Lincoln University opens food research centre

Lincoln University has launched a new research centre to be known as the Centre for Food Research and Innovation (CFRI). The new Centre aims to promote food science and technology through research, innovation, industry outreach and educational initiatives, and is in many ways an extension of the already well-established Food Science programme at the University. […]

Fuel funnel filters contaminants

A new type of fuel funnel that filters out harmful dirt, particles and water, which could potentially damage any engine, is now available in New Zealand. Just introduced as part of the popular Mr Funnel range, the new Fuel Filter Funnel features space-age filtering technology that traps a wide range of contaminants from entering the […]

Tough new inspection lamp

Shedding enough light on a poorly lit work area makes the task easier and that’s the role of the new ‘See Ezy’ heavy-duty L.E.D inspection lamp. The lamp is ideally suited to the most demanding mechanical and trade applications, the unit is tough and powerful. It is claimed to be significantly brighter than just about […]

Geomagic Group represented by Bay CAD Services

 Last year 3D Systems purchased Alibre Design Inc., and recently rebranded the Alibre product line to fall under Geomagic, a brand that will ultimately represent all 3D Systems software offerings under the new Geomagic Group name. 3D Systems produce the popular Cube and CubeX consumer 3D printers as well as the ProJet range of production […]

Cyborgs, a fusion of man and machine

Cyborgs are gradually working their way into our lives. The general representation of a cyborg is that seen in science fiction films of a fusion between man and machine. A direct interface between the brain and the Internet, like the brain-machine interface (BMI) described in the science fiction manga Ghost in the Shell, has been […]

FactoryTalk View software enhances operator experience

Manufacturers, particularly those in process industries, can gain increased functionality and an enhanced operator experience with the latest version of FactoryTalk View human-machine interface (HMI) software. FactoryTalk View Site Edition (SE) and Machine Edition (ME) 7.0 applications, released in early 2013, offer more efficient alarm management, simplified installation, improved user experience, and integrated data sharing […]

Trade mission member has early Christmas present

-By Doug Green We are already half way through the year. The momentum, so far, for manufacturers, has been steady and improving. The trick is to keep it going as we look down the road towards Christmas (who would have thought it was creeping up on us so fast?). NZ Manufacturer is pretty much at […]

Time to focus on the value of tertiary education

Education performance information should include measures of value, says BusinessNZ.  Information released today shows improved achievement levels in the courses and qualifications completed by students in New Zealand tertiary education organisations. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly has welcomed the release of the information but says it is time to consider the economic value of tertiary […]

Economy making gains, but with house price pains

Some events seem to be going New Zealand’s way with the economy making steady progress as it recovers from the deep recession during 2008 and 2009, according to ASB’s latest Quarterly Economic Forecasts. ASB Chief Economist Nick Tuffley says, “Momentum is becoming more evident across a broader range of economic activity, which is a pleasing […]

Regional education information good step forward

The release of regional education achievement information today on the Ministry of Education’s website ( has been welcomed by BusinessNZ.  BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says the information needs to be used to increase the achievement of all students. “Making this information available today is a good first step – but it is important to […]

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