Report on double trans Tasman tax spells out huge gains possible

The NZ Newswire report today on the gains to be had by both New Zealand and Australia if they mutually recognise each other’s franking and imputation credits gives real oxygen to the issue, says the Employers & Manufacturers Association. “Its great to see the research numbers stack up high in favour of doing this,” said […]

Businesses need to turn optimism into action

  There is a disconnect between the reported optimism of New Zealand businesses and their readiness to turn positivity into action, according to BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander. At a breakfast briefing held in Auckland recently, Alexander discussed New Zealand’s prospects for growth in an uncertain world. He shared insightful commentary on what lies ahead […]

Co-extruder for window profiles with recycled content

  The KMD 53 K/P completes a series of conical twin-screw extruders for the medium output range. The parallel twin-screw extruders can extrude profile cores and outer layers with a mix of virgin and recycled resin plus fillers. The machine combinations are ideally suited to window profiles based on their core technology, layer technology and […]

OCME acknowledged at Coca Cola Amatil official opening

  OCME S.r.l. from Parma Italy, a world leader in packaging, filling, handling and palletising systems for the beverage and consumer products industries, were acknowledged at the recent official opening of Coca Cola Amatil’s upgrade of their Auckland plant. OCME in collaboration with their local partner HBM, supplied a VEGA HT70 and Vega HT 60 […]

Remote analyser eliminates need for site visits

  Fluke Networks has announced a new remote analysis capability for its portable wireless LAN (WLAN) tools, making them the first to enable both real-time troubleshooting and spectrum analysis of remote wireless networks. This lets organisations with remote sites that do not need WIDS/WIPS 24/7 monitoring to resolve connectivity and interference problems, identify rogue devices […]

The little country with a lot to offer

– Eli Beman With comprehensive, effective support available to New Zealand exporters from government and financial institutions, and a strong value placed on international trade, we are fast becoming known as the little country with a lot to offer! Is exporting for me? There has never been a better time for manufacturers to trade internationally. […]

In Support Of Modern Manufacturing

  David Shearer In 1881, a group of South Island farmers and businessmen established Summit Wool Spinners in Oamaru. It forged a proud heritage and grew into a high-tech international business: one of North Otago’s biggest employers. But in June, fifty jobs were lost at its Oamaru plant. In a population of 13,000 that’s got […]

A new concept in express panel boards

  Concept Express is the combination of ‘NHP Drawing Express’, a software tool that enables the user to instantly design a distribution board from a website, and a new manufacturing line that employs a direct connection to the software tool and uses lean manufacturing methodology to achieve incredible results. With Concept Express, a staff member […]

Kiwi Businesses Need to Turn Optimism into Action

There is a disconnect between the reported optimism of New Zealand businesses and their readiness to turn positivity into action, according to BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander. At a breakfast briefing held in Auckland this week by Finance & Accounting and Technology recruiter Robert Half, Alexander discussed New Zealand’s prospects for growth in an uncertain […]

Culture of innovation needed

A culture of innovation is needed to catapult New Zealand’s economic performance, says BusinessNZ. Leading businesses were represented at the launch today of Building Innovation, the Government’s progress report on work towards a high value-added economy. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says there is strong support in the business community for the Government’s systematic approach […]