Turning plastic waste into reusable packaging

New Zealand Government website , August 12th 2014

Environment Minister Amy Adams has announced funding of $4 million to Wellington manufacturer Flight Plastics to build a recycling facility that will turn plastic waste into food-safe packaging.

The money was awarded to Flight Plastics from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund.

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Sewage Flooding Seaview

Dominion Post, August 4th, 2014

Seaview Road Flooding

A break in the sewage line caused treated sewage to flow out on to Seaview Rd this morning.

Thousands of litres of treated sewage are running through the Lower Hutt suburb of Seaview.

The flood began around noon after a seal broke on the major sewage outfall pipeline. The break was located just south of the sewage treatment station on Seaview Rd.



Waste Management New Zealand

August 2014

Transpacific are now called Waste Management New Zealand with the new owners being Beijing Capital Group.  The formal ownership transition occurred on 1 July and they now have an owner who is committed to investing in, and growing the company.

BCG Investment in Waste Management

Village Market Set to Open in Industrial Area

Hutt News, July 22, 2014

The Riverbank Market will soon have a new competitor.

Artist Johanna Sanders is opening The Village Market on an industrial site opposite the old Griffins building in Gracefield.

It will open on October 3 in the old Transfield truck site, operating on a Friday night, and Saturday/Sunday during the day. (more…)

Another Global Winner for Kiwi Firm

Dominion Post 30 th June 2014

A Wellington company’s chair design has recently won gold in the marquee event at the “Olympics” of commercial interior design in the United States. (more…)

Petone – Grenada Link Moves Nearer

Hutt News, 20th May 2014

Concerns about access for Horokiwi residents and calls for improvements to State Highway 58 feature in feedback on the Petone to Grenada Link Road.

More than 1400 submissions were sent in by the extended midApril deadline, a ‘‘ phenomenal response’’, NZ Transport Agency regional director Jenny Chetwynd says. (more…)

Petone NZ Post Site Sells for $15.4m

Dominion Post, 5th April 2014

The soon-to-be closed New Zealand Post Mail Centre on Petone’s Esplanade has been sold to Wellington private investment company Seaview HP for $15.4 million.

Director Shayne Hodge, whose company has substantial industrial properties in Seaview and Grenada, said this was its biggest investment and at this stage he had no firm plans for the complex after NZ Post relinquishes its lease in August next year. (more…)

Inquiry Level Reflects Improving Economy

Dominion Post, 5th April 2014

The industrial vacancy rate in the capital has fallen over the last year, a new report says.

Commercial agent CBRE’s Wellington industrial marketview found there is 176,693 square metres of empty industrial space, a decrease of 26,230 sqm since its last annual survey of the market in December 2012.

CBRE director of investment sales John McKenzie said the reduction in vacancy was down to a handful of big moves in the market.  To read more go to stuff

Masterpet Twins go with Grace

Hutt News, 1 st April 2014

The Wootton twins, Gael and Faye, are leaving Masterpet, joking that they’d rather exit as swans than old dragons.

The pair have been an integral part of the family firm that grew from a samll building in Kaiwharawhara and a production shed in Moores Valley, Wainuiomata, to a 200-plus staff, trans-Tasman enterprise sold in 2011 for $105 million to Ebos Group. (more…)

Cross Valley Link not forgotten

Hutt News, 4 March 2014

The Cross Valley Link (CVL) is firmly back on the agenda.  City councillors last week agreed to include $1 million in the budget for 2017/18 to investigate a road linking eastern suburbs and Wainuiomata, via Seaview, to State Highway Two. (more…)