Caution needed in reacting to Australia’s carbon policy

BusinessNZ has released a report exposing reasons for exercising caution in making assessments about the relative stringency of Australia’s carbon pricing policy versus the New Zealand ETS. The report, prepared for BusinessNZ by Frazer Lindstrom and Castalia, examines Australia’s carbon pricing policy and what it means for NZ business. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says […]

Quote of the day

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers. -Edgar R. Fiedler  

Energy project means employment

  Picture:Transpower NIGUP Alliance tower crews erecting towers in the Waikato   Observant Hamilton commuters may have noticed an increase in white Hilux utes on the road in the past 18 months. Rural drivers will have spotted transmission towers dotting across the landscape between Clevedon and Whakamaru. Both are evidence of New Zealand’s largest energy […]

Manufacturing getting stronger

Good news for the manufacturing sector is the timely indicator from the BNZ Business New Zealand performance of manufacturing index that manufacturing is expanding and actually stronger in May and June than it has been since June 2010. Manufacturing accounted for half the March quarter’s jump in GDP rising 3.6 per cent, on top of […]

Flaw detector very capable

    The Veo 16:64 Phased Array instrument is highly capable with multi-technique functionality, including TOFD; fast data recording, a simple to use interface and rugged housing. Veo is ideal for Pipeline Weld Inspection, Corrosion Mapping, Aerospace and Composite Testing. Veo’s design has made simple controls and menu workflow of paramount importance. The display features […]

Don’t get ripped-off on your next foreign exchange deal

PIC CAP Sargon Elias (left) GM Velocity Trade Limited with Laura Dolphin, marketing executive, in their Auckland CBD online facility. If you are one of those people who ‘just know’ that the bank will always give you the best foreign exchange rate when you import machinery or are sending off an exhibition stand to an […]

New partnerships contribute to global picture of sustainability

PHIL O’REILLY BusinessNZ and Landcare Research have partnered with the producer of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), to provide an accurate and complete sustainability reports database for New Zealand. BusinessNZ chief executive Phil O’Reilly said consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impact of products and […]

Affordable attachment pulls out posts and vines

When you come to a post  simply pull it out. Why didn’t somebody think of this before? From the invention shed of Malcolm Webster another breakthrough do-it-yourself innovation. It looks like a giant rope jammer fitting off a sailing boat. It fits to the 3-point linkage on your tractor. No electrics, no hydraulics. You simply […]