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Step up as a compliant business – the Russian invasion of Ukraine needs your attention!

Despite the distance Aotearoa New Zealand has from Europe, there are still business impacts to consider when it comes to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Undoubtedly, the last few years has seen the world experience disruptions that could not have been anticipated. Covid-19 is a clear example of this, and now, the Russian invasion of…

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Resource – HERA’s role in progressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

A wero (challenge) that HERA has recently taken up, is to view our work through the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The output of this review was a report authored by International Institute of Welding (IIW) Fellow, Chris Smallbone; and our CEO, Troy Coyle; which assessed the initiatives HERA has…

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Update – Steel Recycling Report

Steel is a hero of the circular economy: study estimates 85% of Aotearoa’s building and construction steel waste is recycled Earlier this year, HERA published a Steel Recycling Report, which outlined the estimated steel recycling rate in New Zealand. At the time, we indicated that the specific building and construction waste recycling rate was likely…

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Watch the replay: A tikanga Māori approach to creating future-ready and resilient cities

Recently, I listened to a webinar organised by ACE New Zealand titled “A tikanga Māori approach to creating future-ready and resilient cities.” In this “webinar, speakers included Troy Brockbank ((Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) Pou Ārahi Māori – Māori Advisory Lead (Principal) at Pattle Delamore Partners); Rau Hoskins (Director at Design Tribe); Tyrone Newson (Development…

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Resource – HERA report shows adoption of construction 4.0 worth $8 billion

Industry 4.0 is driving an unprecedented transformation across global industry, as new technologies promise to save time, boost productivity, reduce waste, expand business models, and be more responsive to fast-changing environments and consumer demands. While companies have the opportunity to position themselves at the forefront of this new Industry 4.0 wave, they can struggle to…

Resource – the potential business and economic benefits of Construction 4.0 in NZ

HERA has identified a need for greater uptake of Industry 4.0 technologies to improve productivity in the construction industry. At the same time, we are also building our own capabilities in Industry 4.0 focusing on Construction 4.0, in particular in what we have coined “Fabrication 4.0”,”Sustainability 4.0” and “Monitoring 4.0”. We have already previously announced…

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Notice – publication of changes to the HERL Act

We’d like to advise industry that a Heavy Engineering Research Levy Act Amendment Order 2021 was signed by the Governer-General on 5 July and published 8 July. This has been something that we have been working on with the MBIE innovation policy team and Customs for quite some time. MBIE’s role has been to coordinate…

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Resource – Living Standards Framework report update and infographic for bid documentation

HERA is pleased to report the release of our updated Living Standards Framework assessment and supporting resources. This comes following our work which started in 2018 when we commissioned BERL to assess the metal industry’s contribution to the NZ economy using the Living Standards Framework (LSF). That was a pivotal publication as it was the…

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Resource – 2021 Steel Recycling Report

Please note that this report has since been updated 19 January 2022. For the updated report, click here. Our recently commissioned HERA Report R5-89 shows steel plays a key role in the circular economy. The study was undertaken by thinkstepANZ and showed an impressive 72% of steel scrap in New Zealand is recycled, and that…