Media Releases

7 November 2016

Manufacturing Confidence Hit in September

In the 3 months to September, export sales decreased an average of 7.0%, and domestic sales...

26 October 2016

Right Move In The Wrong Direction

The Government is right to make adjustments to our immigration system in response to high numbers...

14 October 2016

Back to Growth in August

In the 3 months to August, export sales decreased an average of 3.2%, and domestic sales decreased...

14 October 2016

Rick Smith of Sutton Tools Elected President of the NZMEA

Rick takes over the helm from Tom Thomson, who completed his two year term as President, say the...

28 September 2016

Financial Risks and Currency Need Continued Focus

Looking towards the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ) OCR decision tomorrow, the exchange rate...

7 September 2016

Mayoral Debate Lacks Focus on Industry and Jobs

Today’s Auckland mayoralty debate covered a range of issues, but completely missed any discussion...

6 September 2016

Signs of Challenges for Exporters

In the 3 months to July, export sales decreased an average of 6.5%, and domestic sales increased...

24 August 2016

Got A Trade Week Highlights Opportunities in Trades and...

Got A Trade Week is highlighting the vast opportunities for people with trades skills in New...

24 August 2016

Overvalued Exchange Rate Matters for Manufacturers and...

The New Zealand dollar remains overvalued and has risen close to the TWI 15 month high experienced...

9 August 2016

Sales Flat for Manufacturers, but Positive Future...

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business...

21 July 2016

Minister for Manufacturing a vital step for New Zealand...

Manufacturers are pleased with today’s announcement by James Shaw and the Green Party to include...

17 July 2016

New Lending Limits a Good Call

Manufacturers and exporters welcome the Reserve bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ) proposed expansion...