Banning industrial CERs will result in increased costs for all says BusinessNZ

The Government’s announcement that it is banning industrial gas certified emission reduction units (CERs) from being purchased in New Zealand will potentially have a serious knock-on effect to the costs felt by businesses and households, says BusinessNZ Chief Executive, Phil O’Reilly. “BusinessNZ supports emission trading as the most effective means of delivering an efficient carbon […]

Women in Engineering

The incoming Women In Engineering President for 2012 Lilly Sanderson is brimming over with enthusiasm. Read on… Women In Engineering (WIE) is an Incorporated Society of the University of Canterbury aimed at raising the profile of female engineers and providing members with support through education and social events throughout the academic year. Each year the […]

The Bus is leaving – are you on it?

By Sir Ken Stevens, KNZM,Chairman, Glidepath Group. If you haven’t got the message yet – you may have missed the bus. 2011 has dealt us some hearty blows and some poignant messages. I think that we’ve all seen tightening margins and increased competition for what is a smaller pot. My guess is that 2012 will […]

Strategic metals hunt commences

  Strategic Elements Ltd is involved in an aggressive program of field work on the West Coast of New Zealand. The West Coast field work marks the start of a wider program aimed at discovering large new sources of valuable strategic and precious metals. Results will be reported from each prospect as the Company receives […]

Employers taking positive outlook into 2012

  Employers are taking a positive outlook into 2012; 44% of them report they are likely to increase their staff numbers next year, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers and Manufacturers Association. The signal is from the EMA’s Annual Employment Round Up Survey conducted last week with 508 responses. The survey has […]

Time’s up on port strike action

The time has come to end the disruption on the Auckland waterfront, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. “Business and the public are tired of the cat and mouse game the union has engaged on at the Auckland port,” said Kim Campbell, EMA’s chief executive. “Its difficult to understand what the endgame is intended to […]

University transforms car travel worldwide

Associate Professor Grant Covic (left) with Professor John Boys. In by far the most significant technology transfer deal ever achieved by a New Zealand university, car travel worldwide is set to be transformed by revolutionary technology developed by The University of Auckland. In a multi-million dollar deal, Qualcomm, a major US research and development company […]

Ports decision extremely serious

Kim Campbell The decision by Maersk to permanently shift its Southern Star container shipping service from Auckland to Tauranga is most concerning, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. “Auckland importers and exporters can ill afford the extra time and cost of freighting goods to and from Tauranga or via other alternatives,” said Kim Campbell, EMA’s […]

ExportNZ welcomes informed debate on responsible mineral and petroleum extraction

The release of a new report by IPENZ, ‘Realising Our Hidden Treasure’, provides valuable information on the real possibilities of boosting New Zealand’s economy and standard of living, while protecting our natural environment, says ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard. “We’re on a downward path compared to other OECD countries, and we need to look at […]

Cut OCR to match northern economies

The New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) is advocating an Official Cash Rate (OCR) cut next week in response to the problems in Europe and the USA. A cut would help to take some pressure off the currency in the short-term and add some kick to any OCR rises later on. NZMEA Chief Executive […]