Incredible result was the right one

Incredible result was the right one

Australia has voted in a resounding way to maintain the status quo, rejecting the Labor Party’s push to create a government with a trade union heart. From Moggs Creek to Burnie, Port Hedland to Coffs Harbour the country chose a steady, progressive LNP as against Labor, which was riding on the legend of the Silver […]

R & D expenditure to be raised

For most businesses this means expenditure on eligible R&D undertaken from 1 April 2019 will qualify for the R&D tax incentive, and they should record their R&D expenditure now to ensure their records are ready to file at the end of the tax year.

R & D expenditure to be raised

The Government has committed to raising New Zealand’s research and development (R&D) expenditure to 2% of GDP by 2027. To reach this target more businesses will need to increase their expenditure on R&D. This will be supported through an R&D tax incentive, available from the 2019/2020 tax year for businesses conducting eligible R&D. The main […]

Obsession drives latest purchase for Shot Darts

Obsession drives latest purchase for Shot Darts

A new piece of machinery has firmly positioned Katikati’s Shot Darts as a leader in the international darts industry. The recently purchased titanium plating plant is behind the vibrant colour coatings on the company’s darts. It also ensures a durable coating that doesn’t chip and helps keep a dart’s edges and grip intact, supporting the […]

T-Tech grows as tech solutions come to the fore in transport

If safety, infrastructure and policy challenges can be overcome these new modes can replace a good percentage of inner-city trips which are currently solved by car trips creating congestion, pollution and require too much infrastructure and parking space.

T-Tech grows as tech solutions come to the fore in transport

  Attracting a record 173 people, Intelligent Transport Systems New Zealand’s annual conference has grown rapidly in recent years and increasingly seeks to solve the transport challenges faced by planners and government decision makers.   Rebranded as T-Tech, the annual conference now encompasses solutions beyond the traditional ITS traffic management hardware and software. With over […]

Relearning what it means to be globally competitive

Competition for talent has become just as important as competition for market share.

Relearning what it means to be globally competitive

Competition for talent has become just as important as competition for market share.   -Dieter Adam, Executive Director, The Manufacturers’ Network The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) recently published an interesting paper on redefining competition. Many of us have already learned, painfully at times, that competition is not only about sales and market share. Increasingly, I […]

Personal viewpoint has no place in OIO decision-making

Mr O’Riley says the fact that the decision on the application was split between Minister Eugenie Sage and Minister David Clark highlights the need for a more tightly defined framework for the OIO, in which personal and ideological beliefs are taken out of the equation.

Personal viewpoint has no place in OIO decision-making

The EMA has joined with Hauraki District Council Mayor, John Tregidga, in expressing its dismay about the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) decision to block Waihi mining company OceanaGold’s application to purchase nearby farmland to expand its operation. EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley is disappointed that an individual Government Minister’s philosophical point of view has the […]

Policies and actions needed to get to low emissions economy

"What we need now is a plan of action to deliver on these ambitious targets," Mr Hope said.

Policies and actions needed to get to low emissions economy

BusinessNZ says clear policies and actions and a political bipartisan approach will be needed to meet the ambitious targets contained in new zero carbon legislation. The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill establishes a net zero target for long-lived gases such as carbon and nitrous oxide and a target for cutting agricultural methane emissions […]

Makaira Boats – a success story

“Now we have labour times and labour costs substantially down and maintained at this level we can focus on marketing our boats and export markets”.

Makaira Boats – a success story

This article profiles the business start-up, growth and success of Makaira Boats, owned and managed by Allan Shaw Allan Shaw started his apprenticeship in 2007 at age 19 at Alloy Yachts in Henderson, Auckland. One of New Zealand’s largest and most respected Super yacht builders, the company build large custom sailing and motor yachts and […]

ITF applauds Aotearoa New Zealand skills pledge

"We need to ensure that when people are gaining skills on-the-job, they get respected credentials and qualifications, so they can be recognised and rewarded by future employers for what they know and can do."

ITF applauds Aotearoa New Zealand skills pledge

The announcement that major New Zealand companies have agreed to double their on-job training hours is warmly welcomed by the Industry Training Federation (ITF). In its report, A Future That Works, the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council (PMBAC) has rightly identified the need to offer lifelong learning to people through their workplaces, to meet skills and productivity challenges in an increasingly […]

The Manufacturers’ Network at SouthMach 2019

The Manufacturers’ Network at SouthMach 2019

  Dieter Adam, The Manufacturers Network The Manufacturers’ Network is coming to SouthMach 2019 in a new context. We have recently joined forces with the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and the EMA (Northern). To our members that means that they can now also access the wide range of services provided by these organisations. To […]