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Jobs Machine Gives 100th Enterprise Award

"Over 100 kiwi businesses and entrepreneurs are better off because of the Labour Alliance Coalition Government's jobs machine," said Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton announcing the 100th Enterprise Award recipient today.

Jim Anderton inspected the 'Jiggernaut' developed by Christchurch entrepreneur Derek McCullough which was on display at the Christchurch Convention Centre during the Government Business Forum. Kirsteen Britten and Wayne Alexander of Britten Prototypes (founded by the late John Britten) who designed the 'Jiggernaut' were also in attendance.

The Jiggernaut uses train or tram tracks for racing or leisure jiggers and Derek McCullough has received $10,000 to develop the potential of these 'new age' machines.

"I am also pleased to announce a further 39 Enterprise Award winners. Clearly there is a wealth of kiwi ingenuity out there that can create jobs and build our economy and this Labour Alliance Coalition Government is recognising this," said Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton.

Other award winners include investigating making dog food from possums, a telescope manufacturer, a swim school franchise, and the development of an international documentary series.

In total, Industry New Zealand, the Government's jobs machine, has made Enterprise Awards Scheme grants to 111 businesses and entrepreneurs, totalling $627,074, to help get their great ideas up and running. More will be announced each month.

“The Enterprise Award Scheme is gaining huge interest – each month the number of applications and the number of awards both increase," said Jim Anderton.

Entrepreneurs or small business owners can receive a maximum of $20,000, which can be used to fund up to 50 percent of the total cost of a project.
“I have visited several successful companies and I have been told repeatedly how much the award means to them. It’s not just the money, either – it’s recognition and support for their idea. And it’s the expert advice from the business specialists at Industry NZ that is proving so valuable," said Jim Anderton.

Small businesses and entrepreneurs interested in Enterprise Awards and other services and support from Industry New Zealand can look at the website www.industrynz.govt.nz.

Round 4 Enterprise Award Scheme 9 February 2001

Provincial Industries Whangarei Ltd
Contact: (09) 438 3771. $7,875, To assist with waste wood distribution for firewood.

Mike Belcher Ltd t/a MJB Telescopes
Contact: Michael Belcher, (09) 411 3453. $2,250 to assist with intellectual property protection.
Business Development Group (BDG), div of Peter H Allen Ltd
Contact: (09) 294 8914. $2,813 to assist with the development of a business, training & development programme.
Enviropod Holdings Ltd
Contact: Mike Hannah (09) 379 8795. $3,000 to extend the company’s business plan to include international opportunities.
Monsta Trikes Aotearoa Ltd
Contact: John Butler, (09) 235 8725. $3,000 to assist with the development of motorised trikes.
Dreamboat Partners Ltd
Contact: (09) 373 3381. $8,125 to assist with the expansion into new markets.
P L & K A McLaren t/a Kmac for Kidz
$8,846 to assist with intellectual property protection and investigate new markets.
Contact: (09) 414 4427. $4,500 to assist with the expansion of local and international markets.
Baby Shade Ltd
Contact: Louise Dawson, (09) 444 7986. $8,671 to assist with business planning and intellectual property protection.
Aaron Davis t/a Swimtastic
Contact: Aaron Davis, (09) 575 0668. $7,063 to assist with the development of a swim school franchise.
PaintPlus Colour Systems Ltd
Contact: John Warman, (09) 441 3558. $7,400 to assist with the development of a paint system and intellectual property protection.

Expert Escapes Ltd
Contact: (07) 843 6198. $1,407 to assist with market research.
New Zealand Pump Co Ltd
Contact: David Johns, (07) 839 3838 to assist with intellectual property protection.

Bay of Plenty
Wildenz Ltd
Contact: Bryan Bassett-Smith, (07) 544 0008. $8,767 to investigate the production of dogfood from possum meat.
Wilco Products, div of LG Willis Ltd
Contact: Lindsay Willis, (07) 349 2527. $6,750 to assist market development.
Nautic Marine Design Ltd
Contact: Arch McTainsh, (07) 541 1117. $1,688 to assist market development.
Paul Bryan t/a Super Shuttle – Rotorua
Contact: (07) 349 3444. $2,385 to assist with the development of tourist services.
The Rossiter Partnership
Contact: (07) 544 0441. $1,688 to assist in the development of voice activated responses.
Biotic Systems Ltd
Contact: (07) 542 2155. $3,375 to assist with intellectual property protection.

Hawkes Bay
D.A.D. Ltd
Contact: Peter van Zijll de Jong, (06) 878 3164. $2,700 to assist development of a power ladder.

Hi-Per Wash Ltd
Contact: (06) 752 0090. $7,813 to assist the development of a high pressure washing system.
Owens & Bendall Ltd
Contact: George Bendall, (06) 756 8970. $10,000 to assist investigation of market opportunities.
Environmental Products Ltd
Contact: (06) 764 6133. $872 to assist with intellectual property protection.

Double K Electronics Ltd
Contact: Keith Fisher, (06) 354 2077. $4,516 to assist software development.

Worldwide Womens Network Ltd
Contact: Di Oliver, (04) 384 9577. $7,750 to assist the development of an international documentary series.
Woodnet Works Ltd
Contact: Stuart Orme, (06) 378 8364. $7,094 to facilitate the transfer of knowledge, products and services within the wood industry.
Real Earth Ltd t/a Real Earth Organic Café
Contact: (04) 470 7751. $5000 to assist with the cost of intellectual property protection.
BizA2Z Ltd
Contact: (021) 485 162. $2,650 to assist with software development.
SkyComm Ltd
Contact: John van Dinther, (04) 388 9362. $6,435 to assist with business and strategic planning.

Agrimm Technologies Ltd
Contact: David Gale, (03) 366 8671. 1) $4,588 to investigate the use of biological control agents for disease in vegetables. 2) $2,250 to assist market development.
All Star Events Ltd
Contact: Derek McCullough, (03) 365 0684. $10,000 to assist the development of the “Jiggernaut” craft project.
Waitaki Biosciences International Ltd
Contact: Stephen Sexton, (03) 332 3422. $4,264 to assist a feasibility study.
Aviation Support Services Ltd
Contact: Paul Holland, (03) 358 7816. $8,672 to assist development of capacity.
Reid Construction Co Ltd t/a Reid International
Contact: (03) 338 3155. $5,000 to assist prototype development.
Hubco Industries Ltd
Contact: Peter Hubbard, (03) 348 8828. $8,322 to assist the development of a roof-rack.
Ashford Handicrafts Ltd
Contact: (03) 308 9081. $2,813 to assist with the development of a business plan.

CG Surgical Ltd
Contact: Phil Broughton, (03) 477 9923. $10,000 to assist with the development of a new type of surgical clip.
New Zealand Abalone.com Ltd
$10,000 to assist the development of a paua farm.

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