• Global Aerial Platforms builds scale into UAVs

    Christchurch-based aviation manufacturer Global Aerial Platforms has begun developing construction of the largest unmanned aerial vehicles yet to be made in the country and they are expected to attract significant interest at the South Mach15 engineering, machinery...

    • Posted April 30, 2015
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  • Get there in style

    The Electric Self Balancing Dual Wheel scooter, the “Galactic Wheels 400” With 2x 200 Watt electric motors, generates enough power to propel you along at up to 10kmph and the 8000mAh batter provides enough juice for a...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • Productivity across all sectors

    Over the last couple of years I have been receiving information from Wal Mart workers in the USA about their conditions and terms of employment and salary. They have a very intensive campaign which continues their push...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • Profile: TimberLab Solutions: innovation, versatility and quality bring firsts

    When two of New Zealand’s leading engineered timber design and manufacture companies, McIntosh Timber Laminates and TimberBond Industries, joined forces in November 2012, TimberLab Solutions Ltd was created. Now with a combined Auckland workforce of 35 staff...

    • Posted April 27, 2015
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  • Steel construction: innovation and investment

    By Alistair Fussell, Manager, Steel Construction New Zealand  Structural steel is the material of choice in most of the world’s major construction markets, including the USA and the UK where the market share is approximately 60% and...

    • Posted April 27, 2015
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  • SouthMACH 2015: The machinery of business

    The South’s premier tech trade show has been reinvigorated for 2015, with new owners XPO Exhibitions working hard to ensure that visitors and exhibitors alike get great business value from the time they invest. International and local...

    • Posted April 27, 2015
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  • The Best We Can Be

    We need to build a different world, where policy settings encourage productive activities here in New Zealand. -John Walley     My time as Chief Executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) has come to an...

    • Posted April 27, 2015
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  • Octopus inspired robot

    In the picture:It has the ability to morph (change shape), propel itself and turn quickly in water (i.e. super-manoeuvrability) efficiently and silently, lending itself to future possibilities in surveillance and inspection. Scientists in Singapore have developed a...

    • Posted April 27, 2015
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  • HERA House Re-opened following extensive refurbishment

    Guests at the HERA House re-opening           HERA House, home of the New Zealand Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA), celebrated the re-opening of its refurbished premises, officiated by the Minister for Research and...

    • Posted April 27, 2015
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  • Farm technology among Hi-Tech Award finalists

    For the second consecutive year, Hamilton-based Dairy Automation Limited (DAL) has been named finalist in two categories of the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards.  The subsidiary of farmer-owned co-operative LIC specialises in manufacturing sensor technology systems for the...

    • Posted April 27, 2015
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