• Greater effort needed by NZ businesses to strengthen Asian ties

    New Zealand businesses still have a lot to learn if they want to succeed in lucrative Asian markets, according to Crowe Horwarth Managing Principal and current President of the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association Andrew Sayers....

    • Posted February 26, 2015
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  • Leaders seek deeper trans-Tasman links

    The 10th anniversary meeting of the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum takes place in Auckland tomorrow. The Leadership Forum is an annual meeting of business, political and community leaders from Australia and New Zealand sharing a goal...

    • Posted February 26, 2015
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  • New Zealand falling behind in sustainable business practices

    There is a growing demand by New Zealand businesses for a return to government intervention in sustainable development issues, said one of the keynote speakers at the recent Sustainability Symposium at the University of Waikato. Professor of...

    • Posted February 23, 2015
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  • NZ manufacturers suffer, Australian assets look cheaper as dollar parity looms

    New Zealand manufacturing exporters are facing record headwinds from the kiwi’s strength against the Australian dollar, with foreign exchange traders and strategists almost evenly split on whether the currencies will reach parity. The New Zealand dollar touched...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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  • Controlling car pollution at the quantum level

    Toyota Central R&D Labs. Inc. in Japan have reviewed research that might be leading the way towards a new generation of automotive catalytic converters. Catalytic converters that change the toxic fumes of automobile exhaust to less toxic...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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  • NZ construction activity seen rebounding after slump

    New Zealand construction activity is rebounding from a slump during the recession as private sector work picks ups, according to a property consultancy. “Building construction activity is recovering strongly,” Rider Levett Bucknall said in its 2015 first...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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  • Labour’s new tilt for growth

    The devil of the detail is still to come.   By Bruce Goldsworthy Many commentators didn’t score Andrew Little’s State of the Nation speech on January 28th very highly. But its very early days for the new...

    • Posted February 16, 2015
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  • State of the Nation and Housing

    John Walley, Chief Executive, New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association. The political year was back in full swing when National and Labour leaders delivered their state of the nation addresses – both different in their content and...

    • Posted February 16, 2015
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  • FeatureCAM includes Vortex milling calculator

              FeatureCAM 2015 R2 includes the Vortex milling calculator to help users obtain the maximum benefit from the high-efficiency area-clearance strategy.   The 2015 R2 release of Delcam’s FeatureCAM feature-based CAM software incorporates...

    • Posted February 16, 2015
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  • Resource development framework has serious problems

    New Zealand’s resource development framework has serious problems and needs urgent reform, says BusinessNZ. The Environmental Protection Authority today declined consent for Chatham Rock Phosphate to mine offshore for rock phosphate. The company had invested $33 million...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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