2015 SWUG Quality Awards

This year’s SWUG Quality Awards were hotly contested, the level of entries were well above last, often only minor variances separated the Gold Awards winners from the Silver and Bronze.
producing quality results like these during production runs aptly shows the pride and passion that still exists in our industry proving printed material to be a viable carrier of advertising in a very competitive market

GOLD

Category A Tabloid 42 GSM – Horton Media – The New Zealand Times
Category B Tabloid Enhanced – Horton Media Aaron McLean
Category C Broadsheet – Allied Press Southland Times
Category D Retail Catalogues – PMP Print JB Hi-Fi Smashing Prices
Category E Tabloid Heatset – PMP Print Threads

SILVER

Category A Tabloid 42 GSM – Beacon Print – CHB Mail
Category B Tabloid Enhanced – NZME Gingerella
Category C Broadsheet – NZME Chinese Herald
Category D Retail Catalogues – Webstar Auto Trader
Category E Tabloid Heatset – PMP Print Savvy

BRONZE

Category A Tabloid 42 GSM – Beacon Print HB Today
Category B Tabloid Enhanced – Allied Press – Queensland Tourist News
Category C Broadsheet – Allied PressOtago Daily Times
Category D Retail Catalogues – PMP Print Briscoes
Category E Tabloid Heatset – PMP Print Farmers Open Home

 

 

2015 SWUG Post Conference Tabloid

With over 120 people in attendance and some great informative presentations this was always going to be one of the best SWUG conferences in its history. Including in the number that attended were delegates from Tonga, Fiji and Australia which boosted the Kiwi contingency. It was good to see some attendees connecting with people that they have not caught up with in some time.

 

2015 SWUG Conference will be hosted in Rotorua

Rotorua

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotorua will host the 2015 New Zealand SWUG conference, nestled beside the cerulean blue Lake Rotorua, the township of Rotorua is home to one of the most unique tourism sites in the world. Aside from the breathtaking scenery of this volcanic-shaped wonderland, the 16 beautiful lakes in the region and the lush green of the abundant native flora, Rotorua is a geothermal paradise and the cultural heartland of new Zealand, The Maori people were the first settlers to New Zealand. The Te Arawa canoe landed at Maketu on the coast of the Bay of Plenty around 1340 AD.

Te Arawa people initially settled on the coast. Some five generations later, a young Arawa man by the name of Ihenga came across a lake and the disovery of Rotorua. This lake, which he named Rotoiti or Small Lake, lies to the north east of Rotorua.

Within Rotorua District there is still a significant Maori population today, with many tribes and sub tribes, each with their own unique customs.

While New Zealand is increasingly a multi-cultural society, Maori culture and values, are a strong and vital cornerstone of this country. Rotorua is considered the Maori cultural capital of New Zealand.

See the 2015 SWUG Conference page for more detail

Sir Ray Avery, 2015 SWUG Guest Speaker

Sir Ray Avery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entertaining keynote speaker Sir Ray Avery is a successful Pharmaceutical Scientist, a founding member of the Auckland University School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Pharmacology and former Technical Director of Douglas Pharmaceuticals who, over the past thirty years, has made a major contribution in the development of New Zealand’s Pharmaceutical industry. He is a compelling motivational speaker with great stories to share.

After spending his childhood in English orphanages and foster homes, Ray developed an interest in science at the age of 14 while living rough on the streets of London and finding warmth and inspiration in public libraries. He went on to become an award-winning scientist and successful businessman and is now an accomplished conference speaker.

However, it is Ray’??s groundbreaking work in the developing world that has brought him respect and recognition internationally.
As Technical Advisor to the Fred Hollows Foundation, Ray designed, and commissioned two state of the art Intraocular Lens Laboratories in Nepal and Eritrea. Today, these Laboratories supply 16% of the world’??s market for IOL’??s and thanks to the innovative lens manufacturing technology invented by Ray Avery, the global cost of Intraocular lenses has decreased to less than $6.00 making modern cataract surgery available to the poorest of the poor.

Working throughout Africa and Asia and exposed to the raw and real shortcomings in healthcare, Ray was determined to use his knowledge of Pharmaceuticals, Science, Project Management and Product Design to tackle big health issues endemic throughout the developing world at a very practical sustainable level.

In 2003, Ray founded Medicine Mondiale and using his contacts, and charisma he enlists the help of other scientists, and social entrepreneurs to work with him.

Today, an international network of scientists, technologists together with New Zealand companies and Nobel Laureates support him and somehow everyone finds themselves donating their time and knowledge for free and they are rewarded by making a difference.

Ray has also invented the Acuset IV Flow Controller which was a finalist in the 2008, Saatchi & Saatchi World Changing Ideas Award, and Proteinforte a revolutionary treatment for Protein Energy Malnutrition and a low cost infant incubator specifically designed for use in the developing world.

His work has been recognised by his peers and he has received numerous awards including a Rotary Paul Harris Medal, The Bayer Research and Development Innovator Award 2008, World Class New Zealand Award for Biotechnology 2009,TBWA Disruption Award 2010, Kiwi Bank New Zealander of the year 2010 and The Blake Leadership Medal 2010.

Ray is also the Patron of the Non Resident Nepali Association of New Zealand a position previously held by Sir Edmund Hillary and is the chair of the World Class New Zealand advisory committee.

