Immersive booths to bring business expos to life

The software package allows companies to upload photos or videos and easily produce them into an eye-catching display that moves across all three walls. Companies can also upload professionally-produced work.

Immersive booths to bring business expos to life

Technology that brings standard exhibition booths alive with video projections has launched this month. The immersive booth technology is the brainchild of Andy Roberts, the founder of Rogue Lumens, a technology company in Adelaide, South Australia. In a previous role, Roberts had travelled the world attending conferences and was constantly uninspired by the static displays […]

How the health and safety gravy train is sucking the productivity out of NZ manufacturing

A company that just gets its gear tested and tagged every 6 months looks like it is doing a great job of H&S, but unless it also has RCD’s and does pre-use checks, the users are lulled into a false sense of security. It is just lip service with no staff engagement in real health and safety.

How the health and safety gravy train is sucking the productivity out of NZ manufacturing

Barry Robinson, Chairman MESNZ Are you being suckered by the H&S gravy train? You can save money immediately by reading the following. Test and tagging of electrical appliances and leads is NOT a legal requirement in NZ industrial plants. If you Google it you’ll find any amount of references convincing you that it is a […]

New Zealand becoming more competitive

New Zealand  becoming more competitive

A global survey shows New Zealand moving up the competitiveness rankings – from 24th to 13th – during the last decade. The Global Competitiveness Index is a ranking of economic competitiveness, based on economic data and surveys of large businesses in 137 countries. This year the Index shows New Zealand ranking highly for financial market […]

 New Name for NZMEA – The Manufacturers’ Network

 New Name for NZMEA – The Manufacturers’ Network

The NZMEA signals an even stronger focus on supporting globally competitive manufacturers with the launch of a new name – The Manufacturers’ Network. With the changing face of manufacturing and the increasing global opportunities advanced technologies offer, the NZMEA has introduced a new and simply stated name supported by a strong logo that reflects where […]

Productivity and Wages

Productivity and Wages

By Dieter Adam, Chief Executive NZMEA  At the first Leaders’ debate of the 2017 general election, productivity received some discussion, with the Prime Minister dismissing claims that productivity in New Zealand was low by comparison and not showing any signs of improvement.  Following this, there was a number of quality pieces of work on the […]

Vote productivity

Vote productivity

It’s all about to happen on Saturday. The government for the next three years will go forth with a whole new set of plans and ideas on how to make our lives better. We know there are serious social issues which are worrying, decidedly so, and there are business issues which affect the social issues…so […]

Time to pull our collective heads out of the sand

These observations sit alongside our own, and Statistics New Zealand’s data on exports of elaborately transformed goods, which have been in decline for the past 18 months or so.

Time to pull our collective heads out of the sand

 Yesterday’s release of Treasury’s Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU) provides a fairly sobering forecast of our ability to grow wealth in and for New Zealand, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association. NZMEA Chief Executive, Dieter Adam says, “We have to face the reality of our lack of economic development in New Zealand. […]

Sweet success at University of Waikato’s Science and Engineering Open Week

A Civil and Environmental Engineering workshop showed students the importance of reinforcing materials, while an Electronic and Software Engineering workshop called for programming an electronic mousetrap.

Sweet success at University of Waikato’s Science and Engineering Open Week

  In the picture: Secondary school students from Thames High School sorting different sized lollies without touching them was just one of the tasks encountered by school students at the University of Waikato’s Science & Engineering Open Week recently. Sorting different sized lollies without touching them was just one of the tasks encountered by school […]

America’s Cup success for small NZ company

America’s Cup success for small NZ company

A small New Zealand firm made a giant contribution to the America’s Cup. ‘YachtBot’ – GPS tracking systems invented by Dunedin firm Igtimi – was on nearly 40 boats operated by America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) including official, photo, television, mark-setting and VIP boats. YachtBot lets the race organisers build a “virtual stadium” on the […]

Business Election Manifesto

Kirk Hope said business wanted a Government that continued negotiating free trade agreements to reduce the tariff burden on New Zealand exporters. A large majority want trade agreements with the US, UK, EU and the new TPP-11.

Business Election Manifesto

BusinessNZ today released its Election Manifesto. Based on a survey of employers throughout New Zealand-, the Manifesto outlines seven priorities that business would like to see enacted after the 2017 General Election. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said businesses want a Government that will reduce taxes, fix problem legislation, and boost growth in the regions. […]

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