78 ENTERPRISE AWARDS TOTALLING $852,454

Jim Anderton Deputy Prime Minister

Hon Jim Anderton
Deputy Prime Minister,
Minister for Economic, Industry and Regional Development

Innovative New Zealanders creating jobs
78 ENTERPRISE AWARDS TOTALLING $852,454

15 March 2002

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton today announced 78 more grants have been made to innovative businesses through Industry New Zealand Enterprise Awards.

"At the Innovate Event in Christchurch on 5-7 March I said it was up to New Zealanders to innovate and improve New Zealand for all of us. Nowhere is kiwi innovation more alive and well than in the businesses which are flourishing up and down New Zealand," said Jim Anderton.

"I encourage these businesses and their success as their innovation and creativity are vital for New Zealand's economic growth.

There have now been 439 awards have been made totalling $3.7 million since September 2000.

Entrepreneurs or small to medium sized business owners can receive a maximum of $20,000 from an Industry New Zealand Enterprise Award, which can be used to fund up to 50 percent of the cost of a project.

Small businesses and entrepreneurs interested in Enterprise Awards and other services and support from Industry New Zealand can look at the website www.industrynz.govt.nz.

Enterprise Awards March 15 2002

TAI TOKERAU

Huanui Orchards
William Hutchinson (09) 437 5442,
$946, obtaining international quality certification for packing export fruit in accordance with Bio Gro standard

Mahoe Sawmills Ltd

Stephanie Bergman (09) 405 9708, $20,000, develop a portable twinsaw

AUCKLAND

Coast Marine Stainless Ltd
Robert Slaughter (09) 426 8856, $1,845, prototype design, www.extremefishing.co.nz

Evolu NZ Ltd
Paul Westlake (09) 376 7255, $13,740; art work, design, prototype development, & financial planning www.evolu.com

Gyro Energy Ltd, M Jegatheeson
(09) 489 2129, $8,956, gyroscopic transmission technology for wind power generation

Howard King & Associates t/a The Glazing Supply Centre
Steven King (09) 579 6210, $20,000, development of a passive electromagnetic pet door www.gscentre.co.nz

Jutland Trust
Stephen Smythe (09) 480 9234, $7,500, development of a re-usable envelope

McCulloch Products Ltd
Deb McCulloch (09) 444 2115, $7,780, participation at trade fairs www.mccullochmedical.co.nz

Phytomed Medicinal Herbs Ltd
Philip Ramussen (09) 834 8860, $3,426; trade fair participation, market research, & environmental certification www.phytomed.co.nz

Radiant Heat Systems Ltd
Robert Jensen (09) 478 3882, $10,000, develop marketing strategy www.halo.co.nz

Shape Design Ltd

Sabina Klose (09) 630 0274, $20,000, develop a beverage dispenser lid www.shapedesign.co.nz

Technology Development Group Ltd
Brad Houghton (09) 307 0700, $20,000; market research, prototype development, for dairy technology www.t-dq.com

BJS New Zealand Ltd t/a BJS Industrial Computing
Tony Haresnape (09) 489 9944, $12,175, trade fair participation www.bjs.co.nz

Flexidrill Ltd, $20,000
prototype materials & intellectual property protection www.flexidrill.co.nz

JetTronic Ltd, David Buckley
(09) 813 1318, $20,000, intellectual property protection for wireless enabled software

Nature's Oven Ltd
Duncan Hawkesby (09) 444 0143: 1) $6,231 to develop range of organic muesli bars; 2) $5,474 to develop "naked cookies" range

New Zealand Biotechnology Group Ltd
Daryl Pettus (09) 357 0579, $6,635, market research & intellectual property protection

Robbity Bob Ltd t/a Countrylife New Zealand
$2,554, trade fair participation www.robinrive.com

Accomplish Ltd
Paul Burge (09) 571 4560, $15,227, intellectual property protection www.accomplish.co.nz

Auckland Breweries Ltd t/a Auckland Brewing Company
Stephen George (09) 270 1890, $1,081, market research

DQ Company Ltd, $20,000
intellectual property protection & new market investigation www.dqcompany.com

G Spence & B Townsend t/a Lizard Systems
Graeme Spence (09) 412 9879, $20,000, develop a new up-market broom

Unified Communications Ltd t/a Communicato
Norman Holtzhausen (09) 368 1792, $18,408, develop a multiple transport medium broadcasting system www.communicato.com

Vortech Eco-Systems Ltd
$20,000, prototype development & intellectual property protection

YellowTuna Networks Ltd
Simon Gamble (09) 307 7844, $17,538, develop computer network security device for small businesses www.yellowtuna.co.nz

WAIKATO

Grasshopper Ltd
Geoff Knox (07) 854 7279, $9,338, develop software tool for digital imaging

Integrated Education Software Ltd
Tony Bamber (07) 348 4585, $2,048, market research www.ies.co.nz

Restwood (NZ) Ltd, Guy Howard-Willis
(07) 843 3900, $17,823, development of the Restwood Wall Bed www.restwood.co.nz

Wilmshurst & Gray Partnership
John Wilmshurst (07) 823 0321, $20,000; design and develop plastic bin for the kiwifruit industry, & develop business plan

BAY OF PLENTY

Panztel Ltd, Tauranga
Jonathon Hudson (07) 578 0809, $5,138, market research, www.Panztel.com

