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Nz Cheese Sales A Lockdown Silver Lining

Press Release – NZ Specialist Cheesemakers Assn

Everywhere, everyone agrees that 2020 has been one of the most challenging years. For many NZ cheesemakers that has meant quickly adapting and finding new markets as farmers markets, some specialty retail food stores, cafes and restaurants closed … Read more »

Sustainable Packaging Industry Group Appoints Inaugural CEO

Press Release – The Packaging Forum

Rob Langford. Rob Langford, who served as The Packaging Forums Independent Chair prior to his new appointment, took the reins as its first chief executive on 1 October 2020. Rob says hes looking forward to beginning his new role, which he believes … Read more »

Anagenix Purchases Vitaco Manufacturing Facility In Seven-Figure Deal

Press Release – Anagenix

Cutting edge nutraceutical ingredients company Anagenix today announced it has purchased Vitacos Avondale-based nutritional product manufacturing facility. The seven-figure deal includes all assets at the site and acquiring the premises 10-year lease. … Read more »

Election-Eve Irony In Southland

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters today noted the irony of Labour promising Southlanders today that it would seek to negotiate an extra three to five years of life for Tiwai Point. Better than late than never, noted Mr Peters. Its … Read more »

Twyford Threatens Manufacturing Future

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Phil Twyfords announcement yesterday that changes government procurement rules puts thousands of jobs at risk and poses a threat to New Zealand manufacturing, Nationals Manufacturing spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. Requiring agencies to use building … Read more »

NZ TEA Party Supports Bringing Back Manufacturing To NZ

Press Release – NZ TEA Party

Supply Chain Policy Statement While family and I have been stuck here in Florida, waiting for travel to be safer to New Zealand, there has been a lot to learn. I experienced this pandemic where theres over 3,000 new cases every day. From here, I watch … Read more »

Rolls-Royce Resumes Two-Shift Working With Workforce Maintained

Press Release – Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce resumes two-shift working at Goodwood just four months after reopening Production returns to pre-lockdown levels with workforce maintained Business confidence grows on global acclaim for new Ghost Demand for all Rolls-Royce models continues … Read more »

Hemp Just Needs the Nod: A $2Bn Transition For NZ’s Economy

Article – Nick Marsh

A report on the opportunity for NZ to develop a potentially $2b industrial and neutraceutical hemp industry, creating 20,000 Regional jobs by 2030, and transforming our wellness economy. Read more »

Harraways Oats Partners Salvation Army To Feed Locals

Press Release – Harraways Ltd

Dunedin based Harraway & Sons, New Zealands only oat manufacturer, is working with the Salvation Army donating oats to locals in need. From August/September 2020 oats are beginning to flow through to the key South Island Salvation Army food … Read more »

Manufacturing Sales Shrink During COVID-19 Lockdown

Press Release – Stats NZ

Manufacturing sales volumes fell a record 12 percent in the June 2020 quarter, after many businesses temporarily stopped production during the COVID-19 lockdown, Stats NZ said today. This is the largest fall in manufacturing sales since the series … Read more »

COVID 19: Global Demand For Kiwi Wellness Products Boosts Local Exports

Press Release – Adashiko

International demand for New Zealand wellness products driven by COVID-19 is helping one Kiwi company break into new export markets and increase annual sales by over 150%. Hawkes Bay based Adashiko are now exporting their range of beauty and wellness … Read more »

Proposed Redundancies At NZ Steel Will Harm Local And National Economy, Union Says

Press Release – E Tu

Buying local and supporting local businesses is more important than ever, E t says, in the wake of up to 200 redundancies proposed by BlueScope Steel. On Thursday, the Australian-owned company who has New Zealands NZ Steel in Glenbrook and Pacific … Read more »

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