Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Pillsbury moves to Manukau


Media Release
Friday 24 November, 2000


Pillsbury moves to Manukau


Pillsbury NZ Ltd is the first company to receive money from Manukau City Council’s new business incentive fund.

The fund was established by Council earlier this year to encourage and assist businesses to move into Manukau, or to further expand within Manukau. Pillsbury NZ Ltd was allocated $7,095 which is a reimbursement of their costs to Council for building consent and water and drainage fees.

Previously located in Wellington, Pillsbury NZ Ltd manufactures and markets a range of fresh pasta and pasta sauces for the retail and food service industries under the Frescarini brand. Solid sales growth has triggered the relocation to Manukau, a move which will create up to 40 jobs directly and 75 indirectly. Pillsbury’s presence in Manukau will also benefit local suppliers of raw materials and other support industries.

Mayor Sir Barry Curtis says, “I congratulate Pillsbury NZ Ltd in their decision to relocate to Manukau City. Council believes that a thriving local economy is the key to enhanced living standards for the people of this city. So we are pleased to be able to provide practical means to companies to assist them in bringing their business here.”

Pillsbury’s General Manager, Darren Steele say, “We had to make a tough decision on whether to source our product from an off-shore affiliate or invest in local manufacturing. I am delighted that our wonderful range of Frescarini products is now produced right here in Manukau and we can contribute to the local community. Manukau City Council have shown great support in our decision to move to Manukau.”

Businesses interested in the fund should contact Manukau City Council on 09-262 5471.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On NZ’s Complicity In Western Sahara

If David Parker really wants to hone his crisis-managing chops on an international trade dispute that New Zealand has been making worse for years, he maybe should be turning his attention to the Western Sahara.

Some background: two NZ companies called Ravensdown and Ballance Agri-Nutrients appear to be the only independent firms in the world still willing to import phosphate from the disputed territory of the Western Sahara... More>>

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Malaysia Exposing Our Dodgy Policies On China

Last week, we all owed a vote of thanks to Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad for breaking with protocol during his bilateral with Jacinda Ardern. Reportedly, Mahathir used the photo opportunity phase of the meeting to launch into matters of genuine substance. More>>

ALSO:

Withdrawls After Police Uniform Ban: Auckland Pride Remains Committed

The Auckland Pride Board remains committed to creating a space for our rainbow communities to feel safe celebrating their gender and sexual identity, despite some institutions pulling out from the Parade in recent days. More>>

ALSO:

South Korea: State Visit By Korean President Moon Jae-In

The President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in will visit New Zealand from 2 to 4 December... “I am very much looking forward to welcoming President Moon to New Zealand,” said Jacinda Ardern. More>>

Health: Changes To Drinking Water Standards

David Clark said many of the changes he is making, which will take effect on 1 March 2019, are clarifications or corrections, “but there are two changes which will significantly improve the ability to test and respond to the presence of harmful bacteria such as E.coli”. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Detention "Unlawful But Reasonable"

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that while Police acted unlawfully in October 2017 when they detained a Queenstown man for a mental health assessment, their actions were reasonable in the circumstances. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Statement: Chile President's NZ Visit

At the invitation of the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, undertook a State Visit to New Zealand on 19 November 2018... More>>

ALSO:

Climate Change: Top Academics Call On Government To Take Action

One hundred and fifty academics and researchers from around Aotearoa, including Dame Anne Salmond, Emeriti Professors and several Fellows of the Royal Society, have signed a strongly-worded open letter to the Government demanding bold and urgent action to tackle climate change. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels