• 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,...

    • Posted May 23, 2015
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  • 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 –...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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  • 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...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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  • 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...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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  • 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...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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  • 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...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • 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...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • 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...

    • Posted May 7, 2015
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