Cribbing and jacking blocks can take heavy loads

Cribbing and jacking blocks can take heavy loads

The Cribbing and Matting Company, one of industry’s leading suppliers of cribbing and matting products in the South East Asia region, including Australia and New Zealand, has added the proven Dura Crib Prime Cribbing Blocks to its comprehensive range of jacking blocks and stabilising tools. The lightweight, splinter-free, non-absorbent and environmentally sustainable Dura Crib Prime […]

Supporting the regions

Supporting the regions

  In the picture: Gisborne. It’s an election year. We know this because various types of carrot are being placed in front of us. Ranging from greater welfare support, more houses, improving the quality of water to…financial support for the regions. Especially on the East Coast where the levels of youth unemployment are rampant. Seeing […]

The business of technology

The business of technology

The latest Technology Investment Network (TIN) Investors Guide has drawn its information from the top 200 New Zealand technology firms. Highlights of the Guide include: *Revenue growth in 2016 came from Auckland and Northland 12.2%. Hamilton 11.1%. Central North Island 0.9%.Wellington 15.3%.South Island 9.2%. *An increase of 239% in foreign investment in early stage technology […]

Avoiding epic fails…In design

Avoiding epic fails…In design

Chris Barclay, Business Development Manager, Motovated Design & Analysis. Recently I was the incredibly fortunate recipient of a brand spanking new mountain bike. To be fair, I had earned it. It was my 30th birthday and a new bike was well past due. My wife managed to con my family into contributing towards it and […]

Exponential Manufacturing Revolution

Exponential Manufacturing Revolution

  Diane Francis Member of Advisory Council at Hudson Institute Kleptocracy Initiative The train to Boston from New York speeds past stunning scenery as well as the blight of abandoned factories, scarred with graffiti. These empty buildings are the remnants of a New England that was the China of the Industrial Revolution based on cheap […]

Women leading the way in software engineering

Three women form most of the University of Waikato delegation to the Engineering Interactive Computing Systems conference (EICS) to be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 26-29 June. Software engineering doctoral students Jessica Turner and Sapna Jaidka, and lecturers Dr Judy Bowen and Professor Steve Reeves, will be presenting papers at this specialised international engineering conference. […]

From Americas Cup to dinosaurs – SAFE’s evolutionary growth pains

From Americas Cup to dinosaurs – SAFE’s evolutionary growth pains

The Maintenance Engineering Societies Kaeser Compressors Network Evening series has provided a firsthand view of the evolutionary change taking place across New Zealand manufacturing and engineering as industry adapts to the modern world. The struggles facing industry were never more evident than the recent third annual evening held at SAFE Engineering in Drury. A family […]

Higher skills and regional focus positive – but no panacea for employers

Higher skills and regional focus positive – but no panacea for employers

  BusinessNZ says Labour’s immigration policy has a positive focus on higher skills and regional concerns, but the overall tightening of migrant numbers could be difficult for business. Labour proposes to tighten skills criteria, place more consideration on skill needs in the regions, and more actively enforce the Labour Market Test for work visas. BusinessNZ […]

What next?

                                                                                             Grab a cup of coffee and consider the following: […]

The business of technology

The Technology Investment Network (TIN) Investors Guide has drawn its information from the top 200 New Zealand technology firms. Highlights of the Guide include: *Revenue growth in 2016 came from Auckland and Northland 12.2%. Hamilton 11.1%. Central North Island 0.9%.Wellington 15.3%.South Island 9.2%. *An increase of 239% in foreign investment in early stage technology companies. […]