Book Review:Abolish Silicon Valley: How to Liberate Technology from Capitalism

Book Review:Abolish Silicon Valley: How to Liberate Technology from Capitalism

Former insider turned critic Wendy Liu (pictured) busts the myths of the tech industry, and offers a galvanising argument for why and how we must reclaim technology’s potential for the public good. Innovation. Meritocracy. The possibility of overnight success. What’s not to love about Silicon Valley? These days, it’s hard to be unambiguously optimistic about […]

Techweek2020 goes digital

Techweek TV, a series of more than 60 live video sessions from a range of New Zealand tech experts, will also be available free online during Techweek2020.

Techweek2020 goes digital

The global Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a shift to a digital world and Techweek2020 is no different. The annual event series, which celebrates innovation in the New Zealand tech industry will for the first time be digitally led in 2020. The week-long festival covers all aspects of technology and its possibilities for every New Zealander, […]

Key technologies driving manufacturing transformation

Manufacturers can use this technology to improve production efficiency and configure assembly processes for maximum productivity.

Key technologies driving manufacturing transformation

While Covid-19 has been disruptive across industries, the manufacturing industry is presented with an opportunity to come out the other side stronger than before. Manufacturers must re-examine their processes and even their entire business model to find new efficiencies and ways to compete with offshore firms. As the sector moves closer to Industry 4.0, it […]

Technological change and the future of work

Technological change and the future of work

The Government asked the Productivity Commission to explore the impacts of new and changing technology on the quantity and nature of work. The final report makes 35 findings and 18 recommendations. It focuses on what steps the Government can take to improve the ability of New Zealand and New Zealanders to adapt to and benefit from greater technological […]

The future of thermoplastics

Put simply, you can re-melt and re-form a thermoplastic, but not a thermoset.

The future of thermoplastics

There are two major types of resin used in the production of composites — thermosetting and thermoplastic. Thermosetting resins are currently the most common, but as composite use expands, thermoplastic resins are increasingly being explored. Thermosetting resins are hardened via curing, using heat, to form heavily cross-linked polymers with insoluble or infusible rigid bonds that […]

Manco Rail boosts NZ engineering sector with multi-million dollar Sydney tunnel contract

Manco was selected by Systems Connect, a joint venture between CPB Contractors and UGL, that will deliver the laying of track, power, communications, and signalling equipment to the project between Chatswood and Bankstown.

Manco Rail boosts NZ engineering sector with multi-million dollar Sydney tunnel contract

Auckland company Manco Rail has given New Zealand’s engineering sector a multi-million dollar boost by securing a contract to supply specialised equipment for two 15 kilometre rail tunnels being built under Sydney Harbour. Manco Rail won an international tender against Australian and European competitors to supply automated equipment to transport the rail through the two […]

Can we be more productive?

Perhaps Sir Paul Callaghan captured it best when he said, “In New Zealand we sense, somehow we are not as prosperous as we would like.”

Can we be more productive?

By Ian Walsh, Managing Director, Intent Group Over the past 50 years, New Zealand has been on a negative GDP trajectory versus the OECD, sliding from 5th place to 22nd! The top 10 countries average 60% more productivity per person per capita in US$ than we do, and this gap has been widening since the mid 1980’s.*  The general consensus […]

NZ set for rapid increase in large scale manufacturing Post-Covid – 19

The development is expected to contribute $2.3bn to the economy, employ 6,000 in the manufacturing, distribution, food processing, tech and logistics sectors and provide affordable housing for 2,000 Kiwis when it is completed in 2027.

NZ set for rapid increase in large scale manufacturing Post-Covid – 19

New Zealand is set to see a rapid increase in large scale manufacturing in the coming months according to new figures from the country’s largest industrial and residential development. More than a fifth of the 170 hectares of commercial land available at Drury South Crossing in South Auckland has been sold to a wide range […]

Profile: Tendai Masamba, Fonterra

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Profile: Tendai Masamba, Fonterra

What is your role at Fonterra? Logistics Planning Manager. What do you do? My team is responsible for supply chain resource forecasting and distribution planning across our 80 plus warehousing network in NZ. Where did you start your working life? Zimbabwe, I completed an Electrical Engineering degree in Canada. After graduating I went back to […]

Transport boost impactful for Auckland and Upper North Island

That road plan north would be very welcome by our members in Whangarei and the Far North as it opens a true gateway for significant expansion in the north, particularly in the horticultural and manufacturing sectors," says EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley.

Transport boost impactful for Auckland and Upper North Island

The four-lane highway from Whangarei to Tauranga may be the eye-catching part of National’s new infrastructure plan but it is arguably the significant rail upgrades and busway projects that could have the biggest impact on Aucklanders says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA). National Party leader the Hon Judith Collins announced a comprehensive and far […]