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Enterprise Awards assist new ideas

21 October 2002 Media Release

Enterprise Awards assist new ideas

“New Zealanders continue to come up with brilliant new ideas which are creating jobs and new businesses,” says Economic, Industry and Regional Development Minister Jim Anderton announcing 53 Industry New Zealand Enterprise Awards totalling $636,265.

“This is the second anniversary of the Enterprise Awards and it is heartening to see that some companies that received support in the first few months are now larger businesses receiving Business Growth Grants to expand to the next level.

“There have been 641 grants totalling $5.55 million since October 2000 and the scheme has been highly successful, although we are always looking for ways to better assist businesses.

“I will be looking for ways to improve Enterprise Awards. We want to assist new ideas so that we can take New Zealand back to the top of OECD countries and again have New Zealanders enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world.

“This Labour Progressive Government has a number of ways of assisting and working with regions, industries and businesses and these have contributed to booming regions and the lowest national and regional unemployment for 14 years. All of our regions are in positive growth mode and most at over four per cent annually,” said Jim Anderton.

Entrepreneurs or small to medium sized business owners can receive a maximum of $20,000 from an Industry New Zealand Enterprise Award, which can be used to fund up to 50 percent of the cost of a project.

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

Abode Portables Ltd, Mark Beauchamp (09) 407 6464, $13,653, development of “foam sandwich” construction method for housing project
The Cowcatcha Ltd, Alan Clarkson (09) 401 9167, $9,443, design of a portable cattle pen

AuthorIT Software Corporation Ltd, $7,875, business planning for Dynamic publishing tool
Cladding Systems Ltd, John Lucaszewicz (09) 627 8120, $19,800, development of “Overclad” framing matrix system
Conceptual Solutionz Ltd, Peter Parsonage (09) 571 8374, $19,639, intellectual property protection for a radial electric engine,
Dejar International Ltd, Robert Ford (09) 309 3277, $945, market investigation for “Digital Archive System”
Exler Turf Ltd, Stewart Exler (09) 828 8895, $20,000, develop drilling and seeding device
Frozen Babyfood Company Ltd, Nigel Hackney (09) 479 1174, $14,028, artwork design and financial viability plan
Kog Transmissions, Chris Chetland (09) 846 1966, $20,000, prototype development & market investigation for music production company
Manson Marine & Engineering Ltd, Steve Mair (09) 835 0968, $20,000, marketing strategy, mentoring & quality standards certification
RMSD Ltd, Kay Madigan (09) 419 1219, $4,219, market investigation for electronic marine products
Snowstar Group Ltd, Eduard Ebbinge (09) 446 1164, $16,312, financial planning for proposed “Snowdome” facility
Star BT Ltd, $12,122, intellectual property protection & feasibility study for airline passenger tracking system
Tin Shed Partnership, Duncan Such (09) 820 6252, $20,000, prototype development of “Contour Band” cutting & edge tapering machine Ltd, Peter Evans (09) 355 9103, $13,992, artwork, design and intellectual property protection
Benchmark Communication Ltd, Chris Simmons (09) 529 2887, $20,000, design and development of management case studies for business education
Stuart Burnett, Jean Burnett (09) 444 9803, $6,187, intellectual property protection for a sport computer programme
Evolu NZ Ltd, Paul Westlake (09) 376 7255, $6,174, development and trade fair participation for skincare product
Mobile Commerce Ltd, Adam Clark (09) 377 9220, $20,000, development of mobile commerce based application systems
SLAB DSP Ltd, Mark Donaldson (09) 308 8282, $4,242, development of noise cancellation remote jack unit
Southern Photonics Ltd, Daniel Molloy (09) 378 8901, $6,253, trade fair participation

Anaesthesia Care Ltd, Dr Bruce Rudge (07) 856 8953, $20,000, development of a method of syringe/drug administration
DBFM Quality, $1,000, intellectual property protection for disc brake flushing system
Guru Toys Ltd, Matthew Mowbray (07) 886 5515, $19,059, design & development, systems evaluation & business/strategic planning for miniature hot air balloons
M & T Cameron Ltd, Talesa Cameron (07) 823 0950, $16,750, trademark filing for pivotal blade digging tool

Orca Engineering & Marine Ltd, $20,000, prototype design & material costs for aluminium catamaran
NZ Vitalife Ltd, $10,381, market research & product development for health products

Pacsat Eastland Ltd t/a Surfcity Interactive Communications, Ross Stokes (06) 867 1991, $20,000, development of an “e-cluster virtual toolset”
Milly Molly Group Holdings Ltd, John Pittar (06) 868 7769, $20,000, intellectual property protection

Fenemor Innovations Ltd, Gillian Fenemor (06) 388 786, $8,994, mentoring & intellectual property protection for a fencing tool for removing staples and tensioning wire

Arda Systems Ltd, $5,136, market planning & investigation
Robyn Downham, $4,599, develop prototype knitting machine and testing output
Kairos Software Ltd, Pablo Garcia 021 664 674, $20,000, development of “Coachware” network utilities software
Screen Adventures Ltd, William Kircher (04) 939 0993, $16,875, development and marketing of film and TV products
Stansborough Fibres Ltd, Cheryl Elridge (04) 4725 034, $12,442, new market investigation
Supercritical Extraction NZ Ltd, $3,420, artwork and design development for rosehip product
MedRom Ltd, $20,000, design & marketing for interactive CD Rom based medical system
Tasman Tuna Fishing Ltd, $20,000, prototype design.

Wine Technology Marlborough Ltd, David Gill (03) 572 8511, $1,135, trade fair participation to market Vinwizard temperature control system

Applied Forestry Technologies Ltd, Ralph Boardman (03) 351 9187, $17,015, intellectual property protection for “Woodpekka” testing device
Brightwater Horticulture Ltd, $11,625, intellectual property protection & business planning
Mark Haase (03) 355 5630, $18,750, development and marketing of vegetable pasta shapes for children
Marketing Trends International, $3,757.50, research and develop food product
Mitton Consulting Ltd, Tony Mitton (03) 379 2129, $8,285, develop and manufacture specialised electrical test instrument
Thor Russell, (03) 332 5280, $10,890, develop speech recognition software

CLCS Ltd, Chris Frogley (03) 762 7435, $9,275, intellectual property protection for “moss pots”

Alisdair Paterson (03) 449 2808, $7,976, develop invention for application of tail paint to dairy cows
Carlson Ltd, $2,812, market research
K9NZ Ltd, Adrian Dance (03) 4468 554, $2,637, design and development for “Finder Minder” locator unit
Waipori Products Ltd, Brent Wilson (03) 474 1685, $9,361, develop re-circulating aquaculture system
Marnie Kelly Ltd t/a Touch Yarns, Marnie Kelly (03) 449 2022, $1,206, trade fair participation
Rio Dolores Ltd, Barbara Barrett (03) 449 2808, $3,836, product development & meeting international quality standards
Whitestone Cheese Ltd, $12,850, market plan & prototype development for display tray

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