BusinessNZ has congratulated the Government for its decision not to proceed with a capital gains tax. Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the proposed tax would have hit businesses hard, reducing funds available for investment and job growth and increasing their compliance burden. “Our members have been very clear that they did not see the justification […]
In 1969, the first home security system was born, consisting of four peepholes and a camera that could be moved to look through any of them, broadcasting the images to a monitor. Nowadays, we can now stream and view a feed of our home security cameras on our mobiles, giving homeowners greater piece of mind. […]
Pure Bottling New Zealand from Tauranga has recently added the Global Quality Standard of BRC (British Retail Consortium) to its list of Certifications. This puts Pure Bottling in the unique position of being the only BRC Certified Contract Beverage Packer in New Zealand outside of the wineries. “Gaining a Globally recognised Food Safety benchmark like […]
Standard adds process and technology guidelines for workplace testing The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA) welcomes the new standards for oral fluid testing processes and technologies. TDDA has long believed that oral fluid testing technology and processes required reviewing and to become a joint Australian and New Zealand standard. The AS/NZS 4760:2019 (CH-039 Detection of Drugs […]
Engineering New Zealand’s new President Ben Holland says diversity and inclusion will be a strong theme of his tenure. A Wellington-based civil engineer who is Head of Commercial and Major Projects Governance at WSP Opus, Ben says he is determined to make the engineering profession more welcoming and accepting of all people. He is a […]
By Ben Murton and Associate Professor Don Clucas, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury While metal 3D printing is regularly used for components such as brackets, rocket parts and turbine fuel nozzles, it is rarely used as the major manufacturing process for an entire mechanical system. In a world first, students from the University […]
And to manufacture and develop these products there is a need for the latest and best in technology and equipment to be available. The world waits for no one and there is no catch up – only a competitor who steals the march on the market you had all lined up to succeed in.
You are starting a manufacturing company. You are considering making rockets, yachts, gumboots or rubbish bins. So, you visit SouthMACH, the leading South Island trade show for manufacturers in the know and for aspiring manufacturers who are looking for the best in technology and equipment to help get their business going. The show this year […]
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 […]
New Zealand’s skills shortage is acute. The engineering industry alone will need another 12,000 engineers by 2022.
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 […]
Even with standardisation improvements with collection, Hardy warns that oral fluid testing isn’t a catch-all testing product, and not all workplace testers are accredited or will follow the standard.
The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA) welcomes the new standards for oral fluid testing processes and technologies. TDDA has long believed that oral fluid testing technology and processes required reviewing and to become a joint Australian and New Zealand standard. The AS/NZS 4760:2019 (CH-039 Detection of Drugs in Oral Fluids) Oral Fluid testing standard by Standards […]