Given the CPTPP restricts governments’ ability to regulate their own economies in return for notional benefits, it warrants closer scrutiny from all sides.
By Jane Kelsey, Professor of Law, University of Auckland. With more countries considering joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), New Zealand urgently needs a real public debate on the future of such trade and investment agreements. In February this year the UK formally applied to join as part of its quest for post-Brexit […]
Mr O’Riley says FPAs are equally disadvantageous to everyone - employers and employees - and will not achieve the highly-skilled, innovative workforce and economy with well-paid jobs that is needed.
The EMA says there will be no positive outcomes from the Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) proposal for businesses. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says the effects of the proposal to Cabinet today on FPAs to standardise conditions across industries or occupations will make them less flexible, less resilient and ultimately less productive. The EMA is also […]
Together, KiwiNet members represent a total combined research expenditure of over $800 million and 80% of the publicly funded researchers in New Zealand.
Zoe Murphy Vignesh Kumar KiwiNet has appointed Vignesh Kumar to its board of directors as an additional independent board member. KiwiNet has also appointed Zoe Murphy as a board observer, a newly implemented role designed to foster capability and diversity within New Zealand’s research commercialisation governance and leadership. The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) is […]
Dennisson Technologies is the fifth company to be backed by the deep tech fund, with previous investments made into Helico Bio, a company growing insulin from plants; medtech startup HeartLab, and airport fog dispersal systems company Pyper Vision. A sixth investment is expected to be finalised in the coming days.
New Zealand’s largest and fastest growing hub for deep tech startups is getting a new name, with LevelTwo becoming Outset Ventures. CEO Imche Fourie (pictured) says the new name reflects the evolution of Outset Ventures into the country’s largest company incubating and investing in early stage ventures founded on science and engineering breakthroughs […]
The company is now even more firmly focused on its apprenticeship training programme and upskilling local people.
-editorial, April issue NZ Manufacturer. www.nzmanufacturer.co.nz This from the Lead Article (Page 1) by David Downs, Chairman of the High-Tech Trust. And now Trans-Tasman flights have resumed, we are in danger of losing people with key skills which piles on more pressure. Overseas fruit pickers who have been here since last year now have a […]
Family-owned for four generations, with the fourth generation of Asmuss family members now shareholders in the business, the Asmuss family continue what their predecessors did – directing profits back into the business, making smart acquisitions and supporting the NZ economy.
Interview with Dean Brown, CEO of Asmuss Steel & Flow Control What does your business do? Asmuss Steel and Flow Control supplies steel and flow control products to some of New Zealand’s biggest infrastructure and construction projects; Asmuss Steel supplies the construction and manufacturing industry through to a large array of Civil projects. Our dedicated […]
One example is Stars, targeted at students aged between 13-18. Recent reports from the Education Review Office showed that schools with Stars helped students get through 2020. A further innovation in Northland is an adaptation to include career readiness workshops and events.
Launch of Kiwi Can Online proves vital to Covid19 response In the world of grownups engagement is critical to getting the most out of people. It provides organisations with understanding around what they can do to support workers in their mahi. It ensures consistency of effort and job satisfaction among other outcomes. As it turns […]
The new robolink meets protection class IP44 at least, and is therefore resistant to splash water. It can carry up to three kilograms, has a range of 790 millimetres with five axes and can make 7 picks a minute.
igus has developed a low cost automation solution made of polymer and stainless steel for environments with splashing water. Damp and wet environments can quickly degrade the mechanics of a robot. This prompted igus to launch a Low Cost Automation innovation on the market, which can easily and cost-effectively implement simple tasks and at the […]
Where many companies and initiatives focus on doing “less bad”, Cradle to Cradle is all about doing “more good” and designing products that are good for the world.
By Barbara Nebel and Caroline Noordijk, thinkstep-anz The business value of sustainability is well-known today, but the value of a circular economy is perhaps still less known and certainly less understood. Businesses can build resiliency against the volatility of raw material prices, supply chain risks, and changing legislation by creating circular products and services and […]
The Hi-Tech Trust is putting its weight behind the effort to significantly boost inclusion and diversity, starting with our He Whetū Mārama Ngā Karahipi / Leading Light scholarship programme designed in collaboration with Perpetual Guardian to lower the barriers to entry for people into the sector.
By David Downs, Chairman of the Hi-Tech Trust New Zealand is in the grips of a major skills shortage with a wide variety of industries struggling to fill key roles. A recent report from NZ Tech (the technology industry group) shows the technology sector has a matched skills shortage of approximately 5,000 jobs in the […]