• New BusinessNZ Chief Executive

    The BusinessNZ Council has appointed Kirk Hope as new Chief Executive of BusinessNZ. Mr Hope is currently Chief Executive of the NZ Bankers’ Association. A barrister and solicitor, he was formerly Executive Director of the Financial Services...

    • Posted November 27, 2015
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  • RMA changes could do some good

    BusinessNZ says draft legislation to amend the Resource Management Act is worthwhile. Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says business is disappointed that the political landscape has made it impossible to change the Act substantively to make it more...

    • Posted November 26, 2015
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  • Offshore investment vital for manufacturing industries

    “A breath of fresh air in the business landscape and important new momentum for the economy to benefit every New Zealander”. That’s the description two partners of DLA Piper New Zealand gave to the Government’s investment chapter...

    • Posted November 22, 2015
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  • Find your 8 hidden marketing assets to attract your ideal target audience

    By digging for the gold right under your nose, you can tap into your full business potential. David Frank specialises in communications for engineering, technology, and manufacturing firms – both external (marketing) and internal (technical documentation). He...

    • Posted November 22, 2015
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  • NZ gluten-free boom prompts new testing service

    New Zealand’s largest privately owned testing laboratory, Hill Laboratories, is offering a gluten testing service with the fastest turnaround-time in the Country. The company has introduced the service in response to the rapid increase in consumer demand...

    • Posted November 21, 2015
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  • Reporoa feed company taking on the world

    After exporting its equine feed products into Asia for many years, Reporoa-based company Fiber Fresh has also now launched its calf feed products into the international marketplace. Fiber Fresh is New Zealand’s largest animal nutrition export company,...

    • Posted November 21, 2015
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  • Steel Industry in Crisis

    by Gary Hook, CEO Metals New Zealand China steel chief says demand ‘evaporating at unprecedented speed’. If anyone were in any doubt about the magnitude of the crisis facing the world’s largest steel industry, listening to Zhu...

    • Posted November 21, 2015
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  • Revolutionary wind energy conversion system

    The novel cross-axis-wind-turbine (CAWT) is a new type of wind turbine that has the capability to extract energy from multi-directional wind that is commonly found in urban areas due to the interaction of airflows between high-rise buildings....

    • Posted November 19, 2015
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  • Offshore boost

    New Zealand’s manufacturing sector continued its expansionary path for October, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for October was 53.3 (a PMI reading above 50.0 indicates that...

    • Posted November 12, 2015
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  • Profits lift for New Zealand’s biggest steel distributor

    Steel & Tube, New Zealand’s biggest steel distributor, posted sales of $502 million for the year ending June 2015, with after-tax profits up by 20% to $21.4 million. “It’s been a significant year for S&T,” CEO Dave...

    • Posted November 12, 2015
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