In 2011 Ray was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit Knight of the Grand Companion in the New Year Honours for services to philanthropy. Ray’s book Rebel with a Cause is on its seventh reprint.

Ray is a compelling and entertaining keynote speaker, who would be a great addition to your next function.

2015 SWUG Conference Sponsor Brochure

The SWUG Committee invites Gold package sponsors to submit suggestions for their presentations as soon as possible.

A wide range of topics are expected to be covered, including:
– ink and the European market
– heatset/coldset
– colour and perception
– rollers
– blankets
– press chemistry
– environmental
– waste savings
– best ideas
– training
– equipment auditing
– Pride In Print
– who am I
– newspapers and the New Zealand market
– health and safety

This not-to-be-missed event will also include the SWUG Awards for
Printing Excellence and provide an invaluable opportunity to network
with fellow members and suppliers in our unique industry.

2015 SWUG Delegates Brochure

 

 

2015 SWUG Conference Delegates Brochure

Rotorua has been selected as the host city for this year’s Single Width
Users Group (SWUG) Conference. We have some exciting and informative sessions planned and, as always, the event presents a fantastic opportunity to network with suppliers and other delegates. The 15th annual conference will also feature a tour of the paper-making plant of Norske Skog in Kawerau (approximately 60 minutes drive from Rotorua). Formerly known as the Tasman Pulp and Paper Company, the Kawerau mill was the brainchild of Sir James Fletcher. After significant planting schemes in the 1920s and 1930s, a large forestry resource was available to be capitalised upon, and the Fletcher Group duly started constructing the
Tasman Pulp and Paper Co in 1952.

Kawerau itself built up around the development of the mill, with the town attracting people from all over New Zealand and the world to work on the construction and to be employed at the site once it officially opened in 1955. The mill originally employed several thousand people and produced a range of products including kraft pulp and newsprint, eventually expanding operations with growing demand for products over the years.

The Tasman Pulp and Paper Co has undergone significant change over the years, developing from the previously joint kraft pulp and paper company, into the current Norske Skog operation. It is now a newsprint-only site, after the kraft pulp operations were sold to Carter Holt Harvey in 2001.

2015 SWUG Delegates Brochure – d/click to download your copy

2015 SWUG Conference Registration

Register Here

Registration is now open, click the link above to go to the registration page.

The 2015 SWUG conference will be held in Rotorua on the 19th/20th August 2015 and will feature a visit to the Tasman paper mill.

The Tasman Pulp and Paper Company was the brainchild of Sir James Fletcher.
After significant planting schemes in the 1920s and 1930s to develop forestry in the region there was a large forestry resource available by the 1950s that needed to be capitalised on.

The Fletcher Group started constructing Tasman Pulp and Paper Co in Kawerau in 1952.
The town of Kawerau was built around the development of the mill, with the town attracting
people from around New Zealand and the world to work on the construction of the site and also to work at the mill once it was officially opened in 1955.
The mill originally employed several thousand people and produced a range of products, including kraft pulp and newsprint paper, eventually expanding operations with growing demand for products over the years.

With a long history in the Bay of Plenty region, the Tasman Pulp and Paper Company has seen significant change, developing from the previously joint kraft pulp and paper company, into the current Norske Skog operation, a newsprint-only site, after selling kraft pulp operations to Carter Holt Harvey in 2001.

2015 SWUG Conference Announcement

The 2015 SWUG conference will be held in Rotorua on the 19th/20th August 2015 and will feature a visit to the Tasman paper mill.

The Tasman Pulp and Paper Company was the brainchild of Sir James Fletcher.

After significant planting schemes in the 1920s and 1930s to develop forestry in the region, there was a large forestry resource available by the 1950s that needed to be capitalised on.

The Fletcher Group started constructing Tasman Pulp and Paper Co in Kawerau in 1952.

The town of Kawerau was built around the development of the mill, with the town attracting
people from around New Zealand and the world to work on the construction of the site and also to work at the mill once it was officially opened in 1955.

The mill originally employed several thousand people and produced a range of products, including kraft pulp and newsprint paper, eventually expanding operations with growing demand for products over the years.

With a long history in the Bay of Plenty region, the Tasman Pulp and Paper Company has seen significant change, developing from the previously joint kraft pulp and paper company, into the current Norske Skog operation, a newsprint-only site, after selling kraft pulp operations to Carter Holt Harvey in 2001.

2015 Accommodation

Centrally located in the city beside mystical Lake Rotorua, the Millennium Hotel is just a brief stroll from the Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens and adjacent to Polynesian Spa.

To Book your stay at the Millennium Hotel Rotorua click  HERE, why not take advantage to stay an extra few nights and enjoy all Rotorua has to offer!

At Millennium Hotel Rotorua, you will find 227 air-conditioned rooms offering you a wide choice of accommodation styles, including the Club Lounge

Restaurant Nikau offers fresh local tastes and ‘The Spa’ provides relaxing massage, indulgent body treatments including Rotorua Mud wraps. You can relax in the hotel’s heated swimming pool, spa pools and saunas or enjoy a workout in the hotel’s gymnasium. There is free off street parking.Millennium Hotel Rotorua is a Qualmark 4 Star Plus rated hotel with a Enviro-Gold status for its sustainability practices. The hotel is also a member of the Rotorua Sustainable Tourism Charter.