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Director / Invited Guests' Comments Posts


Get off the grass, think and vote

9:31 AM, 21 September 2017

Sept 21: Our director reviews the most important R&D and innovation policy and our view is unshakeably in favour of a policy which supports local manufacturing in the framework of a free trade environment. So we urge all members to vote this weekend for the sake of our industry...


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Being part of transformation - HERA stream at 2017 Metals Industry Conference

10:00 AM, 20 September 2017

Sept 20: We organised an excellent session at the Metals Industry Conference in Christchurch last week but if you missed it, we’d still like to hear from you how we could have brought those of you who didn’t attend to our session. As your industry organisation, we are moving to do more for all our members and certainly would have liked more attendance of members from across the spectrum of our membership...


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HERA is seeking its new CEO - Aug 2017

8:59 AM, 31 August 2017

Strategic leadership role opens for Chief Executive in New Zealand's metals engineering industry association as Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz steps down after 30 years in leadership positions at HERA...


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Two industry closures send a stern reminder

10:00 AM, 9 August 2017

Aug 9: Join our Executive Board Chairman as he shines a light on recent company closures within our membership. In particular insights into where we need to go from here to make sure we avoid this from happening again. 


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Research partnership fails to ignite industry buy in

9:15 AM, 31 July 2017

Jul 31: It's with regret that our Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz announces that we won't be pursuing the submission of our Research Partnership Proposal to MBIE as planned.  While this isn't the outcome we wanted - we've focus on moving forward.  This is all about the lessons learned and truly understanding what can be done, so that in the future these opportunities aren't missed again. 


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Industry News Posts


HERA delivers the goods on options for product conformity @ MIC2017

3:01 PM, 12 September 2017

What are the options for New Zealand to attain product conformance? Find out at the HERA session held in the Addington Raceway & Events Centre on September 15th...


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Loss of Uni of Auckland Associate Professor John Butterworth

2:18 PM, 8 September 2017

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Associate Professor John Butterworth, who with HERA was one of the key developers of the current seismic design guidance for structural steel and composite steel/concrete buildings...


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WTIA's Geoff Crittenden on the AUS submarine project & welding industry Keynote @ MIC2017

10:00 AM, 7 September 2017

Sept 7: "Sending key projects that need skilled labour offshore is short sighted: Use it or lose it," is the message of WTIA CEO Geoff Crittenden, our keynote speaker at the HERA session held in the Addington Raceway & Events Centre on September 15th...


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Record high for steel consumption but missing data could point to higher actual use

8:15 AM, 7 September 2017

Sept 7: Record high for NZ steel consumption but some missing data could point to higher actual use than reported...


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Can HERA drive industry transformation? @ MIC2017

10:00 AM, 4 September 2017

Sept 4: The change to an innovation model requires more than a shift in resources. Join the association's leadership team at the HERA session in the Metals Industry Conference 2017, September 15th to find out how HERA wants to educate members about tools, skills, and strategic perspective necessary to mount successful transformation campaigns...


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NZ Welding Centre News Posts


Revised rules to transition arrangements for IIW Qualifications

11:22 AM, 12 September 2017

Sept 12: From 1st September 2017 onwards, anyone meeting Transition Arrangements (TA) requirements, can apply for the IIW qualification on TA to the HERA Authorised National Body...


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A major milestone struck in our seismic testing on stainless

3:00 PM, 2 August 2017

Aug 2: We’re pleased to announce we’ve completed our first seismic tests on moment resisting stainless steel connections -  to give stainless steel the same freedom of carbon for architects and designers.


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There's a new kid on the 'welding' block!

9:44 AM, 9 June 2017

Jun 9: We’d like to introduce you to our latest team member, Intern Thomas Karstens - who joins us from his university based in Germany for six months.  For us, it’s a great way to foster international collaboration and support the future of our industry through career development – and we look forward to the contributions he’ll make.


