• Insurers ‘very poor’ on business interruption say half of survey respondents

    A New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) survey of manufacturers in the Canterbury region has identified business interruption as the biggest insurance problem for firms after the earthquakes. The survey was conducted between the 13th and...

    • Posted February 28, 2012
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  • Smart marketing for manufacturers by Graham McGregor

      How can you ‘add value’ to your customers? As a sales and marketing consultant, I advise my clients to do things that differentiate their business in a positive way from all their competitors. And a simple...

    • Posted February 21, 2012
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  • Dotmar exports quality manufactured components to India

    Carl Lunt (left) with Grant Pedersen and some of Dotmar’s manufactured products. Dotmar Engineering Plastics in Auckland’s Mt Wellington industrial area – with other branches in Christchurch and Palmerston North — is part of a privately-held company...

    • Posted February 21, 2012
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  • Delcam on show at SolidWorks World

      Delcam demonstrated the 2012 version of Delcam for SolidWorks, its integrated CAM system for SolidWorks, at SolidWorks World in San Diego this month. This latest release includes programming of wire EDM for the first time, alongside...

    • Posted February 21, 2012
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  • Tentmaker takes it to next level with RBP Waikato

    Robyn Robertson of Regional Business Partner Waikato and Matamata tentmaker Lindsay Tasker.   A Matamata tentmaker’s dream of helping the world with his humanitarian housing is closer to reality thanks to Regional Business Partner (RBP) Waikato. LTL...

    • Posted February 21, 2012
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  • Skilled training graduates deserve recognition

    Completing a high-level qualification while working fulltime requires a lot of dedication, yet every year several thousand employees in industry achieve highly with little public fanfare. Companies supporting their employees through on-job training are equally dedicated, investing...

    • Posted February 21, 2012
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  • Priceless inspiration for Kiwi exporters

      Any NZ business currently exporting, looking to grow its export markets or enter new markets, can’t afford to miss the unique insights on offer from the Indian, Australasian and European market experts at this year’s Go...

    • Posted February 21, 2012
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  • The tale of two manufacturers

    Manufacturing activity remained in expansion but clear division lines are drawn, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for January was 50.5 (a PMI reading above 50.0 indicates...

    • Posted February 16, 2012
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  • Realistic funding options critical for Auckland transport

    The debate over the funding options required to develop Auckland’s transport should cut straight to the chase, says the chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association, Kim Campbell. “Several of the so called funding options in...

    • Posted February 13, 2012
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  • ExportNZ boosts Korean prospects by partnering with KNZBC

    ExportNZ is increasing its focus on growing opportunities in Korea by entering a partnership with the Korea New Zealand Business Council (KNZBC). Catherine Beard, Executive Director of ExportNZ, says the new agreement will create a strong alliance...

    • Posted February 10, 2012
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