New government alliance to lead technology climate response

The goal now is to take the findings and insights from these resources and support innovators to apply them to their own environmental products and processes.

New government alliance to lead technology climate response

A cross-government partnership is on a mission to turn New Zealand into a centre of global CleanTech excellence, solving pressing environmental problems.  Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand Growth Capital Partners, the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge, Auckland Unlimited and UniServices have established the NZ CleanTech Mission partnership to convert local CleanTech into thriving and […]

Marama Labs raises funds for growth

The science behind our sensors is pretty groundbreaking, and customers are telling us they’re unlocking new value since adopting the platform.

Marama Labs raises funds for growth

  Marama Labs Co-Founders (left to right): Prof. Eric Le Ru (Science Adviser), Dr Brendan Darby (Chief Executive Officer), and Dr Matthias Meyer (CTO).  Wellington-based deep tech startup Marama Labs has secured $1.25m in new funding in a round co-led by US-based venture capital firm Quidnet Ventures and New Zealand Growth Capital Partners (NZGCP), with […]

How to survive the Kiwi labour crunch as outsource avenues shut

"People want money, time, growth and purpose – if you can get that combination right, you may have a better chance of holding on to your talent," Prema says.

How to survive the Kiwi labour crunch as outsource avenues shut

In recent years it has become common for Kiwi companies to outsource work to virtual staff in places like the Philippines and India, but the toll of Covid-19 is shutting down even these options for local businesses. BetterCo Business Advisors and Chartered Accounting firm director Peter Prema says Covid-19 is ravaging traditional outsourcing markets for […]

Leader Profile: Terry Carter – General Manager New Zealand Tube Mills Ltd  

It has been hard work and a challenge to tap into the United States marketplace, but we are now selling to three out of the top 5 wine brands in the country.

Leader Profile: Terry Carter – General Manager  New Zealand Tube Mills Ltd   

by Rebecca Reed What does your company do? We have gone from a manufacturer of raw tube and exhaust systems to a manufacturer of steel tubular trellising solutions. Founded in Seaview, in the Hutt Valley, the company was forced to shift its focus from the automotive industry to the horticultural market when its work in […]

Good as gold: Waste in a circular economy

The ultimate circular product is one designed with cradle-to-cradle (C2C) principles. Traditionally, products are designed for one life with a cradle to grave approach, with some being recycled and most being landfilled at the end of its useful life.

Good as gold: Waste in a circular economy

By Barbara Nebel and Femi Perumbally www.thinkstep-anz.com/ There is no waste in a circular economy, only resources and opportunities to use them to their full potential. Unlike a linear economy, a circular economy or ōhanga āmiomio, proposes a model in which economic growth is not connected to an increased use of limited, natural resources. Instead, […]

Competenz appoints new director

She understands the demands of New Zealand's industries and is passionate about helping Kiwis build skills, careers and businesses through qualifications that make it easy to learn on the job.

Competenz appoints new director

Industry training organisation Competenz has appointed Amanda Wheeler to the newly created role of Director, to lead the organisation through its transition into Te Pūkenga, The New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology and beyond. Ms Wheeler is the current General Manager of Industry Training within Competenz and will commence in her new role on […]

Gold Coast trade soars in NZ

“That’s the best advice I could ever give anyone entering the market – work on word of mouth. It just takes care of your marketing for you at no cost.”

Gold Coast trade soars in NZ

A unique bond between New Zealand and Australia’s Gold Coast is flourishing as demand for trans-Tasman trade builds on the back of the quarantine-free travel bubble.  Capitalising on this relationship are local Gold Coast businesses accelerating the city’s economic recovery. In 2019-20, Gold Coast exported $4.88 billion in products and services internationally, led by the […]

A manufacturing first: how the pandemic has paved the way to a flexible work model

For those in manufacturing roles, it could mean equipping and broadening skillsets to enable greater independence to tackle and anticipate issues. 

A manufacturing first: how the pandemic has paved the way to a flexible work model

  By Kevin Piccione, President, Sealed Air Asia Pacific Flexible working is here to stay, and it doesn’t discriminate by industry. In fact, recent research by Microsoft estimates that, across a range of industries in APAC, 73 percent of workers want flexible remote work options to continue, while  67 percent are craving more in-person time with […]

Transforming plant maintenance with laser cleaning

There is no blast media or chemical residue to contend with. The vaporised contaminants are simply captured by a vacuum system alongside the laser head.  This makes it a particularly useful for surface cleaning of plant and equipment where cleanliness is key. 

Transforming plant maintenance with laser cleaning

If you have seen clips of lasers removing rust on YouTube you probably found them quite compelling to watch – it’s almost hard to believe. Read on as we de-mystify laser cleaning technology and give you a sense of where it can be a helpful option for plant maintenance. Portable lasers have only recently become […]

Podcast: Featuring Dave Christie from Tainui Group Holdings – talking to the Ruakura Superhub. 

In this episode Redefining Trade is joined by Dave Christie, Supply Chain Strategy Director at Tainui Group Holdings, New Zealand.

Podcast: Featuring Dave Christie from Tainui Group Holdings – talking to the Ruakura Superhub. 

    Episode 8 – The Ruakura Superhub: with Dave Christie. In this episode Redefining Trade is joined by Dave Christie, Supply Chain Strategy Director at Tainui Group Holdings, New Zealand. Dave talks to host Peter Foyston about the long-term journey that the Ruakura Superhub (Waikato, NZ) has taken, from just an idea full-scale construction […]

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