Information Centre News


AS/NZS 1554.3:2014 A1 Structural steel welding - Pt 3: Welding of reinforcing steel amendment

Thu, 9 Nov 2017

Standards Australia was alerted that the 2014 editions within the AS/NZS 1554 suite contained material that was included without adherence to Standards Australia’s standards development processes. To ensure that the AS/NZS 1554 suite of standards remain trusted documents, Standards Australia issue correction amendments regularly to remedy the breach of process...


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We're stripping off to bare a new us!

Thu, 15 Jun 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

Mon, 24 Apr 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!

Wed, 1 Mar 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

Mon, 27 Jun 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

Mon, 20 Jun 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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PART 1: Member survey results - improving value

Mon, 13 Jun 2016

Jun 13: We're on a mission to make some positive changes in the way HERA delivers and communicates to our members - and our first step to success was asking you what we needed to do to serve the metals industry better. We take a closer look at the feedback we received around improving membership value - drawing conclusions from trending responses and making plans to address areas of concern and grow on our existing strengths...


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HERA Executive Elections - Have Your Say and Vote

Thu, 6 Aug 2015

HERA Ordinary Member contact people will have received their voting papers for the nominees to the vacant HERA Executive position. Voting closes on the 12th of August...


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Congrats to BCD Group Ltd on 5th Birthday and Harrison Grierson on their 130th Anniversary

Thu, 6 Aug 2015

Two HERA members recently had significant celebrations...


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Welcome Dr Haiam Abbas, AGGAT Research Engineer

Wed, 3 Jun 2015

HERA welcomes Dr. Haiam Abbas as part of the AGGAT team increasing HERA’s research capability...


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Health & Safety Toolkit for Small Construction Sites

Thu, 14 May 2015

The absolutely essential health & safety toolkit for small construction sites is a document published by Worksafe...


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Eighteen Medals for the Kiwis in the ‘Olympics of the Trades’

Tue, 5 May 2015

The team representing New Zealand in the inaugural WorldSkills Oceania competition, dubbed the ‘Olympics of the Trades’, at Wintec in Hamilton last month. A total of 23 Kiwis took on 102 international competitors from Canada, India, Malaysia, China, Australia and Korea over three-and-a-half days of intense competition in 30 different skill categories.


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Welcome Dr. Lei Chen

Tue, 5 May 2015

Dr. Lei Chen is Turbine Research Engineer in the Industry Development division at HERA, and is leading AGGAT research on Turbine design, development and simulation...


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Farewell John Martin Stark

Tue, 5 May 2015

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of a veteran of the engineering safety industry, John Martin Stark. John established Engineering Safety while still in the then-Ministry of Transport around 1989 to develop and administer legislation for land-based boilers, pressure vessels, pressure piping, lifts, cranes and passenger ropeways that used to be governed by the Boilers, Lifts and Cranes Act...


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HERA House Re-opening in Manukau Courier

Wed, 8 Apr 2015

The Manukau Courier (7th April 2015) reported the re-opening of HERA House on the 20th of March, attended by the Minister for Research & Innovation Hon Steven Joyce...


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40 Years of Success for DC Welding Ltd

Mon, 30 Mar 2015

HERA member Denis Cunningham Ltd is a family-owned and -operated business in Canterbury, established in 1975, in Sockburn. During 2015 they celebrate their 40th birthday...


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New CEO at Allied Industrial Engineering

Mon, 30 Mar 2015

When Paul Raethel re-purchased HERA member AIE outright, the first thing he did was appoint a new CEO. Kelvin Wright came on board last August 2014, and the first thing he did was start calling and visiting customers to find out what their experience of AIE was like...


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Nominations Open for HERA Industry Awards at Industry Awards Gala Dinner September 2015

Mon, 30 Mar 2015

HERA is seeking nominations for the HERA Industry Awards to be presented at the Industry Awards Gala Dinner in the Rendezvous Hotel Ballroom, 3rd September, as part of the Metals Week event celebrating the metals industry organised by Metals NZ...