Peterson Portable Sawing Systems Ltd
Rotorua, Mrs Kerris Browne (07) 347 0847, $8,483, trade fair participation & market research www.petersonsawmills.com

Tenco Ltd, Rotorua
Ken Bannan (07) 357 5356, 1) $12,269, business & strategic planning; 2) $1,872, market research www.tenco.co.nz

Avocado Oil New Zealand Ltd
$6,318; business & strategic planning, and intellectual property protection www.avocado-nz.com

Echo Absorbing Art Ltd
$5,343, marketing strategy & intellectual property protection

9th Ave Investments Ltd
$11,781, intellectual property protection & product development

Robin Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Robin Sinclair (07) 362 4643, $20,000, pilot study for sunscreen product www.robinpharma.com

SJI Ltd, Michelle Whitmore
(07) 579 2177, $6,500, develop tablet dispensing bottle cap

Wholefarm NZ Ltd
Andrew McNab (07) 533 6215, $5,828, develop export brand ice-cream business www.wholefarmnewzealand.com

EAST COAST

Coxco Squashpackers Ltd, $5,851
market research, prototype development & testing

Knifeedge Technologies (International) Ltd
$4,729, intellectual property protection

TARANAKI

Hi-Per Wash Ltd
Grant Looker (06) 752 0090, $6,492, intellectual property protection

HOROWHENUA

Coral Tree Organic Products Ltd
Mr Kim Baker (06) 368 0833, $2,880, assist with the upgrade of production plant www.organically-nz.co.nz

WELLINGTON

Jenny Keate Design Ltd
Jenny Keate (04) 479 1132, $507, develop designer lamps

Tax Management NZ Ltd
$16,925, develop marketing plan

Components Un Limited
Peter Martens (04) 939 1700, $2,250, implement quality management system www.componentsunltd.co.nz

Kiwi Site Ltd
$6,379, intellectual property protection

18 Pars Ltd
Simon Arnold (04) 971 0560, $9,023, develop a golf putter www.18pars.com

Actuate Ltd
$16,793, intellectual property protection

NELSON

MacCure Seafoods Ltd
Angus McNeill (03) 547 7333, $20,000, develop a system to add value to fish oils by modification www.seadragon.com

P Born & S Toepfer
Peter Born (03) 543 2331, $240, organic certification of blueberry orchard & beef cattle operation

Extracts NZ Ltd
Frans van Boekhout (03) 542 3512, $13,840, quality standards certification & market research

NZ Clearwater Crayfish (Koura) Ltd
David Smythe (03) 546 7103, $2,003, development of electronic counter for baby koura

MARLBOROUGH

Durolla Products NZ Ltd
Ken Duff (03) 578 3702, $17,321, trade fair participation www.durolla.co.nz

Indac Ltd, Graeme Rickard
(03) 578 3034, $9,891, design and development of a fish case www.indac.co.nz

CANTERBURY

Jymko Holdings Ltd
Jonathon King (03) 365 2102, $5,625, business & strategic planning www.jymko.com

Envirosafe International Ltd
$20,000; standards testing & registration, and market research

Food & Health Standards New Zealand Ltd
Ian Shaw (03) 365 1667, $9,850; develop strategic marketing plan, extend accreditation process to provide 3rd party audit, evaluation & training for food & safety programmes

HotRot Composting Systems Ltd
Dr Peter Robinson (03) 3256 685, $14,893, product design & trade fair participation www.hotrotsystems.com

Jatra Corp Ltd
Andrew Kitson (03) 338 1122, $2,194, trade fair participation www.jatra.co.nz

Linelink Ltd
David Reid (03) 377 1546, $4,354, develop quality management system

Powerscreen Ltd
Brian Court (03) 3591 891, $4,050, intellectual property protection for a greenwaste shredder & screening plant

Simmermat Ltd

Trans Terrain Ltd

Traxium Ltd, $17,833
prototype design & development, and intellectual property protection

SOUTH CANTERBURY

Barrett Joinery Ltd
$6,956, implement a Q-base quality management system

George Starsmeare Ltd
John Starsmeare (03) 688 0031, $19,122, testing and manufacture range of fire doors to comply with industry standards

Point Majick Ltd t/a Denheath Custard Squares
Donald Templeton (03) 688 6151, $20,000; business planning, product design & development, operational excellence

Stephen August

(03) 473 7398, $7,369, develop the "Wildspa project"

Fraser Group International Ltd
Mr Chris Fraser (03) 489 1716, $20,000, commercialise multi terrain vehicle

Memory Maker
$6,985; design, market research, financial viability planning & mentoring

Southern Food Ingredients Ltd
Michael Mellen (03) 358 6117, $9,172, development of fruit vinegars

E B McDonald Engineering Ltd
Greg Wansink (03) 455 2808, $19,563, develop a design & build specialist engineering division www.ebm.co.nz

E-Media Ltd
Andrew McPherson (03) 477 2335, $16,450, develop business and human resource plans www.emedia.co.nz

Nursing Home Help Service Ltd t/a Nursing New Zealand
Deborah Wolken & Tracy Kyle (03) 477 6551, $15,694, evaluate opportunities for expansion

KØnig Gourmet Foods Ltd
Bjorn Oscar Sollie (03) 488 1960, $12,403. develop mutton/lamb product similar to proscuttio

Grant Engineering Ltd
Allan Grant (03) 453 0777, $18,389, develop playground flying fox