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Steel Fabrication Certification (SFC): Changes to the SFC

2:38 PM, 18 May 2017

May 18: The Rules governing Steel Fabrication Certification (SFC) scheme have now been revised to align with the joint Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand-developed standard AS/NZS 5131 Structural steelwork – Fabrication and erection, published in December 2016...


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Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) brings pride to SNC Steel

11:12 AM, 15 May 2017

May 15: Papakura-based fabricator SNC Steel practices lean manufacturing at its core, focusing on quality and service while eliminating unnecessary cost and time waste. With that in mind, SNC Steel embarked on the SFC scheme to ensure that its work is indeed to specs for both the company and customers...


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Structural Systems News Posts


Collaboration continues through ArchEngBuild 2017

10:00 AM, 7 August 2017

Aug 7: Last month saw the 6th BRANZ ArchEngBuild workshop take place. A collaborative competition that saw students across NZ come together to push design boundaries and find smarter solutions.  It's certainly something we continue to be proud to support.


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Wyoming roaming for CCVIII

10:00 AM, 27 July 2017

Jul 27: We're excited to have our General Manager Structural Systems Dr Stephen Hicks head to Wyoming, USA from 30 July to 2 August to attend the 8th International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete.  It's an excellent opportunity to both garner understanding of advances in this area as well as benchmark ourselves against the rest of the world!


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The bolt down on the need for third party verification

9:07 AM, 17 July 2017

Jul 17: We take a closer look into the real need for our members to seek independent verification for products and services - particularly those that are sourced from overseas.  This is all about providing confidence that they're able to meet safety margins required in New Zealand, building on quality assurance reputation, and keeping our communities safe in the future.


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NAFEMS stimulates simulation engineering expertise across the world

10:00 AM, 5 July 2017

Jul 5: Last month we were proud to have our Finite Element Analyst Nandor Mago in Stockholm, Sweden. Where he attended NAFEMS World Congress and the 3rd International Conference on Simulation Process and Data Management. Now a few weeks on, we take the chance to catch up with him and see how it all went.


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The stage is set for a 'world of engineering simulation'

9:44 AM, 7 June 2017

Jun 7: We’re excited to have our Finite Element Analyst Nandor Mago in Sweden this week in preparation for his attendance at the NAFEMS World Congress 2017 starting this Sunday 11 June, keeping his finger on the pulse of FE tech...  


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Information Centre News Posts


We're stripping off to bare a new us!

10:00 AM, 15 June 2017

Jun 15: The time has come  for us to shake things up, so next month we're looking forward to showcasing a new HERA that's more dynamic, authoritative and approachable.  Get ready for the change!


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Moving forward by looking back

10:56 AM, 24 April 2017

Apr 24: Change is a part of every organisation and at HERA. we've initiated the biggest changes in our look and feel in 30 years. We don't want you to be left behind, so read more to find out how we can best keep in touch with you, and how we can help you maintain a finger on the pulse of our industry as we go forward...


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Call for photos - We want your steel and composite bridge photo!

10:24 AM, 1 March 2017

Mar 1: Your steel and composite bridge could be on the cover of the latest AS/NZS bridge standard coming out soon. Send in your photos today!


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PART 3: Member survey results - connecting with the digital cloud

1:00 PM, 27 June 2016

Jun 27: We're sharing Week 3 of insights gained from our member surveys - and it’s all about the one thing that scares many of us… entering the digital world.  So: what’s all the fuss about?  How can online presence help us?  And, why should we change the way we’ve always communicated?


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PART 2: Member survey results - our new walk, talk and feel

12:18 PM, 20 June 2016

Jun 20: It’s week 2 for sharing our results for the member survey.  We’ve already started the journey strongly – better understanding how to improve our member value and address your areas of concern.

Today, we’re exploring how your feedback is challenging the way we walk, talk and feel, and what we need to do to become a stronger industry voice for you - so you're more compelled to engage with us.


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