• Transpower, lines companies out of touch with customers

    Business has been struck almost speechless at the lack of sensitivity of Transpower and other lines companies. Transpower and partners have gone to the Commerce Commission asking for a green light to raise their prices so they...

    • Posted September 27, 2010
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  • CADCAM software used here for implants

    A range of Delcam’s CADCAM software, in particular the latest release of the CopyCAD Pro reverse engineering system, is being used by a group of companies in New Zealand to design and manufacture custom-made maxillofacial implants for...

    • Posted September 22, 2010
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  • Riding high on success

    FrameCad, a construction technology company, founded by chief executive Mark Taylor more than 20 years ago, found the recession obliterating construction technology sales in the United States. It could have been devastating for the Auckland-based company, except...

    • Posted September 17, 2010
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  • Young Engineer of the Year finalists announced

    The Young Engineer of the Year is the most hotly contested title in the New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards stable. The 2010 judging panel were flooded with entries of a uniformly high standard. In the final component...

    • Posted September 17, 2010
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  • OCR Damage Continues

    The Reserve Bank seems to have recognised the weaknesses in our trading partners that should have prevented any Official Cash Rate (OCR) hikes until this point, but has not found the resolve to reverse earlier hikes. The...

    • Posted September 16, 2010
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  • Emergency Shutdown – Who pays the workers?

    By Claire Parkes, Managing Director, Clarian Human Resources Many businesses in Christchurch are quickly coming to terms with how to handle their staff resource while their operations are fully or partially closed down. There’s lots of information...

    • Posted September 16, 2010
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  • ‘We Need to Talk’

    How to Break Bad News to Your Boss                                                                               By Megan Alexander, general manager Robert Half New Zealand No one likes to be the bearer of bad news. Even if you have a positive relationship with your boss,...

    • Posted September 13, 2010
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  • ‘There’s Brass in Muck’

    This expression has never been more apt as more companies are realising that there really is hidden value in wastes.  Recovering solids or liquids from your waste stream is no longer the domain of the “environmental greenies’...

    • Posted September 10, 2010
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  • Top scoring tech therapy taps healing power of play

    A computer game-based arm rehabilitation device developed by IRL has won first prize in the prototype category of the 2010 Engineers Australia, College of Biomedical Engineering Better Technology Awards. Led by Research Engineer Marcus King the device,...

    • Posted September 10, 2010
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