NZ’s disability seating innovator receives award

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Medifab, a New Zealand leader in providing specialised equipment for people with disabilities and medical difficulties, has won an international award for its new life-enhancing technology. Read more »

Chinese control of our meat industry

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says Silver Fern Farms shareholders will regret selling majority control of their co-op to the Chinese but expects the Overseas Investment Office will greenlight it at breakneck speed. Read more »

1.5M project to improve safety on SH1B

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

A $1.5 million project designed to reduce the risk of crashes on State Highway 1B between Taupiri and Gordonton gets underway on Monday August 15. Read more »

UPDATE: Steel & Tube shares rise to two-week high

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Steel & Tube Holdings stock rose to a two-week high after it posted full-year earnings that beat guidance and lifted its dividends, as the contribution from new acquisitions and cost savings helped offset weaker prices … Read more »

Sustainability Report Focuses On Digital Divide, Climate

Press Release – Huawei Technologies

[Hong Kong, August 11, 2016] Huawei today launched its 2015 Sustainability Report entitled Connecting the Future which sets out its contribution, during the past year, to the fight against global climate change; new initiatives to address … Read more »

BNZ – BusinessNZ PMI – July 2016

Press Release – Business New Zealand

New Zealand’s manufacturing sector continued to show stable growth in activity for July, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for July was 55.8 (a PMI reading above 50.0 indicates … Read more »

Manufacturing slows in July, building work still strong

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s manufacturing activity expanded at a slower pace in July although the country’s booming construction sector continues to support industrial production. Read more »

Metro Glass crosses Tasman with Aust Glass acquisition

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Metro Performance Glass, which holds more than half of New Zealand’s glass processing market, has made a move across the Tasman with the purchase of Australian Glass Group for A$43.1 million. Read more »

Karen Walker Now Certified Child Labor Free

Press Release – Child Labor Free

Karen Walkers ready-to-wear garments are now Child Labor Free certified to manufacturing level. Karen Walker is the latest in a growing list of pioneering brands, committed to supporting socially responsible supply chains. Read more »

Sanitarium named most trusted Breakfast Food Brand

Press Release – Sanitarium

Sanitariums recognition as the countrys most trusted breakfast food brand is a reflection of the high esteem and loyalty Kiwis have for it, according to the New Zealand companys head. Read more »

Is Silver Fern Selling Ashburton’s Fairton to Lowe Corp?

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First understands that Lowe Corporation is undertaking due diligence on Silver Fern Farms Fairton (Ashburton) pelt house operation, that will sweeten its balance sheet ahead of a proposed Chinese takeover. Read more »

Sales Flat for Manufacturers, but Positive Expectations

Press Release – NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during July 2016, shows total sales in June 2016 decreased 0.43% (year on year export sales decreased by 0.53% with domestic sales decreasing … Read more »

Fonterra Shareholders’ Council to get clearer mandate

Article – BusinessDesk

The Fonterra Shareholders’ Council, which represents farmer interests in the world’s biggest dairy exporter, is poised for a refreshed mandate with clearer guidelines on how it interacts with the milk processor. Read more »

New Zealand Company develops Sustainable Solution

Press Release – Ecoware

An innovative New Zealand packaging company has developed an alternative environmentally friendly solution to traditional oil-based takeaway coffee cups, which are not able to be recycled, and have no end of life option other than ending up in landfill. Read more »

AMMA National Conference

Press Release – Australian Mines and Metal Association

AUSTRALIAS resource industry has used its annual national employment conference to urge the Turnbull Government to put fundamental workplace relations reform back on the political agenda. Read more »

Finalists reflect significant contribution of women

Press Release – National Association of Women in Construction

Women are making huge strides in New Zealands construction sector with the 37 finalists in the second annual Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards reflecting the increasingly significant contribution being made by women across the industry. Read more »

ParrotDog to crowdfund new brewery

Press Release – ParrotDog

Wellington-based brewing company ParrotDog will launch an equity crowdfunding campaign on 10 August to fund their new Lyall Bay brewery. Read more »

Net-curtain vege bags the next step

Press Release – Plastic bag free Whangarei

Plastic bag-free Whangarei has now introduced net-curtain vegetable and fruit bags in its latest initiative to help cut down the use of plastic bags in the city. Read more »

Beekeepers swarm to Rotorua for hui

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Mori landowners and honey producers will be buzzing in Rotorua over the next two days (4/5 August) as they attend the He kai kei aku ringa National Mori Mnuka Hui. Read more »

Moa stresses it has no undisclosed plans

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Shareholders of NZX-listed beer-maker Moa Breweries have been assured again that the company has no “specific plans for corporate activity to talk about”. Read more »

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