New Vehicle Registrations Show No Signs of Slowing Down.

Press Release – Motor Industry Association

David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says April registrations of 2,915 new commercial vehicles is the strongest month of April on record. There were 6,375 new passenger registrations for the month of April giving … Read more »

New standards add safety to unregulated e-cigarette market

Press Release – NZVAPOR

New world standards for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and e-liquid published by AFNOR, the French standardisation and certification programme, add safety and accountability to the still unregulated market. Read more »

F&P Appliances considers selling finance unit

Article – BusinessDesk

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – Fisher & Paykel Appliance Holdings, the Auckland-based manufacturer and consumer credit company owned by China’s Haier Group, is considering selling its finance operations after being approached by potential buyers. Read more »

Leadership Changes at SeaDragon

Press Release – SeaDragon

New Zealands largest refiner and blender of high-quality internationally-certified concentrated fish oils and fractions SeaDragon today advises it has begun a transition to new leadership. As foreshadowed at last years AGM, SeaDragon Chairman Dr Doug … Read more »

SeaDragon chairman Wilson, CEO Keeley to leave

Article – BusinessDesk

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – SeaDragon, which manufactures fish oil for health supplements, said chairman Doug Wilson and chief executive Ross Keeley will leave the company to focus on other interests. Read more »

High-Performance Battery Made with Recycled Batteries

Press Release – Haystac

Energizer EcoAdvanced AA Battery, made with 4 percent recycled content by total weight, up to 10% of a key active ingredient, delivers long-lasting power while creating less impact on the planet Read more »

Carmakers scam motorists with false fuel economy figures

Press Release – Dog And Lemon guide

Just three out of 200 new cars are as fuel efficient as the manufacturers claim, according to a major British study. Read more »

Tenon expands banking facility with more favourable rates

Article – BusinessDesk

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – Tenon, whose locally produced wood mouldings are sold in the US, has expanded its banking facility by US$5 million with greater flexibility and more favourable rates. Read more »

Little Miss Eva Mitchell has a healthy home thanks to DVS

Press Release – DVS

When Eva Mitchells mum Tiff asked her 29,000 Facebook fans for ideas on how to get a drier, healthier, warmer home, all she expected were a few tips and recommendations. Instead, the family received a warmer, drier, healthier home, thanks to Kiwi company … Read more »

NZ Technology Creates World First

Press Release – Angel HQ

The worlds first Dual Range Pulse Compression Radar suitable for recreational and light marine markets using technology developed in New Zealand, has been launched by leading marine electronics company Navico. Read more »

Carter’s Australian building products unit returns to profit

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Carter Holt Harvey’s Australian building products unit returned to profit in 2014, as it fattened margins on increased sales, reversed prior impairment charges and reaped a gain its share of the sale of pulp, paper and packaging … Read more »

Trilogy appoints natural products head Buglass as new CEO

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Trilogy International, the skincare products and scented candle maker, has appointed its head of natural products Angela Buglass as its next chief executive, effective from July this year. Read more »

NZ Merino and Landcorp fashion new market for ‘carpet’ wool

Press Release – Joint Press Release

New Zealand strong wool, renowned for its use in carpets, is set to become world famous for a new use on peoples feet. Danish footwear firm Glerups has signed a two-year deal with The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) and New Zealands largest … Read more »

Haier to Launch New Air Conditioning/Heat Pump Range

Press Release – The Scoop Team

Haier New Zealand is expanding its portfolio of products this year with the addition of a range of heat pumps which will be followed closely by a series of commercial and industrial products to bring a comprehensive air conditioning solution to the … Read more »

Carter Holt to sell Bestwood, Kopine units, union says

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Carter Holt Harvey, strongly tipped for sale by initial public offering, has entered a conditional agreement to sell its Kopine and Bestwood units to New Zealand Panels Group in a move that the FIRST Union says will lead to … Read more »

LanzaTech has other commercial plants in the pipeline

Article – BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) – LanzaTech, the New Zealand-founded carbon recycling company, says it has other full-scale commercial plants in the pipeline following this weeks announcement that China Steel Corp will invest US$46 million in a commercial scale … Read more »

Mercer’s CEO Shepherd, CFO Blathwayt quit the manufacturer

Article – BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) – Rodger Shepherd, the chief executive of Mercer Group, and Tobin Blathwayt, its chief financial officer, will both leave the stainless steel fabricator and manufacturer after four years with the company. Read more »

Oracle-owned boatbuilder has had two government grants

Article – BusinessDesk

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – Core Builders Composites, the Warkworth-based company owned by Team New Zealands arch-rival Oracle Racing, has had two taxpayer subsidies in the past three years. Read more »

China Steel Corp green-lights first LanzaTech scale-up

Article – BusinessDesk

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – China Steel Corporation, Taiwans largest integrated steelmaker, has given formal approval for a US$46 million investment in a commercial scale ethanol facility developed by New Zealand-founded LanzaTech. Read more »

Chinese mining manufacturer sets sights on New Zealand

Press Release – LDO

One of Chinas largest mining equipment manufacturers has appointed Australian private mining company and equipment supplier LDO Group as its exclusive sales agent in New Zealand and Australia. Read more »

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