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

We saw great support from our people and business partners.

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 […]

Critical workers needed for economic recovery

Immigration NZ needed to urgently provide clarity to companies on bringing in critical workers.

Critical workers needed for economic recovery

BusinessNZ has welcomed changes to immigration settings announced today. More occupations have been added to the skill level exception test and criteria for Essential Skills work visas have been changed. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope (pictured) welcomed the plan for phasing in remuneration tests as criteria for entry, reducing reliance on ANZSCO, an outdated occupational […]

40 million to support NZ businesses a welcome relief

This is a welcome relief for businesses trying to plot a path back to a thriving business after the COVID-19 pandemic says the EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley.

40 million to support NZ businesses a welcome relief

Minister for Economic Development Phil Twyford and Minister for Small Business Stuart announced a further $40 million will be invested in the Regional Business Partner programme (RBP) today. This is a welcome relief for businesses trying to plot a path back to a thriving business after the Covid-19 pandemic says the EMA Chief Executive Brett […]

Where are we going, how are we getting there?

Maybe what we need is a Business Council - bringing together representatives from key business sectors like EMA, the chambers of commerce, BusinessNZ to make the financial decisions to move the economy forward.

Where are we going, how are we getting there?

-Doug Green, Publisher, NZ Manufacturer Business people have been thinking it, they have done it. The statement released today by Sir Peter Gluckman, former Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Air New Zealand chief Rob Fyfe is long overdue. Not necessarily by just them, but by New Zealanders concerned about the economy…and our going forward. […]