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Marine energy is out there, but when will we start recovering it?

Last week it was great for our Marketing & Communications Kim Nugent to attend Aotearoa’s Wave and Tidal Energy Assocations AGM in Wellington as a member of the Board. Join us as we recap on the events of the day.

HERA welcomes new CEO - Dr Troy Coyle

Although we're sad to say goodbye to our long standing Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz, we're equally excited to announce our new CEO - Dr Troy Coyle. Starting at the beginning of next year, she's no stranger to our organisation - and we look forward to seeing her fresh energy injected into our strategic focuses.

Leading triple bottom line in New Zealand's outback - Calder Stewart Steel, Milton

Join our Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz as he shares his thoughts on fair trade. A commentary inspired by his recent visit to our member company Calder Stewarts innovative and forward thinking facilities. Triple bottom line reporting is the future!

Industry development hits the road to deliver member value and scout opportunities

Starting from today our Industry Development Manager Dr Boaz Habib is on the move – as he looks to identify opportunity and deliver member value every step of the way.

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Season's greetings and trading hours
We wish our members a merry Christmas and happy new year - may you enjoy your holidays to the fullest! HERA House will be closed from the 22nd December (Fri) and we will be back on the 8th of January (Mon).

November 2016 EQ structural steel performance study
HERA seeks input for steel structure performance study on Kaikoura earthquake. Read more...

HERA Publication P4001:2013 - Seismic Design of Eccentrically Braced Frames
HERA and SCNZ launched HERA Publication P4001:2013 - Seismic Design of Eccentrically Braced Frames. Order the guide from HERA HERE.

HERA Report R4-100 Update 
The Structural Steelwork Connections Guide HERA Report R4-100 is superseded by SCNZ Report 14:2007 Steel Connect Structural Steel Connections Guide. Contact SCNZ.

 

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HERA submission to low emission economy issues paper
The New Zealand Productivity Commission called for an in-depth inquiry into the issue of New Zealand’s transition to a low-emission economy and how it can meet its Paris agreement targets. Read more...

Boron In Steel advisory notice - Updated 02 May 2017
HERA published Advisory Note: Welding to AS/NZS 1554.1 of boron containing steel in 2016 which has been revised with membership consultation and the new version is available HERE.

Industry policy direction for building product conformance
HERA Director reports on the findings from members responses to endorse or reject a draft policy statement on building product conformance enforcement... Read more

HERA commissioned BERL review of Gov't sourcing rules & tender evaluation tool
Read HERA-commissioned BERL int'l literature review HERE. To download BERL Tender Evaluation Tool, click HERE.

HERA Notice: What You Must Know if Considering Importing Seismic Resisting Fabricated Steel Structures
HERA has formulated a comprehensive notice advising on achieving compliance of imported fabricated steel within NZ's regulatory framework. Download it HERE.