• Small business needs to be an election issue

    The SME sector can play an even more important part in the recovery and growth of the New Zealand economy.   Picture: Paul Kane With an election looming, every small businesses in New Zealand needs to lift...

    • Posted August 30, 2011
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  • Small business needs to be an election issue

    With an election looming, every small businesses in New Zealand needs to lift their voices and be heard, asking each electoral party what they will be doing to help the SME sector. Paul Kane, a partner in...

    • Posted August 26, 2011
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  • Continuous Improvement and Sustaining the Gains

      Picture: Jeffrey K. Liker who is presenting a workshop on The Essence of the Toyota Way in Auckland in November. For details visit www.pslglobal.net The large majority of organisations that have embarked on an operational excellence...

    • Posted August 26, 2011
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  • Making replacement exhausts to the trade

      PICTURE  CAPTION : Operator Lawrence Dunn, checks a product post-production. Rex Upton’s Christchurch company, Autobend, has 30 years experience in exhausts and mandrel tube bending. The company is big in the business of replacement exhausts, universal mufflers,...

    • Posted August 23, 2011
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  • SouthMACH 2011 spirit overcame the weather

    Scott Machinery was there.                     By Doug Green Some made it through, some didn’t. But by all accords some good business was done at SouthMACH 2011, held recently...

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • Discontent over earthquake insurance

    41 percent of respondents rate the overall performance of their insurance company’s response to claims as ‘very poor’ or ‘poor’ while only 18 percent rated their performance positively according to a New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association...

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • SouthMACH 2011 overcame the weather

                Picture: Busy times on the Cigweld stand at SouthMACH 2011. By Doug Green Reports in suggest some good business was done at SouthMACH 2011, which wound up today in Christchurch. A...

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • Counting the beat

     The July results are tremendously encouraging. Business sentiment remains perky. A net 48 percent of businesses expect better times for the economy over the coming year, up marginally on June. The construction sector remains the flagbearer for...

    • Posted August 17, 2011
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  • Brightwater appoints new CEO

      Brightwater have announced the appointment of Chris Ellis to the position of Chief Executive Officer Brightwater. Chris is currently Chief Executive of the Building Products Division of Fletcher Building Limited. This role involves the leadership of...

    • Posted August 16, 2011
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  • Australia provides stability through choppy seas

    July saw ongoing durability in New Zealand’s manufacturing sector, partly aided by our trans-Tasman cousins according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for July was 53.2 (a PMI...

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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