Hart’s Reynolds mulls ownership of Evergreen, Closures, SIG

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand billionaire Graeme Hart’s Reynolds Group is considering the sale of three units that make up more than a third of his global packaging empire’s earnings. Read more »

New model predicts pasture response to nitrogen

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

A new model that can more accurately predict pasture responses to nitrogen is now available for farmers throughout the country. Read more »

Australian Eco Designer Woos Crowd in NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed

Western Australian designer Zuhal Kuvan-Mills of Green Embassy wood the crowd at New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed (NZs Eco Fashion Week) held in Lower Hutt, New Zealand over the weekend. Read more »

Drinks Writer launches kiwi CRAFT on Kicks

Press Release – Kiwi Craft

Drinks writer and editor of the upcoming magazine Eat NZ Jules van Cruysen released into the wild his first Kickstarter campaign on the morning of Thursday the 24th of July for kiwi CRAFT , a guide book to New Zealand beer, breweries, brewers and … Read more »

Cottonsoft Follows up Dunedin Expansion with Eco Award

Press Release – Cottonsoft

Operating in the highly competitive FMCG space, toilet tissue and paper towel manufacturer Cottonsoft is cementing its market leadership following the recent expansion of its Dunedin manufacturing facility. Having earned the sought-after ECNZ (Environmental … Read more »

New food app puts the microscope on ingredients in foods

Press Release – Foodeye

Kiwis have an easy new way to make the right food choices to meet their needs with the launch of New Zealands latest food app, Foodeye. Read more »

Fresh New Look for NZers’ Favourite Herbal Tonic Range

Press Release – Harker Herbals

New Zealands most iconic brand of herbal products is celebrating over 30 years in the market with a fresh new look and name in preparation for its next exciting phase. Read more »

Adams: Agcarm Annual Conference

Press Release – New Zealand Government

I firstly want to acknowledge the significant contribution members of Agcarm make to New Zealand. Read more »

Wood Treatment Specialists Converge on Australia and NZ

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

Like it or not, thermally and chemically modified wood along with wood plastic composites (WPCs) are now a commercial reality. Theyre already being produced in commercial quantities in both Australia and New Zealand. Theyre competing – but can complement … Read more »

Moa makes $500k placement, offers $5.25 mln in rights

Article – BusinessDesk

Jul. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Moa Group, the unprofitable boutique beer maker, raised $500,000 from five institutional investors and plans to raise up to $5.25 million in a discounted rights issue to existing shareholders. Read more »

Radisson Blu Fiji Imports NZ Outdoor Furniture

Press Release – OceanWeave

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji has recently renovated their property with new outdoor furniture imported from New Zealand. Boasting 5-stars, Radisson Blu is no stranger to luxury with its outstanding views and amenities including four lagoon pools. The decision … Read more »

Asian markets driving growth for NZ food & beverage exports

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Consumer demand in East and South East Asia for high value foods and beverages is driving export growth and diversification, a new Government report shows. Read more »

Sealord appoints ex-McCain Food’s exec Yung as new CEO

Article – BusinessDesk

July 24 (BusinessDesk) – Sealord Group has appointed former McCain Foods boss Steve Yung as its new chief executive, replacing Graham Stuart who is leaving after seven years in charge of New Zealand’s second-largest fishing company. Read more »

Toddlers Now Get Benefits Of Probiotics

Press Release – BLIS Technologies

Dunedin-based BLIS Technologies has launched a new probiotic powder suitable for children as young as six months old. The powder, part of the BLIS K12 product range, is aimed at introducing healthy bacteria into the mouth and throats of young … Read more »

Outstanding Success at LA Competition

Press Release – Olives New Zealand

New Zealands Outstanding Success at the 2014 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition Read more »

Redundancies at Fonterra packaging facility in Waikato

Press Release – Dairy Workers Union

The Dairy Workers Union says redundancies at a Fonterra packaging plant in Waikato will come as a heavy blow to those affected and the union will be doing everything it can to support workers. Read more »

Griffin’s to ramp up exports under new ownership, CEO says

Article – BusinessDesk

July 23 (BusinessDesk) – Griffin’s Foods, the maker of Gingernuts and Eta brand snacks, plans to lift exports to more than 50 percent of sales within five years by leveraging new owner Universal Robina Corp’s links in southeast Asia, says incoming chief executive … Read more »

Large amount of meth found at an address near Whangarei

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police located some methamphetamine worth more than $100,000 during a search warrant at an address north of Whangarei yesterday. The search was carried out early in the morning by the Whangarei Tactical Crime Unit with support from the Armed Offenders … Read more »

Nuance Unveils Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13

Press Release – Nuance Communications

Nuance Communications Australia today announced Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 the fastest and most accurate speech recognition software available for the PC. Dragon transforms the PC experience by turning your voice into text and actionable commands … Read more »

Fonterra to lay off up to 110 staff at Waikato packing plant

Article – BusinessDesk

July 23 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, may lay off a third of its workers at the Canpac packing facility in Waikato, which it plans to focus on paediatric nutritional products. Read more »

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