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Large rise in meat and dairy manufacturing

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The largest rise for five years in volumes of meat and dairy products drove manufacturing up for the second quarter in a row, Stats NZ said. Read more »

Overland Footwear named Newmarket Supreme Winner

Press Release – Overland Footwear

Overland Footwear Group was announced as the winner of Best Innovation of the Year, and Newmarket Supreme Winner at the 2019 Newmarket Business Awards on Friday night, up against top local and international businesses with a presence in the Newmarket … Read more »

Poor productivity no surprise, but how are we addressing it?

Press Release – EMA

The EMA is not surprised at the results of the Productivity Commission research that highlights the cost of the countrys poor productivity performance. Read more »

Timaru businesses take the lead in managing waste

Press Release – DB Breweries

Thursday 6 June , 2019 – The South Canterbury Food Processors and Manufacturers Group held a hui last week to kick off an industry-led initiative, Sustainable is Attainable. The initiative, which is the first of its kind in New Zealand, … Read more »

Meat manufacturing company fined after safety failings

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

A South Island meat manufacturing companys failure to safely guard its machinery and properly train staff and has left one of its workers with serious injuries. Today Alliance Group Limited was sentenced at Invercargill District Court and fined $331, … Read more »

Comvita CEO to step down, Hewlett to lead strategic review

Article – BusinessDesk

June 6 (BusinessDesk) – Comvita’s chief executive for the past four years, Scott Coulter, is stepping down in September and, while it searches for a replacement, former CEO Brett Hewlett is taking on a temporary executive role to review the companys … Read more »

Farmers disappointed with DIRA recommendations

Press Release – Fonterra Shareholders’ Council

Today our farmers will be feeling ignored and frustrated. Despite their efforts to engage in meaningful consultation on changes to DIRA their voice has largely gone unheard as we continue to kick the can down the road with respect to essential change … Read more »

Sistema Plastics committed to reducing its carbon footprint

Press Release – Sistema

6 June 2019 Sistema Plastics Ltd has committed to reducing its carbon emissions by achieving Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) certification. Read more »

Beloved craft brewers launch equity crowdfunding campaign

Press Release – PledgeMe

Award winning Auckland-based brewer, Behemoth Brewing Company, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe. They aim to raise a combined total of $3.5 million through the equity offer; $2 million from a crowdfunding offering and $1.5 million … Read more »

Compliance costs hurting business but government oblivious

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

New research commissioned by the Employers and Manufacturers Association shows successive governments are no longer keeping an accurate tally of the cost to business of complying with regulation and the impact new regulations have on productivity. Read more »

Danone cleared to indirectly hold up to 65% of Yashili NZ

Article – BusinessDesk

June 4 (BusinessDesk) – Danone SA can indirectly hold up to 65 percent of Yashili New Zealand Dairy Co after its Danone Asia Pacific unit got a green light from the Overseas Investment Office to purchase up to 49 percent of the local dairy processor. Read more »

Tiwai Point smelter’s annual net profit plummets

Article – BusinessDesk

June 4 (BusinessDesk) – The owner of New Zealands sole aluminium smelter says it has delivered a significantly lower profit for calendar 2018 and that it remains vulnerable to a volatile market this year. Read more »

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