Shield for protection against coronavirus

In order to protect doctors, nursing personnel and other people who work directly with patients, Prusa, a 3D printer manufacturer, has developed a face mask and placed the design on the Internet for downloading free of charge.

Shield for protection against coronavirus

Thanks to injection moulding, more than 10,000 components leave a Cologne factory every week and accelerate aid for doctors and care workers. At the moment, the protection of medical personnel is one of the most important challenges. However, a sufficient amount of appropriate equipment of the necessary quality, is not quickly available on the market. […]

Workplace distancing solution to manage “next normal” manufacturing

In order to implement this solution, Siemens’ SIMATIC RTLS transponders are embedded in badges which are worn as personal protective equipment by all employees.

Workplace distancing solution to manage “next normal” manufacturing

Manufacturers are facing new challenges as they restart or maintain operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As preparations are made for the “next normal”, manufacturers must consider additional dimensions of employee safety, including the establishment of production environments and workflows that address physical distancing requirements. Combining proven hardware and software, Siemens has created a new […]

It’s a Mega event

“We hit three birds with one stone by delivering all the content, all the exhibitors and all the educational and networking benefits of related industries; an opportunity for the time-poor to expand their horizons.”

It’s a Mega event

Trade show for construction, facilities management, architecture and safety industries. With the Government’s announcement to move to Covid alert Level 1, XPO Exhibitions has announced a Mega exhibition for the construction, facilities management, architecture and safety industries on 12 and 13 August 2020. The only large-scale event of its kind this year, Mega combines three […]

New job ads up -SEEK

Job growth indicates more in larger cities.

New job ads up -SEEK

The biggest contributors to job ad growth are Trades & Services, Administration and Office Support, Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Retail & Consumer Products and Healthcare & Medical Canterbury (125.7%), Auckland (118.9%) and Wellington (112.2%) are showing increases in job ad volumes Optimism for future employment / job prospects declined 10% between February and May and […]

Can we be world class?

Yes, we need some short-term initiatives to stabilise the country, but the longer-term actions need visionaries, not only so we can return to where we were, but create a new aspirational future for all New Zealanders. I am keen, are you?!

Can we be world class?

For more than three decades, Ian Walsh, Managing Director of Intent Group, has been driving improvements in organisations around the globe. Ian understands deeply what is required to deliver and sustain improvement. Here he shares his thoughts on what New Zealanders can do to recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. I began my […]

Profile: Stephanie Pretorius

Our point of difference at Intent is that we are hands-on working directly with our client’s teams . We know lasting change happens when you work with real people, beside them doing what they do every day.

Profile: Stephanie Pretorius

Stephanie Pretorius is a Senior Consultant with business transformation specialists, Intent Group. My emphasis is on enhancing performance and alignment through continuous improvement and innovation. I am also Intent’s Service Quality Manager and develop our internal systems for engagement management. Our goal is to ensure our clients are 100% satisfied and receive the highest quality […]

Fully funded fast-track to global growth

To qualify exporters need to be a NZ registered, have an international revenue of $100,000 to $10 million and have been sound before Covid-19.

Fully funded fast-track to global growth

The EMA’s ExportNZ arm is giving 120 businesses in the export community from Taupo North the chance to fast-track their global expansion plans – just when they need it most. The EMA’s Chief Executive, Brett O’Riley, says Covid-19 has hit many of them hard, but exporters are a tenacious and innovative bunch who are always […]

Livelihoods saved through immigration changes

Ms Beard says the changes announced today will directly support businesses to have confidence that they can move forward with things like capital investment or being able to deliver products and services to international customers.

Livelihoods saved through immigration changes

Jobs and businesses will be saved as a direct result of changes made to immigration criteria, ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard says. The Government has announced provisions for people to be able to enter New Zealand to support the economic recovery effort. “The border is a critical line of defence against Covid-19, and we should […]

Alert Level 1 a relief but many businesses will still struggle

With the lack of cases and the excellent regimes businesses have put in place to maintain people’s health no one should have any concerns about getting straight back to work," he says.

Alert Level 1 a relief but many businesses will still struggle

The EMA says its 7000 members and businesses across the country are relieved at the Government’s announcement of Alert Level 1 from midnight tonight but warns the hard work for the economy lies ahead. Head of Advocacy and Strategy, Alan McDonald, says the move to Level 1 should give employees and employers the confidence to […]

Level 1 puts focus on the economy

"Our economy depends on people actively buying, selling, producing, collaborating - the more of this we have, the quicker we recover.

Level 1 puts focus on the economy

The BusinessNZ network welcomes the move to Alert Level 1 and the return to more normal practices at workplaces. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says New Zealand’s team of 5 million have worked together successfully to manage the health risks from Covid 19 and now need to work together in the same way to manage […]