• Employers urged to take own counsel over pay rises

    Employers are advised to take their own counsel over any pay increases they may afford this year, and not listen to what Finance Minister Bill English thinks, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.  “Employers need to think...

    • Posted January 30, 2014
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  • Software and tech updates may be doing more harm than good

    New Zealand business owners should not let themselves be seduced or frightened into adopting the latest in information technology advances which, due to the speed of progress, can sometimes do more harm than good.  A good example...

    • Posted January 30, 2014
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  • 3D Printer Microfactory

    Microfactory combines additive and subtractive manufacturing, integrating machining and 3D printing into a safe, self-cleaning, networkable unit. The Microfactory 3D printer contains four printing heads on two separate heaters, plus a milling head. This allows it to...

    • Posted January 29, 2014
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  • Wait and see on the OCR

     Although this week’s inflation numbers were slightly above expectations, it is still too early for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to increase the OCR without yet more collateral damage to the manufacturing and exporting sector, say...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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  • World class average

    New Zealand’s manufacturing sector ended 2013 on a healthy note, and the first time since 2007 that every month recorded expansion in activity, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).  The seasonally...

    • Posted January 23, 2014
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  • Entrepreneurs predict growth in 2014

    Kiwi businesses are predicting big things for the New Zealand economy this year going by their responses to an international survey of entrepreneurs. The Global Entrepreneur Indicator for the six month period to 30 September forecasts increases...

    • Posted January 20, 2014
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  • Airmat soft fall technology to make construction sites safer

    Building company owner David Grigor is aiming to significantly improve height safety work on construction sites by introducing Fall Safe airmat soft-fall technology to New Zealand. Auckland-based Mr Grigor, owner of Grigor Construction Ltd, began researching soft-fall...

    • Posted January 20, 2014
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  • Pipes for hot water and gas

    Turn-key technology is producing PE-Xa pipes suitable for heating systems and gas transmission. The system utilises peroxide crosslinked technology for polyethylene pipes in a one step process. The complete line from the specially developed twin-screw extruder with...

    • Posted January 20, 2014
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  • Gear tie a simple way to tie up gear

    A tough, bendable twist tie that has hundreds of uses around the home, garden, car, boat, work or farm has just been introduced to the New Zealand market. It’s called the Gear Tie and the name says...

    • Posted January 20, 2014
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