• Banning industrial CERs will result in increased costs for all says BusinessNZ

    The Government’s announcement that it is banning industrial gas certified emission reduction units (CERs) from being purchased in New Zealand will potentially have a serious knock-on effect to the costs felt by businesses and households, says BusinessNZ...

    • Posted December 22, 2011
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  • Women in Engineering

    The incoming Women In Engineering President for 2012 Lilly Sanderson is brimming over with enthusiasm. Read on… Women In Engineering (WIE) is an Incorporated Society of the University of Canterbury aimed at raising the profile of female...

    • Posted December 20, 2011
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  • The Bus is leaving – are you on it?

    By Sir Ken Stevens, KNZM,Chairman, Glidepath Group. If you haven’t got the message yet – you may have missed the bus. 2011 has dealt us some hearty blows and some poignant messages. I think that we’ve all...

    • Posted December 20, 2011
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  • Strategic metals hunt commences

      Strategic Elements Ltd is involved in an aggressive program of field work on the West Coast of New Zealand. The West Coast field work marks the start of a wider program aimed at discovering large new...

    • Posted December 20, 2011
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  • Employers taking positive outlook into 2012

      Employers are taking a positive outlook into 2012; 44% of them report they are likely to increase their staff numbers next year, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers and Manufacturers Association. The signal...

    • Posted December 20, 2011
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  • Time’s up on port strike action

    The time has come to end the disruption on the Auckland waterfront, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. “Business and the public are tired of the cat and mouse game the union has engaged on at the...

    • Posted December 19, 2011
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  • University transforms car travel worldwide

    Associate Professor Grant Covic (left) with Professor John Boys. In by far the most significant technology transfer deal ever achieved by a New Zealand university, car travel worldwide is set to be transformed by revolutionary technology developed...

    • Posted December 12, 2011
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  • Ports decision extremely serious

    Kim Campbell The decision by Maersk to permanently shift its Southern Star container shipping service from Auckland to Tauranga is most concerning, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. “Auckland importers and exporters can ill afford the extra...

    • Posted December 12, 2011
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  • ExportNZ welcomes informed debate on responsible mineral and petroleum extraction

    The release of a new report by IPENZ, ‘Realising Our Hidden Treasure’, provides valuable information on the real possibilities of boosting New Zealand’s economy and standard of living, while protecting our natural environment, says ExportNZ Executive Director...

    • Posted December 12, 2011
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  • Cut OCR to match northern economies

    The New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) is advocating an Official Cash Rate (OCR) cut next week in response to the problems in Europe and the USA. A cut would help to take some pressure off...

    • Posted December 2, 2011
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