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. […]

Building the case for manufacturing automation to drive business growth

Building the case for manufacturing automation to drive business growth

By Shermine Gotfredsen, General Manager SEA & Oceania, Universal Robots New Zealand’s manufacturing industry has continued to expand almost every month since October 2012, based on the Bank of New Zealand-Business NZ performance of manufacturing index . The sector was lifted by a construction boom that started during the rebuild of Christchurch post-earthquake. However, manufacturing […]

IoT influencer visits Dunedin

IoT influencer visits Dunedin

About 130 people gathered at Otago Polytechnic on 10 July to hear from Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, a designer and Internet of Things influencer based in London. While in Dunedin Alex also met with the Dunedin City Council and the Signal ICT Graduate School, who co-sponsored her visit to Dunedin with Otago Polytechnic. Information Technology lecturer Thomas […]

Upcoming changes to CPIM, Certified in Production and Inventory Management

Upcoming changes to CPIM, Certified in Production and Inventory Management

By Vishnu Rayapeddi, B. Pharmacy (Honours), MBA (Ops.), Lean, SSGM, CSCP, CLTD While acquiring a certification can have a significant effect on your career trajectory, it’s a process that requires a considerable outlay of time and money. For individuals in the early stages of their career, it can be difficult to make an informed choice. […]

First algorithm…the early days

First algorithm…the early days

Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage‘s proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She was the first to recognise that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation, and created the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine. As a […]

Dependable protection for sensitive production processes

Dependable protection for sensitive production processes

The latest generation ACT series activated carbon adsorbers from Kaeser are able to deliver a continuous supply of premium quality compressed air that is technically oil-free as well as odour- and taste- neutral. Installed downstream of compressed air drying and pre-filtration components, they attain Class 1 residual oil content as per ISO 8573-1, to ensure […]

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 […]

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