News: Recycling truck driver dies

imagesxxxA 20-year man has died in Wellington after sustaining crush injuries while working as a recycling truck driver.

Junior Hunt was seriously injured in the accident in Upton Tce, Thorndon, yesterday morning.

“We are devastated by this tragedy,” EnviroWaste chief executive Gary Saunders said in a statement to Television New Zealand. Continue reading “Recycling truck driver dies” »

News: Primary exporter wins Best of the Best

carcass-chiller-280xEngineering specialist Milmeq Limited who provide custom design, engineering and manufacturing for chilling and freezing, materials handling and primary food processing, has won two awards at the Westpac Auckland business awards ceremony.

Milmeq won the supreme business excellence award and it also took out the ‘Best of the Best’ excellence in exporting award.

“This award says to us that New Zealand’s fundamental industries, our dairy, meat and forestry industries, are still innovating and achieving great things for our country on a world stage.” says company director Pat Fail who represented the Milmeq Board at the awards ceremony with chairman Ralph Marshall. Continue reading “Primary exporter wins Best of the Best” »

News: Building work tops $15 billion in 2014


More than $15 billion worth of building work was carried out in 2014, according to Statistics New Zealand.

The latest value was $2.8 billion higher than in 2013, a 23% rise.

“Together, Auckland and Canterbury accounted for $9.7 billion worth of the building work in 2014, nearly two thirds of the national total,” says business indicators manager Neil Kelly. Continue reading “Building work tops $15 billion in 2014” »

News: Turners Downer auction closes tonight


On behalf of Downer New Zealand, Turners Trucks and Machinery are selling a huge range of equipment that is no longer required.

Assets which are up for grabs on the Trade Me online auction include trucks, excavators, tractors, trailers, rollers, and mowers.

For North Island-based assets please contact Mathew Randell by email at or on mobile: 027 700 7478. Continue reading “Turners Downer auction closes tonight” »

News: Exporters and importers must consider proposed Customs legislation

47CW7198xxA partner from a major accounting firm says that exporters, importers, and trade businesses need to voice their opinion on new legislation being created by The New Zealand Customs Service.

It recently undertook a major review of the Customs and Excise Act with the intention of creating a new piece of legislation that will be less prescriptive and more business friendly.

Following this, a discussion paper has been released this afternoon with a two month public consultation window. Continue reading “Exporters and importers must consider proposed Customs legislation” »

News: n3 appoints Manheim for vehicle and asset disposal

logo-largen3, the current name for what was previously the Government Supply Brokerage, has appointed auction his Manheim as its preferred supplier for disposal services.

The multi-year contract will see Manheim provide n3 members with access to their wide range of vehicle and equipment disposal sales channels and vehicle and equipment sale preparation services.

The contract was previously held by Turners Auctions. Continue reading “n3 appoints Manheim for vehicle and asset disposal” »

News: Navman Wireless to merge with US firm

NavmanWireless-Horizontal-LogoxNew Zealand-founded vehicle telematics firm Navman Wireless has announced a merger with US competitor Teletrac Inc, in a bid to create one of the world’s largest global telematics organisations.

The combined company will be run by an executive management team selected from both Teletrac and Navman Wireless. TJ Chung, Navman Wireless president and chief executive officer, will lead the joint company.

The company will continue to operate under both the Navman Wireless and Teletrac brands and fully support all current customers and platforms in its ongoing goal to drive the industry forward. Continue reading “Navman Wireless to merge with US firm” »

News: Contractor faces loss after truck stolen

c7219ea998cc8b5c01520dcd8e2e6d49e5f954b6_620x311xxThieves have stolen a truck used for building power lines from a Martinborough contracting firm, which now faces the loss of contracts worth $100,000.

Poltech Power Works owner Gray Carter, was alerted to the theft of the truck on Sunday according to the Wairarapa Times-Age.

Carter told the Wairarapa Times-Age he was gutted when he learnt of the theft. Continue reading “Contractor faces loss after truck stolen” »

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