May maintenance for refinery

Press Release – Refining NZ

Process units at Refining NZ will begin shutting down for three weeks of planned maintenance starting Saturday 2 May. Read more »

Chinese rail engineers have a right to NZ conditions

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Chinese rail engineers currently working in New Zealand are being short-changed their rightful wage entitlements under New Zealand labour law, the Council of Trade Unions said today. Read more »

Hancock NZ chief McCallum upbeat on outlook for timber

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Hancock Forest Management (NZ), the local division of the world’s largest timberland investment manager, is confident about the outlook for New Zealand timber. Read more »

4-star ANCAPs: attention to structural integrity needed

Press Release – New Zealand Automobile Association

Both the 2014 Mini Cooper 3 and the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer fall short of a 5-star ANCAP rating after crash tests reveal the driver could be seriously injured due to a lack of structural protection. Read more »

ERRIAM label takes next step at iD Fashion Week

Press Release – PERRIAM

ERRIAM label takes next step at iD Fashion Week Kiwi fashion designer Christina Perriam is set to gain national and international recognition by showcasing her first-ever PERRIAM Woman Winter range on the catwalk at iD Fashion Week. After successfully … Read more »

NZ manufacturing dips in March, remains in expansion

Article – BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing activity fell in March, while remaining in expansion, although employment contracted and new orders slowed. Read more »

US burger demand bodes well for NZ beef farmers: economist

Article – BusinessDesk

April 15 (BusinessDesk) – A trend towards eating out in the US, which saw sales at restaurants and bars overtake spending at grocery stores for the first time last month, bodes well for New Zealand farmers who produce beef for hamburger patties, … Read more »

Next Capital mulls possible IPO, trade sale for Vitaco

Article – BusinessDesk

April 14 (BusinessDesk) – The private equity owners of Vitaco Health Group, the trans-Tasman health foods manufacturer, are mulling a possible initial public offering or trade sale to Asian food companies, according to Australian media reports. Read more »

The New Zealand Merino Company secures US apparel contract

Press Release – The New Zealand Merino Comany Ltd

The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) has secured a new $8 million fibre supply contract with United States sock and apparel manufacturer SmartWool. Read more »

Scott Technology first-half profit rises 40%

Article – BusinessDesk

April 14 (BusinessDesk) – Scott Technology, the industrial automation firm, posted a 40 percent gain in first-half profit as sales from recent acquisitions helped drive revenue growth. Read more »

Which appliances stores rank in the top positions in Google?

Press Release – FIRST digital

FIRST, an award-winning team of smart Digital Marketers who have helped over 300 companies across 100 industries achieve success online, has just released a new industry report showing how visible home appliances store are within Googles search engine. Read more »

Cubic Defence NZ targets corporate, military sales

Article – BusinessDesk

April 10 (BusinessDesk) – High-tech exporter Cubic Defence NZ is setting its sights on selling military training systems to corporate customers. Read more »

Rural women and olive oil – what a great mix!

Press Release – Rural Women New Zealand

Rural women and olive oil what a great mix! And it all came about over a cup of coffee Read more »

Nuplex beefs up investment plans across Asia

Article – BusinessDesk

April 9 (BusinessDesk) Nuplex Industries, the specialty chemicals manufacturer, is exploring more investment opportunities across Asia, having shifted its businesses away from the firms traditional markets in Australia and New Zealand. Read more »

Kiwi fashionable underwear solves daily incontinence problem

Press Release – Confitex

A million New Zealanders a quarter of the population experience incontinence. Now a Kiwi company has developed a fashionable hi-tech option that looks and feels like normal underwear. Read more »

Fletcher trading shows building products not plain sailing

Article – BusinessDesk

April 7 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building’s shares missed out on the rally in New Zealand shares in the past five years and Graeme Hart’s Carter Holt Harvey will face similar pressures if it returns to public ownership this year, investors say. Read more »

Infant formula marketing decision welcomed

Press Release – Infant Nutrition Council

The Infant Nutrition Council (INC) welcomes the Commerce Commission confirmation of the authorisation of the INC’s Code of Practice for marketing infant formula. Read more »

Confidence takes a hit

Press Release – Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during March 2015, shows total sales in February 2015 decreased 18.20% (year on year export sales decreased by 27.06% with domestic sales … Read more »

Fonterra likely to increase farmer payout for 2015/16

Article – BusinessDesk

April 2 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group is likely to increase its forecast payout to dairy farmers next season by enough to make production profitable for most farmers as lower global milk supply drives up prices, according to economists who … Read more »

F&P Appliances records surge in global sales, loss narrows

Article – BusinessDesk

April 2 (BusinessDesk) – Fisher & Paykel Appliances, the Auckland-based manufacturer and consumer credit company owned by China’s Haier Group, narrowed its full-year loss in 2014 after sales growth across all its markets drove a 46 percent gain in … Read more »

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