NZ invention attracts world-wide interest

A North Shore Auckland man’s ‘snappy’ invention attracted a thousand visitors at this month’s Powtech 2010 (powder technology) show in Nuremberg resulting in distributor appointments and potentially millions of dollars in sales. Three years ago Blair McPheat created the world’s first ‘snap in’ flexible connector that unlike traditional connectors doesn’t need hose clips. Connectors are […]

Kiwi manufacturing sector strong

Suggestions of strong growth in New Zealand’s manufacturing and engineering sectors have been borne out with local and overseas professionals touting the highly successful engineering, machinery and electronics exhibition EMEX 2010, recently held at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland. The success of this event backs up recent performance of manufacturing index (PMI) figures that show […]

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

When I first heard that Alice Schroeder was writing a biography of Warren Buffett, I was excited. Buffett knows Ms. Schroeder well, and had given her extensive interviews and unprecedented access to his records — this was sure to be the definitive tome on one of the richest and most ethical people in the world. […]

Delcam in Korea

September saw the annual Delcam Technical Summit which was held this time in Korea. With close to 100 delegates from all over Asia and the Pacific region, the final day of the summit coincided with the 20th Korean Delcam User Group meeting. The technical summit dealt with the new generation of Delcam products and introduced […]

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