Infrastructure boost must contribute to productivity growth

Infrastructure boost must contribute to productivity growth

BusinessNZ has welcomed the $12 billion infrastructure boost announced today, and says it’s appropriate for road and rail transport to be the priorities. Chief Executive Kirk Hope said business would be keen to see the details of the projects. “We need to make sure the projects can be executed, and that decisions are worked through […]

Infrastructure spending good news for SMEs

Infrastructure spending good news for SMEs

Today’s major infrastructure spending announcement is good news for members in the EMA’s upper North Island region. EMA Head of Advocacy and Strategy, Alan McDonald, says an additional infrastructure spend of $12 billion over four years is a welcome boost, especially with $6.8 billion of it going into the transport sector. “We’ve already seen an […]

MaDE2020: Synergies in New Zealand Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship

MaDE2020: Synergies in New Zealand Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship

The Fourth National Conference for Innovation in Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship is brought to you by the University of Auckland’s Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme. Dates: Monday 25 – Tuesday 26 May 2020 Venue: Cordis Auckland Abstract submissions are now open to local and international industry representatives and researchers, including post graduate students, who work […]

Invert Robotics partners for better aircraft inspection

The robot is equipped with a high-resolution camera to visualise and document surface conditions.

Invert Robotics partners for better aircraft inspection

NDT Solutions, a long-established USA aerospace non-destructive Testing (NDT) service group, has teamed with innovative Invert Robotics company from Christchurch in a joint venture certain to change the process of aircraft inspection at the In-Service, OEM and Maintenance levels. Invert’s remotely controlled robot employs a patented suction mechanism that adheres and traverses a range of […]

2109 TIN report shows overall growth

The size of the tech industry has grown significantly since 2005.

2109 TIN report shows overall growth

For the first time in TIN Report history, New Zealand’s two hundred largest tech exporting companies by revenue – the TIN200 – have broken through the $12B mark in total revenue, and $8B in export earnings. This equates to double-digit growth and total growth over a billion dollars for the second consecutive year, and the […]

Ideas can come from everywhere

When it comes to problems and decision-making, asking the people 'on the floor' is a no-brainer. But how often does it actually happen?

Ideas can come from everywhere

-Gemma Stanbridge, ViAGO International Limited Are the managers in your company empowering employees to pursue their broader passions, skills, and experience? Or are they pigeon-holing employees into a box defined by their current job title, taking them at face value of their job title, and restricting further development? These latter rigid typecasting behaviours serve only […]

Real Steel motivated staff drive success

“Our culture is pretty strong, almost self-policing in some ways.”

Real Steel motivated staff drive success

A Lower Hutt manufacturing business, Real Steel, is a finalist in the Humankind 2019 Workplace Awards.   What is interesting about Real Steel is that the business has maintained high employee satisfaction through a period of rapid growth, while also introducing automation. Growing up in Upper Hutt The company, a family run business, has seen […]

EMA embraces historical 24 hours for NZ trade

New Zealand exports to China have tripled since 2008 when the original free trade agreement was signed.

EMA embraces historical 24 hours for NZ trade

The EMA embraces the historical 24 hours in which a deal has been struck on an upgrade to our free trade agreement with China, and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement signed by all but India. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says these agreements together will bring a boost to exporters and consequently the New […]

Could you build our base in Antarctica?

The redevelopment of Scott Base is the largest project ever undertaken by Antarctica New Zealand.

Could you build our base in Antarctica?

Antarctica New Zealand is looking for a construction partner for the Scott Base Redevelopment project. But this is a job interview with a difference: the selection process involves a trip to Antarctica. “This is no junket though”, says Senior Project Manager Simon Shelton. “We understand that very few people have been to Antarctica so we […]

Experienced academic to lead key faculties at Victoria University

Experienced academic to lead key faculties at Victoria University

Victoria University of Wellington has appointed Professor Ehsan Mesbahi as its new Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Architecture and Design. Professor Mesbahi has more than 26 years’ experience in the higher education sectors in Europe and Asia, with the last 10 of those spent in senior and executive roles. Much of his […]

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