Pacific Gets its foot in the door

The Dominion Post, March 3rd 2014

Pacific Doors

MAJOR JOB: Pacific Doors general manager Michael Pearson, left, and managing director Derek Pearson on the factory floor at the company’s Wellington plant.







Wellington-based Pacific Doors has landed a contract to supply 4700 doors for a new A$1.8 billion (NZ$1.9b) hospital in Adelaide.

The contract, worth more than NZ$7m, would see the company employ an additional 12 workers – nine at its factory and office in Seaview, and three at its satellite Timaru-based factory.

Once the year-long manufacturing process started in April, its employee roster would swell to 72. (more…)

Taking Maori Lead

Hutt News, 25th February 2014

The government’s flagship innovation agency has appointed its first general manager of Maori economy.  Callaghan Innovation, formerly IRL, said Hemi Rolleston will be its first general manager of Maori economy and will start the job on March 3. (more…)

Link to Ease Petone Pinch

The Dominion Post, 18th February 2014


NZTA NEW WAY: One option for the proposed Tawa Link Rd.

A Petone-Grenada Link road is being touted as a game- changer, not just for moving traffic east-west in the region but potentially altering where people choose to work.

The road and a modern interchange at Petone, with a combined price tag of as much as $250 million, will take traffic up the steep slope immediately south of Korokoro, with connections to Grenada and Tawa, and on to the still-to-be-built Transmission Gully highway. (more…)

Recliner Boosts Design Company

The Dominion Post, 17th February 2014

A Wellington company’s office chair design was worth nearly $60 million in the United States last year.

But it is taking its work from the office to the lounge, as it eyes new designs in the “traditional and established” recliner market. (more…)

Capital to Lose 32 Jobs in Boxes Shift

Stuff Website, 15th February 2014

Wellington cardboard box maker Charta Packaging is cutting 32 jobs from its manufacturing base in Seaview, and moving the work to Auckland, according to the Engineers Union. (more…)