• End of year cheer

    Expansion in the manufacturing sector lifted during the last month of 2014, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for December was 57.7 (a PMI reading above 50.0...

    • Posted January 29, 2015
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  • Low inflation allows for OCR cut

    Today’s CPI release by Statistics NZ showed low inflation pressure, with a fall of 0.2% in the December quarter and a rise of 0.8% for the year ended December. This low inflation means the Reserve Bank of...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Skilled job vacancies rise in December

    The number of skilled vacancies advertised online in New Zealand rose 1.1 percent last month to its highest level in nearly six years as the Canterbury rebuild increased demand for skilled construction workers and engineers, according to the...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • StretchSense develops and manufactures wearable sensor

    The Auckland-based company was named a finalist from more than 500 global entries in the WT Innovation World Cup 14/15, the leading worldwide innovation competition in the fast-growing wearable technologies industry. One of its partners Heddoko, which...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Brickbats and bouquets for school leavers and graduates: Employer survey

    Employers wishing to recruit school leavers have scored them below par for basic literacy and the use of English language in a recent survey. They were also unhappy with school leavers’ problem solving, team work and communication...

    • Posted January 20, 2015
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  • Waikato lecturer named NZ’s young geochemist of the year

    University of Waikato Earth Scientist Dr Shaun Barker has been awarded the Werner F Giggenbach Prize which names him as the young geochemist of the year for New Zealand. The prize was awarded to Dr Barker for...

    • Posted January 19, 2015
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  • Funding granted for Southeast Asian project

    University of Waikato Chair of Arts Associate Professor Adrian Athique has won funding from the Asia New Zealand Foundation for his project “Projecting Soft Power in Southeast Asia: A reception study of Indian media exports”. Dr Athique...

    • Posted January 19, 2015
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  • Exporters bullish for year ahead

    The 2014 Exporters Survey shows exporters planning for growth. Catherine Beard, Executive Director for ExportNZ says the business outlook is positive for exporters. “In the next 12 months the majority (76%) of respondents said they expected business...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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  • Taking self-assembly to the limits

    Confining tiny gold colloids inside nanoscale templates reveals how to design complex structures beyond the capabilities of conventional lithography. Gold nanoparticles smaller than 10 nanometers spontaneously self-organize in entirely new ways when trapped inside channel-like templates. A...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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