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1000 NZ businesses proudly wearing the Kiwi

Sue Bradford

Government Spokesperson for Buy Kiwi Made

12 February 2008 Media Statement

1000 NZ businesses proudly wearing the Kiwi

Government Spokesperson for Buy Kiwi Made, Sue Bradford, has congratulated the privately-owned Buy New Zealand Made Campaign on recruiting its 1000th member this week.

The latest to join is Rinnai New Zealand, which makes gas appliances, heaters and solar water heaters.

"Rinnai has helped the Government's Buy Kiwi Made campaign exceed its target of helping to grow Business New Zealand's Buy New Zealand Made campaign membership to over 900 members," Ms Bradford says.

"Buy New Zealand Made's membership has grown by over 50 percent in the last year. Its skyrocketing membership shows that businesses can, and do, succeed by working here in New Zealand. It also shows that more and more New Zealanders want to be able to use our shopping choice to buy Kiwi made.

"Rinnai is the latest one of 1000 companies supporting New Zealand workers, and New Zealand shoppers to put money back into our local communities and add strength to our economy."

Rinnai joins manufacturers like Earth Sea Sky and Resene Paints, retailers like New World, Pak'n'Save, SuperValue and FreshChoice stores, and service providers like KiwiBank, NZ Van Lines and The Lone Star Restaurants.


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