• Business as usual?

    In the end, it was the predictability which became the reality with National winning another term in office. Now that the election is done and dusted I look forward to seeing how business fares and what –...

    • Posted November 28, 2011
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  • Same old same old won’t fix the economy

    A real change in economic policy is needed from whoever forms the next government say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). It is clear that our policy framework has encouraged consumption fuelled by debt rather...

    • Posted November 25, 2011
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  • Kiwis want urgent action to secure $6 trillion trade opportunity

    Pure Advantage, the organisation championing a move to a green growth economy, says the latest polling by independent research company Horizon shows there is widespread public support for New Zealand to secure its share of the $6...

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Electric vehicles gathering support

    Pure Advantage, the organisation championing a green growth paradigm shift for New Zealand says the launch of the Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV) is evidence of strong growing support for green business in New...

    • Posted November 22, 2011
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  • Kiwi Rail really does have its hands full

    By Doug Green We all have followed the story of how Hillside Engineering in Dunedin, a division of Kiwi Rail, were not considered skilled enough to renovate and build rolling stock in New Zealand, to see manufacturing...

    • Posted November 22, 2011
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  • Professor supports raising minimum wage

    A Waikato University professor of strategy and human resource management Mark Harcourt says that raising the minimum wage, as Labour is proposing, would likely have little or no impact on either employment or prices, while giving low-wage...

    • Posted November 22, 2011
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  • LanzaTech wins ICIS and Global Cleantech honours

    In the first, the clean energy technology firm has not only retained its spot in the prestigious Global Cleantech Top 100, but also been named ‘Company of the Year Asia Pacific’ for 2011. In the second, LanzaTech...

    • Posted November 22, 2011
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  • Apprentice of the Year named

    New Zealand’s construction industry can be certain that its future is in safe hands judging by the talent celebrated at an awards evening held in Wellington . Dunedin apprentice Ryan Keogh 22 (left) , was named the...

    • Posted November 22, 2011
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  • Primero Profiles cuts and folds it with the best

        Vaughn Clark, owner manager, Primero Profiles Ltd. By Kevin Kevany Primero Profiles Ltd positions itself as New Zealand’s newest and most dynamic plate processing company, selling cut-to-size and folded steel shapes, and specialising in high-quality...

    • Posted November 22, 2011
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  • NZ Dollar costs exporters $6.6 billion

    Rises in the New Zealand dollar have cost exporters approximately $6.6 billion over two and a half years according to the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). In February 2009 the NZ Dollar bottomed out at...

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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