Changes to Food Licensing Fees And Charges

Press Release – Stratford District Council

The Food Act 2014 came into effect on 1 March 2016. Stratford District Council heard and considered submissions to its Food Act 2014 Fees and Charges, at the Policy and Services Committee Meeting on Tuesday 12 April. Two submissions were received. Read more »

Analysis: Deposit scheme would cost NZ $75 million a year

Press Release – The Packaging Forum

New economic analysis says the net cost of introducing a 10 cents charge on beverage containers would cost New Zealand $75 million a year. [Headline] Read more »

Ngāi Tahu Seafood opens new processing plant

Press Release – Ngai Tahu Seafoods

Ngi Tahu Seafood officially opened a new purpose-built facility in Bluff today – 15 April. Read more »

Substantial orders already secured for new UHT plant

Press Release – Westland Milk Products

Westland Milk Products has already received substantial orders for products from its new $40 million ultra high temperature (UHT) plant in Rolleston. Read more »

NZ manufacturing activity slowed for a second month

Article – BusinessDesk

April 14 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing activity slowed for a second month in March to the lowest level in five months although it remains above its longer term average. Read more »

Safer vehicles more affordable for middle New Zealand

Press Release – Automobile Association

Big or small, luxury or standard the latest release of 5 star ANCAP safety ratings show consumer choice for buying a safe vehicle is at an all-time high. The small Holden Spark, Skoda Superb, Jaguar XF and Kia QL Sportage were all released in 2016 … Read more »

Revolutionary new approach to chilled meat handling

Press Release – FoodCap

Innovative New Zealand company, FoodCap has developed a fresh approach to chilled meat material handling which it is preparing to launch on the world stage at the upcoming IFFA meat industry trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. Read more »

Michael Hill confirms plan to move primary listing to ASX

Press Release – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – Michael Hill International, the listed jewellery retailer, confirmed it will go ahead with plans to list its shares on the ASX, given most of its operations are now based in its dominant market of Australia and its financial … Read more »

Cavalier asked to explain 27% share price jump

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – The NZX has written to Cavalier Corp asking the carpet maker for an explanation for a 27 percent jump in its share price in under a week. Read more »

NZ manufacturers at most confident for five years

Article – BusinessDesk

April 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturers are the most confident they’ve been in more than five years, spurred on by a gain in exports, according to the latest survey. Read more »

phil&teds recalls early production dash™ v5 buggy frames

Press Release – Phil and Ted’s

Juvenile products company, phil&teds, is voluntarily recalling early productions of its dash v5 buggy – replacing each with a free new frame. Read more »

Is New Zealand Ready for Its Police Going Renegade?

Press Release – Fiat Chrysler NZ Limited

With the production of the cars that make up New Zealands traditional police cars coming to an end perhaps its time that New Zealand police should consider following their British counterparts and becoming Renegade Cops. Read more »

Boutique breweries win big at New World Beer & Cider Awards

Press Release – New World Beer and Cider Awards

The debates have raged, the discussions have been passionate and some tough decisions have been made and finally, New World is delighted to announce the results of the 2016 Beer & Cider Awards. Read more »

Manufactured exports take off – confidence boosted

Press Release – Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during March 2016, shows total sales in February 2016 increased 64.29% (year on year export sales increased by 74.42% with domestic sales … Read more »

Nuplex signs Scheme Implementation Agreement with Allnex

Press Release – Nuplex

Further to the announcement of 15 February 2016, Nuplex Industries Limited (NZX/ASX: NPX, “Nuplex”) today advises that it has entered into a Scheme Implementation Agreement (SIA) with Allnex Belgium SA/NV (Allnex), a leading global coating resins … Read more »

Plain packaging: why are we waiting?

Press Release – Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition, along with groups like the Cancer Society, has been advocating for plain packaging since the measure was adopted in Australia back in 2011. Similar legislation was introduced here in 2014 but has been back-burnered due to Government … Read more »

Natural Health & Supplementary Products Bill

Press Release – Health Freedom NZ

The Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill now only needs tohave its final reading and it becomes law, which is expected to take effect around June 2016. Read more »

Steel & Tube ‘maintains confidence’ in seismic mesh

Press Release – BusinessDesk

April 7 (BusinessDesk) – Steel & Tube Holdings has reiterated its confidence in its seismic mesh and says Commerce Commission tests that showed it didn’t meet the requirements of the standard only involved a handful of sheets, some made nine … Read more »

Lewis Road’s chocolate milk laps up international success

Press Release – Lewis Road Creamery

Lewis Road Creamerys ever-popular Fresh Chocolate Milk has been selected to go head-to-head with the most ground-breaking food products from around the globe at the World Tour by SIAL Awards. Read more »

Update on steel mesh investigation

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission welcomes Steel & Tubes decision not to sell SE seismic steel mesh until the mesh has been through a dual testing process and the company has test results that demonstrate compliance with the standard. Read more »

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