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New Zealand’s first turbo generator close to realisation

Improving energy efficiencies and encouraging the uptake of renewable energy sources continue to be a focus for many countries around the world following increasing concerns around climate change – and not surprisingly, New Zealand is one of them. With a goal to be running on 90% renewable energy by 2025, New Zealand is well on…

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Standards: the key to global market entry

Improved technology in transport and communication have seen the fall of geographical borders – so much so, that many businesses now find themselves not only competing locally for work, but globally as well. Now, remaining competitive in what has become an increasingly crowded market for the New Zealand’s steel industry has become a prominent challenge…

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Well founded to be well funded

Preparing grant applications can be a daunting task requiring a lot of time and effort on the writer’s part. Having come out of three major funding applications prepared and submitted to government in the past three months (Regional Research Institute proposal, Research Partnerships proposal and Endeavour Research Programmes proposal), it’s safe to say – HERA…

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Auckland Transport – you got this one right!

In larger tenders, Government and most Public Sector Procurement Rules require best value for money rather than lowest cost as the decisive criteria – however despite this requirement best value for money (‘non-price’) criteria such as consideration of economic, social and environmental impact are seldom sought in the assessment of awarding such work. So, when…