FrostBoss inaugurates blade manufacturing facility

FrostBoss, the global brand of New Zealand Frost Fans Limited, announced the opening of a cutting-edge blade manufacturing facility on September 26. Based in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, the firm produces frost fans and exports its products to six continents. Frost fans utilize the warmer air located in the atmosphere’s inversion layer to protect crops from […]

HB agritech biz tripling fans

As in frost fans and fan-customers in 11 countries. Check out FrostBoss’ story and new state-of-the-art facility in Hastings. A report from BayBuzz videographer Patrick O’Sullivan.  

WoolWorks leads the way in emission reduction

Local wool scourer business WoolWorks received more than $4 million in co-funding from GIDI Fund to convert gas and coal boilers at their Awatoto (Napier) and Washdyke (near Timaru) sites to more modern and efficient hot water heat pump technology. The new hot water pump at Awatoto, which will be one of the most sophisticated and largest in New Zealand, […]

Trash into treasure

Hawke’s Bay is one of the country’s biggest food producers, which also means we are one of the biggest creators of food production waste. But an exciting new project is set to tackle this. The recently launched initiative – Sustainable is Attainable Hawke’s Bay – is working to change trash into treasure, not only keeping […]

$100m Hastings packhouse will be the ‘biggest in the southern hemisphere’

Apple giant T&G will build a $100 million packhouse which the company says will be the biggest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Construction is getting under way on the new facility at 2 Anderson Rd, Whakatu, and will be 200m by 60m when completed – roughly the size of two football fields. The […]

Retirement on hold for Fidel

He may be 81 years old but that doesn’t stop Fidel Russ turning up to his job as production manager at Wood Mallets in Central Hawke’s Bay at 5.30am four mornings a week. Wood Mallets, located east of Otane, exports hand-crafted polo sticks and croquet mallets to more than 50 countries and Fidel has worked […]

CR Automation raises the bar in post-harvest performance

Founded in 2002 as an automation contracting company CR Automation has a track record of supporting local and international businesses in post-harvest produce handling, water & waste water, food & beverage, and manufacturing. CR Automation director Peter Richards says in 2016 CR expanded into Turnkey Solutions with the establishment of a team comprising of mechanical […]

The right structure for project success

At Red Steel, it’s all about creating efficiencies to ensure deadlines and budgets are met. Since 2002 Red Steel managing director Bob Hawley and his team have honed their processes and focussed on increasing production from their Pandora workshop. Red Steel has developed streamlined processes within its supply chain, introduced smart software to track all […]

Hastings architect designs an infill home for the future, in his own backyard

An architect is so passionate about creating new infill housing in Hastings, he decided to build a model for the city’s future in his own backyard. Infill and higher density housing feature heavily in the new Hastings Place Based Housing Plan which calls for quarter-acre plots to become sites for dense, diverse and visually interesting […]

Napier based company wins at Excellence in Steel Awards

A Napier based structural steel contractor has swept up two awards for two projects – including the second largest steel bridge by mass in the country – at the Steel Construction NZ (SCNZ) Excellence in Steel Awards. Eastbridge, which is specialist in bridge production, has won awards for the Manawatu River Cycleway Bridge and Bridge […]