$5 billion additional costs from a capital gains tax

$5 billion additional costs from a capital gains tax

BusinessNZ has released an analysis of additional costs to the economy that would accompany the direct costs of New Zealand’s proposed capital gains tax. It shows compliance costs of $1.6 billion, administrative costs of $210 million and deadweight costs of $1.5 – $4.2 billion, over five years.- BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the Tax […]

One week to stop apprenticeship reforms

Mr Williams says that anyone with an interest in New Zealand’s apprenticeship system needs to make a submission this week.

One week to stop apprenticeship reforms

This week is the last opportunity to make a submission on the Government’s poorly thought through apprenticeship reforms, Industry Training Federation Chief Executive Josh Williams says. Mr Williams says workplaces will end up with less control over training. The reforms propose to transfer responsibility for industry training and apprenticeships away from employers and Industry Training […]

NZ economy: cross-currents of risk

NZ economy: cross-currents of risk

Cross-currents of international and domestic risk raise the need for sound economic risk management, according to the latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast. The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the March 2019 quarter highlights international trading risks, particularly around Brexit and US-China trade. Domestic risk factors include concerns over a capital gains tax, employment relations changes, skill shortages, […]

Point Pod latest start-up success story

"I developed Point Pod two years ago out of my own frustration of the limited power options available,” says Mr Singer.

Point Pod latest start-up success story

A new innovative product that solves your household power problems has teamed up with Australia and New Zealand’s large distributor just six months after making its market debut. Point Pod finally solves the problem of not having enough power outlets in your kitchen by hiding a pop-up unit beneath your stone or timber bench top. […]

SouthMACH 2019  what’s not new!

Innovation in the manufacturing technology space is advancing at record speeds. What is new today can be old technology tomorrow. More and more professionals and young entrepreneurs are pushing the boundaries of technology finding innovative solutions and creating new applications and products.

SouthMACH 2019  what’s not new!

Entrepreneur’s development lab Local Canterbury businesses and organisations have created the ‘go to’ destination at this year’s SouthMACH! Motovated Design & Analysis, Brush Technology, ARA Mechanical Engineering, The Ministry of Awesome and Fab Lab have joined forces and created a unique environment for creativity and information sharing, building new knowledge, creating alignment and developing comprehensive […]

We need evolution not revolution

New Zealand’s skills shortage is acute. The engineering industry alone will need another 12,000 engineers by 2022. 

We need evolution not revolution

Competenz responds to proposed workplace training reforms   Competenz, one of the country’s largest industry training organisations (ITOs), says the government’s proposal to reform the vocational education sector and merge ITOs and polytechnics could undermine critical workplace and apprenticeship training that is vital in addressing New Zealand’s skills shortages. “The changes the government has proposed […]

CRC launches new food grade bio-degreaser

Biodegradable, non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-flammable, pH balanced and water soluble; the degreaser’s advanced formula is powerful but non-abrasive, non-corrosive and solvent-free.

CRC launches new food grade bio-degreaser

CRC Industries has introduced a new NSF A1-rated CRC Food Grade Bio Degreaser which expands its leading CRC Greenlight Food Safe Program range. The degreaser is an extra heavy-duty cleaner formulated to penetrate and dissolve tough grease, oil and contaminants for easy removal – safely. CRC Industries Australia Managing Director, Shona Fitzgerald, said the product […]

Big Changes

The proposed changes will also give government more say in the geographic distribution of visa allocations, which could be a good thing – or a bad one. On top of that there are comprehensive changes to the ‘job tests’ which manufacturers need to study carefully before responding to the government’s call for feedback.

Big Changes

What the Tax Working Group has come back with, however, is unacceptable in its current form.   – Dieter Adam, CE The Manufacturers’ Network These are times of big change for us at The Manufacturers’ Network, and for our relationship with our members. We are in the process of transferring all of our activities to […]

Kiwi technology receives Australian recognition

The technology includes a biosensor device that provides real-time insights into when food is wasted, a dashboard giving company managers unprecedented visibility on losses and a dedicated consultant to optimise food production.

Kiwi technology receives Australian recognition

Cutting-edge technology aimed at minimising waste in the food processing industry has received major recognition at Australia’s largest agricultural technology event. Dr Matthew Jones, of Christchurch start-up company CertusBio, took home the top cash prize of $20,000 in the Investment Ready Pitch Tent competition of the inaugural EvokeAg event in Melbourne. The Christchurch-based innovator was […]

Predicting the future of maintenance

Unfortunately, once paper-based systems are in place, they can be difficult to eradicate. Companies become stuck in their ways, which leads them to ignore the significant cost savings, efficiencies and competitive advantages electronic systems can provide.

Predicting the future of maintenance

In 1927, Thomas Parnell set up the pitch drop experiment, which examines the viscosity of a tar-like substance by the speed at which it flows from a funnel into a jar. The test has seen just eight drops fall in as many decades and, despite the experiment being displayed in the University of Queensland’s physics […]