Time to pull our collective heads out of the sand

Press Release – NZMEA

Yesterdays release of Treasurys Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU) provides a fairly sobering forecast of our ability to grow wealth in and for New Zealand, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association. Read more »

Bapcor happy with Hellaby’s automotive unit

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 23 (BusinessDesk) – ASX-listed Bapcor is pleased with the “upside potential” from the automotive unit acquired with the takeover of Hellaby Holdings and is actively seeking buyers for its New Zealand resources and footwear divisions. Read more »

CORRECT: Cavalier sinks into the red

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Cavalier Corp sank back into the red after the overhaul of the wool carpet maker’s operations proved more expensive and more prolonged than expected, raising flags over the company’s ability to keep operating as a going concern. Read more »

MEUG welcomes O-I New Zealand as latest member

Press Release – Major Electricity Users Group

The Major Electricity Users Group (MEUG) welcomes O-I New Zealand as the latest member of MEUG. Read more »

MPI Manuka honey standard delay ‘unacceptable’ says UMFHA

Press Release – UMF Honey Association

Issued by UMF Honey Association (UMFHA) Spokesperson John Rawcliffe The Ministry for Primary Industrys (MPI) announcement that it is, once again, delaying finalisation of its definition and standard for Mnuka honey is unacceptable for both the industry … Read more »

World-first Kiwi sporting solution helps goalball grow

Press Release – Packaworld

The worlds first inflatable goalball goal has been created by a Kiwi company, offering a sport previously hampered by cumbersome equipment a new avenue to be easily transported and played in a wider variety of venues. Read more »

Be in to win prizes by recycling your oral care waste

Press Release – TerraCycle

Local schools, non for profit clubs and community groups are invited to take part in in the Colgate Better World Recycling Project for their chance to win prizes simply by collecting oral care waste. Read more »

Voluntary Health Star labelling on the rise

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Food manufacturers are upping the ante when it comes to using the Health Star Ratings systems on food labels, Minister for Food Safety David Bennett says. Read more »

Construction industry develops practical plan

Press Release – New Zealand Construction Industry Council

New Zealands building and construction industry developed a practical plan to help respond to the countrys building and construction needs at the all-of-industry Constructive Forum, which was held on 2-4 August in Auckland. Read more »

Water Bottlers Will Close If Labour Policy Implemented

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Water Bottlers Will Close If Labour Policy Implemented Why not charge for the litres consented, rather than the amount taken Charging water exporters a per litre levy will penalise a small, struggling New Zealand industry and lead to company closures … Read more »

Karma Cola Launches Cherry Cola

Press Release – Karma Cola

The Roxy Cinema and Karma Cola have mixed pop and pop culture by dropping a cherry bomb, and baby its a firework. Inspired by Hollywood romance and Americana, Roxy Cherry Cola is bringing sexy back to moviegoers taste buds this August. Read more »

US approval for ‘grass-fed’ infant formula will take longer

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Synlait Milk, the NZX-listed milk processor, said regulatory approval for its ‘grass-fed’ infant formula in the US is taking longer than expected. Read more »

NZ Manufacturing Sector Expansion Levels Evenly Spread

Press Release – Business NZ

Evenly spread New Zealand’s manufacturing sector saw expansion levels evenly spread across the five main indices during July, according to the BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). Read more »

NZ Beverage Council responds to Labour’s water policy

Press Release – NZ Beverage Council

New Zealands water bottlers are open to discussions about charging for commercial water use but these discussions must be based on fact. Read more »

GMT Invests Additional $107 Million into Auckland Industrial

Press Release – Goodman NZ

Goodman (NZ) Limited, the Manager of Goodman Property Trust (GMT or Trust), is pleased to announce a package of six new industrial development projects totalling $107.0 million [1] . Read more »

Second extra tax would hit regions hard

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Second extra tax would hit regions hard The Labour Partys proposed water tax would hit regional economies hard by picking on farmers, horticulturalists and wine growers, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. Regions like Bay of Plenty, Hawkes … Read more »

Labour’s water tax policy to hit consumers and the East Coast

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

Reacting to todays announcement of Labours freshwater policy, Irrigation New Zealand CEO Andrew Curtis said: ‘Labour’s water tax would affect every New Zealander. Read more »

The Pure Food Co’s puree food about to take off

Press Release – Make Lemonade

One of New Zealands fastest rising consumer production companies, The Pure Food Co, is about to take off as it has opened a massive new manufacturing facility in Auckland. Read more »

Manufacturers Set Out Top 10 Policies for General Election

Press Release – NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association

9 August – On Monday, the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) hosted a forum to discuss policy issues of importance to manufacturers, featuring Hon Steven Joyce, National MP and Minister for Finance and Infrastructure, Grant … Read more »

NZBC Calls for Balance in Debate over Water Use

Press Release – NZ Beverage Council

Tuesday 8 August – NZBC calls for balance in the debate over water use The New Zealand Beverage Council (NZBC) is calling for balance in the discussion about water bottling and fresh water use generally. Read more »

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