Rail Union and Dunedin Railways Reach Agreement

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Dunedin Railways and the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) have concluded negotiations today with a ratified collective employment agreement. Read more »

Earthquake Impact: Wineries Open for Business

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

This weeks earthquakes were widely felt throughout both the South and North Islands. Marlborough and North Canterbury vineyards and wineries were affected with some reports of broken bottles and damaged tanks which is what you would expect in an earthquake … Read more »

Company using Kathmandu Coast to Coast for team building

Press Release – Coast to Coast

One of New Zealand’s largest structural steel companys D&H Steel Construction Ltd and sister company Clearwater Construction Ltd is using the Kathmandu Coast to Coast not only as an opportunity for team building, but also to see the Christchurch … Read more »

Accord Precision Lead the Way In Kiwi Manufacturing Revival

Press Release – Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand

Arising from the pessimistic view of New Zealand manufacturing reverberating around industry in the past decade, a new era of unique Kiwi capability is starting to emerge. Boutique and bespoke operations are finding new and exciting markets and products … Read more »

Balex Marine makes the finals of international design awards

Press Release – Balex Marine

Tauranga, 14 November, 2016 – Balex Marines innovative Automatic Boat Loader (ABL) has been named a finalist in the prestigious international DAME Design Awards at the METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) in Amsterdam. Read more »

Admark’s printing excellence recognised at Australian awards

Press Release – Admark

Hamilton-based company, Admark Visual Imaging, was thrilled to be awarded two international medals over the weekend at the annual Flexible Packaging & Label Manufacturers Association Awards in Melbourne, Australia. Read more »

Yeastie Boys to establish Australian base

Press Release – Yeastie Boys

Pioneering New Zealand brewing company Yeastie Boys today announced the setup of an Australian brewing and distribution base for their award-winning craft beer. The opportunity comes in the form of Yeastie Boys Australia – a joint venture … Read more »

NZ manufacturing activity slips back in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing activity fell in October although it remained ahead of its long-term average Read more »

BNZ – BusinessNZ PMI – October 2016

Press Release – BNZ BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index

New Zealand’s manufacturing sector experienced almost identical levels of expansion as August, according to the BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) for October. The seasonally adjusted PMI for October was 55.2 (a PMI reading above … Read more »

NZ manufacturing – why still treated as a sunset industry?

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Basically most of the things we used to make, a lot of zips and bits and pieces for clothing, well of course most of that comes in already made up from China these days. Read more »

Government Keeping Public In The Dark Over Health Bill

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has serious concerns about the governments attitude to the Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill. There is huge public concern about this Bill and the lack of detail available is worrying, says New Zealand First Health … Read more »

General Cable Proposed Closure

Press Release – NZMEA

It is very unfortunate to hear of the proposed closure of manufacturer General Cable in Christchurch, with the loss of up to 170 quality jobs and affecting other local manufacturers supplying them. While conditions for many manufacturers have improved … Read more »

General Cable plans to close NZ operations

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) – General Cable Corp intends to close its local operations, making 160 people redundant, after failing to find a buyer for its remaining Asia Pacific businesses, including the New Zealand unit. Read more »

Masterton Factory Another Victim of NZ’s Excessive Globalism

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The death of Masterton factory Sliderite can be laid at the door of successive NZ governments, says New Zealand First Deputy Leader Ron Mark Read more »

Manufacturers’ confidence collapses

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 7 (BusinessDesk) – A survey of business conditions by the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association has reported confidence in the sector falling to its lowest level in more than 2 1/2 years years. Read more »

Manufacturing Confidence Hit in September – 7 November

Press Release – NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during October 2016, shows total sales in September 2016 decreased 6.72% (year on year export sales decreased by 11.72% with domestic … Read more »

S&T acquisition of CFDL complete

Press Release – NZX

Steel & Tube has today completed the acquisition of the business of Composite Floor Decks Limited (CFDL). Read more »

Mercer says Fonterra silo could cost as much as $4 mln

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Mercer Group says the collapse of a silo at Fonterra Cooperative Group’s Edendale factory could cost the unprofitable stainless steel fabricator as much as $45 million. Read more »

Innovation critically important, says Mondelez head

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

Product innovation is critically important for business because its one of the keys to unlocking growth, says Mondelez Internationals New Zealand Country Head James Kane. Read more »

Pierre van Heerden to step down as head of Sanitarium

Press Release – Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing

Sanitarium Executive General Manager Pierre van Heerden has announced that he has resigned and will step down as Head of Sanitarium in December 2016, after a handover period. Read more »

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