Media Releases

27 June 2018

OCR should be cut to spur growth in productive economy

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) should be seriously considering a cut in the Official Cash...

8 June 2018

Internet of Manufacturing Study Tour - What can we learn...

Thirty seven representatives from twenty six New Zealand and four Australian manufacturing...

25 May 2018

Christchurch TechWeek Headline Event Shows off Advanced...

TechWeek has shown off and discussed a range of technology across the country – today it's...

17 May 2018

Budget 2018: Not bad, but not much for manufacturers to get...

Health sees the largest level of additional spending in the Budget, while addressing infrastructure...

17 April 2018

MBIE Report Highlights Importance of Manufacturing

The report, ‘Beyond commodities: Manufacturing into the future’ released today by the Ministry...

4 April 2018

Westpac report shows benefits to action on climate change

Manufacturing can provide the sustainable and more emission efficient growth we need to reduce...

26 March 2018

Lyttelton Port and minimum wages: Where is the money going...

When we are discussing wage rises, this lack of corresponding productivity growth creates a...

14 March 2018

Port Strike Action Causing Major Disruption for...

The current industrial action by workers at the Lyttelton Port is starting to effect Canterbury...

9 March 2018

Manufacturing shows solid growth to end 2017

Manufacturing showed solid growth in the December quarter of 2017, with total manufacturing...

31 January 2018

Government should undertake scenario planning

The right time is now for the Government to undertake some scenario planning for New Zealand's...

13 December 2017

Appointment of Adrian Orr to RBNZ a signal for change?

Mr Orr will need to take seriously the issue of our sustained overvalued exchange rate over the...