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Farewell Luminary Engineer Nigel Priestley

Mon, 2 Feb 2015

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Dr Nigel Priestly, who was most well-known for his leadership of the investigation of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse...


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Information Centre 2014 Christmas Hamper Winner

Mon, 2 Feb 2015

Congrats to our Information Centre Christmas 2014 Hamper lucky winner!


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HERA House Work Log # 7

Mon, 24 Nov 2014

Except for a few little details, the new improved HERA House is done! Here's a sneak peak at the atrium...


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HERA House Work Log # 6

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

HERA House's face-lift nears completion...


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HERA House Work Log # 5

Fri, 26 Sep 2014

HERA House's face-lift nears completion...

 

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HERA House Work Log # 4

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

HERA House's renovations are making good progress with work progressing rapidly on the atrium...


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Canada's Steel Day

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

The Canadian steel industry is highlighting the versatility, performance and sustainability of its products by hosting a national event in which mills, fabricators and suppliers open their doors to the public for one day. Steel Day 2014 a showcase for steel industry Photo: CISC Produced in association with the CISC, Steel Day 2014 takes place on Sept. 19.


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HERA House Work Log # 3

Mon, 8 Sep 2014

HERA House's renovations are making further progress on the facade...


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HERA House Work Log # 2a

Mon, 1 Sep 2014

HERA House's renovations are making further progress on the facade...


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HERA House Work Log # 3

Wed, 27 Aug 2014

HERA House's renovations are making good progress with work progressing rapidly on the atrium...


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HERA House Work Log # 2

Tue, 12 Aug 2014

HERA House's renovations are making good progress with work now beginning on the facade...


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HERA House Work Log # 1

Fri, 1 Aug 2014

HERA House has begun the first week's renovations (of an estimated twelve) to its office spaces and atrium...


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WorkSafe Roadshow

Wed, 4 Jun 2014

The Government has established WorkSafe New Zealand (WorkSafe NZ), a stand-alone Crown agent with its own governance board, as part of its reform of the New Zealand workplace health and safety system...


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SCI Publication. Wind actons to BS EN 1991-1-4

Mon, 31 Mar 2014

This guide offers a clear path through the complexities of BS EN 1991-1-4 (and the UK National Annex) to determine wind actions. Background information, explanation and a comprehensive worked example are all included. (Published 2014)...


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SCI Technical Report: ED018 - Execution of Stainless Steel Structures

Mon, 3 Mar 2014

 

 

A new publication by The Steel Construction Institute (SCI) presents the specific stainless steel clauses given in EN 1090 with accompanying commentary, which will be particularly useful for specialist stainless steel fabricators who do not predominantly work for the construction sector.


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Building Controls update: Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes

Tue, 10 Sep 2013

MBIE have released a second issue of technical clarifications and updates to the Guidance document Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes, December 2012.


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Ergonomics of machine guarding

Tue, 6 Aug 2013

We are pleased to advise you the Ergonomics of Machine Guarding Guide is now available on the Business Government NZ Health and Safety group website. The guide is supported by an online machine guarding calculator.


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HERA Report Corrections

Tue, 11 Jun 2013

Technical revisions and corrections for R4-133 - New Zealand Steelwork Corrosion and Coatings Guide have been reported in HERA publications..


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Building Controls Update No. 141: Fire Safety transition period ends 9 April 2013

Thu, 4 Apr 2013

The Ministry introduces the Building Code Clauses C1-C6 Protection from Fire...


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Thank You Perry Metal Protection

Fri, 4 May 2012

Thank you Perry Metal Protection for sponsoring the May edition of HERA News!


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Thank You Weldwell NZ

Tue, 3 Apr 2012

Thank you Weldwell New Zealand for sponsoring the April 2012 edition of HERA News...


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New HERA Member Wants to Meet Your Project Forwarding Needs

Tue, 3 Apr 2012

Geodis Wilson wants to meet your project forwarding needs...


