Ford, Jose Cuervo to Make Car Parts from Agave by-product

Press Release – Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company and Jose Cuervo are exploring the use of agave plants to develop a sustainable bioplastic material to incorporate in vehicles, giving the agave fibre by-product a second chance at usefulness Read more »

Dunlop at the heart of New Zealand motorsport

Press Release – Dunlop

New Zealand, 20 July 2016 Dunlops DFH racing tyre has been chosen as KartSport NZs official dry control tyre, following a rigorous selection process that saw Dunlop picked ahead of three competitor brands. Read more »

Hyundai Heavy wins $493M contract for ice-capable NZ tanker

Article – BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder, has beaten out its largest rival for the contract to build a $493 million ice-capable naval tanker for the New Zealand Defence Force which is part of an increased emphasis … Read more »

Canterbury’s largest trade show supports the rebuild

Press Release – Make Lemonade

More than 2500 building, construction, architecture and design professionals will gather at Canterburys largest biennial trade show next month to review the latest industry innovations and gain essential knowledge from world leaders. Read more »

Health and wellness priority for staff, products

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

Health and wellness is the top priority for snack company Griffins when it comes to both the staff it employs and the products it sells, as CEO Alison Barrass explains in the latest FGC Leaders Series video. Read more »

Domesitc Sales Leading Growth for Manufacturers

Press Release – NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during June 2016, shows total sales in May 2016 increased 5.37% (year on year export sales increased by 1.43% with domestic sales increasing … Read more »

NZ Yarn Appoints New CEO

Press Release – NZ Yarn

Colin McKenzie has been appointed as the new CEO for Christchurch based NZ Yarn Ltd, effective Monday, 4 July. Read more »

Food manufacturers have obligation over safety and info’

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

Food manufacturers have an obligation not only to make sure their products are safe but also to give consumers as much information about them as possible, says Len Croudis, Country Manager for SunRice. Read more »

It is all about people! – 6 July

Press Release – NZMEA

There is an obvious disconnect between our education system, both secondary and tertiary, and what industry needs to grow our economy and prosper. Manufacturers and other sectors are increasingly struggling to find the skilled staff they need to grow, … Read more »

Colonial Motor Co shares climb to month-high

Article – BusinessDesk

July 5 (BusinessDesk) – Colonial Motor Co shares rose to the highest in a month after the listed motor vehicle distributor said it expects to post a record profit in 2016. Read more »

NZ new vehicle sales jump in June

Article – BusinessDesk

July 5 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand new vehicle sales rose to their highest level for a June month for 34 years, helped by demand at the National Agricultural Fieldays. Read more »

Taking homegrown Coromandel to the Food Show

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

The front yard of an iconic Coromandel bach will set the scene for our artisan food producers when the Coromandel Food Collective takes its stand again at the Auckland Food Show from 28 July. Read more »

Lewis Road joins forces with Chelsea Winter

Press Release – Lewis Road Creamery

Lewis Road Creamery has teamed up with one of New Zealands favourite foodies to develop its latest flavoured milk, which hits supermarket fridges nationwide from Wednesday (July 6). Read more »

Fonterra the first of six companies taking Z’s new biodiesel

Article – BusinessDesk

July 1 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group is one of six cornerstone customers switching to Z Energys new biodiesel produced from meat industry tallow. Read more »

Fonterra Enhances Pre-Season Preparation

Press Release – Fonterra

A single-minded focus on effectiveness, efficiency and innovation across all aspects of Fonterras winter maintenance programme is delivering savings for the Co-operative as it gets match-fit for spring. Read more »

E Tu union, manufacturers to meet next month

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – E Tu union leaders and manufacturing representatives will pick-up talks next month in a cross-employer collective agreement spanning 600 workers and more than 80 firms. Read more »

Canstar Blue survey awards Hyundai top result

Press Release – Hyundai

Consumer research organisation Canstar Blue has named Hyundai New Zealand a 2016 winner of its Most Satisfied Customers award in the automotive category. Read more »

Research: DEET and Repel protect against Zika carrier

Press Release – Repel

New Zealanders heading to the tropics for a mid-winter getaway can be assured of 100% protection against the carrier of the Zika virus, according to the results of independent research carried out into Repel Ultra, Repel Tropical-Strength and Repel … Read more »

Launch of the BIC CLIC 60th year celebration

Press Release – BIC

This morning BIC and OfficeMax celebrated BIC CLICs 60th Birthday at OfficeMaxs head office in Auckland. Read more »

Cape Foulwind cement works closure bad news for locals

Press Release – E Tu

E t members at Holcims Cape Foulwind cement works are hanging up their boots today as the plant closes its doors. Read more »

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