Southern regions to become collaborative industrial powerhouse

“This will effectively show potential clients what we can do, how vast our breadth of knowledge and skills are, and the value we offer in working collectively,” she said.

Southern regions to become collaborative industrial powerhouse

Can Southland and Otago’s manufacturing engineering sector be the fastest growing and most competitive of its kind in New Zealand? Despite the challenges being thrown at the sector, the Southland Otago Regional Engineering Collective (SOREC) believes it can. SOREC has launched its capability mapping project to establish these two regions as an elite collective of […]

Setting the pace: Starting a step change in construction performance

Of course, there is a long road ahead that never ends in a final destination when it comes to continuous improvement.

Setting the pace: Starting a step change in construction performance

By Stephanie Pretorius, Senior Consultant, Intent Group Lean in construction is still well behind manufacturing in terms of uptake in New Zealand.  There are some key factors affecting the pace of change, including lack of an industry standard for ‘what good looks like’. Construction has just begun to realise the potential benefit that comes from […]

Post-Covid-19 construction crunch – From survive to thrive

Many construction businesses took away lessons learnt from their Covid-19 experience as the ability to respond and adapt to trying conditions was tested.

Post-Covid-19 construction crunch – From survive to thrive

-Stephanie Pretorius, Intent Group New Zealand’s construction industry has been heavily disrupted since the arrival of Covid-19 to our shores. A relief package is now available, with the New Zealand Government investing heavily in the industry to the tune of $3B. Funded infrastructure projects include a significant amount of ‘shovel ready’ projects identified to support […]

Business, Covid, and the 2020 election

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the Election Survey results reveal where businesses are most impacted by the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and highlight the importance of Government policies for recovery.

Business, Covid, and the 2020 election

Most businesspeople approve of the Government’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, but many are uncomfortable with New Zealand’s resultant debt. And business wants a plan for raising economic performance to deal with Covid fallout. The key findings of the Deloitte and Chapman Tripp Election Survey hosted by BusinessNZ- were presented at the virtual Deloitte and […]

Immigration changes “a great boost” to local businesses

The announcement by Minister of Immigration Kris Faafoi will help new residents stuck offshore keep their residency status while Covid-19 travel restrictions remain in place.

Immigration changes “a great boost” to local businesses

Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson says businesses in Waitaha Canterbury will welcome the news that valued workers that have been stuck offshore will now have the opportunity to return to Aotearoa New Zealand. The announcement by Minister of Immigration Kris Faafoi will help new residents stuck offshore keep their residency status […]

Applications open for ATNZ Apprentice of the Year 2020

The winner of the inaugural award, Caleb Orotaunga, initially enrolled to study engineering at university before switching to an ATNZ apprenticeship. He graduated with a National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering in June this year.

Applications open for ATNZ Apprentice of the Year 2020

The country’s largest employer of mechanical engineering apprentices, Apprentice Training New Zealand (ATNZ) is excited to announce applications are now open for their highly coveted Apprentice of the Year Award. ATNZ General Manager Susanne Martin said the award is open to all apprentices in their second year or more of mechanical engineering training who have […]

Manawatu and Palmerston North outperforms NZ

Construction sector jobs have expanded 86% in Palmerston North and Manawatū since 2000, creating thousands of jobs. With a multi-billion-dollar bow wave of infrastructure now starting, we have solid foundations underpinning this.

Manawatu and Palmerston North outperforms NZ

Infometrics latest Quarterly Economic Monitor shows that regional economies such as Manawatū and Palmerston North are performing almost twice as well as the national economy. “While the regions have been hit by COVID-19, Manawatū, Palmerston North and the wider Manawatū-Whanganui region have outperformed the national economy,” says Linda Stewart, Chief Executive of the Central Economic […]

The Interview: Greg Kushnir, Founder, Emrod

In the long run we would love to see our tech implemented in additional verticals such as aerospace, shipping, and aviation.

The Interview:  Greg Kushnir, Founder, Emrod

Greg Kushnir. How are you finding current business conditions?Challenging. But there’s really only two things one can do about it. Complain (which doesn’t help much) or get busy doing whatever possible to persevere. We have been very busy all through the Covid-19 turmoil and actually hired additional staff during lockdown. Do you believe that through […]

NZ food industry benefits from leading-edge portable drying technology

The dryers use much less energy than other drying systems and are totally enclosed so no smells or gases are emitted into the atmosphere. They are covered by several patents and trademarks.

NZ food industry benefits from leading-edge portable drying technology

Drying Solutions Ltd founder Robert and wife Paulette Barnes with their Rexmoi dryer, a unit that services the food and pet-food industry. When Robert Barnes was asked by a friend to build a dryer to dehydrate macadamia nuts 25 years ago, he never thought it would be the start of his own drying machine business. […]

A Green Building on the White Continent

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, and driest continent on the planet. The new sustainable accreditation scheme for the rebuild factors in the harsh realities of building and operating in the Antarctic environment.

A Green Building on the White Continent

The colour of the new Scott Base may not be decided, but one thing is clear – the building will be green. Antarctica New Zealand, together with the New Zealand Green Building Council, has developed a custom Green Star tool to measure the sustainability of the new Scott Base. “Antarctica New Zealand is committed to […]

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