90-day trial periods, “take a chance on me” legislation

Press Release – EMA

Findings from a nationwide survey of employers have found that the 90-day trial periods should be called the “take a chance on me” legislation. Read more »

Plastics campaigners disappointed by announcement

Press Release – Kiwi Bottle Drive

Plastics campaigners and a local Auckland artist creating a plastic art installation for World Environment Day this morning, were disappointed to hear the governments latest red herring plan to tackle plastic pollution. Read more »

Plastic pledge is rubbish

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Plastic pledge is rubbish Tuesday, June 5 : Greenpeace warns that todays announcement of the “Beat Plastic Pollution” declaration is an industry-led false solution for tackling the scourge of plastic pollution in our oceans. Read more »

Action on plastic announced on World Environment Day

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Eugenie Sage Associate Minister for the Environment 5 June 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Action on plastic announced on World Environment Day Read more »

Wilmar drives growth through Chelsea maker NZ Sugar Co

Article – BusinessDesk

June 1 (BusinessDesk) – Wilmar International is extracting a return from its investment in New Zealand’s sugar industry, selling more raw materials to its local unit and taking $11 million in dividends last year. Read more »

Fletcher’s Laminex exits 10-year investment in Southland MDF

Article – BusinessDesk

Fletcher’s Laminex exits 10-year investment in Southland MDF plant with sale to Daiken Read more »

Ben & Jerry’s Unveils Flavours with Everything But the Cow

Press Release – Ben and Jerry’s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ben & Jerrys Unveils Two New Flavours with Everything But the Cow Read more »

IkeGPS narrows annual loss through sales growth

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – IkeGPS, the unprofitable laser measurement tool maker, narrowed its annual loss after lifting sales 37 percent and cutting a fifth from its wage bill, and is optimistic positive cash flow generated in the fourth quarter will persist, … Read more »

Bitter taste of Cadbury PR push

Press Release – Etu NZ

A promotional road show by Cadbury owner, Mondelez, will likely serve as a bitter reminder for many New Zealanders of what happened to Cadbury Dunedin, says E t. Read more »

UC scientist developing infinitely rechargeable batteries

Press Release – University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury chemistry expert, Dr Deborah Crittenden is a finalist in the sixth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards, designed to celebrate impact from science through successful research commercialisation in New Zealand … Read more »

Commerce Commission warns Apple over likely breaches of Fair

Article – Commerce Commission

May 30 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to Apple that it likely has breached New Zealand’s Fair Trading Act with misleading statements about the rights of its customers under the Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA) and replacements … Read more »

EPA: Plastic microbeads ban kicks in on 7 June

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority will be responsible for new rules to protect people and New Zealands environment from plastic microbeads. Some products containing plastic microbeads will be banned from sale from Thursday 7 June 2018, says Dr Fiona … Read more »

Food tech and money speeding up change: Protein Conference

Press Release – ProteinTech

An upcoming conference in Auckland on alternative proteins offering consumers new food choices will include a debate on whether new plant-based proteins will disrupt traditional meat producers markets or simply bring more cheaper food choices to … Read more »

Steel & Tube won’t pay final dividend, may need equity raise

Article – BusinessDesk

May 29 (BusinessDesk) – Steel & Tube Holdings is unlikely to pay a final dividend this financial year and may have to raise equity as its earnings and debt come under pressure, according to research house Craigs Investment Partners. Read more »

Synlait’s liquid packaging facility is on track

Press Release – Synlait

Synlait Milk (NZX: SML; ASX: SM1) is pleased with the progress made on the building of its advanced liquid dairy packaging facility by Tetra Pak. Read more »

Otago researchers develop ground-breaking communication tech

Press Release – University of Otago

In the ongoing quest for better, faster and higher-quality wireless communication, University of Otago researchers are leading the way. Read more »

Hawkes Bay Dairy Company Tackles Plastic Bottle Mountain

Press Release – Origin Earth

PRESS RELEASE- Small Hawkes Bay Dairy Company Tackles Plastic Bottle Mountain. Hawkes Bay dairy processor, Origin Earth, this week launches its vision to remove 2500 two litre plastic milk bottles from the recycling waste stream every week. Read more »

Rabobank: Dare Not to Dairy

Press Release – Rabobank

Dairy alternatives are on a rise as consumers are increasingly going dairy-free, particularly when it comes to fluid milk used on things like cereal or in coffees. More recently, biotechnology has entered the arena, brewing milk proteins through … Read more »

Metro Performance Glass going back to basics

Article – BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – Metro Performance Glass said earnings will be relatively unchanged this year as the company beds in its “back to basics” strategy. Read more »

Steel & Tube shares plunge 24% after company flags loss

Article – BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) – Steel & Tube Holdings expects to post a loss this financial year and breach its banking covenants after a restructuring that will see it exit its plastics business and write down the value of its assets. Read more »

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