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HERA News Now Into Your Email Inbox

Thu, 2 Feb 2012

HERA is modernising the delivery of HERA Newsthat is mailed out to 700 recipients by post and to 600 electronically...


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Congratulations to HERA Member PJ Hindin Engineering of Christchurch

Thu, 2 Feb 2012

Congratulations to HERA Member PJ Hindin Engineering of Christchurchfor being the lucky draw winner and recipient of our Christmas hamper...


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Air-handling & Water Systems of Buildings - Updated Standards Suite

Tue, 29 Nov 2011

A suite of Standards protecting the community from the threat of legionnaires disease and other microbial organisms has been improved...


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Welcome New Staff Member Boaz

Tue, 1 Nov 2011

Dr. Boaz Habib has joined the HERA Industry Development team as Research Engineer - Clean Energy...


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Disaster Recovery Strategy – Data Protection

Wed, 5 Oct 2011

The events in Christchurch highlighted how easily information can be lost and how difficult it could be to get going again without historical data...


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Metals Industry Awards Gala Dinner Music Video

Wed, 29 Jun 2011

The Metals Industry Awards Gala Dinner on the 14th of April 2011 was a great success with a range of industry awards handed out and celebrated...


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Animated World of Steel

Wed, 29 Jun 2011

Steel as you've never seen it...


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Photocopying Standards - Know Your Copyrights

Mon, 4 Apr 2011

The HERA Information Centre often receives enquires about the availability of photocopying Standards that HERA have purchased...


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Farewell to HERA Staff Member Rosemary Scofield

Mon, 1 Nov 2010

HERA farewells CSA Business Development Manager Rosemary Scofield...


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HERA Web Site Numbers Reach New Heights

Thu, 30 Sep 2010

HERA's new web site garners encouraging numbers but there's a surprising twist...


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HERA AGM w/ Presentation on Renewable Energy Trade Mission to Europe

Thu, 2 Sep 2010

The New Zealand Heavy Engineering Research Association 2010 Annual General Meeting is to be held on Tuesday, 14th September at 1pm in HERA House...


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HERA Executive Election Results

Thu, 2 Sep 2010

Eight nominations were received for the four positions available on the HERA Executive. The new HERA Executive members will take up their positions after the HERA AGM on the 14  th September...


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5th Metals Industry Conference 14-15th April 2011

Mon, 2 Aug 2010

Following discussions with its industry partners, HERA has adjusted the date for the 5th Metals Industry Conference in Wellington to the 14th of April 2011...


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Keith Smith Memorial Award Receives a Boost

Wed, 5 May 2010

Jean Smith, director of HERA member Mobridge and wife of HERA's Foundation Chairman, the late Keith Smith, has added generously to the cash pool of the Keith Smith Memorial Award...


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20 Years and Going Strong

Wed, 5 May 2010

HERA recently celebrated 20 years of service by two staff members – Accountant Kam Subramani and welding engineer Alan McClintock...


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Farewell Information Centre Publications Officer Pauline Hayward

Wed, 3 Mar 2010

Pauline’s strong points have always been her professionalism, thoroughness and willingness to help others, and incredible ‘can do’ attitude for handling new responsibilities and work processes. A hard act to follow!


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Idea to Impact – Making R&D Work for Your Business

Fri, 5 Feb 2010

To encourage New Zealand firms to increase R&D investment, Business NZ and the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology have published Idea to Impact: Making R&D Work for Your Business.


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5th Metals Industry Conference 2011

Fri, 5 Feb 2010

The 5th Metals Industry Conference is to be held in Wellington from the 20th to 22nd February 2011 and the theme will be “Driving Productivity & Innovation”.


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HERA News Delivered Electronically

Fri, 30 Oct 2009

HERA is also delivering HERA News in an electronic format, via the HERA web site at www.hera.org.nz and by email notification...


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HERA 2009 Annual Report

Fri, 30 Oct 2009

The HERA Director and staff are proud to report that in response to recessionary con-straints the document was completely pre-pared and designed in-house for the first time ever, saving us thousands of dollars...


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