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Business success benefits all New Zealanders

Business success benefits all New Zealanders

New Zealanders are innovative people with a will to succeed for themselves, their regions and their nation, says Economic, Industry and Regional Development Minister, Jim Anderton.

Jim Anderton today announced 50 Enterprise Awards totalling $603,127. The awards, to a maximum of $20,000, are made by Industry New Zealand to entrepreneurs or small to medium sized business seeking to develop an idea or a proposal. The grants meet a maximum of 50 percent of the cost of a project.

Jim Anderton said the Enterprise Awards are one of a number of measures the Labour Progressive Government has implemented to assist businesses.

“These awards are to help small businesses get off the ground or take the next step in their growth. Every small business that succeeds has a spin off for the families of the owners and staff and then for their local communities. This Labour Progressive Government is committed to work with business for the benefit all New Zealanders.

“I’d like to acknowledge the energy and innovation of New Zealanders, which is highlighted by those receiving the Enterprise Awards. There is a new sense of purpose in this country about achieving the Labour Progressive government’s goal of getting New Zealand’s economic growth rate back up to the top half of OECD country,” said Jim Anderton.

In total, 691 Enterprise Awards totalling $6.14 million have been made since they were introduced in October 2000.

Details attached of each of those receiving funding from the latest two rounds of Enterprise Awards.


Brosstech Ltd, Ross McLean (09) 483 9760, $6,488, develop diesel engine fuel injection timer

David Dickinson (09) 534 4242, $5,000, intellectual property protection for monolithic plaster cladding system

Ezrac Ltd, Bruce Barnes (09) 520 6590, $20,000, prototype development costs and intellectual property protection for a wine cellaring system

Fabriche Textiles Ltd, Tip Spooner (09) 307 3540, $1,575, market investigation

Innovative Dynamics Ltd, Stanley Armon (09) 520 6953, $20,000, intellectual property protection and market investigation for packaging/storage product

iTools Online Ltd, Chris Bulman (09) 302 0088, $17,233, develop management software application

G-Net Ltd, $20,000, intellectual property protection, prototype design & development

Klein Medical Ltd, Gregory Shanahan (09) 445 0362, $20,000, intellectual property protection for blood analyser

Lake Products Ltd, $20,000, develop electronic water valve system

Phytomed Medicinal Herbs Ltd, $10,575, international quality standard certification

Purple South Ltd, Amanda Hookham or Oliver Kraft (09) 373 3144, $11,028, develop range of interlocking MDF/plywood furniture

Safety Step (NZ) Ltd, Steve Quinn (09) 536 6274, $20,000, develop anti-slip product

SLAB DSP Ltd, Mark Donaldson (09) 308 8282, $5,158, development of noise cancellation remote jack unit

Straker Interactive Ltd, $11,250, business & strategic planning

Zimba Designs Ltd, Stephen Loughlin (09) 366 6801, $7,500, intellectual property protection for ironing board

Kowhai International Ltd, $20,000, develop metal charcoal retort system

PMetric Ltd, Leon Mostert (09) 475 5970, $20,000, design and international certification for online assessment system

Sigma Audio Research Ltd t/a Serato Audio Research, Steve Hoek (09) 480 2396, $18,843, prototype design for “Scratch Live” audio system

Southern Pacific Inflatables Ltd, Neil Curtling (09) 478 8075, $19,060, international

quality standards certification

Spectacular Ltd t/a Griplock, Neils Chappell (09) 366 0079, $5,025, intellectual property protection for “Griplock” motorcycle security product

Xero Ltd, $20,000, intellectual property protection & business/strategic plan development


Edge International Ltd, John Sharp (07) 847 6278, $12,937, business and strategic plan for electronic trailer braking system

Dolphin Aqualisers Ltd, Ross or Lorraine Fuller (07) 849 9253, $20,000, intellectual property protection for boat stabilisation system

Odyssey Energy Ltd, Roger Loveless (07) 849 2080, $7,256, develop system to measure street light performance

Stark Innovations Ltd, David or Cynthia Stark (07) 855 3083, $20,000, develop swivel to avoid kinks in hoses

Xenacom Ltd t/a Xenacom Computer Solutions, Heather McEwan (07) 823 2428, $14,400, develop database management system for beekeepers


R B MacIntyre & Associates, $7,981, intellectual property protection for hazard and emergency locator beacons

Spraywatch Ltd, Brian Bluck (07) 579 2623, $8,128, risk management system for chemical spraying

Goatley Technology Developments Ltd, Maurice O’Reilly (07) 578 1614, $20,000, develop automotive gearbox system

Integrated Education Software Ltd, Tony Bamberry (07) 348 4585, $2,763, market investigation


Mark Jones (06) 374 8235, $18,998, develop plastic plant clip product


Ellendean Investments Ltd t/a Carac Couplings, $1,250, intellectual property

protection for self-locking pipe clamp Stephen Young & Associates Ltd t/a TimberTest Laboratories, $1,482, trade fair participation

Paving Stone Systems, $9,710, systems evaluation, business planning & trade fair participation for textured paving product


James Aislabie t/a Gourmet Vege (06) 368 4503, $2,800, business & strategic planning for aerponic production of potatoes


Computer Concepts & Systems Ltd, Graham D’Arcy-Smith (06) 370 0292, $20,000, intellectual property protection and market investigation for specialist software to the rural market

WELLINGTON (3) Pure Learning Ltd, Joy Durrant (04) 471 2604, $20,000, assist standards certification & compliance

Flight Technology Ltd, $20,000, international certification and intellectual property protection

Swiftpix Ltd, Paul Johnston 021 466 899, $18,575, design public digital camera kiosk system

MARLBOROUGH (1) Wine Technology Marlborough Ltd, David Gill (03) 572 8511, $1,811, market investigation


Linden Leaves Ltd, David Blair (03) 339 8314, $12,641, prototype development & investigate labelling requirements for bathing and body-care products

My Little Products, Clare Wilkinson (03) 344 2567, $12,995, prototype design & development of “Anywhere Chair” product

OpenStrategies Ltd, Dr Philip Driver (03) 332 5710, $20,000, mentoring, business planning & market investigation for software product


Plucks Engineering Ltd, Neil Pluck (03) 302 7031, $16,274, development of effluent irrigator unit

Rhuddlan Farm Co Ltd, Donald Patterson (03) 318 5878, $2,750, marketing plan for safari tourism venture

Harvest Foods (2002) Ltd, Joanna Williamson (03) 688 8121, $3,559, feasibility study and intellectual property protection for ready to bake products

Neptune Engineering Ltd, 2 awards the first for $718 and the second for $2,172, both to develop irrigation systems

OTAGO (2) K9NZ Ltd, Adrian Dance (03) 4468 554, $880, development of “Finder Minder” locator unit

Wastewater Engineering & Biotechnology Ltd, t/a WEB Environmental, Alan Graham (03) 474 1223, $4,348, intellectual property protection, business planning and mentoring.

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