Media Releases

16 June 2017

Get off the Grass

The latest growth figures from Statistics New Zealand and the latest OECD report review of our...

25 May 2017

Budget 2017: Some positive moves, but little in it for...

Budget 2017 announced today contains some positive measures in the areas of income support and...

11 May 2017

Debt to Income Caps Recommended

Debt to Income caps (DTI) have been highlighted in a recent IMF report as an important measure to...

21 March 2017

OECD and Productivity Commission Reports: Here's the...

The need to create an effective education system that can provide much needed skills to facilitate...

8 February 2017

Exchange Rate Needs Attention

The exchange rate hit a two year high on the Trade Weighted Index (TWI) last week.

3 February 2017

Ending on a High Note

In the 3 months to December, export sales decreased an average of 1.4%, and domestic sales...

13 December 2016

Sistema Sale

Today we have learnt of the sale of Sistema Plastics to US multinational Newell Brands, in addition...

7 December 2016

Domestic Sales Improve While Exports Continue Downward

In the three months to October, export sales decreased an average of 7.0%, and domestic sales...

2 December 2016

We Need a Freight Solution

Manufacturers continue to face additional freight costs, as well as delays and disruptions to...

15 November 2016

Upper South Island Earthquake Response

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the earthquake that hit the upper South Island and...

9 November 2016

General Cable Proposed Closure

It is very unfortunate to hear of the proposed closure of manufacturer General Cable in...