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Smart New ideas creating growth

9 May 2003
Media release

Smart New ideas creating growth

“Commercialising new ideas is a key to New Zealand’s economic future, “said Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton today in announcing 94 new Enterprise Awards from Industry New Zealand.

“I am pleased to see that the Enterprise Awards lists always feature people and businesses seeking funding for intellectual property protection, developing prototypes and commercialising their new ideas, “ said Jim Anderton.

The total of awards announced today comes to over $1.2 million, and mark over 770 awards granted since October 2000.

Enterprise Awards provide early stage financial assistance for well-defined business projects and concepts. Proposals must have commercial potential and be directed at the creation of a new business or the expansion of an existing one.

The awards are made to businesses with good prospects of making a sustained contribution to the New Zealand economy in coming years,” said Jim Anderton.

Today 38 Ministers and Government MPs are visiting more than 50 businesses (some of them are enterprise award winners), schools and skills training organisations to see growth and innovation at work. Smart Growth Day visits celebrate growth through new ideas in the lead up to Budget 2003. .

Today Jim Anderton and Steve Maharey will announce a Bio Commerce centre supported by $2 million provided by Government in partnership with the Manawatu region. Later Jim Anderton will announce assistance for a world class electronics cluster of companies in Christchurch.

TAI TOKERAU (4)
Case Gilbert Olives, Lloyd Case Gilbert , $20,000, develop an olive oil press
Innovative Engineering Solutions Ltd, $20,000, develop self-opening farm gate product
Pukeraro Exotics Ltd, Andrew Wearmouth , $20,000, develop machine to measure flowerbulbs
Herbnz Ltd, $15,468, artwork and design www.herbnz.co.nz

AUCKLAND (32)
Atack Industries Ltd, $20,000, intellectual property protection, developing new food product
de Bruin-Judge Furniture Ltd, $6,000, intellectual property protection www.dbj.co.nz
Enviroproducts International Ltd, John Missen , $10,175, develop composite structural element product
Fibreoptic Light & Design Ltd, Bruce Keys, $19,800, development of a “Super-yacht” lighting system www.fibreoptics.co.nz
Heart Music Ltd, $20,000, prototype design
Indian Ink Theatre Company Ltd, Justin Lewis, $2,306, market investigation www.indianink.co.nz
Net Assured Ltd, Vince Niumata , $20,000, develop “virtual keypad” product
OceanNZ Blue Ltd, John Illingsworth , $6,300, research commercial farming and marketing of paua
RMSD Ltd, Kay Madigan , $3,261, trade fair participation for Auto Anchor product www.rmsd.co.nz
Ubiquity Software Ltd, Guy Bibby , $19,237, develop “uTransact” e-commerce software product www.ubuiquity.co.nz
Ecocover International, Murray Cruickshank , $18,618, develop growth strategy www.ecocover.co.nz
Elder Knight & Company Ltd, $14,904, prototype artwork & design, & marketing plans
Future Electronics Ltd. Lindsay Baxter, $8,057, trade fair participation and development of diesel engine controller
Jacking Systems Ltd, Greg Neighbours, $20,000, business planning and intellectual property protection
Nexus6 Ltd, Garth Sutherland, $8,212, develop “SmartHaler” asthma treatment system
Optimal Decision Technologies Ltd, Jeff Meyer , $17,825, develop software product www.odt.biz
PBL (NZ) Ltd, $20,000, intellectual property protection
Cocoon Corporation Ltd, Gerald Smith, $11,250, develop manufacture of merino wool product
G L Willis t/a Ant Free Pet Dish Corp, Graham Willis, , $2,291, design costs
Hitex Plastering Ltd, Ian Holyoake, , $20,000, development of Hitex Diamond Cavity Product
Touchpoint Ltd, Steve Shearman, , $15,750, develop marketing software, www.touchpoint.co.nz
Eco Insulation Ltd, Greg Sweeney, $17,898, develop insulation product www.ecoinsulation.co.nz
E-mmediate Delivery Company Ltd, $20,000, business planning & intellectual property protection www.e-mmediate.co.nz
Energypro Systems Ltd, $7,200, business planning for software development www.energypro.co.nz
Global Advantage Ltd, Maurice Dubey, 2 separate awards: 1st $11,125 for prototype design,2nd $5,310 to develop Zebcode product www.zebcode.com
Liz Mitchell Design Ltd, Liz Mitchell , $20,000, marketing, financial viability & HR planning, new market investigation www.fashionz.co.nz/lizmitchell
Lomak International Ltd, $5,625, intellectual property protection
Phosphor Ltd t/a Phosphor Essence, Cam Stewart , $16,875, develop export strategy for kiosk & website products www.phosphor.co.nz
SimWorks International Ltd, Aaron Davidson , $20,000, develop subscriber data management system www.simworks.biz
Visual Technologies Ltd, $8,437, develop marketing strategy
Wet & Forget Ltd, Rod Jenden , $20,000, develop product range www.wetandforget.co.nz

WAIKATO (11)
Anaesthesia Care Ltd, Dr Bruce Rudge , $20,000, develop method of syringe/drug administration
De Lautour Development Ltd, Bob Sands, $15,815, develop a range of pumps
Grasshopper Ltd, Geoff Knox, $20,000, develop digital imaging software product www.grasshopperonline.com
Mille Bio-Sciences Ltd, Dr Steve Hodgkinson, $2,812, intellectual property protection
IQuest (NZ) Ltd, David Richards, $14,916, support development and commercialisation of a new datalogger www.iquest.co.nz
Aleki Tees Ltd, Alekisanita Taumoepeau, $4,787, develop a golf tee tool, www.alekitees.co.nz
Awhina Ltd, Mr Chris Yates, $20,000, develop computer training portal, www.awhina.com
J & G Enterprises Ltd, $20,000, develop animal remedy product
Biozone International Ltd, Richard Allan , $8,935, trade fair participation www.biozone.co.nz
Health Concepts Ltd, $15,609, business planning & market investigation
A R Jacobsen & PJ Jacobsen Estate, Ross Jacobsen , $14,072, develop frost protection system

