Care needed when engaging emerging markets

While Emerging Markets are leading the world out of recession, New Zealand businesses need to be well prepared and targeted before they engage with these markets, according to Peter Sherwin, a leading New Zealand business adviser for accounting firm Grant Thornton New Zealand. Commenting on a recent international survey of 7400 chief executive officers from […]

Our heavy steel fabrication industry has remarkable depth of capabilities

by HERA Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz With the recent decision of government-owned Crown Research Institute NIWA to contract the multi-million dollar upgrade of its research vessel Tangaroa to a Singapore dockyard, and the KiwiRail announcement that the Auckland light rail trains will be imported, the Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) analysts have two other interesting […]

Can you really give an ETS?

Now here’s the thing. New Zealand is responsible for 0.2 percent of the world’s emissions that affect our planet. Soon we will be paying money to Government for these domestic and business environmental out pourings’. More money than we care to for an ETS which is, at best, highly questionable. What do you think about […]

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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