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Imperial Tobacco plans Petone Factory closure

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 8:18 am | Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco has today announced a proposal to close its cigarette manufacturing facility in Petone. More >>

Working together to provide safer alternatives

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 7:57 pm | Imperial Tobacco

Following calls from Philip Morris for a ‘tax break’ on its smokeless tobacco products in return for removing cigarettes from NZ shelves, Imperial Tobacco New Zealand has reaffirmed its commitment to working with the Government to ensure sensible ... More >>

Customs seize largest haul of illicit tobacco to date

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 5:24 pm | Imperial Tobacco

New Zealand Customs investigators have smashed the country’s largest-scale illicit tobacco operation with more than 1.8 million cigarettes and $2 million in cash seized last week. More >>

Government losing up to $182m over illicit tobacco

Monday, 23 July 2018, 11:17 am | Imperial Tobacco

There is up to NZ$182 million that the New Zealand Government could recoup from illicit tobacco. Research conducted by KPMG’s UK firm highlighted in their Illicit Tobacco in New Zealand 2017 Full Year Report has revealed that illegal tobacco – as a percentage ... More >>

Still No Tobacco Standardised Packaging Regulations

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 9:28 pm | Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco New Zealand wants to know why the Government still hasn’t released Regulations to implement standardised packaging of tobacco. More >>

Plain Packaging Doesn’t Work

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 12:57 pm | Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco New Zealand says the New Zealand Government is ignoring available evidence that shows tobacco plain packaging doesn’t work. More >>

Tobacco Excise Increase To Drive Illegal Market

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:42 pm | Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco New Zealand Limited says that the excise increases announced in today’s Budget ignore the reality of tobacco consumption in New Zealand. More >>

Illegal Tobacco at Record Levels

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:43 pm | Imperial Tobacco

Illegal tobacco use in Australia is continuing to grow with a new report revealing around one in every seven cigarettes consumed is illegal. More >>

NSW Police Confirm Illicit Tobacco Epidemic

Monday, 21 July 2014, 4:34 pm | Imperial Tobacco

Detectives have seized illicit tobacco and cigarettes, air pistols, tobacco and cash as part of a multi-agency investigation into the supply of illegal tobacco in Sydney’s north-west. More >>

Imperial Tobacco’s Response to Misleading Claims

Friday, 6 June 2014, 1:48 pm | Imperial Tobacco

In response to the article in “The Australian” today stating that Labor’s Plain Packaging policy has failed, anti-tobacco lobbyists including Mike Daube have misleadingly claimed that the Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Tobacco, Alison Cooper, said ... More >>

Imperial Tobacco Appoints New General Manager

Friday, 9 May 2014, 5:24 pm | Imperial Tobacco

The world’s fourth largest tobacco company, Imperial Tobacco, has appointed Paul Matthews as General Manager for Australasia. More >>

Imperial Tobacco Refute Packaging Claims

Wednesday, 15 January 2014, 10:09 am | Imperial Tobacco

Spokesperson, Brendan Walker, says the company has not seen any decline in volumes in tobacco products manufactured for and sold in Australia. Imperial Tobacco New Zealand manufactures cigarettes and tobacco products for sale in New Zealand and ... More >>

Plain packaging won't work

Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 5:27 pm | Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco New Zealand says the plain packaging bill Minister Turia intends to introduce to Parliament next year will not have an impact on smoking in New Zealand. More >>

Government decision on plain packaging disappointing

Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 7:08 pm | Imperial Tobacco

"It's disappointing that Government has chosen this path when there is no evidence that it will work,” said the company's head of commercial, Brendan Walker. More >>

How many people are opposed to plain packaging?

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 11:50 am | Imperial Tobacco

How many people are opposed to plain packaging? Imperial Tobacco New Zealand is calling for the Ministry of Health to be open and transparent about the response to the plain packaging public consultation prior to the announcement of the Government’s ... More >>

Tobacco company sees writing on the wall for other products

Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 4:33 pm | Imperial Tobacco

A tobacco company is warning that reports from Australia indicate it won’t be long before alcohol and other products are subject to the same advertising and proposed plain packaging restrictions as cigarettes. More >>

Imperial Tobacco holds official opening for Petone factory

Monday, 6 August 2012, 3:20 pm | Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco holds official opening for Petone factory expansion New Zealand's largest tobacco manufacturer, Imperial Tobacco, commemorates the expansion of its production facility in Petone today with an official opening by Lower Hutt Mayor, ... More >>

Imperial Tobacco says tobacco proposal goes too far

Tuesday, 24 July 2012, 8:50 am | Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco New Zealand agrees with Prime Minister John Key that smoking is a matter of choice for people who understand the risks. More >>

Imperial Tobacco Welcomes Conviction of Illegal Growers

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 3:37 pm | Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco New Zealand welcomes the conviction of two illegal tobacco growers yesterday, and congratulates the Customs Service on a successful investigation. More >>

Illegal tobacco market set to rise

Thursday, 24 May 2012, 4:11 pm | Imperial Tobacco

The use of illicit tobacco is expected to rise in New Zealand following the tobacco excise tax increases announced in today’s Budget. Spokesperson for Lower Hutt-based cigarette manufacturer, Imperial Tobacco, Brendan Walker, says the primary drivers ... More >>