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Donaghys Dunedin Factory - some jobs may go but other manufacturing grows

Released by Donaghys 1 October 2014

Due largely to the continued strength of the New Zealand dollar, despite a period of sustained growth in its local New Zealand market, Donaghys is in the process of reviewing the profitability of some of its export production and assessing the impact that this may have on the operations at its Dunedin factory.


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Peter & Blair win gold again!

Donaghys' sponsored sailors Peter and Blair have defended their 49er class world title at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Champs in Spain.


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Team Jolly win Gold at ISAF World Cup sailing regattas

An update from champion sailors Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie after winning their last two ISAF World Cup sailing regattas in Europe.


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ISAF Rolex Female World Sailors of the Year

An update from champion sailors Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie after winning the title of ISAF Rolex Female World Sailors of the Year.


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Otago rope on show in San Francisco

The Donaghys plant is the source of all the high-tech ropes used to control the flighty catamaran’s winged power, binding brute strength, aerodynamics, and wind force into a cohesive power unit.


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Donaghys sponsored sailors win gold medal at London Olympic Games

Donaghys would like to congratulate our Olympic sailors Jo Aleh & Olivia Powrie and Peter Burling & Blair Tuke on their successful medal winning campaigns.

Jo and Olivia have provided this update of their lead up to the gold medal...


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Another speed record broken with Donaghys high performance braids

Donaghys braids have once again performed in the challenging and extreme conditions of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Camper has secured the overall prize in the IWC Schaffhausen Speed Record Challenge, sailing 566 nautical miles in 24 hours during Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 between Lisbon, Portugal and Lorient, France.  Camper set the record for the race on 14th June 2012 on the back of a North Atlantic storm...


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Donaghys Cougar Arbor line wins favour with champion tree climber

When asked by Jordan Glossop of iClimbinc in a recent interview what his current all-round favourite climbing line was, three times Asia-Pacific TCC winner James Kilpatrick answered "Donaghys Cougar Blue".

Endorsement by one of the world's leading tree climbers (and the men's world foot lock record holder) is high praise indeed for this new rope from Donaghys.  Cougar Blue is based on the existing 11mm Cougar rope manufactured by Donaghys...


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