

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

The surprising quality of today’s speech by the Prime Minister is the balance between its business focus and strong set of social initiatives, said Kim Campbell, chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association. Read more »

Airwork sees annual profit growth of 48%

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Airwork Holdings, the aviation service firm which listed on the stock exchange last December, expects to lift annual profit 48 percent in the current year, with first-half earnings tipped to beat its offer document forecast … Read more »

Proposed Air Quality Bylaw tackles pollution

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Councils Regulatory and Bylaws Committee adopted a draft Air Quality Bylaw today to tackle Aucklands air pollution. The proposed bylaw has been recommended as a way of meeting national air quality standards, as required by the Government. Read more »

Enztec Wins NZ Innovator Awards

Press Release – Enztec

Enztec is proud to have won the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2014 for its Quad Sparing Knee Replacement Instruments in the categories of Innovation in Health & Science and Export Innovator of the Year. Read more »

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