How does New Zealand management measure-up?

Effective management practices are closely related to higher productivity and output in New Zealand manufacturing firms, according to an international comparative study released today. The study of 152 medium and large New Zealand manufacturing firms benchmarks New Zealand management practices against 16 other countries, including Australia, Britain, Canada and the United States, and was led […]

An export NOT to be proud of

by HERA Industry Development Manager Nick Inskip On April 15, Minster for Research Science and Technology Wayne Mapp announced that the research vessel Tangaroa operated by the Crown Research Institute, the National institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) would be heading to Singapore for an overhaul and conversion work. The vessel, which could have […]

NZ invention attracts world-wide interest

A North Shore Auckland man’s ‘snappy’ invention attracted a thousand visitors at this month’s Powtech 2010 (powder technology) show in Nuremberg resulting in distributor appointments and potentially millions of dollars in sales. Three years ago Blair McPheat created the world’s first ‘snap in’ flexible connector that unlike traditional connectors doesn’t need hose clips. Connectors are […]