Over 14.5 million soft plastic bags recycled

Press Release – The Packaging Forum

Over 14.5 million soft plastic bags have been recycled including, 1.2 million bread bags, 600,000 frozen food bags and 600,000 toilet roll bags Read more »

Record entry for the NZ Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards

Press Release – Olives New Zealand

International Judges to preside over record entry for the New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards Read more »

Viridian Glass opens state-of-the-art plant in Highbrook

Press Release – Viridian Glass

Manufacturing innovator Viridian Glass has officially opened a new state-of-the-art processing plant in Highbrook, Auckland. The multimillion dollar investment represents a significant commitment to the New Zealand market. Read more »

NZ’s First Smart Bed on Display at Nelson Home & Garden Show

Press Release – Jade Promotions

Part of the countrys first and only smart bed range will be on display at the upcoming Nelson Home & Garden Show, which opens on Friday 30 September for three days, at the Saxton Stadium in Stoke. It is the first time the innovative beds will … Read more »

Buckley Systems electromagnets key to new cancer treatment

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland-based manufacturer Buckley Systems is part of a team that has announced the development and manufacture of an alternative cancer treatment, details of which have been published overnight in Helsinki, the capital … Read more »

Buckley Systems electromagnets key to new cancer treatment

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland-based manufacturer Buckley Systems is part of a team that has announced the development and manufacture of an alternative cancer treatment, details of which have been published overnight in Helsinki, the capital … Read more »

Start-up seeks investment for flour made from apple waste

Article – BusinessDesk

Scientists behind a nutrient-rich flour made from fermenting tonnes of fruit pulp normally sent to waste are seeking investment to help commercialise products from the technology. Read more »

Godfrey Hirst questions foreign shareholder benefit

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Australian-owned carpet maker Godfrey Hirst is questioning the benefit of foreign shareholders to New Zealand in its bid to prevent the creation of a wool scouring monopoly. Read more »

Manufacturing powerhouse of NZ growth

Press Release – Manufacturing NZ

GDP figures released today show economic growth was up 0.9 percent in the last quarter, following a similar increase in the previous quarter. Read more »

NZ manufacturing slows in August, remains in expansion

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing activity expanded at a slower pace for a second consecutive month in August, although it remained in expansion. Read more »

NZ economy grows 0.9% in June quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the June quarter, partly reflecting an upward revision in the first quarter as the nation’s massive pipeline of building activity and booming housing market continued … Read more »

Kiwi innovation ‘a revelation’ for sport of bocce

Press Release – Packaworld

An innovative inflatable bocce court produced by New Zealand company Packaworld International has the potential to revolutionise the global sport of bocce. Read more »

From fert to food and back again

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Its six years since soil scientist Jamie Blennerhassett left his day job to set up an ambitious gourmet food market in Mount Maunganui. Now hes returned to his scientific roots, bringing with him commercial acumen honed at the helm of Nosh, … Read more »

Largest New Zealand takeover in a decade completed

Press Release – Bell Gully

Bell Gully has advised Nuplex Industries on its acquisition by Allnex by way of scheme of arrangement. The billion-dollar transaction is the largest completed takeover involving a New Zealand target company since Rank Group acquired Carter Holt Harvey … Read more »

Eight candidates contesting two seats on Ballance Board

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

A strong field of eight candidates is contesting two vacancies in Ballance Agri-Nutrients North Island director elections this year as the co-operative moves to its new two ward voting system. Read more »

Better Food literacy makes healthier eating easier

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

The NZ Food and Grocery Council wants to help grow Kiwis food literacy through four short videos that aim to make healthier eating easier. Read more »

New Zealand’s Escorial Wool Launches Exclusive Collection

Press Release – The Escorial Company NZ

This season the luxurious and rare Escorial wool will showcase the first complete collection in both worsted and woollen fabrics, woven in Yorkshire, England by exclusive partners Joshua Ellis and Luxury Fabrics. Read more »

From Plants to Packaging (and back to plants)

Press Release – Ecoware

While there has been plenty of recent discussion about disposable packaging adding to our countries landfill, here is a story about an innovative kiwi company and a community organization getting together to turn packaging into the perfect nutrient … Read more »

More former Sistema workers blow whistle on conditions

Press Release – E Tu

More former Sistema workers have come forward to speak out against the poor pay and conditions at Sistema. Read more »

Tobacco Standardised Packaging Bill Passes

Press Release – Simpson Grierson

9 September 2016 Intellectual Property Law Smoke-Free Environments (Tobacco Standardised Packaging) Amendment Bill passes third and final reading Read more »

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