No positive outcomes from FPA proposal

Mr O’Riley says FPAs are equally disadvantageous to everyone - employers and employees - and will not achieve the highly-skilled, innovative workforce and economy with well-paid jobs that is needed.

No positive outcomes from FPA proposal

The EMA says there will be no positive outcomes from the Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) proposal for businesses. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says the effects of the proposal to Cabinet today on FPAs to standardise conditions across industries or occupations will make them less flexible, less resilient and ultimately less productive. The EMA is also […]

New appointments to KiwiNet board

Together, KiwiNet members represent a total combined research expenditure of over $800 million and 80% of the publicly funded researchers in New Zealand.

New appointments to KiwiNet board

Zoe Murphy   Vignesh Kumar  KiwiNet has appointed  Vignesh Kumar to its board of directors as an additional independent board member. KiwiNet has also appointed Zoe Murphy as a board observer, a newly implemented role designed to foster capability and diversity within New Zealand’s research commercialisation governance and leadership. The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) is […]

Outset, NZ’s largest deep tech hub gets new name

Dennisson Technologies is the fifth company to be backed by the deep tech fund, with previous  investments made into Helico Bio, a company growing insulin from plants; medtech startup HeartLab, and airport fog dispersal systems company Pyper Vision. A sixth investment is expected to be finalised in the coming days.

Outset, NZ’s largest deep tech hub gets new name

    New Zealand’s largest and fastest growing hub for deep tech startups is getting a new name, with LevelTwo becoming Outset Ventures. CEO Imche Fourie (pictured) says the new name reflects the evolution of Outset Ventures into the country’s largest company incubating and investing in early stage ventures founded on science and engineering breakthroughs […]

New Zealand in the grip of a major skills shortage (With a wide range of industries struggling to fill key roles.)

The company is now even more firmly focused on its apprenticeship training programme and upskilling local people.

New Zealand in the grip of a major skills shortage  (With a wide range of industries struggling to fill key roles.)

-editorial, April issue NZ Manufacturer. www.nzmanufacturer.co.nz This from the Lead Article (Page 1) by David Downs, Chairman of the High-Tech Trust. And now Trans-Tasman flights have resumed, we are in danger of losing people with key skills  which piles on more pressure. Overseas fruit pickers who have been here since last year now have a […]

Northland students embrace online learning

One example is Stars, targeted at students aged between 13-18. Recent reports from the Education Review Office showed that schools with Stars helped students get through 2020. A further innovation in Northland is an adaptation to include career readiness workshops and events.

Northland students embrace online learning

Launch of Kiwi Can Online proves vital to Covid19 response In the world of grownups engagement is critical to getting the most out of people. It provides organisations with understanding around what they can do to support workers in their mahi. It ensures consistency of effort and job satisfaction among other outcomes. As it turns […]

igus robolink IP44: a robot that defies wet elements

The new robolink meets protection class IP44 at least, and is therefore resistant to splash water. It can carry up to three kilograms, has a range of 790 millimetres with five axes and can make 7 picks a minute.

igus robolink IP44: a robot that defies wet elements

igus has developed a low cost automation solution made of polymer and stainless steel for environments with splashing water. Damp and wet environments can quickly degrade the mechanics of a robot. This prompted igus to launch a Low Cost Automation innovation on the market, which can easily and cost-effectively implement simple tasks and at the […]

Sustainability tools for a circular economy

Where many companies and initiatives focus on doing “less bad”, Cradle to Cradle is all about doing “more good” and designing products that are good for the world.

Sustainability tools for a circular economy

By Barbara Nebel and Caroline Noordijk, thinkstep-anz The business value of sustainability is well-known today, but the value of a circular economy is perhaps still less known and certainly less understood. Businesses can build resiliency against the volatility of raw material prices, supply chain risks, and changing legislation by creating circular products and services and […]

Solving the tech sector skills shortage – How diversity and inclusion benefit industry and the N Z economy

The Hi-Tech Trust is putting its weight behind the effort to significantly boost inclusion and diversity, starting with our He Whetū Mārama Ngā Karahipi / Leading Light scholarship programme designed in collaboration with Perpetual Guardian to lower the barriers to entry for people into the sector.

Solving the tech sector skills shortage – How diversity and inclusion benefit industry and the N Z economy

By David Downs, Chairman of the Hi-Tech Trust New Zealand is in the grips of a major skills shortage with a wide variety of industries struggling to fill key roles. A recent report from NZ Tech (the technology industry group) shows the technology sector has a matched skills shortage of approximately 5,000 jobs in the […]

D&H Steel – manufacturing in the construction game

The company is now even more firmly focused on its apprenticeship training programme and upskilling local people.

D&H Steel – manufacturing in the construction game

-by Lisa van Beurden D&H Steel Construction is an Auckland-based structural steel contractor with its fingerprints over many of the largest structural steel projects nationwide. For almost 50 years it has led innovation in the steel industry, from being an early adopter of welded beams and on-the-ground erection techniques to, more recently, driving quality management […]

Waste: The Enemy of World Class

With the unemployment rate climbing, mostly through cuts in the tourism and hospitality industries, surely there would be enough people crying out for any employment opportunity they could get?

Waste: The Enemy of World Class

-Ian Walsh, Managing Director, Intent Group Limited Most practitioners of continuous improvement and “lean” thinking will explain the approach to world class as making value flow by eliminating waste and continuously improving processes, practices and systems to support this value. Over the last few months, we’ve been made aware of the impending crisis in the […]

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