Business impacted by oil and gas ban

Business impacted by oil and gas ban

BusinessNZ says banning new petroleum and gas exploration will have significant implications for New Zealand business. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the Government’s decision to continue to recognise existing permits was important, as doing otherwise would have had a potentially devastating effect on investment into New Zealand. “It will be important to see what […]

Regions get boost with Provincial Growth Fund  

Regions get boost with Provincial Growth Fund   

  The $1 billion Provincial Growth Fund launched by the Government  will give New Zealand’s regions a boost and help unlock the potential of our rural and smaller centres, Local Government New Zealand says. The Provincial Growth Fund, launched in Gisborne today by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Regional Economic Development Shane Jones, […]

Regional Manufacturing: Stabicraft, Invercargill

Regional Manufacturing: Stabicraft, Invercargill

Paul Adams, Managing Director of Stabicraft based at Invercargill discusses the company’s boat manufacturing strategies and where to the future. Describe your company’s main areas of activity The design, manufacture and export of recreational and commercial trailerable aluminium boats What area(s) of the business are currently being developed? We have 3 key areas being reviewed; […]

Regional Manufacturing:Microbrewtech, Oamaru

Simon Ross of Microbrewtech, based in Oamaru, shares with NZ Manufacturer his company’s role in manufacturing beer bottling machines for the craft beer market. Describe your company’s main areas of activity. Microbrewtech manufactures beer bottling machines designed specifically for the craft beer market. A significant gap was identified and we developed a machine to fill […]

Ballance, the $1 billion co-op

Ballance Agri-Nutrients is a farmer-owned co-operative supporting New Zealand farmers to operate more productively, profitably and sustainably. CEO, Mark Wynne reflects to NZ Manufacturer on the way ahead and staying close to farmers. We’re close to a $1 billion business with roots that go right back to the 1800s when sulphur was mined at White […]

FWF after lucrative Japanese market

FWF after lucrative Japanese market

In the picture: David Musgrave managing director Functional Wholesale Products. From Regional Manufacturing a section of NZ Manufacturer www.nzmanufacturer.co.nz Eve Johnson sits on the board of Functional Wholesale Products and has come back into the company as Development Manager.  Eve has worked with FWF for 11 years now and was formally CEO. She shares with […]

RBNZ make the right call

Manufacturers and exporters welcome the decision by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) this morning to cut the OCR to 2.25%, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). NZMEA Chief Executive Dieter Adam says, “We are pleased to see the RBNZ reduce the OCR today – the effect on the currency will […]

Public appeal for revolutionary new wheelchair

The inventor and manufacturer of a revolutionary new wheelchair has launched a public appeal to develop it further and build 10 prototypes. Kevin Halsall’s Ogo wheelchair was a finalist at the New Zealand Innovators’ Awards in Auckland last year and also won the BCC (Building Clever Companies) Innovate 2015 grand prize of $10,000. The invention […]