National Accounts tables – Year ended March 2015

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Infoshare data was affected during the restoration of computer systems following the 14 November earthquake, but is now available. Read more »

Electricity Authority proposes softer grid price reform

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 13 (BusinessDesk) – The Electricity Authority is softening its proposed reforms for national grid payments and suggesting that even where its proposals raise power prices, other reforms under consideration by the Commerce Commission will mostly … Read more »

Fonterra Topping Global Pizza Markets with New Investment

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra takes another important step in its value add strategy today, with the announcement of a new mozzarella plant that will meet growing customer demand for its world-renowned cheese. Read more »

Newell Brands agrees to buy NZ’s Sistema

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Newell Brands has agreed to buy Sistema Plastics from its New Zealand owner for $660 million, one of two businesses the New York Stock Exchange-listed consumer products company is acquiring as it seeks faster-growing assets. Read more »

General Cable closure devastating for local community

Press Release – E Tu

E t says the closure of General Cable in Christchurch is news its members have been dreading and the impact will be measured in more than just lost jobs. Read more »

Manufacturing sales continue to rise

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Total manufacturing sales rose in the September 2016 quarter, led by a rise in petroleum and coal product manufacturing, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Rest, Relax, but remember to Recycle this Summer

Press Release – The Packaging Forum

Over summer many New Zealanders are at the beach, playing or watching sports, enjoying festivals or just relaxing with families and friends. Its a time for rest and relaxation Christmas shopping (which saw New Zealanders spend a record $6 billion … Read more »

All I want for Christmas is something that works

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

It might be gift giving season, but consumers do not have to accept a product that does not work, is not safe, or is not of acceptable quality, reminds Consumer Protection. Read more »

Mercer sells 130.8M shares to fund acquisition

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Mercer Group, the unprofitable stainless steel fabricator, has issued 130.8 million new shares at 1 cent each to fund its purchase of the assets and business of Hastings-based Haden & Custance. Read more »

Chinese group sets out Airwork offer to shareholders

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Zhejiang Rifa Holding Group has set out its bid for a partial takeover of Airwork Holdings, the Auckland-based aircraft services business, telling shareholders that it will seek to grow Airwork’s presence in emerging markets such … Read more »

Joyce in Dreamland with His Failing Economic Plan

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Minister of Economic Development Stephen Joyce has ducked for cover to avoid embarrassment over the dumping of a plan to build a $300 million pulp mill at Ngawha near Kaikohe, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Mothballing of Ngawha Plan Alarming

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

A proposal for a major Northland wood processing plant, potentially employing hundreds at Ngawha, appears to have been killed off by a self-serving, dysfunctional electricity industry, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

International award for Sea Anchor system from small town NZ

Press Release – Coppins

A family business from a small town at the top of New Zealands South Island has just taken out a top award from the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) at their recent expo in North Carolina, USA. Read more »

Annies wins at Munch Awards

Press Release – KONO NZ

Annies, a subsidiary of Kono NZ, are excited to announce that their fruit bars have been named as the Best Kids Food Product in the 2016 Munch Foods Awards. The awards, now in their fourth year, are run by Munch, an eco-friendly New Zealand company that … Read more »

Business confidence strong, skills shortage is a concern

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

Business is going into 2017 with a confident outlook, according to the most recent EMA Employers Survey. However, the skills shortage is a concern. Read more »

Book Publishing Industry Rebounds

Press Release – Copyright Licensing NZ

A report released today on the economic contribution of New Zealand book publishing shows that the industry has rebounded from difficult trading conditions in 2013 and 2014 to a position of growth in sales of both physical books and eBooks in 2015. Read more »

Kathmandu Sustainability Report

Press Release – Kathmandu

Kathmandu increased their use of sustainable cotton from 38% to 59% in 2016 according to their 2016 Sustainability Report. Read more »

Godfrey Hirst ends fight on wool scour monopoly

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 2 (BusinessDesk) – Godfrey Hirst says it will abandon its fight to overturn the regulatory approval for a wool scouring monopoly in New Zealand involving NZX-listed rival Cavalier, despite judging it a “major blow to the wool industry and competition … Read more »

We Need a Freight Solution

Press Release – NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association

Manufacturers continue to face additional freight costs, as well as delays and disruptions to supply chains, with the road and rail closures following the Kaikoura Earthquake, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). Read more »

On Consumer NZ ‘Bad Taste Food Awards’ announcement

Press Release – Kelloggs

We approach the advertising of our foods with a strong commitment to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Nutri-Grain is a source of fibre from wheat and oats and is a source of protein with 8.5g per serve. The information on pack … Read more »

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