Story: Government and industrial development

Export award, 1972 (2nd of 3)

Export award, 1972

As part of the government’s drive to increase exports, it set up annual awards for successful businesses. In 1972 Macdonald Holdings was an export award winner. The company had started as Industrial Metals in the early 1950s, when it was involved in recycling scrap of all kinds: ‘We would export anything in those days, anything we could get our hands on,’ company director R. C. Macdonald recalled in 1972.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Trade and Commerce-General-02

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Megan Cook, 'Government and industrial development - Intervention, 1960s and 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2023)

Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010