SouthMACH 2015 – Industry Machines, Robots, Prize Draws, Education and so much more…

SouthMACH 2015 – Industry Machines, Robots, Prize Draws, Education and so much more…

With less than two months to go there’s a buzz around the South Island’s – and one of New Zealand’s – biggest and most anticipated engineering, machinery, industrial and technology events. SouthMACH is well-known among engineers, machinists, communications technicians and managers, technical operators, operations managers and anyone involved in manufacturing. But with the show now […]

Bliss in Invercargill

Bliss in Invercargill

Sometimes we talk about the regions as if they under some secluded rock, a long long way from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. It is true, however, that we don’t know enough about what they are doing – if we live in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch – even when companies in the regions put their exports […]

Open Polytechnic study opens up career opportunities

Open Polytechnic study opens up career opportunities

With a high demand in New Zealand for qualified, skilled engineering graduates, Open Polytechnic provides a variety of study pathways to help those working in the industry with professional development. Flexible distance learning enables students in employment to enhance their careers through on-going learning and upskilling. Blair Falconer, who is completing his National Certificate in Electrical […]

ACC levy cuts about right

The EMA has welcomed reductions to ACC levies announced as part of the 2015 Budget as timely and about right. EMA CEO Kim Campbell says the $500 million reduction over two years comes at the right time following ACC’s sound financial performance and the solid footing which has the scheme now fully funded. “We also […]

NZMEA appoints new Chief Executive

NZMEA appoints new Chief Executive

Dieter Adam, a senior executive with experience in a broad range of international and national commercial and scientific organisations, has been appointed Chief Executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). Announcing the appointment, NZMEA President Tom Thomson said Dieter has a solid record of performance and leadership especially in the areas of […]

Business pleased with prudential approach to earthquake strengthening

Business pleased with prudential approach to earthquake strengthening

Businesses in the north will be pleased the government has had a change of heart over its punitive earthquake strengthening rules, says Kim Campbell, chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association. Building Minister Nick Smith has announced there will be no one-size-fits-all of New Zealand for earthquake strengthening as was proposed. “The rules were […]

IANZ forges closer links with China

IANZ forges closer links with China

Economic and trade development between New Zealand and China is set to improve further following a new arrangement between the two countries’ accreditation organisations. Dr Llew Richards, the chief executive of International Accreditation NZ (IANZ), and Mr Xiao Jianhua, the chief executive of the China National Accreditation Service (CNAS), signed the deal at a meeting […]

Callaghan Innovation Fund Becoming Poor Man’s Version of  DFC

Callaghan Innovation Fund Becoming Poor Man’s Version of  DFC

-Peter Isaac New Zealand’s most recently concocted public fund for industry Callaghan Innovation is already showing signs of becoming the contemporary culture version of the Development Finance Organisation. The Callaghan fund much earlier in its career than the DFC is bestowing its funds on elements such as literary endeavour of various manifestations, and upon those […]