• Get ready for $2.16 trillion opportunity New Zealand exporters

    ExportNZ says today’s announcement that New Zealand has the green light to enter the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) is a great opportunity for Kiwi exporters. It congratulates the Government on such a...

    • Posted October 30, 2014
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  • Orica invests $35m at Mt Maunganui

    Picture: (From left to right) Andrew Larke (Global Head of Chemicals for Orica), Matt Cawte (General Manager of Orica NZ), Stuart Crosby (Mayor of Tauranga). A $35 million state-of-the-art upgrade has taken place at of Orica’s manufacturing facility...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • World’s first cloud-connected cable certification tool

    Now with LinkWare Live, the Versiv family of certification testers lets cable installers upload, analyse and manage copper and fibre test results—anytime, anywhere. Fluke Networks has unveiled LinkWare Live, the first cloud-based service that lets contractors, cable...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • Projecta clamps down on voltage

    Testing electrical current in buildings, vehicles, equipment or marine applications has been taken to the next level with the introduction of the new Projecta DT910 test meter in New Zealand. Superceding Projecta’s popular DT900 digital clamp meter,...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • HAMMAR Refines Empty Container Transport

    HAMMAR has refined a solution to the costly task of transporting empty or lightly-filled containers and flats without tying up large sideloaders or large, expensive prime movers.  It’s the all-new HAMMAR 140 series, a versatile lightweight sideloader/crane...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • Precious metal and alloy XRF analyser

    Non-destructive testing (NDT) of manufactured materials by X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a crucial tool in many industries. The latest handheld XRF analyser from Olympus, the Delta Element, is ideal for scrap metal sorting, positive material identification (PMI),...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • Rising stocks

    The manufacturing sector experienced its fourth consecutive increase in expansion levels during September, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for September was 58.1 (a PMI reading above...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • NZ employment confidence edges up to six-year high in third quarter

    New Zealand employment confidence rose to a six-year high in the September quarter as sentiment in Canterbury bolstered the nation’s outlook on jobs, according to the latest Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index survey. The index rose...

    • Posted October 6, 2014
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  • First on-machine switch simplifies network design

    Rockwell Automation has announced the launch of the Allen-Bradley ArmorStratix 5700, its first on-machine switch. Built with ruggedised IP67 protection, the Layer 2 managed industrial Ethernet switch can be mounted directly onto a machine or application, reducing...

    • Posted October 5, 2014
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