Ashburton Business Estate a powerful attraction

Electricity Ashburton Ltd’s decision to move to the major industrial subdivision, Ashburton Business Estate (ABE) in mid-Canterbury, could not have come at a better time. The electricity network is developing a 2.65ha site at ABE that will house its 100 staff in three buildings covering administration, a workshop, a stores building and open yard storage. […]

Structural adhesives problem solvers

The inherent difficulty with applying a metal skin to a steel frame, whether it be skinning to a vehicle or changing the cladding of a building, is the method of application. The traditional methods have been either pop riveting or welding, both of which leave unsightly heads or distortion from heat. More and more often […]

Mains-free AC yoke kits

Johnson and Allen’s provide, for the first time, a fully self contained AC Field output; offering an excellent “skin effect” which out-performs existing DC portable units in defect detection. The Jay-Pac or Jaysn-Pac utilises the all new AC-Eazy powerbelt. The AC-Eazy powerbelt can be ordered alone if you have an existing 110volt electromagnet, or as […]

Workshops fast track business success

Auckland manufacturing businesses are getting a helping hand to grow their market share thanks to series of workshops designed to fast track them towards innovation and export. The Fast Track Business Series, an Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) initiative, targets companies in a development stage, wanting to take on a new direction with […]

Top engineering students awarded scholarships

  Thirty-one top engineering students have been awarded Kick Start Scholarships from The University of Auckland. The scholarships, worth $2000 each, are awarded to outstanding first-year students studying at the Faculty of Engineering. Faculty of Engineering Dean Professor Michael Davies says the scholarships, awarded to students of academic excellence, are designed to help first-year engineering […]

Auckland businesses shouldering unfair rates burden

Though Auckland is a world class city for livability, the business environment is being short changed, the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) told the hearing on Auckland Council’s long term plan today. EMA said the Council’s plan to charge Auckland businesses $150 million more than if there were no differential demonstrates the issue. “Business ratepayers […]

Manufacturing and wholesale sector bright spot for economy

Manufacturing and Wholesale is emerging as one of the bright spots of the New Zealand economy as the sector posted big revenue gains, despite difficult economic conditions and continuing pessimism about the pace of the economic recovery, according to a new study. The MYOB Business Monitor, a regular survey of over 1000 small and medium […]

Exporters pay the price for monetary policy failure

The latest inflation statistics demonstrate the wealth transfer from the traded economy to the non-traded economy. This must stop say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). Statistics New Zealand’s March quarter figures show non-traded inflation up 1.2% from the previous quarter with traded inflation down -0.4%. NZMEA Chief Executive John Walley says, “New […]

Benefits of expanded conference centre must not be overlooked

Expanding the Auckland convention centre will boost the national economy, says BusinessNZ. “The business-to-business benefit of a larger convention centre is significant,” says BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly. “Travellers coming to larger international conventions in New Zealand will increasingly see New Zealand as a place to do business. We saw that happen during the Rugby […]

Expertise + Entrepreneurship = Innovation

Picture: The Centre for Entrepreneurship team at Otago University (left to right): Professor Brendan Gray, Dr Jodyanne Kirkwood, Mrs Ruth Matika and Dr Victoria Jameson. What do you get when you blend 30 years of engineering experience and a University of Otago Master of Entrepreneurship degree? In the case of Pat Maguire you successfully develop […]