THAMES (1)
Prohunt New Zealand Ltd, Norman MacDonald , $9,176, quality standards certification, financial planning, and marketing

BAY OF PLENTY (3)
Donovan Doogue Ltd t/a Merritt Street Physiotherapy & Community Solutions, Sam Doogue (07) 307 0230, $20,000, prototype design & intellectual property for rehabilitation system
Mt Fort Naval Stores Ltd, Ray Mountfort , $3,375, extract rosin and turpentine from pinus radiata stumps
Murray Shaw t/a Pro-Lan, $6,370, prototype development, artwork & design

HAWKES BAY (4)
Info-Scan Ltd, Wayne McLean, 2 separate awards to develop financial market information product, 1st for $11,200, 2nd for $4,800 www.infoscan.co.nz
Te Mata Holdings Ltd, $20,000, prototype development
Agr-lab Co-Products Ltd, $17,404, international quality standards certification, business planning & product development www.agri-lab.com

TARANAKI (1)
Engineering Control Ltd, Greg Chapman, $20,000, development of “PressMax” animal feed mill press control product www.engineeringcontrol.co.nz

WANGANUI (3)
Quality Innovations Ltd, Vijay Patel, $11,409, develop a pageholder
Fleet Australasia Ltd, John Carr, $877, develop sport line marking products www.fleetaustralasia.com
Ethan Design & Production Ltd, $3,359, international quality standards certification www.ethan.co.nz

MANAWATU (1)
Decopot Ltd, Paul Pepworth , $20,000, pilot-scale plant for ceramic products

WELLINGTON (14)
Hyperbolex Ltd, $8,437, E-commerce/E-business strategy for “The Mole” software www.themolesite.com
Digital Telemetry Ltd, Chris Clifton , $8,473, intellectual property protection for modem controllers and gateway software
Northwest Pumps & Equipment, $8,493, mentoring and new market investigation
Purebreed New Zealand Ltd, Roland Wimmers , $20,000, development of merino wool in active, leisure fashion market
Aspiring Software Ltd, Alistair Munro, , $4,185, develop “Websurfcam” software
Bishop Fleet Optimization Ltd, Derrick Bishop, , $10,106, develop vehicle management system www.bishopfleet.com
Laura Davison, , $20,000, develop personal grooming kit
David Jarvis, , $13,556, develop risk management software product
Energy & Technical Services Ltd, Geoff Bennett, , $20,000, develop “e-bench” software product
Robyn Downham, $6,585, prototype development & intellectual property protection
Fringe of the Sky Ltd, John MacKay, , $9,000, Marketing plan and development of “Virtual Katy” sound-editing software www.creativehq.co.nz
Meycov Food Ltd t/a Rutherford & Meyer, Jan Meyer, , $10,378, develop fruit based products
Catalyst Consulting Ltd, $20,000, market investigation & intellectual property protection
Jack Gordon-Cosby , $4,500, intellectual property protection

NELSON (4)
AFlex Technology NZ Ltd, Martin Stratford , $945, market investigation www.a-flextechnology.co.nz
Info2go Ltd, George Aker , $5,608, develop e-commerce portal www.info2go.co.nz
Blumenfeld’s Olive Oil Ltd, Rose Wells, $14,204, business planning and development for virgin olive oil
L W & A C Robinson t/a Para Para Produce, Lance Robinson, $18,629, development of ‘Sunfrost’ frozen fruit machine

CANTERBURY (10)
Brylton Software Ltd, Adrian McGrath , 2 separate awards to develop multi-lingual educational software, 1st for $8,550, 2nd for $7,500 www.brylton.com
Aotearoa Software Ltd, $20,000, intellectual property protection and prototype design www.aotearoasoftware.com
Blue Marble Polymers, Tim Chapman , $20,000, intellectual property protection for biodegradable EPS foam blocks www.bluemarblepolymers.co.nz
Digital Presentations, Sam Chaffey , $20,000, develop 3D software www.digitalpres.co.nz
Desynz Ltd, Mike Hodgkinson, , $20,000, Develop mono-frame multi-terrain motorcycle
Forte Solutions Ltd, Deborah Abraham , $10,150, develop Geneva software product www.geneva.co.nz
The Medical Software Corporation Ltd, Richard Perry, develop X-Calibre software product
Papageno Productions Ltd, Sue Wolfenden, $20,000, development costs for Dress Up Box products
Thian Agri Manufacturing Ltd, $16,632, develop seed drill

AORANGI (2)
Better Bods, Rachel Tomkinson , $6,271, business expansion in areas of fitness seminars, videos and education www.betterbods.co.nz
Mackenzie Centre Community Trust, Richard Stubbs , $17,611, develop heritage centre project

OTAGO (3)
Goldfields Ltd, Peter Egerton, $11,250, develop tourism site www.goldfieldsmining.co.nz
Via Ferrata NZ Ltd, Dr John Knight , $20,000, develop fixed aid assisted rock climbing as a tourism activity www.viaferrata.co.nz
Stephen August , $2,889, develop burner system for hot-tub product


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