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General Cable Proposed Closure

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 12:55 pm | NZMEA

It is very unfortunate to hear of the proposed closure of manufacturer General Cable in Christchurch, with the loss of up to 170 quality jobs and affecting other local manufacturers supplying them. While conditions for many manufacturers have improved ... More >>

Manufacturing Confidence Hit in September - 7 November

Monday, 7 November 2016, 12:08 pm | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during October 2016, shows total sales in September 2016 decreased 6.72% (year on year export sales decreased by 11.72% with domestic ... More >>

Back to Growth in August

Monday, 10 October 2016, 12:21 pm | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during September 2016, shows total sales in August 2016 increased 8.65% (year on year export sales increased by 11.32% with domestic ... More >>

Rick Smith of Sutton Tools Elected President of the NZMEA

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 10:29 am | NZMEA

Rick Smith, Operations Manager of Sutton Tools (NZ), has been elected as the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) President at the Association’s 137th AGM. Rick takes over the helm from Tom Thomson, who completed his two year ... More >>

Sales Flat for Manufacturers, but Positive Expectations

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 11:18 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during July 2016, shows total sales in June 2016 decreased 0.43% (year on year export sales decreased by 0.53% with domestic sales decreasing ... More >>

Minister for Manufacturing a vital step

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:24 am | NZMEA

Manufacturers are pleased with today’s announcement by James Shaw and the Green Party to include a Minster for Manufacturing in any future cabinet. This is a vital step for ensuring government understands manufacturing and can effectively help unleash ... More >>

Domesitic Sales Leading Growth for Manufacturers

Monday, 11 July 2016, 2:10 pm | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during June 2016, shows total sales in May 2016 increased 5.37% (year on year export sales increased by 1.43% with domestic sales increasing ... More >>

Additional measures on housing is the right move

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 2:25 pm | NZMEA

Rising house prices continue to add financial stability risk to our economy, damage working families’ ability to access affordable housing and tie the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ) hands to act on our rising and overvalued currency, say ... More >>

It is all about people! - 6 July

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 11:09 am | NZMEA

There is an obvious disconnect between our education system, both secondary and tertiary, and what industry needs to grow our economy and prosper. Manufacturers and other sectors are increasingly struggling to find the skilled staff they need to grow, ... More >>

Is NZ ready for the next global revolution in manufacturing

Monday, 27 June 2016, 12:16 pm | NZMEA

Networked manufacturing, otherwise known as Industry 4.0, is the next revolution in manufacturing, offering higher productivity and more adaptable and intelligent systems. More >>

April exports fall, mixed feelings from manufacturers

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 10:48 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during May 2016, shows total sales in April 2016 decreased 2.97% (year on year export sales decreased by 5.36% with domestic sales increasing ... More >>

Time for Government to act

Monday, 9 May 2016, 10:55 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during April 2016, shows total sales in March 2016 increased 1.28% (year on year export sales increased by 5.31% with domestic sales ... More >>

Stay on the downward trend

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 11:45 am | NZMEA

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand should move to continue to lower the OCR in response to continued low inflation and a high exchange rate, as well as continuing to implement financial stability measures in mortgage lending, say the New Zealand Manufacturers ... More >>

Better testing of imports needed - 14 March

Monday, 14 March 2016, 1:39 pm | NZMEA

Today’s reports of low quality imports of plumbing products into New Zealand highlight a wider issue of lacking or insufficient standards, testing and enforcement of the quality of imported goods, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association ... More >>

RBNZ make the right call - 10 March

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 1:05 pm | NZMEA

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). More >>

Growth for manufacturing exporters in 2015

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 11:31 am | NZMEA

Data released by Statistics New Zealand yesterday reflected the improvements felt by much of the manufacturing and exporting sector in 2015 compared to the previous year, with increases across a number of high-value manufactured export categories, ... More >>

Currency remains uncomfortably high

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 11:55 am | NZMEA

While the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) has fallen back from record highs, it remains uncomfortably high for manufacturers and exporters, particularly against the Australian Dollar (AUD), say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). More >>

Domestic manufacturing sales robust, but weaker exports

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:07 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during January 2016, shows total sales in December 2015 decreased 2.84% (year on year export sales decreased by 10.76% with domestic ... More >>

Manufacturing growth helps pick up the slack

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 2:06 pm | NZMEA

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures released today by Statistics New Zealand showed growth in the manufacturing sector of 2.8% on the previous quarter. The manufacturing sector is showing some strength and helping to pick up some of the economic slack ... More >>

Climate deal presents opportunities for manufacturers

Monday, 14 December 2015, 1:55 pm | NZMEA

The New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association welcome the Paris Climate Agreement as a critical step forward in addressing climate change. This will help the push to develop policies and technologies that will ensure emissions reductions ... More >>

 

 

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