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#INWED18 – Meet New Zealand Steel Graduate Process Engineer, Mikaela Keir

Mikaela is a process engineer at New Zealand Steel. Looking after the process variables to produce molten steel to various specifications. New Zealand Steel is the sole producer of steel in New Zealand and the only in the world to make steel solely from iron sand. Their process is unlike any other in the world meaning…

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Call for attendance – The cost of ‘quality’ HERA seminar

As part of our commitment to deliver value to our membership our lead team has come together to develop a seminar addressing a call for more clarity around the ‘cost of quality’. Whether a SME or a large company – it’s become clear that the adoption of quality management systems into our members operations are…

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Call for attendance – NZSSDA seminar: protecting NZ’s infrastructure

The New Zealand Stainless Steel Development Association (NZSSDA) recognises that to provide sustainable infrastructure for the long term, we must look to the future. That’s why they’re committed to helping the metals industry understand what that will look like and the role stainless steel will play in this process. Running a technical seminar here at…

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HERA House comes alive to celebrate turning 40 and new directions!

Last Friday, HERA celebrated our 40 year anniversary as the metals-based industry’s research association. Also officially thanking outgoing Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz for his many contributions. It was a momentous occasion, well attended by over 100 people made up of our Executive Board, current and former staff, members and key stakeholders coming from across New…

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

Last week HERA attended AWATEA’s AGM in Wellington as part of the Board. It was an opportune time for us to take stock of where New Zealand’s advances in wave and tidal energy are sitting in government agendas, what opportunities are out there for our fabricating members and also the association’s own focuses moving forward.…

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Stirling success for metal project!

As part of our works to tap into the minds of our up and coming engineers we like to support local universities and recognise students who are breaking barriers and showing exceptional skill.  And last week was no different. We were pleased to attend the University of Auckland Department of Mechanical Engineering Final Year Project…

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Wyoming roaming for CCVIII

Our General Manager Structural Systems heads to Wyoming USA from 30 July to 2 August where he’ll present at the 8th International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete.   Organized by Virginia Tech, and sponsored by both the American Society of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural…

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Intern Risa Hoshi is putting geothermal policy into focus

It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Risa Hoshi to our Industry Development team – who joins us from Akita University Japan, for a three month internship. Risa comes to us in her fourth year BA in International Resource Policy Management with a major focus in international law & cooperation, development, economics and resource area…

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Innovation and risk clearly won us the America’s Cup

If you’re like a few other million ‘bleary eyed’ Kiwi’s – you’re still in the throes of recovering from a series of early mornings spent clambering to the TV screen to watch the America’s Cup. There’s nothing that swells the pride more than this 35th regatta. Emirates Team New Zealand finally earned redemption, and it was…