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Call for attendance – NZ Sustainable Development Goals Summit

During March we’ve been focused on the idea of the ‘environment’ and its effects on our metals-based industry. So far we’ve touched on our innovation, workplace & policy environment. And today… it’s all about the actual ‘environment’! Our Executive Member, Auckland University of Technology Professor Emeritus Thomas Neitzert, has let us know about the ability…

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Backing winners – is tall poppy syndrome affecting Government innovation policy?

Recently our CEO Dr Troy Coyle was invited by the National Business Review to weigh in on our thoughts around New Zealand’s approach to supporting innovation research. An opportunity off the back of one of our ThinkTank pieces ‘LanzaTech: the one fish that shouldn’t have got away,’ published last year. This article reflected on the…

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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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Notice – Receive co-funding to join a USA manufacturing Trek this June

Attend the Internet of Manufacturing Conference in Chicago and see first-hand how US companies are moving towards the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Through our relationship with Callaghan Innovation, we’ve been given the opportunity to let our membership know of the unique chance to gain co-funding to attend their ‘Internet of Manufacturing Trek 2018’ from…

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Notice – Apprenticeships and training without the fees via Competenz

The government has made it more affordable for employers to train people on-the-job with two years fees-free industry training through Competenz from 1 January 2018. This means the costs usually paid by employers and apprentices in the first two years will be now be free for some people. Apprentices can check their eligibility at www.feesfree.govt.nz…

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How to engage the next generation of engineering superheroes

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day – so what better time to share the inspiring thoughts of  female engineer Eva Hakansson, than today! University of Auckland Department of Mechanical Engineering Lecturer Eva Hakansson recently met our CEO Troy Coyle. Sharing her experiences as not only the world’s fastest female motorcycle rider, but also role model to…

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How does Trump’s stance on steel tariffs affect our local industry?

Recent news headlines around Trump’s stance on steel tariffs has likely got our members thinking about what it means for our New Zealand metal-based industry. And rightly so. It’s important to note, that the details of Trump’s plans to apply the proposed steel (25%) and aluminium (10%) tariffs are not yet clear. So with this…

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Call for interest – KOTRA subsidised business trip to Korea

If you’re interested in exploring the purchase of new manufacturing technology for your business –  this should interest you. Through our international connections with the Korea Trade Commission (KOTRA) our members have been offered the opportunity to apply for a subsidised trip to Gwangju, South Korea to attend the International Technology Exhibition being held 25-27…

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HERA sponsors STESSA18 to drive understanding in steel structure seismic performance

Ensuring we build on our seismic research capabilities has never been more important to us. Which is why sponsoring STESSA18 made sense. To represent our commitment, we were proud to have our General Manager Welding Centre Michail Karpenko, Finite Element Analyst Nandor Mago and HERA Foundation Scholarship Recipient Hafez Taheri attend the STEESA18 – SCNZ…

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Call for interest – Clinker plant member opportunity ripe for exploring

HERA is well known for our research collaborations but maybe not so well for our role as a catalyst for collaboration amongst our members. This is supported by our “About us” page on our website which states “HERA creates value through collaboration and being the industry stimulus for research, innovation and development. Delivering a trusted…